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Sophia Brenninkmeyer

“Great art has always sparked dialogue, all we are doing with EXHI is bringing more seats to that table.

Our responses to art come in all formats, they can be funny, bite-size and colloquial. We don’t have to be so formal when we talk about art. It doesn’t have to be serious to be good.”

 

Sophia Brenninkmeyer Previous Reviews

Rembrandt's First Masterpiece @ The Morgan Library

225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016 FINISHED

It is on loan from a private UK collection and in the US for the first time. Take the chance to see it now, after the exhibition closes on Sept 18th, I doubt it will be shown to the public for a very long time.

5 votes, average: 4.20 out of 55 votes, average: 4.20 out of 55 votes, average: 4.20 out of 55 votes, average: 4.20 out of 55 votes, average: 4.20 out of 5
5 Votes

John Singer Sargent’s Mrs. Carl Meyer and Her Children @ The Jewish Museum

1109 5th Ave at 92nd St FINISHED

A great opportunity to see an amazing, rich, flamboyant painting, which hasn't been shown in the USA for 10 years.

20 votes, average: 4.45 out of 520 votes, average: 4.45 out of 520 votes, average: 4.45 out of 520 votes, average: 4.45 out of 520 votes, average: 4.45 out of 5
20 Votes

Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden @ The Glass House

New Canaan, Connecticut FINISHED

Kusama once said “I, Kusama, am the modern Alice in Wonderland.” and now, until Nov.30th, all visitors to The Glass House can step into the same surreal, fairytale world.

7 votes, average: 4.71 out of 57 votes, average: 4.71 out of 57 votes, average: 4.71 out of 57 votes, average: 4.71 out of 57 votes, average: 4.71 out of 5
7 Votes

Klimt and the Women of Vienna’s Golden Age, 1900–1918 @ The Neue Galerie

Upper East Side, New York City FINISHED

That is when Klimt really shines - when the work is complex, woven with tradition, rich textures contrasting with smooth skin.

11 votes, average: 4.91 out of 511 votes, average: 4.91 out of 511 votes, average: 4.91 out of 511 votes, average: 4.91 out of 511 votes, average: 4.91 out of 5
11 Votes

NYC: Rehearsal @ The Drawing Center

SoHo, New York City FINISHED

“Learning to draw is teaching yourself how to see” - Cecily Brown.

5 votes, average: 4.40 out of 55 votes, average: 4.40 out of 55 votes, average: 4.40 out of 55 votes, average: 4.40 out of 55 votes, average: 4.40 out of 5
5 Votes

NYC: Human Interest

Chelsea, New York City FINISHED

Its a big exhibition, spanning over two floors with around 250 artworks from 1900-2016, by nearly 200 American artists. But in a way, I wish they had made it smaller, because I lost the thread somewhere in there.

30 votes, average: 3.87 out of 530 votes, average: 3.87 out of 530 votes, average: 3.87 out of 530 votes, average: 3.87 out of 530 votes, average: 3.87 out of 5
30 Votes

NYC: From the Collection: 1960–1969

Midtown, New York City FINISHED

The 60’s. What an exciting, vibrant time to be an artist.

16 votes, average: 3.75 out of 516 votes, average: 3.75 out of 516 votes, average: 3.75 out of 516 votes, average: 3.75 out of 516 votes, average: 3.75 out of 5
16 Votes

NYC: Raymond Pettibon @ New Museum

235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002 FINISHED

An epic show, not to be missed

44 votes, average: 4.98 out of 544 votes, average: 4.98 out of 544 votes, average: 4.98 out of 544 votes, average: 4.98 out of 544 votes, average: 4.98 out of 5
44 Votes

NYC: The Thannhauser Collection

1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128. Permanent exhibition

Every artist in the collection is remarkably progressive and, each in their own way, challenged long-held standards of painting.

17 votes, average: 4.65 out of 517 votes, average: 4.65 out of 517 votes, average: 4.65 out of 517 votes, average: 4.65 out of 517 votes, average: 4.65 out of 5
17 Votes

NYC: Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty

200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238 FINISHED

A sexy, original and challenging look at beauty and the feminine body in American culture. Not good for kids - too graphic. But great for a date.

44 votes, average: 4.77 out of 544 votes, average: 4.77 out of 544 votes, average: 4.77 out of 544 votes, average: 4.77 out of 544 votes, average: 4.77 out of 5
44 Votes

NYC: The Noguchi Museum

9-01 33rd Rd, Queens, NY 1110 Permanent exhibition

This is a gem of a museum, celebrating the delicate relationship between stone, land and water.

38 votes, average: 4.74 out of 538 votes, average: 4.74 out of 538 votes, average: 4.74 out of 538 votes, average: 4.74 out of 538 votes, average: 4.74 out of 5
38 Votes

NYC: On the 5th Floor @ MoMA

Midtown, New York City Permanent exhibition

They have masterpieces spanning the years 1880 to 1940. Including highlights from Post-Impressionism, Cubism, the work of Henri Matisse, Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, and Surrealism, to name a few.

15 votes, average: 5.00 out of 515 votes, average: 5.00 out of 515 votes, average: 5.00 out of 515 votes, average: 5.00 out of 515 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
15 Votes

NYC: The Permanent Collection @ The Frick

Upper East Side, New York City Permanent exhibition

The Frick is THE place to see Vermeers. We only know of 37 of his paintings, 8 of these are in New York Museums, and 3 (the best 3) are in the Frick.

45 votes, average: 4.56 out of 545 votes, average: 4.56 out of 545 votes, average: 4.56 out of 545 votes, average: 4.56 out of 545 votes, average: 4.56 out of 5
45 Votes

LONDON: Leighton House

Notting Hill, London Permanent exhibition

We highly recommend this museum to interior designers, architects and art addicts alike.

25 votes, average: 4.56 out of 525 votes, average: 4.56 out of 525 votes, average: 4.56 out of 525 votes, average: 4.56 out of 525 votes, average: 4.56 out of 5
25 Votes

LONDON: America after the Fall @ The RA

Mayfair, London FINISHED

Unmissable, iconic and transportative. This is a terrific exhibition.

30 votes, average: 5.00 out of 530 votes, average: 5.00 out of 530 votes, average: 5.00 out of 530 votes, average: 5.00 out of 530 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
30 Votes

NYC: John McCracken @ David Zwirner

533 West 19th Street FINISHED

Fun Fact - McCracken believed in U.F.O.s, extra-terrestrials and time-travel. In interviews he often likened his art to something that an alien visitor might leave behind on earth.

14 votes, average: 5.00 out of 514 votes, average: 5.00 out of 514 votes, average: 5.00 out of 514 votes, average: 5.00 out of 514 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
14 Votes

LONDON: Robert Rauschenberg @ TATE Modern

Bankside, London FINISHED

I was reminded just how experimental and energetic he was, Rauschenberg never stopped reinventing the world around him.

11 votes, average: 5.00 out of 511 votes, average: 5.00 out of 511 votes, average: 5.00 out of 511 votes, average: 5.00 out of 511 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
11 Votes

LONDON: Russian Revolution @ The RA

Mayfair, London FINISHED

You are welcomed into the exhibition by the progressive, hopeful and dynamic abstractions of Malevich and the Suprematists. You exit through the final gallery, “Stalin’s Utopia”, with it's boring kitsch paintings.

16 votes, average: 4.13 out of 516 votes, average: 4.13 out of 516 votes, average: 4.13 out of 516 votes, average: 4.13 out of 516 votes, average: 4.13 out of 5
16 Votes

LONDON: Do Ho Suh: Passage/s @ Victoria Miro

16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW FINISHED

You can walk through translucent shades of green pink and yellow fabrics - It is really kinda fun actually.

8 votes, average: 4.50 out of 58 votes, average: 4.50 out of 58 votes, average: 4.50 out of 58 votes, average: 4.50 out of 58 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5
8 Votes

NYC: Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern

200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238 FINISHED

Each decision, from the pants to the poses, was deliberately chosen to develop her own image in the public imagination. And it worked, the photographs of her, with her Mona-Lisa smile and austere grace, as just as powerful as her paintings.

34 votes, average: 4.56 out of 534 votes, average: 4.56 out of 534 votes, average: 4.56 out of 534 votes, average: 4.56 out of 534 votes, average: 4.56 out of 5
34 Votes

NYC: Whitney Biennial 2017

Chelsea, New York City FINISHED

Begun by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932, this is the longest running survey of contemporary art in the United States.

25 votes, average: 4.08 out of 525 votes, average: 4.08 out of 525 votes, average: 4.08 out of 525 votes, average: 4.08 out of 525 votes, average: 4.08 out of 5
25 Votes

ENGLAND: House Style @ Chatsworth house

Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1PP Until Sunday 22 October, 2017

The most lavish and ambitious exhibition ever staged at Chatsworth House, starring a stellar roll call of iconic women connected with Chatsworth throughout the centuries.

23 votes, average: 5.00 out of 523 votes, average: 5.00 out of 523 votes, average: 5.00 out of 523 votes, average: 5.00 out of 523 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
23 Votes

NYC: A Synthetic Desert @ The Guggenheim

1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128. FINISHED

For this incredible immersive experience, Doug Wheeler has altered the space and structure of the gallery in order to control the optical and acoustic experience.

18 votes, average: 4.61 out of 518 votes, average: 4.61 out of 518 votes, average: 4.61 out of 518 votes, average: 4.61 out of 518 votes, average: 4.61 out of 5
18 Votes

LONDON The American Dream @ The British Museum

Bloomsbury, London FINISHED

Trace six decades of contemporary printmaking in the United States, with more than 200 works by 70 artists.

29 votes, average: 5.00 out of 529 votes, average: 5.00 out of 529 votes, average: 5.00 out of 529 votes, average: 5.00 out of 529 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
29 Votes

LONDON: John Latham @ Serpentine Gallery

Kensington Gardens, London FINISHED

He proposed a cosmology defined by time not space, which makes putting together a show of his work difficult - to say the least.

16 votes, average: 3.69 out of 516 votes, average: 3.69 out of 516 votes, average: 3.69 out of 516 votes, average: 3.69 out of 516 votes, average: 3.69 out of 5
16 Votes

NYC: Alexei Jawlensky @ Neue Galerie

Upper East Side, New York City FINISHED

It's the first full museum retrospective in the United States devoted to the work of this Russian-born Expressionist artist

20 votes, average: 4.30 out of 520 votes, average: 4.30 out of 520 votes, average: 4.30 out of 520 votes, average: 4.30 out of 520 votes, average: 4.30 out of 5
20 Votes

LONDON: Wolfgang Tillmans @ TATE Modern

Bankside, London FINISHED

It is as if you are rummaging through an old box of memories. Tillmans shows you the world through his own sensitivity.

18 votes, average: 4.44 out of 518 votes, average: 4.44 out of 518 votes, average: 4.44 out of 518 votes, average: 4.44 out of 518 votes, average: 4.44 out of 5
18 Votes

LONDON: Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends @ National Portrait Gallery

London FINISHED

This is the first exhibition of portraits by the late great British artist, who died in March this year.

28 votes, average: 4.61 out of 528 votes, average: 4.61 out of 528 votes, average: 4.61 out of 528 votes, average: 4.61 out of 528 votes, average: 4.61 out of 5
28 Votes

Art of the In-Between @ The Met

1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, FINISHED

This annual design exhibition has always attempted to blur, or even delete, the line between fashion and art.

10 votes, average: 5.00 out of 510 votes, average: 5.00 out of 510 votes, average: 5.00 out of 510 votes, average: 5.00 out of 510 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
10 Votes

The London Original Print Fair

Mayfair, London FINISHED

The LOPF is one of our favorite fairs to visit, not least of all because we might actually be able to afford something there!

14 votes, average: 5.00 out of 514 votes, average: 5.00 out of 514 votes, average: 5.00 out of 514 votes, average: 5.00 out of 514 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
14 Votes

NYC: Making Space for Women @ MoMA

Midtown, New York City FINISHED

At last! It’s high time we acknowledge that the permanent collection in the MoMA is mostly white male artists

24 votes, average: 4.88 out of 524 votes, average: 4.88 out of 524 votes, average: 4.88 out of 524 votes, average: 4.88 out of 524 votes, average: 4.88 out of 5
24 Votes

NYC: Louise Lawler @ The MoMA

Midtown, New York City FINISHED

I first fell in love with her work while working at a gallery in NYC about 2 years ago

11 votes, average: 5.00 out of 511 votes, average: 5.00 out of 511 votes, average: 5.00 out of 511 votes, average: 5.00 out of 511 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
11 Votes

NYC: Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms

945 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021 FINISHED

This amazing exhibition is the next step in the Met Breuer's fascinating program, following on from the hugely successful Kerry James Marshall.

31 votes, average: 4.97 out of 531 votes, average: 4.97 out of 531 votes, average: 4.97 out of 531 votes, average: 4.97 out of 531 votes, average: 4.97 out of 5
31 Votes

LONDON: Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion @ The V & A

London Until Sunday 18 February, 2018

The first ever UK exhibition exploring the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga and his profound and continuing influence on modern fashion.

14 votes, average: 5.00 out of 514 votes, average: 5.00 out of 514 votes, average: 5.00 out of 514 votes, average: 5.00 out of 514 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
14 Votes

Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave @ The British Museum

Bloomsbury, London FINISHED

His influence is famous. Monet, Van Gogh and the rest of Europes avante-garde society were slight obsessed with him. And now I am too actually.

17 votes, average: 5.00 out of 517 votes, average: 5.00 out of 517 votes, average: 5.00 out of 517 votes, average: 5.00 out of 517 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
17 Votes

Calder: Hypermobility @ The Whitney

Chelsea, New York City Until Monday 23 October, 2017

Explore the movement and sound in Calder's sculptures. Each one individual and alive. 

16 votes, average: 5.00 out of 516 votes, average: 5.00 out of 516 votes, average: 5.00 out of 516 votes, average: 5.00 out of 516 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
16 Votes

The Summer Exhibition @ The RA

Mayfair, London FINISHED

I look forward to this exhibition every year, it is an incredible opportunity to find up and coming artists, and maybe even buy a few small pieces. 

15 votes, average: 5.00 out of 515 votes, average: 5.00 out of 515 votes, average: 5.00 out of 515 votes, average: 5.00 out of 515 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
15 Votes

Sargent: The Watercolours @ Dulwich Picture Gallery

London Until Sunday 08 October, 2017

The first UK show in nearly 100 years devoted to watercolours by the Anglo-American artist, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925).

14 votes, average: 5.00 out of 514 votes, average: 5.00 out of 514 votes, average: 5.00 out of 514 votes, average: 5.00 out of 514 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
14 Votes

Grayson Perry @ The Serpentine

Kensington Gardens, London FINISHED

My mom loved this exhibition - seriously though!

6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
6 Votes

Picasso Minotaurs and Matadors @ Gagosian London

Mayfair, London FINISHED

If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined up with a line, it might represent a Minotaur. —Pablo Picasso

8 votes, average: 5.00 out of 58 votes, average: 5.00 out of 58 votes, average: 5.00 out of 58 votes, average: 5.00 out of 58 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
8 Votes

The Encounter - Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt

London Until Sunday 22 October, 2017

This is an INCREDIBLE exhibition of some of the most delicate portraits ever drawn. I suggest you go more than once, to really appreciate the beauty.

17 votes, average: 5.00 out of 517 votes, average: 5.00 out of 517 votes, average: 5.00 out of 517 votes, average: 5.00 out of 517 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
17 Votes

LONDON: Express yourself @ Saatchi Gallery

Chelsea, London FINISHED

At the end of the exhibition there are selfies of everyday people, some are idiotic, some are funny, some are downright dangerous and some are actually beautiful, but - are they art?

13 votes, average: 3.08 out of 513 votes, average: 3.08 out of 513 votes, average: 3.08 out of 513 votes, average: 3.08 out of 513 votes, average: 3.08 out of 5
13 Votes

LONDON: Queer British Art @ Tate Britian

Westminster, London FINISHED

This show reveals a remarkable range of identities and stories, from the playful to the political and from the erotic to the domestic.

14 votes, average: 5.00 out of 514 votes, average: 5.00 out of 514 votes, average: 5.00 out of 514 votes, average: 5.00 out of 514 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
14 Votes

CHIHULY @ New York Botanical Gardens

2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, New York 10458 Until Sunday 29 October, 2017

It is an an adventure, a breathtaking spectacle of color, light, and form.

9 votes, average: 5.00 out of 59 votes, average: 5.00 out of 59 votes, average: 5.00 out of 59 votes, average: 5.00 out of 59 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
9 Votes

Canaletto and the Art of Venice @ The Queen's Gallery

Buckingham Palace Rd, Westminster, London SW1A 1AA Until Sunday 12 November, 2017

This is an incredible exhibition and a once in a life-time chance to see the Queen's collection of Canalettos.

16 votes, average: 5.00 out of 516 votes, average: 5.00 out of 516 votes, average: 5.00 out of 516 votes, average: 5.00 out of 516 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
16 Votes

Hélio Oiticica @ The Whitney

Chelsea, New York City Until Sunday 01 October, 2017

His early geometric investigations into color are my favorite and there are some amazing examples in this show. They are a little Klee, a little Mondrian and a little Malevich.

5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 55 votes, average: 5.00 out of 55 votes, average: 5.00 out of 55 votes, average: 5.00 out of 55 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
5 Votes

Soul of a Nation @ Tate Modern

Bankside, London Until Sunday 22 October, 2017

As the Tate themselves say: It is a landmark exhibition and a rare opportunity to see era-defining artworks that changed the face of art in America.

9 votes, average: 4.89 out of 59 votes, average: 4.89 out of 59 votes, average: 4.89 out of 59 votes, average: 4.89 out of 59 votes, average: 4.89 out of 5
9 Votes