The art world in 2023: market predictions, big shows, museum openings

In the first episode of the year, we look ahead at the next 12 months. Anny Shaw, the acting art market editor at The Art Newspaper, peers into her crystal ball and tries to predict the fortunes of the art market this year. Then, Jane Morris, one of our editors-at-large, José da Silva, our exhibitions editor, and host Ben Luke select the museum projects, biennales and exhibitions that they are most looking forward to in 2023.

Events discussed:

The Grand Egyptian Museum: no confirmed opening date.

The National Portrait Gallery reopens on 22 June.

Factory International, Manchester, also opens in June. Yayoi Kusama’s You Me and the Balloons opens there on 29 June, as does the Manchester International Festival.

The Sharjah Biennial: Thinking Historically in the Present opens on 7 February.

The Gwangju Biennial: Soft and Weak Like Water opens on 7 April.

Celebration Picasso 1973-2023

Vermeer opens at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, on 10 February.

Manet/Degas opens at the at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, on 28 March and then at the Metropolitan Museum, New York, on 24 September

Juan de Pareja: Afro-Hispanic Painter, opens at the Met on 3 April

Simone Leigh opens at the ICA, Boston, on 6 April, then at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., on 3 November before travelling to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Californian African American Museum in 2024

Barkley Hendricks: Portraits at the Frick opens at Frick Madison, New York, on 21 September

Alma Thomas: Composing Colour is at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, in D.C., from 15 September

The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century opens at the Baltimore Museum of Art on 5 April and the Saint Louis Art Museum on 25 August

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith opens at the Whitney Museum, New York, on 19 April

Remedios Varo: Science Fictions is at the Art Institute of Chicago from 29 July

Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian: Forms of Life opens at Tate Modern in London on 20 April

Marina Abramovic is at the Royal Academy in London from 23 September

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