Exhibitions, experimental art and interactive experiences continue to be a huge source of influence on future trends.
Here are our top picks of the must-see current and up-and-coming exhibitions to visit this autumn:
Björk Digital is a virtual reality exhibition from the iconic Icelandic singer/songwriter. Björk invites visitors to engage with music, art and technology through a range of interactive experiences. The exhibition coincides with a special performance at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 21 September 2016.
Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest, is another interactive experience showing at New York’s New Museum. Renowned for her experimental video art and multimedia installations, Swiss artist Pippilotti Rist takes the viewer on a sensual journey through vibrantly coloured kaleidoscopic projections, merging the natural world with technology.
Artist Georgia O’Keeffe is best known for her paintings of magnified flowers, animal skulls, and New Mexico desert landscapes. Currently showing at Tate Modern this is a must see, offering a rare opportunity to experience over 100 of the American icon’s artworks.
From Myth to Earth is a project created by Sol Bailey Barker and Gabriella Sonabend in response to spending six months in Colombia during 2014. After taking time to explore and research the country’s landscapes, histories, mythologies and contemporary state, the artists present their observations through sculpture, painting, audio narrative, video and soundscapes.
Felice Varini is a Paris-based, Swiss artist mostly known for his geometric paintings in urban and architectural spaces. Whilst using simple shapes such as circles, squares and lines, Varini paints onto objects and then encourages the viewer to walk around and observe the pieces from different perspectives.
In October 2016, Studio Voltaire will present a major new commission by American painter Jamian Juliano-Villani. Her first solo presentation in a public institution outside the US, Juliano-Villani uses bold and graphic cartoon imagery to examine and re-contextualise the common cultural myths expressed through television and advertising.
Bedwyr Williams is a Welsh artist known for combining installation and stand-up comedy. In this surreal and theatrical exhibition showing at the Barbican this autumn, the viewer will get an fantastic insight into his weird and wonderful mind. Physical and metaphorical twists and turns will guide you through the gallery, with curious things such as a pair of singing running shoes, a depressed hypnotist and a talking goat meeting you along the way.
USP: Our top pick of exhibitions to see this autumn provide a wide range of inspiration in the form of painting, sculpture, digital media and interactive installations.