Art agenda: 'Dries Van Noten,' 'Gaugin: Metamorphoses,' 'The Forbidden City'

Dries Van Noten, Autumn/Winter Collection 2006 (© Mathieu Ridelle)

Dries Van Noten, Autumn/Winter Collection 2006 (© Mathieu Ridelle)


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Among upcoming exhbition openings, the work of fashion designer Dries Van Noten visits Paris's Museum of Decorative Arts, Paul Gaugin's hand-drawn art is put on display in New York's MoMA, and China's Forbidden City stars at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Dries Van Noten
February 28 - August 31
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, The Louvre, Paris, France

A Belgian designer whose clothing has been worn by Cate Blanchett, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Nicole Kidman and the like. His costumes are presented alongside works by some of his inspirations: Francis Bacon, Damien Hirst, Elizabeth Peyton, Yves Klein and more.

Gauguin: Metamorphoses

March 8 - June 8
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

It's the drawn art of Paul Gauguin that's on display here, with 120 paper-based works accompanied by 30 paintings and sculptures, illuminating the metamorphosis of some of the artist's key motifs.

The Forbidden City

From March 8
Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario, Canada

A cache of 250 rare objects lent by Beijing's Palace Museum appear here, its jewelry, paintings, furniture and textiles giving insight into the life of those who lived inside China's imperial Forbidden City.

Slavs and Tatars: Language Arts

March 17 - April 17
The Third Line Art Gallery, Dubai

As well as curating part of Art Dubai 2014 (which runs March 19-22), the Slavs and Tatars collective are themselves displaying works in a solo show at the Third Line gallery, not too far from the towering Madinat Jumeirah itself.

Yoko Ono: Half-A-Wind Show - Retrospective
March 14
Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

Over 200 pieces comprise the exhibit in an effort to offer a "complete vision" of Ono's career as a conceptual and performance artist. This is the exhibition's final scheduled stop on its year-long European tour.

19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire
March 21 - June 9
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Exploring the artistic imagination through works large and small, performance-based and static, and housed at the Art Gallery of New South Wales as well as at the Museum of Contemporary Art, various locations around the city, and on Cockatoo Island.