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Hot Summer Tips

Travelling is in full swing and all roads lead to this being the summer of the brightest shows and exhibitions.

For those who dare to brave the airport lines and sweltering heat waves, we’ve compiled the spots for your art summer, including several practical tips throughout. Think, warnings of advance bookings and where to grab your post-show Aperol.

Whether you’re hoping to immerse yourself in a sound bath of Paul Matisse’s meditation bell in the South of France or catching Jeff Koons’ sun sculpture on the island of Hydra, read Art Fix’s guide to the places to know before you go.


Alex Katz: Thyssen Bornemisza 

Start your summer at the retrospective on the American painter Alex Katz.

Liam Young: World Building in Espacio Fundación Telefónica 

This exhibition brings together the Australian creator’s most outstanding works –known for the captivating visions of his imaginary worlds– in the form of video installations.

Art Fix Tips: Join the locals for coffee at Madreamiga and Il Tavolo Verde. For a real Lebanese lunch go to Mune. Looking for a special cocktail bar? Ficus is the tropical hotspot in the city. Meet your friends for dinner at Ultimarinos Quintin.

Rashid Johnson: Sodade at Hauser & Wirth 

Off the coast of Spain, on the tiny island of Menorca you should see Rashid Johnson’s great exhibition of ocean-inspired artworks at Hauser & Wirth. Grab lunch at the restaurant on-site, Cantina, and take a stroll through the Piet Oudolf garden – Mediterranean style.

Zanele Muholi at Institut Valencià d’Art Modern 

  • Until 4 September 2022
  • C/ de Guillem de Castro, 118, Valencia

Do you remember South African Artist Zanele Muholi from our eleventh episode on self-portraits? Well Fixers, if you’re spending your summer in Spain this year, you shouldn’t miss the chance to see their captivating works IRL.

Fundacion NMAC 

This sculpture park in Cadiz is often referred to as “the most important open-air museum in Southern Europe”, it holds works by some of our Art Fix faves: Marina Abramovic, Olafur Eliasson, Jeppe Hein, James Turrell and many more. After the park, grab a seat at El Jardin del Califa, a restaurant & hotel with some of the best atmosphere and aubergine we’ve ever experienced.


Serralves em Luz at Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves 

  • Until 31 October (look at the website for visiting hours)
  • R. Dom João de Castro 210, Porto

Serralves em Luz returns for a second edition and transforms the entire Serralves Park into an impressive exhibition of light. Don’t miss this magical nocturnal sensory experience.

Vhils: Prisma at MAAT 

  • Until 5 September 2022
  • Av. Brasília, Belém, Lisbon

Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, presents at MAAT, an immersive and monumental video, which is a language that the Portuguese artist has been exploring more recently.


Dream On at Neon

  • Until 27  November 2022
  • Lenorman 218, Athens

Located in a Public Tobacco Factory, this is the must-see exhibition in Athens. Closed on Monday and Tuesdays, open rest of the week from from 11am to 7pm, except on Saturdays open from noon to 6pm. 

Art Fix Tip: Go look for Louise Bourgeois’s Maman. A giant spider on the Esplanade of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre. On display until 11 November 2022.

Lunch Tip: Grab lunch after at Cafe Avissinia, an authentic Athenian bistro with views of the Acropolis and live music.

Jeff Koons: Apollo at DESTE Foundation

  • Until 31 October 2022
  • Project Space Slaughterhouse, Hydra

The long awaited exhibition of Jeff Koons at the old Slaughterhouse on the island of Hydra is finally open. The artist transformed the space into a temple and planted a giant golden sun on the roof. Good to know it’s closed on Tuesdays. Other days the opening times are 11am to 1pm & 7pm to 10pm.

Maria Joannou: Wet by Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery

After The Slaughterhouse head to the Melina Merkouri Cultural Hall for the amazing paintings by Maria Joannou.


Venice Biennale 

  • Until 27 November 2022
  • Campo de la Tana, 2169/f, Venezia

Art Fix Tip: For further details on exhibitions in Venice check out our more detailed Venice Biennale tiplist.

Castello di Ama

Castello di Ama is not only known for its wonderful Chianti wine, but also for its star-studded contemporary art collection. In the wine cellar under the restaurant you can find Art Fix favorite artist Kendell Geers’ neon installation Revolution/ Love.

Art Fix Tip: Make a reservation for the tour and the restaurant in advance.

Antony Gormley: Body Space Time at Galleria Continua

Art Fix Tip: Don’t forget to ask the staff if you can visit the other venues of the gallery in San Gimignano, and grab an ice cream at the infamous Gelateria Dondoli on the city’s main square.

Crazy: Madness in Contemporary Art at Chiostro del Bramante

When in Rome go see Crazy art at Chiostro del Bramante where 21 international artists and more than 11 new site-specific installations are on show. Of course our favourite part of the exhibition is the ‘Poured Staircase’ by Ian Davenport.

William Kentridge: Triumphs and Laments along the Tiber River

  • Until it fades under the wear and tear of nature
  • Between Ponte Sisto and Ponte Mazzini in Rome

In 2016 William Kentridge made a 550 meter drawing along the banks of the Tiber River. “Triumphs and Laments” was created by power-washing the embankment walls to form silhouettes of figures from three millennia of tumultuous Roman history.


Leandro Erlich: Nuage at Fondation Carmignac 

As part of the Villa Carmignac’s exhibition The Dream of Ulysses, the Fort hosts an installation by artist Leandro Erlich, Cloud, set to music by the Moriarty band.

Art Fix Tip: If you don’t love a ferry ride, you can book a taxi boat at your own convenience at bateaux-taxi. In the mood for a post-visit lunch? Head over to La Pinède, the charming restaurant of the Mas du Langoustier, only open for lunch.

Annie Morris at Chateau La Coste 

We can’t wait to see this show by one of our favourite artists in the amazing setting of this vineyard.

Art Fix Tip: Look for the Meditation Bell by Paul Matisse, Henri Matisse’s grandson. It produces a wonderfully low but intensely present sound. Sit on a stone wall, and reflect on the tranquility of the Provence landscape.

Art Fix Tip: Treat yourself to an Argentinian lunch or dinner and enjoy cuisine by the chef Francis Mallmann at Château La Coste. Memorable empanadas and wood oven dishes.

Ann Veronica Janssens and Dan Flavin at Collection Lambert

Ann Veronica Janssens and Dan Flavin are truly a dream combination.

Sculpture Parc at The Venet Foundation 

Art Fix Tip: Always reserve before you go. The temporary exhibition of David Tudor’s work is fantastic, but the permanent collection continues to steal the show. Expect Bernar Venet, James Turrell, Frank Stella, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Richard Long and many more.

Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles 

Photography junky? Les Rencontres, the annual contemporary photography festival, is the place to see and experience the best photography in the world.


  • Permanent 
  • 5 avenue Victor Hugo, Arles

The magnificent 27-acre creative campus at the Parc des Ateliers in the city of Arles brings together artists and innovators of the future. Frank Gehry’s tower is at the heart of this magnificent location, a twisting geometric structure cladded with 11,000 stainless steel panels reflecting the glinstering sun.

Art Fix Tip: L’Arlatan is a charming hotel in Arles that, under the guidance of Maja Hoffmann, was entirely designed by Cuban American artist Jorge Pardo. The courtyard offers a breezy escape from the hot sun and serves the best cocktails.

Lee Ufan Foundation

Make sure to visit this brand new museum in the middle of the old town, designed by Tadoa Ando, the architect behind Pinault’s Bourse de Commerce and the Lee Ufan Museum on the Japanese island Naoshima.

Lee Ufan: Requiem at Alyscamps

  • Until 30 September
  • Av. des Alyscamps, Arles

Across the site of the Alyscamps, an old Roman cemetery, 14 works by Lee Ufan are now on display in a garden of ruins.

Michelangelo Pistoletto at Commanderie de Peyrassol  

  • Until October 2022
  • Commanderie de Peyrassol, RN 7,  Flassans-sur-Issole

This exhibition brings together the recent series of naked people on the signature mirrors of Pistoletto. They hug, touch, kiss, laugh, love, respect, and pay attention to each other.

Art Fix favorite Italian artist Loris Cecchini’s is well represented at Peyrassol with magnificent works inside and outside. Stay tuned for new Art Fix Collect edition this fall.

Art Fix Tip: It can get very hot in the summer, so Art Fix suggests you rent a golf buggy and explore the artworks at your own comfortable pace. For a nice little refreshment, you can find two restaurants on the property; fine dining with Chez Jeanette and the more casual Bistro de Lou. Booking is highly recommended.

Fondation CAB at Saint-Paul-de-Vence

  • Open all year (offer a programme of artist residencies for the winter season) closed on Monday 
  • 343 Chemin des Trious, Saint-Paul-de-Vence

This foundation is dedicated to conceptual and minimalist art. Do note that the art is all in the “Zero” style, art characterised by muted tones and use of a single color. Feel like bringing your overnight bag? They have four guest rooms available and a swanky restaurant to turn your art day into an art night.

Art Fix Tip: Combine this with a visit to Fondation Maeght, which you’ll find just across the street. The best lunch tip in St Paul de Vence:

Fondation Maeght at Saint-Paul-de-Vence

If you’re in the South of France, do not miss this timeless art destination with its spectacular sculpture garden.

Jaume Plensa: NOMADE in Antibes

Art Fix Tip: Best experience after the sun goes down, this sculpture lies in the harbour of Antibes and comes alive at night. 

Musee National Ferdinand Léger 

Are you in love with the Léger fresco mural on the terrace of the iconic restaurant at the Colombe D’or? We recommend to visit the Léger museum in Biot.  

Art fix Tip: Biot is famous for its  glass blowing factories and glass sculptures, if you like to know more check  this contemporary studio at:

Tschabalala Self at Consortium Museum 

Art Fix Tip: Watch our ninth episode “These Girls are on Fire” to learn more about the artist, Tschabala Self, before attending this exhibition.


Think English country house gardens, grand estates and even an opera performance on the beach! Outside the big city of London, you’ll find some of the most wonderful destinations to experience art and architecture in the remarkable surroundings of the English landscape.

White Cube at Arley Hall & Gardens

  • Until 29 August 2022
  • Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich, Cheshire

White Cube’s first outdoor sculpture exhibition puts the work of 12 contemporary artists in the grounds of Cheshire’s Arley Hall.

Ruth Asawa: Citizen of the Universe at Modern Art

This exhibition gives you a unique chance to see Asawa’s  iconic hanging sculptures in looped and tied wire. 

Sheila Hicks: Off Grid at The Hepworth Wakefield

For anyone who enjoyed our 7th Episode on contemporary crafts: Materials Matter, will love this exhibition show by fiber icon Sheila Hicks. This American artist will really impress you with voluminous form and vibrant colour! 

Houghton Hall Outdoor Sculptures in Norfolk

Here you’ll find the impressive permanent collection of contemporary sculptures by world-renowned artists. The first work was commissioned in 2000, a ‘Skyspace’ by the American artist James Turrell.

Henry Moore at Hauser & Wirth in Somerset

  • Until 4 September 2022
  • Durslade Farm Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset

Art Fix Tip: Reserve a table at Osip for a Michelin- starred farm-to-table experience or head to At The Chapel for a more relaxed, mediterranean approach.

Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You at Jupiter Artland in Edinburgh

  • Until 2 October 2022
  • Bonnington House Steadings, Near Wilkieston, Edinburgh

Tracey Emin’s show offers an intimate encounter with love and hope set against the domestic architecture and woodland of Jupiter Artland.

Sun & Sea at Serpentine in London

Art Fix Tip: Watching this indoor opera performance from above, staged on an indoor beach at the Albany. Check out our Instagram post on the work for more info on the meaning behind the opera.

Summer exhibition at the RA

According to The Times, this show takes the cultural temperature of the nation.

Art Fix tip: Keep an eye out for Mali Morris’ flags installation taking over London’s Bond Street and Cristina Iglesias’s ‘Wet Labyrinth’, a site-specific installation commission for the courtyard of the RA. 

Rana Begum at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery in Ealing

The works of Rana Begum explore the perception of light, colour and form. We especially loved the large-scale suspended mesh installation underneath the round stained glass window.


The art scene in the diverse region of Scandinavia is marked by a mystical relationship to light and land. Combined with exceptional clean Nordic design and the amazing equally ‘clean’ cuisine, this region has got to make it onto your summer agenda.

Do Ho Suh at Kistefos Museum 

Art Fix Tip: This summer you can join the free tour every Saturday and Sunday from July 2nd to August 14th. The tour gives you an introduction to Kistefos and selected highlights in the sculpture park and the art exhibitions.

New Munch museum in Oslo 

Discover the world’s number one destination for experiencing Edvard Munch’s life and art. But if you like to see Munch’s most famous work, The Scream (1893) you must go to the New National Museum which recently opened and has some amazing contemporary art on show.

From the Earth: Summer outdoor exhibition at Arken Museum 

  • Until 27 February 2022
  • Skovvej 100, Ishøj, Denmark 

Experience ARKEN’s outdoor summer exhibition, by the artists Silas Inoue and Nina Nowak.

Summer in Louisiana’s Sculpture Park

  • Closed on Monday
  • Gl. Strandvej 13, Humlebæk, Denmark

Art Fix Tip: Tough to squeeze in all your Copenhagen plans? This museum stays open till 10pm from Tuesday-Friday.

Light & Space at Copenhagen Contemporary

In love with James Turrell and enjoyed our tenth episode on Light Art: “Spot On? This exhibition is for you.

Chiharu Shiota at Cisterne Modern Art Museum 

  • Until 30 November 2022 (Closed on Monday)
  • ​​Frederiksberg Slot, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark

Go underground and experience a dreamlike parallel world, when the Japanese-born artist, Chiharu Shiota, takes on the dark chambers of Cisternerne.

Katharina Grosse at Roskilde Festival 

Grosse made the dance floor for the largest music festival in Northern Europe, need we say more?  

Jeppe Hein at Moderna Museet

Art Fix Tip: Play with the irregular patterns of water sprayed from the large fountain, and don’t miss the wavy wall with the works “Breathe with Me”.

Sun and Sea at Kiasma

  • From 10 to 28 August
  • Merikaapelihalli, The Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland


Slossgut Schwante (Swante Castle) 25km north of Berlin 

  • Until 16 October 2022 (Sculpture Park is only open on the weekend)
  • Schlossgut Schwante, Schlossplatz 1-3, Oberkrämer, Schwante

Schwante Castle is a special place. The centerpiece of the grounds is the ten-hectare sculpture park.

Vitra Campus 

  • Open daily
  • Charles-Eames-Str. 2 Weil am Rhein (near Basel) 

The Art Fix team loved our visit to the Vitra Campus. Besides the amazing contemporary architecture and the fantastic furniture design, our highlights were: the Tadao Ando meditation path, the Herzog & de Meuron Shaudepot exhibition by Sabine Marcelis, the Piet Oudolf Garden. And of course we could not resist going down the Carsten Höller Vitra Slide tower. 

Documenta Fifteen in Kassel

The Jakarta-based artist collective has built the foundation of this year’s edition on the core values and ideas of lumbung (the Indonesian term for a communal rice barn that has a model rooted in communal resource sharing and equal allocation).


David Hockney: Moving Focus at Kunstmuseum Luzern

This retrospective includes Hockney’s experimental early works, his famous pool paintings and double portraits, playful photographic works and his more recent iPad landscapes.


Barbara Hepworth at the Rijksmuseum Gardens 

The Grand Dame of Sculpture takes over the gardens of the Rijksmuseum with 9 of her best works this summer.

Art Fix Tip: Not payday yet? This show is free.

Art Fix Tip: Until 28 August you can paint “en plein air” in the beautiful gardens of the Rijksmuseum.

Esther Tielemans: Ask the Sky at Kröller-Müller Museum

In “Ask the Sky”, Tielemans brings the surrounding landscape of the Hoge Veluwe, the space and light into the museum.

Art Fix Tip: The Kröller-Müller Museum has one of the largest sculpture gardens in Europe. On foot or on one of the free White Bicycles, you are free to roam around in nature.

Antony Gormley: Ground at Voorlinden Museum

Art Fix Tip: Outside in the Voorlinden Garden, dozens of solid cast iron body forms are hidden away in the forest on top of the dunes and even in the water – see if you can spot all 60!

Christopher Wool at Xavier Hufkens 

Check out this opening show in the amazing new St-Georges gallery space! 


Contemporary Sculpture from Mexico in Assembly 

Assembly is established in 2022 by Mexican artists Bosco Sodi and Lucia Corredor. The space is located in an old Buick dealership and was restored by Mexican architect Alberto Kalach. 

Judith Eisler at Casey Kaplan 

“Strange Weather Summer”, Judith Eisler’s exhibition at Casey Kaplan’ gallery is a set of oil paintings of an all-female cast, cinematic heroines from the artist’s generation.

Matisse: The Red Studio at the MoMA 

  • Until 10 September 2022
  • 11 West 53 Street, New York

Art Fix Tip: Don’t miss the photography exhibition “Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists” from Helen Kornblum, on until October 2nd.

The Whitney Biennial

  • Until 5 September 2022
  • 99 Gansevoort Street, New York

The Whitney Biennial is the longest-running survey of American art, and has been a hallmark of the Museum since 1932.

Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech at the Brooklyn Museum

We are big fans of the late visionary artist and designer. This is a chance to see this traveling exhibition developed by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago showing his two decades of work, including collabs with Murakami, Kanye West, Rem Koolhaas and much more.

Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks in Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

  • Until 2 October 2022
  • 5216 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, Texas

Always wanted to see Amoako Boafo’s famous portraits painted in vibrant colours and created by his finger painted technique? His work is actively centered on Black subjectivity, Black joy and the Black gaze, all of which can be seen IRL in this exhibition.

Painters Painting Painters at the Green Family Art Foundation 

Artists have always painted portraits of other artists. This show explores how contemporary female and LGBTQ+ artists have expanded the ‘artist as the subject’ into a more modern phenomenon.

Women Painting Women in The Modern

  • Until 25 September 2022
  • 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, Texas

This thematic exhibition features 46 female artists who choose women as subject matter in their works.


When Rain Clouds Gather: Black South African Women Artists at the Norval Foundation

For fans of our 9th episode on Black Female Artist, this is a must see. The exhibition is a reflection upon the influential and often unacknowledged contributions of Black women to South African art history in the twentieth century.

Two Together at Zeitz Mocaa

  • Until 26 March 2023
  • Silo District, S Arm Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

A lot of Art Fix’s favorite artists in this show: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Isaac Julien & Zanele Muholi.


The Picasso Century at the NGV

This winter exhibition features 80 works by Picasso in dialogue with 50 of his contemporaries who he intercepted and interacted with, drawn from premier French collections such as the Centre Pompidou and the Musée national Picasso in Paris – a long journey! 

Art Fix Tip: If you’re in need of a snack after your visit to the NGV, stop by Lune Croissanterie for a piece of delicious buttery heaven – we promise the long queues are worth the wait!

Light: Works from Tate’s Collection at ACMI

James Turrell, Olafur Eliasson and Yayoi Kusama all under one roof – don’t walk, Fixers, run before it’s gone! 


Gideon Rubin at Fox Jensen Gallery 

Yes, you read it right. Art Fix fave Gideon Rubin will be showing his works across the pond in New Zealand. What better way to take a break from hiking than by admiring his unique works IRL?


Rashid Johnson at Espace Louis Vuitton

“Plateaus” is part of a set of installations about which Johnson recently remarked: “In a way, that body of work has always lived with me: the books you find inside of it, the films that are screened on its monitors, all the organic materials… Those are all signifiers and tools I have a long engagement with.”

Anish Kapoor: Selected works 2015-2022 at Scai The Bathhouse

Everyone knows that Anish Kapoor is always a good idea, so make sure to stop by the SCAI PIRAMIDE in Tokyo to experience the magic in his works and add a special twist to your holiday.

Yayoi Kusama in Tokyo

If you’re a fan of polka dots and happen to be in Japan, paying a visit to the Yayoi Kusama Museum is an absolute must. Here you will not only have the chance to see and experience major works from the artist’s early years up until the present day, but you will also have the opportunity to understand her unique trajectory.

Art Fix TipPre book all your tickets as they are not available at the door and only valid for a specific 90 minute time slot. Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.