Ricardo Bofill’s La Muralla Roja in Alicante pays homage to the Arab Mediterranean, in particular to the adobe towers of North Africa.
Reginald Van de Velde’s photographs provide an oasis for reflection on the passage of time, offering a new perspective on abandoned settings.
Innovative photographic duo JUCO’s material provides an explosion of energy and blurs the lines between fine art and commercial assignments.
A new publication from Phaidon highlights the shifting relationship between architecture and natural forms, taking the land as inspiration.
In Anna Di Prospero’s Urban self-portrait series angles of contemporary cities reach an intriguing equilibrium with expressive bodily contortions.
Future Now: Day One
The Future Now Symposium returns to York St John University 25-26 May. Through talks and panels, it will evaluate the current artistic climate.
Scarlett Hooft Graafland’s first solo exhibition at Flowers Gallery, London, invites the viewer into ethereal and remarkable landscapes.
LOOK/17: Urban Experience
LOOK/17, Liverpool’s International Photography Festival proposes a dynamic programme under the title Cities of Exchange: Liverpool/ Hong Kong.
5 To See
Hong Kong’s Art Week is in full-swing this weekend. To coincide with the occasion, we highlight ArtisTree’s show examining the work of Zaha Hadid.
Art Dubai: Identity and Revival
If Art Dubai has long been considered to represent the Global South, this year’s 11th edition seemed skewed in favour of art from the Middle East.
Bill Viola’s practice transforms our understanding of video as an art form. Mirrors of the Mind, brings together a series of expressive and pioneering works.
Delving into global issues of overpopulation and migration, the work of 12 practitioners is showcased in Prix Pictet: Space at the V&A, London.
EIF: Cultural Exchange
Edinburgh International Festival celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2017 and will welcome 2,020 artists from 40 nations to perform in Scotland’s capital.
Joseph Hillier harnesses the possibilities of digital technologies to create a new body of work that questions the digital revolution we are living in.
AIPAD 2017: New Horizons
Catherine Edelman, Director of AIPAD, discusses the rise of the international photography fair and its widespread importance for artists and collectors.
Do Ho Suh’s first exhibition at Victoria Miro was a show-stopping example of conceptual installation, communicating beyond mere visual appeal.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads (2010) comes to Yorkshire Sculpture Park as part of the organisation’s 40th anniversary.
Four renowned artists are brought together by the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in a comprehensive exhibition that reexamines the work of John Latham.
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA welcomes an unprecedented exploration of Latin American art, giving due attention to influential and complex cultures.
The NGV Triennial has announced that more than 60 artists from over 30 countries will participate in its inaugural event, to be held this December.
5 To See
Photography, identity and popular culture are rife in our 5 To See. We begin with an examination of Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun’s lifelong pursuit of the self-image at the National Portrait Gallery.
The Ends of Collage is spread across three platforms, each offering a different perspective from which to review the medium of collage and its legacies.
Flesh tones and bold textures bring a sense of the body into the stripped space of white walls and floor-to-ceiling windows at London’s Parasol Unit.
Arts Catalyst highlights artists’ practices that explore the nature of conflict in relation to the use of the Earth’s geological natural resources.
Art Basel’s fifth Hong Kong edition welcomes 242 galleries to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 23 March to 25 March.
The UK’s largest photography festival, FORMAT, will explore the theme of Habitat in 2017. The eight edition of the biennial festival opens 24 March.
The four recipients of the BALTIC Artists’ Award are Jose Dávila, Eric N. Mack, Toni Schmale and Shen Xin. Their work will be on show at the gallery in June.
5 To See
Moderna Museet stages the first major European retrospective of artist Marina Abramović, and Arnolfini celebrates its former live art events.
Venice Biennale: British Contributions
The United Kingdom presents three exhibitions at this year’s Venice Biennale, as the British Council joins forces with sister bodies in Scotland and Wales.
Houston Center for Photography hosts a new group exhibition, celebrating the practices of six women photographers from across the world.
William Eggleston’s Los Alamos comes to Foam. Comprised of more than 2200 images, the series was originally intended to be published in parts.
International Women’s Day: Exemplary Visions
In light of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we have selected 10 inspiring women who have contributed to the wider creative industries.
The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards shortlist has been revealed. This year’s prize garnered a total of 227,000 image submissions from 183 countries.
The Other Art Fair will be held at Victoria House from 30 March until 2 April. It invites unrepresented artists to showcase their latest projects.
The judges have been announced for the #SaatchiSelfie competition, with luminaries including Tracey Emin, Juno Calypso, Idris Khan and Juergen Teller.
Architects Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigemand Ramon Vilalta (RCR Arquitectes) have been awarded the 2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize.
MIA Photo Fair returns for its seventh edition under the direction of Fabio Castelli and Lorenza Castelli. This year, the fair will introduce new projects.
Skarstedt’s exploration of appropriation and how it has been pursued by different generations features works by leading artists from the 1960s to the present day.
COUM Transmissions at Humber Street Gallery, Hull, proposes an unprecedented exploration of the private thinking and public actions of the collective.
5 To See
Our round-up of shows begins with a retrospective on the work of Merce Cunningham, closing with Mazzeloni’s 30th anniversary celebrations.
SCOPE: New Trends
Celebrated as a showcase for international emerging art and multi-disciplinary creative programming, SCOPE returns to New York for its 17th edition.
Aesthetica in CE50
Aesthetica Short Film Festival has been selected for Creative England’s 2017 report, CE50, which highlights the top 50 creative businesses in England.
The Armory Show introduces a new sector to its line-up. Platform hosts a selection of large-scale artworks, installations and site-specific commissions.
Volta New York celebrates its 10th anniversary as a solo focused contemporary art fair. Returning to PIER 90, it runs alongside Armory Arts Week.
The 2017 shortlist for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize continues its established tradition of representing a diverse range of photographic practices.
Artist Wolfgang Tillmans will transform Tate’s subterranean South tank into a unique, experimental space where sound, music and light interact.
Photo London: Contemporary Perspectives
Photo London has announced that 87 of the world’s leading galleries will exhibit at the third edition of the international fair at Somerset House.
John Latham: Flat Time
Opening this spring at the Serpentine, London, is a new season celebrating John Latham’s diverse practice, achievements and overall philosophy.
Holly Hendry presents an entirely new body of work for her first solo exhibition in a UK institution, creating a geology of oozy forms peppered with comedy.
5 To See
The subject of the human condition is ever-present in our 5 To See: from Steve McQueen’s journey through life in Ashes, to Josef Koudelka’s portrayal of exile.
Future Now Symposium
Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Future Now Symposium, a two-day event encompassing sessions and networking alongside leading arts organisations.
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary stages a monographic exhibition that explores the oceanic legacy of Allan Sekula entitled OKEANOS.
Can you name five female artists? This question is being proposed by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC this March.
The 12th edition of Art Madrid Contemporary Art Fair opens today and runs until 26 February at the Galería de Cristal of CentroCentro Cibeles.
French photographer Emmanuel Georges (b.1965) takes viewers on a journey through the familiar and diminishing concept of the American Dream.
Martin Parr: Early Observations
Known best for honest and often critical portrayals of the Great British public, Martin Parr has been unafraid to capture humanity through his vision.
Melbourne Design Week will examine the value of good design and showcase the work of regional and international creatives in a city-wide event.
Jenny Sabin Studio has been selected as the winner of this year’s Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s, New York, Young Architects Program.
Rodney Graham: Shape-Shifter
BALTIC hosts a major retrospective of renowned Canadian artist Rodney Graham. That’s Not Me marks his first large-scale UK exhibition since 2002.
Christina Sanders: Short Fiction Winner
Christina Sanders, winner of Short Fiction in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2017, discusses the opportunities presented by short form.
The location chosen for V&R’s most recent shows, Palais de Tokyo, is Paris’s most experimental art museum, showcasing the trajectory of the brand.
Polka Galerie’s retrospective of Joel Meyerowitz concentrates on street photography in New York City, and the embrace of landscape and light.
5 To See This Weekend
The exhibitions in this week’s 5 To See reimagine everyday concepts; the artists provide audiences with fresh encounters of the ordinary.
New York-based Chinese photographer Shen Wei sets out on a journey across continents for Between Blossoms at Flowers Gallery, New York.