Here are the must-see events and exhibitions this March

From New York to Paris via Buckinghamshire, here is a selection of exhibitions that you really shouldn’t miss this month.

2 March 2020


In what may come to a surprise to pretty much everyone, it’s March already! The year is quickly slipping away from you, so it’s time to grab life by the horns and consume culture like never before. We’ve selected a variety of exhibitions that you should put at the top of this month’s to-do list; some inside, one outside (if you are brave) and all extremely exciting.


Erwin Wurm

Erwin Wurm: Photographs

4 March – 7 June 2020

Maisone Européenne de la Photographie, Paris

Erwin Wurm may be best known for his sculptures, however he has embraced a number of other mediums in his creative process throughout his career, including photography. This exhibition will bring together 200 mostly unseen photographs from the artist’s personal collection that have been accrued over the years.


Conroy Maddox: The Lesson

British Surrealism

26 February – 17 May 2020

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

This exhibition charts the contributions of British artists to the surrealist movement which began 100 years ago. 42 artists feature, with over 70 different works on show that tell the story of British surrealism from its roots in 1620 to the boom in the mid-war years.


Gerhard Richter: Abstraktes Bild

Gerhard Richter: Painting After All

4 March – 5 July 2020

The Met, New York

A number of Richter’s most important pieces will be brought to the United States for the first time, including modern works such as Cage, Birkenau and House of Cards. The exhibition is centred around his commitment to painting, touching also on his interest in photography, digital reproduction and sculpture.


David Hockney No. 1201, 14 March 2012, iPad Drawing © David Hockney

David Hockney: Drawing from life National Picture Gallery

27 February – 28 June 2020

National Portrait Gallery, London

It’s been 20 years since an exhibition devoted to David Hockney’s drawing, and if the reviews are anything to go by then this one has definitely been worth the wait. Looking at his work from the 1950s to the present day, it includes drawings from some of his most notable periods of self-reflection, as well as his travels.




14 March – 10 May 2020

Le Centquatre, Paris

Circulations is an annual exhibition that celebrates young photographic talent from all over Europe. There are 45 artists showcasing their work this year from 16 different countries, with a variety of series being exhibited, from traditional documentary-style work to more conceptual projects.


Tom of Finland

Tom of Finland: Love and Liberation

6 March – 28 June 2020

House of Illustration, London

This will be the first public exhibition in the UK celebrating Tom of Finland in his entirety. The gay icon’s work was all the more remarkable bearing in mind he worked in a country that outlawed both homosexuality and pornography. The exhibition will feature previously unseen work from his foundation’s private collection.


Sydney Biannale

22nd Biennale of Sydney

14 March – 8 June 2020

Various locations across Sydney

One of the world’s longest-running periodic exhibitions, the Biennale of Sydney has announced 94 artists for this year’s edition, which is titled Nirin (edge). There will be exhibitions across six sites in the city, with a focus on it being an artist and First Nations-led event.


Graphic by Eleni Papazoglou, 2020

Working Progress

1 March – 16 April 2020

South London Gallery, London

Normal hierarchy is turned on its head for this exhibition which sees the South London Gallery’s front of house staff showcase their own range of creative practices. 20 employee’s works will be on show, providing a brilliant window into artists currently working south of the river.


Lygia Clark

Lygia Clark: Painting as an experimental field, 1948-1958

6 March – 24 May 2020

Guggenheim, Bilbao

Lygia Clark was a central figure in the Brazilian avant-garde movement. This exhibition focuses on the vital years of her development that focused on a figurative and abstract style that continued to inform her work in later life.


Anish Kapoor: Into Yourself, Fall

Anish Kapoor: Into Yourself, Fall

25 March – 5 April 2020

Waddesdon Estate, Buckinghamshire

In collaboration with Acute Art, this is Kapoor’s first virtual reality artwork, situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Waddesdon Estate. The visuals are accompanied by a soundtrack created by Kapoor’s son Ishan, helping the piece to simulate vertigo whilst also promoting introspection.

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