Iran, the collection of the Teheran Museum of Contemporary Art reveiled
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, (Persian: موزه هنرهای معاصر تهران), also known as TMoCA, is among the largest art museums in Iran. It has collections of more than 3000 items that include 19th and 20th century's world-class European and American paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures. TMoCA also has one of the greatest collections of Iranian modern and contemporary art. TMoCA is considered to have the most valuable collections of modern Western masterpieces outside Europe and North America.
8th "Socle du Monde" in Herning, Denmark
The 2020 edition of the Socle du Monde Biennial explores the artistic universe of Piero Manzoni where art and life melt. Therefore the 8th Biennale will draw a focus on the Italian Arte Povera group, challenging and discussing our concepts of art – all in the spirit of Manzoni. But the Biennale wants to start also a two-way street between the museum, as an institution where art is shown and preserved, and the city, and how art can function in a city and confront the place from which the impulses come: daily life.
Huis der Kunsten to open in Deventer, Holland
In the north-east of Holland, not far from the German border, the Europan Institute for Contemporary Art and Science (EICAS) will open the doors of an old school building, with a collection, temporary exhibitions and an archive. EICAS is a privately funded institute, but with a public mission. It does field research in archives, artist studio's, public and private collections and will produce exhibitions, organise symposia and publish reports. The institute will scan and push boundaries and evokes questions without answers but it has also the "archaeology's" ability to tell stories that reach beyond official or formal discourse.
Pushkin Museum Moscow revamped
Famous French curator Jean-Hubert Martin, together with Mattijs Visser, will revamp the permanent exhibition in the main building of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. This large-scale exhibition will be called, "The ancients stole all our ideas from us," and will open in the second half of 2021. The title is a quote from Mark Twain and means that, "we always look to the future through our past." 2021 Will be the last year when the museum’s main building is open to visitors before closing down for major refurbishment. By that time, the permanent exhibition, including the Old Masters and ancient artifacts, will be moved to the new buildings nearby.