5 to See: This Weekend

5 to See: This Weekend

From expansive natural landscapes to interior worlds, these must-see photography and design shows transport viewers across the globe and beyond.

She Could Have Been a Cowboy, The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam.

Anja Niemi’s (b. 1976) series explores notions of the self through staged compositions, returning to symbols drawn from the mythmaking of wild west movies. The collection questions notions of gender and conformity. From 8 September.

27 Roads, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

Recording concrete highways, dusty mountainside tracks and secluded forest paths, this exhibition of images by Robert Adams (b. 1937) positions the road as a metaphor for freedom, connection and solitude. Until 20 October.

London Design Biennale, Somerset House, London

London Design Biennale 2018 presents international interpretations of the theme Emotional States. This year’s edition sees 40 countries showcase exciting and ambitious projects, celebrating the universal power of design. Until 23 September.

Contemplating the View: American Landscape Photographs, Addision, Andover

Surveying both natural and manmade landscapes, this show offers dialogues between individuals and the environment, showcasing imagery by photographers including Joel Sternfeld, Ansel Adams and Katherine Wolkoff. From 8 September.

Dr. Blankman’s New York, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne

Tod Papageorge’s (b. 1940) early colour depictions of New York record the zeitgeist and social climate of the city in the 1960s and 1970s. Each work is politically responsive yet distinctly observational. From 8 September.

Credits:
1. Anja Niemi, The Motel Never Visited, 2016
2. The Fall © Anja Niemi, The Little Black Gallery
3. Robert Adams, Along Federal Highway 287. North of Laporte, Larimer County, Colorado, 1977.
4. Flynn Talbot, Full Spectrum.
5. Ansel Adams, Mount McKinley, Alaska from Portfolio One: Twelve Photographic Prints, 1948. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
6. Tod Papageorge, New York, 1966-67. From the series Dr. Blankman’s New York