5 to See: This Weekend

5 to See: This Weekend

From Alfredo Jaar and Trevor Paglen to Robert Mapplethorpe and Simone De Beauvoir, this weekend’s selection explores global politics and everyday life through seminal works.

Ansel Adams, The Tetons and Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, 1942. The Lane Collection.
© The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

Ansel Adams in Our Time, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Exploring the renowned photographer’s visual legacy, this show highlights Adams’ most celebrated landscapes alongside responsive images by contemporary artists such as Trevor Paglen and Catherine Opie. Until 24 February

Installation picture, Alfredo Jaar / Men Who Cannot Cry / 2018 – 2019.

Alfredo Jaar: Men Who Cannot Cry, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town

Goodman Gallery’s show reflects on a stone monument Robben Island. Created by former political prisoners, it marks the fifth anniversary of their release. Jaar’s works demonstrate its poignance for the present political moment. Opens 15 December

Robert Mapplethorpe, Self Portrait, 1980
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation / Photo © Tate (Marcus Leith)

ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Mapplethorpe, The Atkinson, Southport

Spanning self-representation, still life and iconic celebrity portraits, this ARTIST ROOMS exhibition demonstrates technical and formal skill whilst looking to the powerful cultural scene of the 1970s and 1980s. Opens 15 December.

Andrew Moore, Trestle, Old Highway 61, MS, 2014. 

Andrew Moore: Blue Sweep, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York

Drawing a portrait of contemporary life in Alabama and Mississippi, Blue Sweep surveys economic, social and cultural divisions in the US whilst highlighting a shared interest in history, tradition and the land. Architectural structures and interior spaces demonstrate a place lost in time. Until 9 February.

Harold Roth, Williamsburg Bridge, 1947

1947, Simone De Beauvoir in America, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York

Inspired writer and philosopher De Beauvoir’s diary, America Day by Day, this collection of photographs demonstrates the everyday experience of US life in 1947 – encouraging viewers to discover a rich selection of locations. Until 9 February.

1. Andrew Moore, Blue Sweep, Dallas County, AL, 2017.