Where To Go In… – October
Don’t know where to go in October? Let us give you some ideas for your next city trips. #WTGI
Amsterdam Dance Event – from 17/10 to 21/10 @ various locations :
The event brings over 2,500 of the world’s biggest and up-and-coming dance artists to play in 140 of Amsterdam’s best clubs. ADE also brings music industry professionals together: connecting musicians, producers, VJs and artists at a massive music conference featuring hundreds of guest speakers.
Leonardo Da Vinci – until 06/01 @ Teylers Museum :
The Teylers Museum in Haarlem turns its attention to one of the most versatile and famous Renaissance artists for the first major exhibition in the Netherlands of Leonardo da Vinci’s original drawings.
TCS Marathon – 21/01 @ various locations :
Held every year since 1978, the TCS Amsterdam Marathon has earned itself a place in the league table of the world’s best marathons. The course starts from the city’s famous Olympic Stadium and passes many of Amsterdam’s most notable landmarks and attractions while making its way back to the stadium via the east of the city.
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Yanis Moralis Retrospective – until 05/01 @ Benaki Museum Pireos Annex:
Yannis Moralis, one of Greece’s most prominent artists whose career spanned from the realistic to the abstract, is showcased at this exhibition tracing his entire life’s journey in art. Moralis’ main subject was the human form, as he explored the timeless concepts of life, love and death.
Byzantium in the first Millenium – until 10/10 @ Byzantine & Christian Museum:
Take a trip to the past at this exhibition that emphasises the role of the Byzantine Empire, between 300-1000 AD, as a pole of stability in a period of great uncertainties and conflicts in Europe and the broader Mediterranean area.
George Condo – until 31/10 @Museum of Cycladic Art:
A must-see show. George Condo is a leading artist who was instrumental in reviving figurative art in America. Condo’s first major solo show in Athens includes paintings, sculpture and drawings spanning his 40-year career.
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Brussels, November 1918 – 19/09 to, 06/01 @ BELvue Museum
On 11 November 1918, the Great War ended. For Brussels, it was the end of an occupation that had lasted almost 50 months. Through historical photographs, film archives and objects of the time, the trilingual exhibition plunges the visitor into the turmoil of Brussels in 1918.
Van Gogh – The Immersive Experience – until 06/01 @ Brussels Stock Exchange
Thanks to the most recent virtual projection technology you will become a part of the universe of painter Vincent Van Gogh. The experience will let you discover the life of the artist in a new way: his time at the convent and in Arles, the secrets from the letters he wrote to his brother and much more. A sound and light show will immerse you in the famous and familiar images of Vincent Van Gogh.
Sablon Design Market – 20/10 & 21/10 @ Place du Grand Sablon
With the support of the cabinet of the Echevine of Economic Affairs, the Sablon Antiques Market will organize the first ever “Sablon Design Market”. An event dedicated to Vintage and Design that will bring together more than 40 reputable dealers with the hope to create an annual event and in time establish Brussels, and more specifically the Sablon as one of the design capitals of Europe.
Brussels Marathon – 28/10 @ Cinquantenaire Park
This year, the 15th Brussels Marathon has made a conscious choice for change. The finish line shall therefore relocate to the Parc du Cinquantenaire, the expo will move to the spectacular Autoworld, and participants will be able to discover all of the delicious delicacies that our country has to offer during ‘La Grande Fête Belge’.
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Halloween in Tivoli – until 04/11 @ Tivoli Gardens:
Celebrate Halloween in Tivoli Gardens where all the rides and restaurants will be open. The garden will be decorated with pumpkins and there will be special Halloween activities for the entire family. At the open-air stage, the kids can enjoy a funny Halloween with the bear Rasmus Klump. Meanwhile, scary adventures are luring around the corner for those who have the courage.
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French Film Festival’18 – until 11/11 @ Cinema São Jorge:
The French Seventh Art returns to Lisboa, bringing with it a number of previews: from drama to comedy and from animation to crime, as well as documentaries.
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London Film Festival – until 21/10 @ various locations:
This October sees the 61st BFI London Film Festival, undoubtedly the capital’s – the UK’s – biggest celebration of international cinema from the past year. On the programme is an astute mix of the best movies from Cannes and the other major festivals, and prestige awards contenders from the major US studios.
NFL London – until 21/10 @ Wembley Stadium:
Eleven years ago the American juggernaut that is NFL (National Football League) crash-landed in London with its first regular-season game. They’re back again with three games of exciting matchups in October. Seattle Seahawks vs Oakland Raiders (Oct 14), Tennessee Titans vs Los Angeles Chargers (Oct 21) and Philadelphia Eagles vs Jacksonville Jaguars (Oct 28)
Mantegna & Bellini – until 21/10 @ National Gallery:
A tale of two artists and brothers-in-law, ‘Mantegna and Bellini’ tells a story of art, family, rivalry, and personality. Following their respective careers in Padua and Venice, and Mantegna’s fame as court painter to the powerful Gonzaga family in nearby Mantua, ‘Mantegna and Bellini’ is the first-ever exhibition to explore the creative links between these artists.
Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up – until 04/11 @ Victoria & Albert Museum:
This exhibition is dedicated to the incredible collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to iconic Mexican, Frida Kahlo. Expect some exceptional dresses and envy-inducing possessions.
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Kirchweihdult – from 20/10 to 28/10 @ Mariahilfsplatz:
The third and last “Auer Dult” of the year. Traditional popular open-air market for household products, all kinds of second-hand wares, antiquities. Merry-go-rounds and a beer tent for entertainment.
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Celebrating Tintoretto: Portrait Paintings and Studio Drawings – from 16/10 to 27/01 @ The MET:
One of greatest painters of 16th-century Venice, Tintoretto was known for working fast while employing a bold form of brushwork that was atypical for the era. Though Tintoretto’s reputation rested upon his vast, religious scenes, this show—drawn on public and private collections, as well as the Met’s own holdings—focuses on studies and portraits.
Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts – from 21/10 to 17/03 @ MoMA
Both MoMA and its Queens satellite devote space to this unpacking of the work of Bruce Nauman in the biggest retrospective of his career. Nauman led the development of practices such as performance, video and installation art during the 1960s and ’70s, pushing the boundaries of the artist’s role while aggressively interrogating the human condition with pieces that were noted for their piquant psychological insights.
Village Halloween Parade – 31/10 @ The Village:
The Village Halloween Parade—NYC’s creative and spooky procession—is one of the best Halloween events in Greenwich Village. More than 50,000 zombies, ghouls, witches, giant puppets and more things that go bump in the night take the streets for a night of costumed revelry.
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FIAC, International Contemporary Art Fair – from 18/10 to @ Grand Palais:
For several days each year, Paris becomes the world capital of contemporary art with the FIAC, the International Contemporary Art Fair. A veritable institution recognized worldwide, the FIAC is an opportunity for the public to discover the latest developments in contemporary art, through works by some of the most famous artists in the world.
Egon Schiele – Jean-Michel Basquiat – until 14/01 @ Fondation Louis Vuitton:
The exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton throws the spotlight on Jean-Michel Basquiat and Egon Schiele, two young prodigies who died at an early age and who despite their fleeting career left their mark on the art world. Two different circuits to discover their respective careers – the Vienna of 1900 for Egon Schiele, the New York City of the 1980s for Jean-Michel Basquiat -, and grasp the force that drove these two artists and the intensity emanating from their creations.
Caravaggio in Rome, friends and enemies – until 28/01 @ Musée Jacquemart-André:
A major artist of 17th-century Italy, the Milanese painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, known as Caravaggio, is renowned for the realism of his art and his innovative use of chiaroscuro. This exceptional exhibition is devoted to Caravaggio’s career in Rome from 1592 to 1606 and to the artistic environment in which he developed.
Alphonse Mucha – until 27/01 @ Musée du Luxembourg:
The Czech illustrator, graphic designer, painter and interior decorator Alphonse Mucha is one of the best-known representatives of the early 20th-century art nouveau movement. The Musée du Luxembourg is presenting a comprehensive overview of his work.
Alberto Giacometti – until 20/01 @ Musée Maillol:
Known for his long, spindly figures, painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti left behind an immense body of work. The Musée Maillol is putting on an exhibition of some fifty of his sculptures, on loan from the Fondation Giacometti, alongside works by some of the great modern sculptor.
Picasso. Bleu et Rose – until 06/01 @ Musée Picasso & Musée d’Orsay:
The Orsay and Picasso museums are teaming up to offer an exceptional exploration into the work of Pablo Picasso from 1900 to 1906, a major period which has never been covered in its entirety until now. An important collaborative exhibition from two renowned Parisian institutions that takes a different look at an outstanding body of work.
Dazzling Venice – until 21/01 @ Grand Palais:
The Grand Palais is turning its focus to Venice, the city known as ‘La Serenissima’, by way of a glowing tribute to the role of the arts in the floating city, both past and present.
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Gustav Klimt. Artist Of The Century – until 04/11 @ Leopold Museum:
This exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Gustav Klimt, honors The protagonist of Viennese Modernism par excellence, who saw the Secession as a venue for the fight for spiritual and artistic modern art.
Egon Schiele. The Jubilee Show – until 04/11 @ Leopold Museum:
100 years after his death, a special exhibition is dedicated to the central artist of the Leopold Museum’s collection: unique in its combination of works, the exhibition touches upon the most important themes in the artist’s oeuvre.
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