My Top Twenty 2013 Exhibitions Chosen By Paul Carey -Kent

Art Exhibitions

It seemed to be a good year for double shows. Looking in no particular order at the geographically-constrained selection of what I actually saw (London unless stated) I didn’t think about it in compiling, but have only just noticed that Bedford’s finest, Andy Holden, and Sarah Lucas are the only British artists on the list and only 5/20ish are women… I could have corrected some of that by including shows I curated (Maria Marshall: Voluntarie Service; and It’s About Time) or wrote catalogues for (Young Gods, Alzbeta Jaresova, Alison Gill, Phil Illingworth, Daniel Lergon).  My favourites were:

Paulina Olowska: Pavilionesque,  Kunsthalle, Basel  (see top photo)          
Paulina Olowska at Kunsthalle, Basel and Stedelijk, Amsterdam

Roy Lichtenstein: Foundation Vedova, Venice and Tate Modern

Sanja Iveković at Calvert 22 and the South London Gallery

Jean-Luc Moulène at Modern Art Oxford and Thomas Dane Gallery

Gerard Byrne at Whitechapel and Lisson Galleries

Andy Holden at Stanley Picker Gallery and Zabludowicz Collection

There were single showings, too. I particularly liked:

Danh Vo: Go Mo Ni Ma Da, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (above)
Danh Vo at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Richard Serra at the Courtauld

Mark Manders in the Dutch Pavilion, Venice

Frederico Barocci at the National Gallery

Thomas Grünfeld at the Museum Morsbroic, Leverkusen

Rudolf Stingel at the Palazzo Grassi, Venice

Sarah Lucas at the Whitechapel

Agostino Bonalumi at Robilant & Voena

Li Songsong at Pace

Honoré Daumier at the Royal Academy

Martin Kippenberger at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Berlin

Shaun Gladwell: Cycles of Radical Will at the de la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (above)

Shana Moulton in performance at the Royal Collage of Art

Paul Klee and Mira Schendel at Tate Modern

Ciprian Muresan at Plan B, Berlin

Christopher Williams  at David Zwirner

Shunga at the British Museum  (above)

Shunga: from the unknown 17th century sequence in which a nun discovers a priest in a bag