2013's Best Art Shows: What To Look Out For Next Year

21/12/2012 13:56 | Updated 24 December 2012

After the Cultural Olympiad and several blockbuster shows, it's hard to imagine how the art world can top 2012.

But judging by our top picks, there's plenty to get excited about in 2013.

All over the UK galleries are playing host to some of art's biggest names. More importantly, these exhibitions are looking at work in innovative ways, from documenting the lives of little-known, but influential international artists to showing us old favourites in a completely new way.

One thing that comes through in our selection of next year's shows is a sense of revolution. Galleries large and small have chosen those artists who sought to break away from the norm and to pioneer genres ahead of their time.


While the Royal Academy is showing Manet as a street art originator and the National has chosen to pick out the rebel in poster-favourite Klimt; the V&A and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery are looking back at those who defined fashion, music and taste in the 20th century.

From mid-century American photography, 70s cultural icons and 16th century witches, 2013's shaping up to be a year full of inspiring insights and famous artists as we've never seen them before. We can't wait.

2013's Best Art Shows
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