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New Art and Photography Exhibitions to Put on Your Must-See List

From Rei Kawakubo’s MET showcase, James Jean’s works in California, to a sneaker show in Japan.

The world of art is never short of new exhibitions as more and more talented creatives are rightfully getting the spotlight they deserve on a global scale. From iconic veterans to newcomers in the industries of fashion, art, and photography, imaginatively produced shows to impress visitors have reached new heights — numerous presentations have taken grand steps to make experiences more immersive, visceral and ultimately unforgettable. Whether it’s inviting some of today’s best talents into one show or building a space that creatively tells the story of an artist’s journey, museums and galleries are now more determined to not only draw crowds but also wow them in the process.

In our continuing round-up of new exhibits and artworks to see now, we’ve gathered some openings and some under-the-radar-shows you might be missing out on. Take a look at our list below and make sure to pay any of the showcases a visit for a culturally fulfilling experience.

“Rei Kawakubo/COMME des GARÇONS: Art of the In-Between” at the MET

Rei Kawakubo/COMME des GARÇONS MET Exhibit

Rei Kawakubo needs no introduction in the world of fashion. One of the industry’s most creative icons, the Metropolitan Museum of Art went on to honor the designer by displaying some of her most seminal works as part of the iconic art establishment’s ongoing fashion series. “Rei Kawakubo/COMME des GARÇONS: Art of the In-Between”  will have dresses, suits, accessories and more from the brand’s early seasons down to some more recent runway shows.

On display from May 4 through September 4.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10028

Anish Kapoor’s “Descension

Rei Kawakubo/COMME des GARÇONS MET Exhibit

If you’re looking for something different in terms of immersive art installations, give Anish Kapoor‘s “Descension” a visit — it’s a giant pool of endlessly spiralling water that was recently unveiled to launch at New York’s annual NYCxDesign festival. The pool measures 26-feet in diameter with a center that allows viewers to see the collapsing water show.

One show daily at 9am to 9pm from May 5 through September 10.

Pier One Brooklyn Bridge Park
102 Furman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

“Eyes Wide Open! 100 Years of Leica photography” exhibition in the Espacio Fundación Telefónica

Rei Kawakubo/COMME des GARÇONS MET Exhibit

The “Eyes Wide Open! 100 Years of Leica photography” exhibition is coming to Madrid, Spain, after successful showings in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Vienna, and Munich to name a few. The event, which also shares the book’s name, spans works by famous Leica photographers. The city’s Espacio Fundación Telefónica will play host to photographs by René Burri, Thomas Hoepker, Bruce Gilden, Christer Strömholm, Bruce Davidson, F.C. Gundlach, Fred Herzog, William Eggleston and many more.

The show will start May 11 and run until September 10.

Espacio Fundación Telefónica
Calle de Fuencarral, 3, 28004
Madrid, Spain

James Jean, Claire Colette, Aaron Noble, and More For “LA Intersections” at Fabien Castanier Gallery.

Rei Kawakubo/COMME des GARÇONS MET Exhibit

The West Coast’s Fabien Castanier Gallery has just opened its “LA Intersections” show. The event features works from renowned artists such as James Jean, Claire Colette, Aaron Noble and more. According to the gallery, “The exhibition represents a tableau of the L.A. art scene – a unique presentation of today’s cutting edge image-makers. From graffiti to surrealism and abstraction, to sculpture, installation, and works on canvas, “LA Intersections” will be an immersive experience and a cross-section of the Los Angeles cultural landscape.”

From May 6 to N/A.

Fabien Castanier Gallery
2919 La Cienega Blvd.
Culver City, CA

GRIND Magazine’s “KICKS MUSEUM” at the Daikanyama T-Site Garden Gallery

Rei Kawakubo/COMME des GARÇONS MET Exhibit

GRIND Magazine is bringing the world of sneakers into a more colorful light. This pop-up showcase of sorts dubbed “KICKS MUSEUM” will display a variety of original sneaker models by artists Daisuke Arasaki, Inozuka Keita, Yohei Usami, Lambda Takahashi, Takayuki Tanaka, Masataka Hattori and Ryuta Yamada. There will also be special merchandise and Jason Markk cleaning services.

Runs from May 10 to May 14.

Daikanyama T-Site Garden Gallery
Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0033
Tokyo, Japan

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