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Transient Heritage

Tamas Dezso paints a portrait of Romania. The country is struggling to shed the shackles of its political past, which pervades its rural heritage.

Global Imaginations

The Design Museum, London, has announced the shortlist for the 10th anniversary celebrations of the world’s best designs.

Exquisite Fashion

Melissa Regan Agency, in partnership with Mark Shaw archive, stages the first of a series of exhibitions of the fashion photographer’s epic work.

Adolescent Narratives

Created with young women from the Youth Sociotherapy Center in Rudzienko, Sharon Lockhart’s Little Review comprises translations, a new film, series of photographs and educational workshops.

Charting Authenticity

The Photographers’ Gallery’s latest exhibition offers an insight into the polaroids of a previous generation through the cinematic vision of Wim Wenders.

Photographic Resurgence

LE BAL, Paris, displays a range of Magnum Photos’ treasures from books and publications dating from the creation of the co-operation in 1947.

Vivid Histories

Julie Cockburn’s delicate embellishment of photographs is the focus of a new exhibition at London’s Flowers Gallery this September.

Monochromatic Visions

Belgian photographer Sanne De Wilde delves into the visions of the people of Pingelap and Pohnpei, two islands in Micronesia where a high percentage of the population have achromatopsia.

Centenary Style

The Grand Palais in Paris celebrates the centenary of the birth of photographer Irving Penn in partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Reflective Documentation

Saatchi Gallery and Huawei’s #SelfExpression competition invites anyone with a smartphone to turn their gaze away from the self to the world.

Evolving Aesthetics

In An Incomplete History of Protest, Whitney Museum, New York, explores its collection and archive with a focus on activism and politics.

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.

Vintage Highways

Photographer Josef Hoflehner’s sleek and stylish yet unstaged imagery takes viewers back in time, focusing on car designs from the 1960s and 1970s.

Sublime Landscapes

Adam Jeppesen searches for the silence and spirituality in desolate landscapes and the physical elements in his latest exhibition, Out of Camp.

Exuberant Youth

Having presented Malick Sidibé’s first solo exhibition outside of Africa in 1995, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain now pays tribute to the artist.

Sequential Urbanity

Swedish photographer Mårten Lange has released a The Mechanism, a despondent sequence that forms a sci-fi story about contemporary life.

Artistic Soul

Tate Modern’s Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power is a rare opportunity to see era-defining artworks that changed the face of art in America.

Thematic Multiplicities

As August approaches, the Online Viewing Room at David Zwirner has curated a selection of images that express the notion of summer.

Design Materials

Plywood: Material of the Modern World at the V&A, London, explores how a frequently overlooked material, plywood, has revolutionised design and creative practices over the past 150 years.

CWA: Inspirational Narratives

The 2017 Creative Writing Award closes for entries on 31 August. Submit your work and become part of a wider network of literary visionaries.

Nostalgic Engagement

For the conceptual artist Mike Mandel, the 1970s was a time of enrichment; the ensuing productivity is celebrated in Good 70s at SFMOMA. 

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.

Progressive Imagery

Generation Loss constitutes a shimmering cave where mirrored projections, overlapping screens and digital shields choreograph steadily and firmly.

New Discoveries

Centre Pompidou offers a unique retrospective of Walker Evans, developing a new perspective on a feat that has been considered by many.

The Emotive Lens

Ed van der Elsken favoured the street over any other subject. His images evoke a sense of modernity, “hunting” for moments that represented the city.

Social Representation

Opening as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, The Autry Museum of the American West is mounting a new show dedicated to the archives of La Raza.

Critical Re-examination

Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most prolific architects of the 20th century, designing over 1000 buildings. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, stages a 150th anniversary celebration of his birth.

Inclusive Sensibility

As part of CO Berlin’s summer programme, Danny Lyon’s photography comes to the fore through an acute sensibility to the human condition.

Weighted Documentary

Pieter Hugo: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea showcases 14 collections, including subjects that range from honey collectors to definitions of home.

Fluctuating Perspectives

Even immobile objects are in flux. This is one of the insights of Steve McQueen’s Static, a film that instigates new perspectives on the Statue of Liberty.

Tumultuous Americana

Launched in tandem with a seminal exhibi­tion at Beetles+Huxley, London, Sleeping by the Mississippi provides a glimpse into the “third coast” of the US.

Compassionate Artistry

The series confronts somewhat difficult issues with the belief meaningful art and courageous conversations contribute to a more just world.

Formal Innovation

Acting as a barometer of contemporary practices, the 2017 Foam Talent exhibition showcases 20 international artists taken from a larger annual call.

Nuanced Compositions

Photographer Bill Henson encompasses a diverse range of themes spanning the personal and the universal.

Documenting Expansionism

“Decolonisation” is a term that holds uncertainty and possibility in Tyburn Gallery’s summer show, through an exciting array of contemporary photography.

Creative Synergy

For the 2017 London Design Festival, the hub is at the V&A, further deepening the strong link between a world-leading collection of art and innovation.

Imaginative Enterprise

The programme to mark the 50th anniversary of MCA Chicago makes a bold declaration that art has the power to change our perceptions of the world.

Parallel Civilisations

The Drift, by London and Beirut-based artist Maeve Bren­nan follows the stories of a handful of in­habitants of modern-day Lebanon.

Emotional Nationhood

Finland’s Backlight Photo Festival marks its 30th anniversary and 100 years of independence with a touring exhibition of seven Finnish artists.

5 To See: This Weekend

The 5 to See for 4–6 August provides insight into global transitions prevalent in the 20th century, encompassing themes that celebrate justice.

Monumental Change

NGV explores how art and design engaged with forces of change, creating new ap­proaches such as abstraction, surrealism and expression­ism.

Meticulous Narratives

Peter Hujar: Speed of Life includes over 100 vintage photographs made by Hujar between the mid-1950s and his death.

Impressionistic Filmmaking

The dream-like filmmaking of Kahlil Joseph gets its first solo presentation in New York, including a new black and white piece inspired by Roy DeCarava.

Fabricated Lineage

Chantelle Exley’s You or Your Memory was displayed as part of York St. John’s True North exhibition, an end of year show that celebrated emerging talent.

Pioneering Design

The 15th edition of the London Design Festival returns to prestigious venues and cultural institutions across the city.

Documenting Humanity

Bruce Davidson is best known for documenting the civil rights movement in the US throughout the 1960s, His work is at Fotomuseum, Rotterdam.

Ethereal Installations

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

Stimulating Civilisations

1:54 Contemporary African Art fair has announced its fifth edition. It has become one of the pioneering institutions to engage with transnational audiences.

Illusory Journeys

Christian Tagliavini’s Voyages Extraordinaires reimagines Jules Verne’s novels. The series is on display as part of Clervaux – Cité de l’Image.

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