Cultural tourism: international exhibitions and art fairs in 2024

Need an excuse to travel? Why not plan a trip around a major exhibition, art fair or biennale this year?

As 2024 finds its stride, despite global conflicts and economic uncertainties, art museums globally take time to reflect on the value that artists have contributed to deepening our grasp on the world. There are a huge number of significant retrospective and survey exhibitions this year, a major focus on woman artists, and a continued celebration of Blackness and an African diaspora – as well the return of some of the most loved biennale events that take the pulse on making now.

ArtsHub takes a look at what’s showing – and what are the travel-worthy exhibitions – across five regions (Asia, the UK, the US, Europe and Canada) in 2024.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina