Among upcoming art exhibitions, Byzantine art is put on display at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles, and the work of Chinese video artist Wang Gongxin is installed at the National Gallery of Art in Melbourne, Australia.
Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections
April 9 - August 25
Getty Villa, Los Angeles, USA
Presented in cooperation with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Benaki Museum, Athens, over 200 Greek objects showcase the artistry and craftsmanship of Byzantine-era Greece.
A 20-year veteran of the video art space, Gongxin explores social issues with a light touch; three works from the major Chinese artist -- "The dinner table," "Relating - It's About YA," and "Basic Colour" -- are being made available to view for free for a five-and-a-half-month stretch at the NGV.
Caribbean: Crossroads of the World
April 18 - August 17
Perez Art Museum, Miami, USA
Two centuries of rare artworks, ranging from prints, photos and paintings to sculpture, films, and other installations, from the Haitian Revolution at the close of the 18th century up to the present day. High-profile artists on display include Harlem's Jacob Lawrence, influential Impressionist Camille Pissarro, Cuba's distinctive Wifredo Lam, the avant-garde's Amelia Peláez, and Venezuela's Armando Reverón.
Forum Grimaldi, Monaco
With Colombia, Russia, Armenia and Israel welcomed as guest countries, Art Monaco mixes art, culture, glamour and the French Riviera. Highlighted artists include Malaysia's Liu Cheng Hua, the Netherlands' Mais, and Austria-based Anga Sterrenberg as well as master modern artist Roy Lichtenstein.
Paris Photo Los Angeles
Paramount Pictures Studios, Los Angeles, USA
81 exhibitors, 69 international galleries, and 12 US publishers descend on Paramount's New York Street Backlot in LA to host a weekend's worth of photographic splendor. This year includes material from the LAPD archive, plus the two public Sound and Vision programs, The Conversations and The Screenings. A separate contemporary photography fair, Photo Independent, takes place at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood at the same time.
April 30 - May 5
Agricultural Exhibition Center of China, Beijing
Contemporary and classic art combine at this major venue for Chinese and particularly Beijing-based galleries -- and yet with around 30% of exhibitors hailing from international territories. Art Platforms will be held by the French, Israeli and Mexican embassies and the Instituto Cervantes de Pekin, with public works installed outside the fair pavilion.
Wedding Dresses 1775 - 2014
May 3, 2014 - March 15, 2015
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
With clothing from Charles James, Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang, the V&A's exhibition has a good claim to displaying "the most romantic, glamorous and iconic dresses from the last 200 years." Meanwhile, Charles James's "Beyond Fashion" is at the New York Met from May to August.