Our top three international exhibitions: Photographs of a century at war at London’s Tate Modern and more

From an exhibition of drawings and prints at the Metropolitan Museum in New York to a retrospective of the work of Frank Gehry at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, here are the must see exhibitions this week.
A bullet-scarred apartment building and shops in the Karte Char district of Kabul. Courtesy Simon Norfolk / Tate
A bullet-scarred apartment building and shops in the Karte Char district of Kabul. Courtesy Simon Norfolk / Tate

An appreciation for paper and print

This week sees the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the work of the curator of the Metropolitan Museum’s drawings and prints department. George Goldner, who is set to retire, has acquired more than 8,200 works from Europe and the Americas dating from about 1370 to the present day for the New York institution since 1993. These range from famous works such as Leonardo da Vinci’s studies for a statue of Hercules to more esoteric items such as Hans Christian Andersen’s A Whole Cut Fairy Tale. Paper Chase: Two Decades of Collecting Drawings and Prints runs from December 9 to March 16. To find out more visit, www.metmuseum.org.

A retrospective on Saadiyat architect Gehry

The Centre Pompidou, Paris, is holding a retrospective of the work of Frank Gehry, one of contemporary architecture’s most influential figures. Gehry was influenced by artists such as Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns in the 1960s and changed the accepted aesthetics of architectural design by introducing industrial materials. The architect has been commissioned to design the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and been the subject of a 2005 biographical film directed by Sydney Pollack. The Centre Pompidou retrospective has gathered more than 60 models and nearly 220 original drawings. The exhibition runs until January 26. To find out more, visit www.centrepompidou.fr.

Exhibition captures the aftermath of war

Conflict, Time, Photography is a new exhibition at Tate Modern in London that examines the trauma of war, seconds, days, months and even years after events have taken place. Encompassing the 150 years since the development of ­photography, it features landscapes and people from as far afield as the Gulf, Vietnam, Germany, Syria and Wales, all of which have been affected in some way by conflict. Works are exhibited according to how long after a particular moment the photograph was taken and the featured photographers include Don McCullin and Simon Norfolk among others. The exhibition runs until March 15. For tickets and information, visit www.tate.org.uk.

Published: December 4, 2014 04:00 AM

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