5 to See: This Weekend

Must-see exhibitions for the start of August look back to reflect upon the present. Portraiture and intriguing cityscapes document a world in flux.

5 to Read: This Month

Top titles for August 2019 span eco-conscious design, light installation and street photography – interpreting the modern world through creativity.

The August / September Issue

Issue 90, entitled ‘Living for Today’, is a response to our times, covering innovative upcycled plastic whilst questioning alternative truths in the media.

All That Glitters

Photographed across four years, ‘The Canary & The Hammer’ by Lisa Barnard, shows how our dependence on gold was born.

Intimacy with Nature

Next Generation is an annual collaboration with London College of Communication, featuring seven new talents entering the photographic sphere.

Illusory Narratives

Examining the use of photography to question the nature of accepted truths and subjective realities, the images sit between fact and fiction.

Pockets of Colour

Picking up on small strips of colour within manufactured locations, Kyle Jeffers builds up textures through costume, props and layouts.

Forms of Recluse

Kyle Thompson produces photographs that depict feelings of solitude and loneliness in today’s hyper-digitised climate.

Looking Outwards

Rebecca Reeve’s series Marjory’s World comments upon our increasingly urban existence – a sense of disconnect from the natural world.

Social Documentary

The German Democratic Republic was a country ruled by surveillance and constant monitoring; these photographs provide a window into a past era.

Striking Depictions

Alessio Albi’s close-up portraits draw attention to finer bodily details – capturing them with mesmerising intensity and heightened colours.

Dramatic Architecture

Sebastian Weiss is an architectural photographer who sparks dialogues with buildings. Glass and concrete come together in fluid structures.

Civil Rights

The story of the British Black Panthers are the subject of an exhibition from iconic photographer Neil Kenlock and curator Mattie Loyce.

Velvet Interiors

Charlie Goodge sensitively draws attention to texture – velvet curtains and draped tablecloths create sumptuous visual environments.

5 to See: This Weekend

Top shows look at the legacies of iconic artists, photographers and architects whilst positioning the natural world as a metaphor for global issues.

Beyond the Horizon

Anouk van Kalmthout’s works have become well-known for communicating a sense of the surreal – opening doors beyond perception.

Personal Utopias

A new exhibition explores the garden’s role in modern society through immersive structures, video installations and sound works.

10 Artists: Aesthetica Art Prize Success

From leading biennials to top cultural institutions, Aesthetica Art Prize alumni continue to demonstrate excellence across the globe.

5 to See: Eco-conscious Installations

Conservation and the fight for our planet occupies the front of collective minds in 2019, and artists are helping to further that narrative.

A Sense of Balance

A swimmer cuts through a sun-dappled pool. Chairs cast shadows in summer light. Poetic work by André Kertész is on view at Jeu de Paume.