Rural Escapism

The Hepworth examines the intermediate points between urban and rural; a series of photographers convey Britain’s desire to preserve the natural world.

Industrial Topographies

By capturing impact of human intervention in the natural landscape, Edward Burtynsky reveals the effects of industrialisation.

Vibrant Cities

Positioning city architecture as a locus for social interaction, Fred Herzog’s bright images focus on public spaces and crowds of people.

5 Photobooks to Read This Summer

A selection of this season’s must-read publications respond to key contemporary themes of post-truth, media culture, race and gender.

Observing Architecture

Focusing on 10 key photographs from the 1950s and 1960s, a show reveals iconic architect Denise Scott Brown’s interdisciplinary lens.

Cultural Identifiers

MoMA, Focal Point Gallery and the current issue of Aesthetica look towards utopian ideals through architecture and photography.

TOAF: New Ventures

The Other Art Fair’s Bristol edition is an international place for emerging creatives to showcase their works from around the world.

Charting Creativity

A show celebrates the legacy of influential fashion photographers, tracking the genre’s transformation into an art form.

Curating the Everyday

Dutch multidisciplinary artist Erwin Olaf rewrites the conventions of fashion photography through highly stylised, affecting works.

Sculptural Compositions

William Bunce and Lisa Jahovic explore shape, texture and sculpture to create minimalist imagery centred around geometry and balance.

Changing Gaze

Some things are not meant to be seen. But Trevor Paglen has made it his mission to highlight secret CIA prison sites, spy satellites and military installations.

The Jarman Award Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2018  Jarman Award is announced. This year’s selection includes Aesthetica Art Prize artist Jasmina Cibic.

5 to See: This Weekend

Moving into July, new photography and moving-image exhibitions explore notions of selfhood, representation and globalisation.

Multiple Selves

ICP’s survey of an intergenerational group of women artists from the 1990s to today explores the self in its multiplicity rather than its singularity.

Repositioning Reality

Documenting  the world from above, a new exhibition offers new angles on the urban and natural environment,

Top Design Shows

Expanding the boundaries of traditional practice, must-see shows open  this season occupy the intersection between art, technology and design.

Social Milieu

Photographer Inge Morath documented 20th century culture in America and Europe with a wide-reaching lens.

Utopian Structures

Catherine Hyland’s images capture Essex’s modernist architecture, reflecting upon their position within the social landscape.

Capturing the Moment

Two exhibitions  at Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, celebrate the spontaneous and joyful images of Jacques Henri Lartigue.

Pioneering Female Architects

Foregrounding the contribution of women, this selection of female architects demonstrates innovative approaches to urban space.

Cultural Celebration

The Manchester Lamps, a series of new sculptures celebrate the history of the city through a playful, design-led approach.

Cultural Criticism

Jyoti Dhar is an art critic of British and Indian descent based in Colombo. She is a contributing editor for ArtAsiaPacific and regularly contributes to Artforum and The…

Artists’ Film Screenings

Future Now: The 2018 Shortlist investigates ideas of identity through work by three shortlisted moving-image makers. 

Archived Material

Theaster Gates’ socially responsive work bridges the boundary between art and society, facilitating political and urban change.

Urban Perspectives

Siegfried Hansen’s street photography is on display this summer as part of the 2018 Hamburg Triennial, covering the theme of Breaking Point.

Considering Artifice

The topic of editing, cropping and filtering, as well as the impact of digital circulation, is addressed in several exhibitions and publications this month.

Contemporary Disconnection

Exhibitions open this summer document the fast-paced nature of the modern age by reflecting on urban and rural landscapes.

Design Insights

Dutch Stuff at London Design Fair takes a pared down approach, offering an eclectic yet nuanced selection of products from the region.

Visionary Enterprise

Looking to the future of creative production, New Designers brings together over 3000 emerging practitioners from leading institutions.

Revisiting America

Looking to the past in order to to reflect upon the present, a new photobook by Matt Henry offers a revealing series of compositions.

Transitory Locales

Investigating spaces of transition, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg’s oeuvre documents borders and cultural sites to explore lost utopias.

Profiling Innovation

A new book by Libby Sellers, Women Design, profiles 21 pioneers who have shaped the design world over the past 100 years, redressing the gender balance.

Curating Experiences

Pioneering in its extent of research, a new book from Phaidon presents a concentrated and intriguing overview of architectural exhibitions.

Chronicling Globalisation

A show demonstrates how photography and video can be used as tools for both documentation and social discourse.

5 to See: This Weekend

From documentary realism to uncanny compositions, photography shows running 23-24 June engage with diverse aspects of daily life.

Exploring Surrealism

Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain is the first exhibition to track the photographer’s engagement with the movement.

The New York Years

Depicting optimism and honesty, Feinstein’s street photography from the latter half of the century continues to delight and inspire.

Expanding Definitions

In a growing digital landscape, the boundaries of photography are constantly required to evolve. PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai explores this notion.

Representations of Identity

A new publication by Katrin Tiidenberg looks at the social, technological and cultural contexts of the 21st century selfie phenomenon.

Recovering Truth

An honest representation of joy and community spirit erupts from Shirley Baker’s images, which document the effects of urban clearance programmes in Manchester during the 1960s.

10 to See: Summer Shows

This summer’s must-see solo exhibitions, group shows and biennales demonstrate the UK’s dynamic artistic landscape.

Visionary Realism

The first UK retrospective of work by American photographer Dorothea Lange opens at Barbican Centre, London, this summer.

Chromatic Portraits

Jacques Henri Lartigue: Life in Color offers personal insight into the photographer’s wider oeuvre and the vividness of the world.

Abstracted Urbanity

An interest in colour, shape and light defines Franco Fontana’s practice, investigating the possibilities of photography.

New Worlds

Constructing a series of neon utopias, Reine Paradis’ surreal images celebrate the perplexities of the contemporary Los Angeles landscape.

Historical Devices

Mark Wallinger’s recently opened public artwork reflects upon notions of justice and democracy, offering an immersive experience.

Diverse Arenas

Bringing together London’s leading galleries, Mayfair Art Weekend celebrates the diversity of London’s artistic landscape.

Reflecting the Present

As part of arts festival Rockaway!, Museum of Modern Art presents Yayoi Kusama’s site-specific installation of Narcissus Garden.

Pastel Roots

Jo Kalinowski is inspired by identities. With British urban roots, she now lives in Australia, exploring the spaces between manmade and natural landscapes.

Urban Anonymity

Delving into the formal structure of the built environment, Michael Wolf’s practice uncovers the complexities of life in the metropolis.