2018 was a year filled with numerous art exhibitions, new museum openings and interesting art shows. We look back at some of the best ones below, according to this year’s Leading Cultural Destinations Awards:

The award for the best exhibition went to Philippe Parreno’s untitled show at Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin. One of the highlights of the exhibition was the room called “My room is another fish bowl”, that gave visitors the sensation of being underwater, due to the yellow film that covered the windows and the dozens of inflated fish balloons floating in the space.

As expected, the best digital experience award went to TeamLab at the Mori Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo.

TeamLab at the Mori Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo won the award for best digital experience. The exhibition is made up of 50 interactive artworks in a 10,000-square-metre space, including this installation featuring projections of flowers and a waterfall.

Lisbon won the emerging culture city of the year award. There are numerous museums that helped bring this award. One of them is the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT). It establishes a connection between the new building and the Tejo Power Station, one of Portugal’s most prominent examples of industrial architecture from the first half of the 20th century, and one of the most visited museums in the country.

Other winners this year included London’s Garden Café at the Garden Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto, Château La Coste art centre and hotel in France,  San Sebastian for food destination of the year, Uzbekistan as Best Silk Road Destination and South Africa as Best Luxury Destination.


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