The Setouchi Triennale opens for its third and final season, scattered across Japan's outlying islands and the Benesse Art Site, Japanese installation artist Chiaru Shiota joins a cohort of contemporaries with work at the Wolfsburg Kunstmuseum, and London prepares to welcome international creatives and art lovers at the Frieze fair.
Setouchi Triennale Autumn Season
October 5 - November 4
Japan inc. Benesse Art Site
Eleven islands clustered across the Seto Inland Sea unite for the final season of the 2013 triennale, with installations that explore tradition and global connection, age and vitality housed in museums and galleries and under the open skies.
Art & Textiles - Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present
October 12 - March 2
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
Eighty artists past and present contribute to a group show that encompasses Klimt, Van Gogh, Degas, Matisse, Klee and Pollock, as well as contemporary artists Leonora Tawney, Fred Sandback, Chiaru Shiota and Peter Kogler, and drawing in exhibits from Africa, South America and Asia.
Frieze London and The Frieze Masters
Regent's Park, London, UK
Not just an art fair but an event coalescing around talks from prominent artists and curators, a film program, commissioned artworks and an award show, with the concurrent Frieze Masters pulling in works from over 120 galleries. This year, fashion house Alexander McQueen fills the role of Associate Sponsor.
Realms of Wonder: Jain, Hindu and Islamic Art of India
October 19 - January 27
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
A first for the gallery, presenting a display dedicated to Indian artistry in an interdisciplinary exhibit that stretches all the way back to the eighth century, with illustrated manuscripts, marble, sculptures, textiles and paintings.
Singapore Art Biennale
October 26 - February 16 2014
Bras Basah Bugis Precinct, Singapore
A vibrant showcase for South East Asia's artists with the thematic title "If The World Changed" and 27 curators drawn from the region, the four-month exhibit features performance art, painting, installation, video, and sculpture. Organized by the Singapore Art Museum and accomodated within its grounds and those of nearby museums and national monuments, as well as the School of the Arts, Fort Canning Park, and the impressive National Library.
Vienna 1450 - The Master of Lichtenstein Castle and His Time
November 8 - February 23, 2014
Belvedere, Vienna, Austria - part of Vienna Art Week, November 18-24
We may not ever know who the Master of Lichtenstein Castle was, but we know the painter's work, a considerable influence upon 15th century artists, formative within the Gothic movement. The two panels retained by the Belvedere are joined within the palance Orangery by the master artist's surviving works, drawn from collections around the globe.
Leonardo: Mona Lisa - The Myths
October 31 - February 10, 2014
Taiwan National Palace Museum, Taipei
You don't have to visit the Louvre to examine the Mona Lisa, and after a stint at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, supported by the Museo Ideale in Italy, this investigation into the painting's meaning and influence arrives at Taiwan's national museum; artistic re-interpretations and some of da Vinci's mechanical creations give context to the artist's legacy.