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Arts agenda: Portraits by Boris Chaliapin in Washington DC

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With the Met's spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibit, "Punk: Chaos to Couture," having just kicked off, forthcoming openings include a collection of portraits by Boris Chaliapin in Washington DC and an exhibit by Michael Landy as artist-in-residence at the National Gallery of London.

Punk: Chaos to CoutureMay 9 - August 14Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA

Punk fashion may have exemplified a self-sufficient, anti-institutional attitude to clothing, but it was soon exalted by incorporation into high fashion trends, a relationship examined by the Met's spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibit and augmented by music videos and audio.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2013/punk

Mr. TIME: Portraits by Boris ChaliapinMay 17 - January 5, 2014National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, USA

Over 400 of TIME Magazine's painted cover portraits were supplied by Russian-born Chaliapin between 1942 and 1970, with upwards of 300 within the confines of the NPG's collection and 26 originals, to form part of its retrospective exhibition.npg.si.edu/exhibit/exhchaliapin.html

Michael Landy: Saints AliveMay 23 - November 24The National Gallery, London, UK

Landy's appointment as one of the National Gallery's artists-in-residence has seen him re-contextualize some of the gallery's own paintings, reimagining their subjects as oversized sculptures, adorning those sacred saints with modern-day machine parts and other carefully selected objects ready to be cranked to life by gallery visitors. Renaissance works include portraits of Saint Jerome by Crivelli and Tura, Cranach's Saints Genevieve and Apollonia, and Sassetta's Stigmatisation of Saint Francis.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/michael-landy-saints-alive

Cildo Meireles May 24 - September 9Museo Renia Sofia, Madrid, Spain

Concept art arrives at the Museo Nacional courtesy of Velazquez Prize winner Meireles and partner museums in Portugal and Italy, with works both old and new including a debut showing for the Amerikka installation.museoreinasofia.es/exposiciones/futuras/cildo-meireles_en.html

Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of KnowingMay 25 - September 1Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK

The Horniman Museum's huge stuffed walrus, Albrecht Dürer's historic Rhinoceros woodcutting, Roger Caillois's mineral collection and an Antarctic penguin are presented in juxtaposition with submissions from contemporary artists -- see if that doesn't spark your own impulse to discover.turnercontemporary.org/exhibitions/curiosity-art-and-the-pleasures-of-knowing

Yo Picasso: Self PortraitsMay 31 - September 1Museo Picasso, Barcelona, Spain

A major exhibition of Pablo Picasso's self-portraits allows visitors to experience the wide-ranging purposes of this tried and tested artistic discipline: sometimes factual, sometimes experimental, some for show and others for entertainment.museupicasso.bcn.cat/en/cp/kc

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