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Pragmatic Design

Innovators propose ways to improve the temporary situations faced by refugees. From clothing that can double as a tent, to improved signage in a refugee camp, the designs offer practical, real-life solutions.

Political Structures

Monica Bonvicini develops an installation for Berlinische Galerie’s large exhibition hall comprised of gender-specific and power-conscious allusions to the norms of architectural and artistic modernism.

Social Space

Toby Paterson returns to Edinburgh to create a new work inspired by Patrick Geddes’ surveys of cities as a means to study human activity and society.

Spatial Environments

Ambienti/Environments centres on Lucio Fontana’s pioneering work in the realm of installation art, along with a selection of his seminal Ambienti spaziali.

5 To See: This Weekend

11-13 August. These exhibitions offer a mirror to the contemporary condition and its new developments through social photographs and innovative design.

AAP: Lasting Recognition

It’s the last month to submit to the 2017 edition of the Aesthetica Art Prize. Enter your installation, sculpture, painting, design or video by 31 August.

Ethereal Installations

Chiharu Shiota’s first solo retrospective in the Netherlands offers insight into the human condition and universal experiences.

Aesthetica Issue 78

In this era of accelerating post-truth and digital manipulation, where fact converges with fiction, we must ask ourselves – what is going on?

Investigative Expression

Barbican, London and The Trampery have launched alt.barbican, an initiative featuring practitioners who challenge the boundaries of art and technology.

Pioneering Equality

Brooklyn Museum examines the cultural and aesthetic priorities of black women during the emergence of second-wave feminism in America.

Investigative Structures

Barcelona plays host to an exposition of the role of a relatively new process, forensic architecture, which is shown to be increasingly vital in a post-truth world.

Fluctuating Ideals

If art represents the transitions within culture, what are we learning about systematically labelling bodies?

AAP: Contemporary Curating

Jennifer Alexander, Curator of Art at York Art Gallery, sheds light on exhibition practices and curating for the 21st century audience.

Excavating Identities

White Cube’s latest exhibition reveals how there is a vast and raging female presence amongst those associated with the surrealist movement.

Cultural Empowerment

The Time is Now is curated to expand on the MoMA’s, New York, current show Making Space: Women Artists & Post-war Abstraction.

Charting Flexiblility

Ubiquitous, cheap and light, plywood is the focus of an exhibition opening at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, this summer.

Introspective Architecture

Rachel Whiteread demonstrates command of the interdependent factors of space and place, with both inventive and monumental structures.

Inclusive Engagement

The 2017 edition of the Accessible Art Fair (ACAF) offers a platform for emerging artists and designers to showcase and directly sell their work to audiences.

Illusory Resonance

Rachel Ara, winner of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016, has been awarded a Near Now Fellowship, which includes a reworking of This Much I’m Worth.

Collective Depths

Ancient futures is the theme of this summer’s Primavera, an annual event at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

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