Johannesburg and Beirut, Lagos and Bogota—beautiful, storied cultural centers, that are vastly different but unified by a new prediction. These will be four of the 10 biggest art cities of the future. According to a new book from UK’s Phaidon PRess, “Art Cities of the Future & 21st Century Avant-Garde,” the aforementioned—as well as New Dehli, San Juan, Sao Paolo and others—will surpass NYC, Paris and London as the cities we associate most closely with art. They’re already hotspots with ever-emerging scenes and strong arts support, making it valuable to keep your eyes on their development.
Our Future Art Capitals