By exploring the interactions between individuals and the 21st century landscape, this week’s must-see exhibitions unearth the uncanny in the everyday. From environmental change to the female experience, these shows reveal hidden truths through hyperreal visuals.
Insidious, La Galerie Particuliere, Paris
Delving into the formal structure of the built environment, Michael Wolf’s (b. 1954) practice uncovers the complexities – and anonymity – of life in the metropolis. An engagement with architectural forms offers a unique visual perspective, investigating China, Hong Kong, Chicago, Paris and Tokyo through an abstracted approach.
From 16 June. Find out more here.
Alex Prager: Silver Lake Drive, The Photographers’ Gallery, London
The first mid-career survey of Prager (b. 1979) this collection of 40 images celebrates the artist’s prolific oeuvre, bringing together a selection of trademark highly saturated photographs and film works. With an interest in gender roles and the emotional landscape of women, the pieces bring out the melodrama and disquiet in everyday life. This show is featured in the current issue of Aesthetica.
Until 14 October. Find out more here.
Eco-Visionaries, Bildmuseet, Sweden
Reflecting on the relationship between art, architecture and the environment, Eco-Visionaries offers critical responses to the Anthropocene, providing alternative visions for future uses of energy, resources and the natural world. Participating artists offer sustainable options, reassessing interactions between humans and the ecosystem.
Until 12 October. Find out more here.
Merror, Fotografiska, Stockholm
“I am driven by enormous interest in my fellow human beings, who I study constantly…I peel away almost everything. Only then is there room for what I want to express.” The first major solo exhibition of Evelyn Bencicova (b. 1992) – also featured in the current issue of Aesthetica – brings together work from a range of series, creating unsettling relationships between organic and concrete forms.
Until 23 September. Find out more here.
Returning for 2018, international art fair Art Basel brings together 290 leading galleries to exhibit a diverse selection of contemporary works. Showcasing pieces by over 4000 artists whilst offering talks and events, it transforms the region into a platform for cultural exchange. Featured practitioners include Candida Höfer, William Eggleston, James Casebere, Cindy Sherman, Trevor Paglen and Andreas Gursky.
Until 17 June. Find out more here.
1.The Big Valley: Susie and Friends, 2008. Alex Prager Studio/Lehmann Maupin Gallery.
2. Michael Wolf, TC 41 from Transparent City, 2007. Courtesy Michael Wolf & La Galerie Particulière,
3. Polyester: Julie, 2007. Alex Prager Studio/Lehmann Maupin Gallery.
4. John Gerrard, Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas), 2017, Courtesy of the artist.
5. Evelyn Bencicova, from Asymptote.
6. Candida Höfer, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Herzog & de Meuron Hamburg II, 2016. Courtesy Sean Kelly Gallery.