5 to See: This Weekend

This week’s exhibitions examine socio-political narratives, exploring the human impact of power structures, globalisation and consumption.

Prompting Conversations

LOOK Photo Biennial assesses the value of visual storytelling through a biennial that refocuses our attention to the vulnerability of the planet.

Visual Manipulation

Photography has a pivotal role in shaping opinion and distinguishing fact from fiction. Belfast Photo Festival explores the medium in a post-truth era.

Future Realities

What does it mean to be human in the digital age? Exploring this question is AI: More Than Human at Barbican Centre, an unprecedented survey.

Illuminating Nature

The immersive and playful VR experience We Live in an Ocean of Air at Saatchi Gallery explores the connections between human and natural worlds.

Responsive Collaboration

Uniting 1,318 creatives from 26 courses, Nottingham Trent University’s 2019 summer show presents a new generation of creatives.

Linear Backdrops

New Artists: Through colour, abstracted forms and negative spaces, Swedish artist Marcus Cederberg slows the pace of urban life.

Framing Utopia

New Artists: Fikri Amanda Abubakar crafts endless utopias where open windows, mirrors and empty rooms are diffused by pastel sunsets.

5 to Read: This Month

Must-read publications for May draw a wide reaching survey of life around the world: from the British seaside to San Francisco and beyond.

Vanishing Traces

Expansive natural landscapes, intriguing shapes and contrasting colours. Dutch artist Scarlett Hooft Graafland’s images heighten reality.

Heterotopia Today

Matla’s Pavilion at the Venice Biennale considers the importance of place, belonging, migration and displacement through alternate realities.

10 to See: Venice Biennale

The 58th International Art Exhibition is titled May You Live In Interesting Times. 2019’s artists creatively respond to political and social realities.

Luigi Pericle: A Restoration

Chiara Gatti and the Archivio Luigi Pericle association present a post-humous retrospective of Pericle’s works during the 58th Venice Art Biennale.

Minimal Landscapes

Presenting work by nearly 100 of the latest voices in contemporary art, The Other Art Fair returns to Brooklyn for the Spring 2019 edition.

Curious Details

New Artists: Karol Malecki’s images pose questions about our exterior world. Through taste, touch, warmth and cold, the answers are for the senses.

5 to See: This Weekend

Powerful documentary photography, dreamlike images and collaborative installations come together towards the end of April.

Youthful Expression

In 2018 American photographer and filmmaker Tyler Mitchell made history. The first solo exhibition of the artist’s work opens at Foam.

Shaping our Attention

New Artists: “Like so many people I get overwhelmed by outside stimuli.” Maarten Rots’ images stretch over textured walls, reclining in sunlight.

Making Connections

Contemporary artists, designers and architects at Art Beijing 2019 question what it means to be human in the 21st century’s digital landscape.

Shattering Illusions

Erwin Olaf: I Am presents the first comprehensive survey of the photographer’s work, from early images in black-and-white to iconic colour series.