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Amongst the Waves

Allan Sekula: Fish Story is a ground-breaking research, photo and video project exploring the profound impact of the globalised shipping trade.

Elle Pérez:
Devotional Moments

Elle Pérez captures the intimacies shared among friends and partners in their newest exhibition at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

Shortlist Announced:
Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2023

Shots of family, community and tenderness. The highly anticipated exhibition returns to the newly renovated gallery for the first time since 2020.

Outdoor Exhibitions:
5 to See this Season

Outdoor art offers us something special, proving how inspiring sculpture can be when shown outside gallery walls. Here are five to visit this summer.

Imagination According to Ajamu

Over decades, Ajamu has been reclaiming bondage and playing with power dynamics to examine Black masculinity and identity.

Vivid Abstraction

Sharp shadows. Vivid colour palettes. High contrast. Tight framing. These are hallmarks of French artist Marguerite Bornhauser’s still life compositions.

Brutalist Architecture:
5 Buildings To Know

Brutalist architecture emerged in the late 1940s. The following list comprises sites from across the world; each one is a key example of the style to know.

Guided by Love

With eye-catching colours and striking staging, Mous Lamrabat creates parallel worlds bursting with humour, empathy and playful irreverence.

Digital Abstraction:
Eric Sanders

What happens when we apply Colour Field to the contemporary world? How are emulsion techniques transformed when subject to digital rendering?

Encountering New Viewpoints

PHotoEspaña returns with 96 exhibitions and over 300 photographers who reflect on timely and relevant themes –from gender to the environment.

Seen and Heard

Musical Thinking explores the powerful resonances between video art, audio and popular culture, with 29 stimulating time-based artworks.

Atmospheric Memory:
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

This August, Powerhouse Museum presents a programme that features Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s climate, science and technology-focused installation.

Hyperreal Photography: 5 to Know

Here are five photographers who engage with ideas of truth and fiction – presenting heightening visions of landscapes and cities through skilful techniques.

Community Spirit

Baltic’s most recent retrospective is one of the most comprehensive surveys of Chris Killip’s iconic documentary photography to launch to date.

Green Networks:
Rooted at Wakehurst

Kew Gardens celebrates the power of trees by showcasing an array of spectacular outdoor installations across its 535-acre Wakehurst site.

Postmodern Architecture:
5 Buildings You Need To Know

“Less is bore.” Architect, Robert Venturi’s iconic quote summarises the essence of Postmodern architecture. Here, we present buildings to note.

Jasmin Genzel

The art of Jasmin Genzel focuses on the emanation of form and the interaction with imagination – the “songline” – to poetically integrate and weave images into material. Her recent series, Bundles and Planches, develop printmaking into objects that bridge and create a moment in the gathering of pieces. Genzel has participated in various exhibitions throughout Europe.

Video Art Innovations

Full Burn showcases the potential of lens-based media, immersing attendees in exciting new worlds, from virtual chat rooms to the forests of Taiwan.

Outdoor Performance

Margeaux Walter’s fun, humorous self-portraits bring joy whilst responding to, and reflecting on, complex ways humans interact with landscapes.

World of Abstraction

Dublin-based Sarah Doyle harnesses bright colours and experimental shapes as a way of travelling to and inventing vast new horizons.

A Sense of Renewal

Brazilian image-maker Gleeson Paulino brings an evocative collection of pictures: a dreamlike chronicle about, and ode to, his native country.

Actions by Design

Colour is tied up with the architecture of power and control. Kapwani Kiwanga shows us how, in aesthetically pleasing, immersive installations.

Building a Universe

Origami boats sail through seas of paper-cut leaves in JeeYoung Lee’s constructed studio scenes, acting as windows to an inner world.

Beyond Narrative

We Need Colour is satisfying in its visual style and co-ordination: eyeshadows, backgrounds clothing and props are all carefully matched.

Planetary Expeditions

Maria Leonardo Cabrita imagines the discovery of a lost cosmos found in-between the Sun and Mercury, filled with neon skies and rising steam.

Creative Advocacy

Media representations of Africa are all too often based on clichéd views. Aïda Muluneh is pushing past these narratives with her surreal storytelling.

Aerial Perspective

A landmark show tracks humanity’s 21st century story, drawing attention to photo artists who are portraying the impact of industry on the Earth.

Time on Earth: The August / September Issue

Storytelling is how we recall the past and imagine possible futures. This issue is about reflection and memory, tracking complex systems across the world.

United Ecosystems

Global temperatures are set to reach new highs. Tomás Saraceno’s exhibition champions shared stewardship of the land, people and knowledge.

A Survey of Parenthood:
Intimate Strangers

Through moments of honesty, investigation and tenderness, this show grapples with the complex relationships that exist within familial life.

Compelling Terrains:
5 Photobooks for Summer

Through skilful composition and artful storytelling, these photobooks serve as a platform for crucial discourse on identity, nationhood and migration.

Translucent Facades

Glass Houses, published by Phaidon, showcases domestic residences, across the globe, which have been inspired by the material’s legacy.

Summer Memories

Summer Lovin’, the latest exhibition at Robert Mann Gallery, brings together 14 artists who capture nostalgic memories under the summer sun.

Berlin Shows: 5 to See

Berlin is recognised as one of the most important cities on the cultural map. The German capital is a hotspot for both emerging and established artists.

Life in Colour:
Evelyn Hofer

The Photographers’ Gallery, London, presents Evelyn Hofer’s first UK solo show, in a display that spans 45 years of intuitive and vibrant image-making.

Experimental Expressions

Rieko Whitfield is a Japanese-American artist whose experimental pop music from her debut EP  Regenesis has been making waves in the London art scene. As a current artist in residence at the Tate Modern and a recent graduate of the Royal College of Art, she has been gaining a cult following through live performances at the V&A and the ICA.

Space to Create

Rasheed Araeen’s latest installations build a sense of togetherness by engaging people in collective creative acts at the Tate Modern.

The Meaning of Home

A collaboration between Johny Pitts and T. S. Eliot Prize winning poet Roger Robinson is an attempt to answer the question: “What is Black Britain?”

Challenging Misrepresentation

In BLACK VENUS, artists offer a riotous affront to centuries-long objectification, showcasing all that Black womanhood can be, and has always been.

Korean Art London:
A Major New Fair

Korean Art London is the UK’s first fair dedicated to the country’s contemporary art scene, opening at a significant moment in time for K-culture worldwide.

Nature’s Silhouettes:
Ana Mendieta

MO.CO. Panacee brings together over 100 works from one of the most influential Cuban-American performance and sculpture artists: Ana Mendieta.

Colourful Architecture:
5 Buildings to Know

Brightly tinted objects, surfaces and buildings can make a powerful statement. Here, we compile a list of vibrant architectural structures that stand out.

Catching the Light:
In Conversation with Rana Begum

Rana Begum RA talks about her show at The Box, Plymouth, touching on collaboration, creative evolution and how to make a site-specific sculpture.

Narratives of Belonging

Award-winning artist and Aesthetica Art Prize alumnus Larry Achiampong pushes the boundaries to examine class, gender and identity.

Humanising Designs

Acclaimed architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron comes to the UK, showing their design process through models, photographs and films.

New York Exhibitions for Summer:
5 to See

There are over 1,500 galleries in New York. Here, we recommend five shows to see this summer, selected from the vast cultural map of the five boroughs.

The World’s Best Architecture 2023

What makes a “good” building? The answer to this question is changing all the time. Architizer shines a light on contemporary buildings making waves.

Shared Humanity

The Prix Pictet 2023 announces a shortlist of 12 photographers, delving into the vast spectrum of experiences that define our collective existence.

Gina Osterloh:
Zones of Resistance

The Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) presents the work of interdisciplinary artist Gina Osterloh in her first major museum survey, ‘Mirror Shadow Shape.’

Sense of Self

Alias Trate’s portrait paintings each signify a different emotion, from anger to compassion, prudence to angst, fortitude to patience.

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