5 to Read: This Month

December’s must-read publications look at socially responsive architecture, environmental sculpture and thoughtful global photography.

Limitless Creativity

Two contemporary art shows taking place during Miami Art Week offer a platform for acclaimed global contemporary artists and galleries

Visual Tension

Utilising peculiar perspectives, Sharon Alviz invites viewers to consider architectural compositions and our wider relations to them.

The December / January Issue

Issue 86, A Renewed Perspective, is very special; through our features and editorials we are diving into bigger subjects head on.

Celebrating Print

It’s Nice That launch the Autumn/Winter 2018 edition of Printed Pages – an arts and design compendium highlighting 100 years of Bauhaus.

RCA Secret Show

The Stewarts RCA Secret show returns 1-3 December, including over 1,800 postcard-sized works from both established and emerging artists.

5 to See: This Weekend

Spanning photography and installation, shows opening at the start of December demonstrate approaches to personal and collective identities.

Reflective Environments

Six N. Five is a design studio that specialises in still life visuals and videos with a clean and modern aesthetic inspired by the works of Edward Hopper.

Cultural Influencers

Championing young artists, architects and designers, COS extends its aesthetic to the wider sector, acting as a gallery space for new visionaries.

Transient Installation

A new generation of artists considers the allure of visual stimulation, creating playful and immersive projects that trigger sensory experiences.

Towards Connectivity

In an age where photography is democratised, Foam’s 2018 Talents create an overview of the world in a time of upheaval and apprehension.

Beyond Documentary

Influential fashion photographer Erwin Blumenfeld’s oeuvre demonstrated a belief in image-making as an art form, pushing boundaries.

Digital Environments

In an increasingly urbanised and digital world, virtual reality experience We live in an Ocean of Air offers an essential moment of reflection.

Kinetic Experience

In the beginning, there was a pulse. This is at the heart of a series of large-scale installations by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer built around vital signs.

Global Connectivity

In 2018, there are over 4 billion internet users worldwide. Revealing the hidden network behind this is Artangel winner Evan Roth’s Red Lines.

Endless Points

Xiaowei Chen works in the USA and China. We discuss her solo exhibition Endless Pointsat AroundSpace Gallery in Shanghai until 30 December.

Nordic Design Brands To Watch

Demonstrating a rich sense of heritage whilst looking to the future of design, this selection blends bold aesthetics with functionality.

Beyond the Surface

Ward Roberts draws upon the effects of loneliness and isolation in today’s world. His Flotsam series builds upon repetition, acclimatisation and reverie.

Cinematic Projection

Split Second, a new exhibition of works by Anthony McCall, occupies the boundaries between drawing, cinema and sculpture.

Forgotten Utopia

David Hartt’s In The Forest investigates the legacy of modernist architecture and its utopian ideals through the lens of Habitat Puerto Rico.