What are exhibitions?

Anything that has been organised to be presented or displayed to the common people is known as an exhibition.

These exhibits can be classified into two types:

  • Temporary Exhibitions: These are some exhibits which move from one museum to another for exhibiting them to the public of various regions. They are not permanently owned by any museum but by some society which for imparting the knowledge from one region to another sends the exhibits throughout the world.
  • Permanent Exhibitions: These are they exhibitions that are being permanently owned by the respective museum of the society that operates and manage the museums. They are always available on the display in a particular museum and can be the main attraction of that museum.

Some famous exhibits around the world

There is always something or the other to be exhibited which is mostly based on our history. Let us have a look at some world famous exhibits:

  • Marrakech Biennial (Marrakech)- This is a piece of art and history that has been astonishing the minds of young historians. This has laid some lights on decolonization, materiality, modernism outside the West, histories of Power, and resistance to homogeneity.
  • André Masson: From Marseille to the American Exile at the Musée Cantini (Marseille)- This is an opportunity to delve into André Masson particular brand of surrealism. This made a huge impact in a traumatizing way to modern warfare while prophetically incorporating psychedelia and abstraction. These were collaborations by countless Surrealists.  
  • The Thinking Machine, Ramon Llull and the “Ars Combinatoria” at Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (Barcelona)-  This is an ambitious exhibition marked as the 7000-year anniversary of the death of Catalan monk, missionary and philosopher Ramon LLull, also known as the father of computation history.  The exhibition began with Berlin-based, South Korea-born artist Jeongmoon Choi’s immersive installation “Drawing in Space-Connections, Installation” (2015), a medley of colored thread illuminated under UV lighting. This was followed by a room of plasma screens playing lively animations of the 13th-century medieval comic illustrating his life.
  • Jill Magid: Ex-Voto at LABOR (Mexico City)-  A New York based artist Jill Magid reactivated the legacy of Mexican modernist architect Luis Barragán with her exhibitions at the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen in Switzerland, the San Francisco Art Institute, and Mexico City’s LABOR gallery. It was a project that lasted for many years and beyond one gallery space.
  • Calder and Brazilian Art at Itaú Cultural (São Paulo)- Alexander Calder can to Brazil on three occasions , mainly for the exhibition of his own work in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and befriended a number of Brazilian artists, including Lina Bo Bardi and Roberto Burle Marx. The exhibition seamlessly weaved Calder’s light wire mobiles with Lygia Clark’s bichos, Hélio Oiticica’s dancing geometries, and Abraham Palatnik’s moving sculptures.

The exhibitions are really important to impart the knowledge of history and culture to the new generations which they can further carry forward without forgetting their roots.