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Acute Contemplations

Irving Penn’s keen awareness of light and human expression, paired with an acute eye for form, create intensely sculptural portraits.

Transitory Nostalgia

The Photographers’ Gallery presents the Polaroid work of Wim Wenders. The exhibition explores the relationship between time and object.

Modernist Memoriam

Museum Ludwig pays homage to Wern­er Mantz – one of the most promi­nent pho­to­g­ra­phers of Neues Bauen mod­er­nist ar­chi­tec­ture in the 1920s.

Altered Consciousness

Wren Artists presents Felicity McCabe at Great Eastern Wall Gallery, London. Archive explores the nature of transience and false memories.

Active Dialogue

Vitra Design Museum curator Amelie Klein and visual activist Zanele Muholi take part in High Museum of Art, Atlanta’s Conversations with Contemporary Artists.

Fragile Planet

Nazraeli Press releases photographer Lucas Foglia’s latest book, Human Nature. The series reflects on our relationship with the planet we inhabit.

A Dysfunctional Amphitheatre

“The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is the diary I let people read … The diary is my form of control.” La Triennale di Milano provides an arena for Goldin.

Transformation through Labour

Human activity and its power to transform the world is the theme at the heart of Ali Kazma’s practice. Jeu de Paume, Paris, offer a view into his perspectives.

Visionary Renewal

One of the great institutions of art history in the 20th and 21st centuries, MoMA, is showcased in an exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton.

National Idioms

Unprecedented in scope & scale, SFMoMA’s major retrospective of Walker Evans views his work through the lens of the American vernacular.

Theatrical Realism

The Mirroring Life retrospective marshals a large number of black & white prints, colour photographs & historical documents by André Kertész.

Alternative Viewpoint

London-based aerial photographer Jason Hawkes captures aspects of human living from alternative perspectives. Clients include Apple, Nike and Rolex.

5 To See: This Weekend

6-8 October. This week’s selection comprises world-renowned galleries, exhibitions and events with the larger goal of connection and collaboration.

Frieze London: Social Reflectors

Amongst the dizzying diversity of contemporary art on view, the greater themes pulsing through this year’s Frieze London touch upon global politics.

Spatial Ephemera

James Freeman Gallery’s, London, new exhibition Nocturne features the work of Lucy Glendinning, Simone Pellegrini and AAP Artist Suzanne Moxhay.

Universal Conflict

As one of America’s most loved living artists, Jenny Holzer’s practice circles around language in order to question systems of power and authority in society.

Condensing Temporality

Marian Goodman Gallery host simultaneous exhibitions in London and Paris of the major ongoing projects of Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Technological Transition

Future Shock examines our decisive moment in history and looks to the challenges and possibilities of the future through the work of 10 artists.

Ceremonious Accord

Taryn Simon recreates the centrepieces present at treaty and contract signings in Paperwork and the Will of Capital – part of Biennale de l’image.

Photographic Contemplation

British-Thai Tuck Muntarbhorn is an artist, curator and contemporary art collector. We speak with him about how his approach to life underpins his art practice.

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