For 247 years, the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition has offered a snapshot of contemporary art – and this year’s showcase is a riot of colour, variety and discovery with over 1,100 works spilling out from across its galleries. In the courtyard, visitors are confronted by a towering formation of steel ‘clouds’, created by Royal Academician Conrad Shawcross, before Jim Lambie’s kaleidoscopic stairs lead up to the Main Galleries. On view until 16 August.
Summer Exhibition 2015, Royal Academy, London
Both a documentary photographer and cultural commentator, Phil Bergerson has spent the past 20 years constructing a visual historical record of the depleting remnants of the American Dream.
Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast at City Art Centre, Edinburgh
The great American photographer Edward Steichen took what were probably the first fashion photographs in 1911. Since then it has become a unique platform for commerce and creativity.