Another month has flown by, and we still love the extraordinary talent on display this year. We look ahead to 2022’s must-see shows and bring you our pick of the bunch for July.
If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that nothing beats an in-person art encounter. This upcoming month is packed with colour, pride and a whole lot of underlying issues because, after all, a work of art is the trace of a magnificent struggle. From fairs to exhibitions, performances to still life, here are some must-see exhibits happening this July 2022.
Starting one of the must-see exhibits this July is the Masterpiece fair in London. A highlight artist includes Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s striking illuminated cubes, laser cut with elaborate patterns and more. Located in the Royal Hospital Chelsea, “the much-anticipated 2022 edition” will be a multidisciplinary celebration of art, design, furniture and jewellery, ranging from rare antiquities to triumphs of contemporary creation.
Royal Hospital Chelsea, LDN
Dates: June 30 – July 6 2022
Contemporary Bamboo: Masters of Japan
Mayfair art gallery Eskenazi, LDN
Dates: June 8 – July 8
This year the Mayfair art gallery Eskenazi will host an eclectic show of modern works dedicated to timeless talent. The exhibition will showcase traditional methods from experts in the craft. Demonstrating their apparent affinity with architecture, the artists use fine-tuned methods to create delicate structures and complicated plaits of wood. This is one of the must-see exhibits this July.
Gagosian, Davies Street, LDN
Dates: Now until July 30
From inner cities to remote landscapes, Cristina Iglesias’ horizontal fountains, submerged rooms and tropical mazes, her immersive spaces muse on the relationship between humans and nature. Iglesias is presenting her Entwined and Growth series, consisting of dense cyborg accumulations of foliage cast in aluminium and studded with coloured glass, for her first show at the Gagosian gallery in London.
Camila Falquez: ‘Gods that Walk Among Us’
Hannah Traore Gallery, New York
Dates: Now until July 9 2022
In Camila Falquez’s series ‘Gods That Walk Among Us, the Mexico-born, Spanish-raised Colombian artist harnesses the traditions of fashion and portrait photography, then reworks them in honour of the contemporary spectrums of social and gender diversity. This is one of the must-see exhibits this July.
‘Cindy Sherman: 1977 – 1982’
Hauser & Wirth 69th Street, New York
Dates: Now until July 29 2022
Beyond a photographer, Cindy Sherman’s independent approach saw her take on the role of makeup artist, hairdresser, stylist, and director, casting herself as the protagonist in her ultra-staged narratives. This is one of the must-see exhibits this July. Though created more than forty years ago, according to Wallpaper, “Sherman’s formative work resonates in contemporary times with uncanny effect”.
Nam June Paik: Art in Process: Part Two
Gagosian 821 Park Avenue, New York
Dates: July 19–August 26 2022
Nam June Paik is producing multimedia works that introduced television technology into the realm of fine art. The exhibition’s first part takes place at Gagosian’s 555 West 24th Street location from May 24 to July 22, 2022. The second part will take place at Gagosian Park & 75 sites from July 19 to August 26, 2022.