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Life in Colour

The 20th century photographer Garry Winogrand is renowned for candid depictions of life in the US. The Brooklyn Museum presents his colour work.

Conscious Minimalism

Sustainable fashion label Port Zienna returns with a new collection. Inspired by the natural world, it evokes the bright notes of summer.

Reflective Drifting

‘New Horizon’ takes to the skies across Massachusetts from 12 to 28 July in the form of a 100-ft tall, mirrored hot air balloon.

Social Commentary

British photographer Martin Parr is widely recognised for a satirical, high-contrast documentation of contemporary British life.

Digital Isolation

Coco Amardeil’s ‘Hello, It’s Me series’ is a searing portrait of adolescence – seen through the cold white glow from phone screens.

Citywide Design

The London Design Festival is an epicentre of global design, covering London with exhibitions, installations, bold architectural design and art.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend’s top picks navigate digital realms, homelands and expansive vistas. Each show is tied to a specific sense of place and time.

Transcending Walkways

1,905 meters above sea level is the Path of Perspectives, ten structural vantage points built from local materials stretching 2.8-kilometers.

Symbols of Idealism

To live in a cabin is somewhat synonymous with the idea of returning back to nature. A new publication looks at examples around the world.

Changing Landscapes

Nocturnal Creatures and Whitechapel Gallery showcases the vibrancy and life of East London through sound, video and performance.

Inner-City Cohesion

‘Access For All: São Paulo’s Architectural Infrastructures’ shows how the city copes with human demand through communal architecture.

Brutalist Restorations

Ernő Goldfinger was integral to British architecture and design, and is commemorated in a forthcoming publication from Historic England.

Expanding Perceptions

Olafur Eliasson returns to Tate with ‘In Real Life’, an expansive retrospective spanning three decades and responding to the climate crisis.

Language of Commerce

Neon letters. Coca-Cola adverts. Road signs. Since the early 1960s, photographer Lee Friedlander has recorded this urban vernacular.

Neon Evolution

Tokyo-Yokosuka: 1976-1983 is an artefact from the Japanese economic boom, taken while the capital was in technological overdrive.

ING Discerning Eye: Cultural Pioneers

The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition returns for 2019, offering emerging artists a key platform to take their practice to the next level.

Global Status

Jodrell Bank, the astronomical observation site, has received World Heritage status due to its “tremendous scientific endeavours.”

Surrealist Influence

‘Objects of Desire’ showcases how this experimental movement continues to influence architecture, design, photography and fashion.

Pastel Workspaces

Drenched in pink hues, velvet greens and tabletop topiary, London’s Summit House has been refurbished by Stockholm designers Note.

Video Profile: Gudrun Nielsen

Through site-specific, large-scale installations, Icelandic sculptor Gudrun Nielsen addresses human impact within contemporary cityscapes.

Augmented Catastrophe

Jakob Kudsk Steensen creates an immersive environment with ‘The Deep Listener’, a VR installation that addresses the climate crisis.

Pushing Forward

Twelve names have been selected for the eighth cycle of the Prix Pictet, the photography and sustainability this year themed around Hope.

Deconstructing the Spectrum

Magda Kmiecik’s photographs play with the concept of visibility and the spaces in-between. Bricks, tape and paper feature in each considered scenario.

5 to See: This Weekend

Selected shows look at new technologies in photography, science and medicine, documenting economic and environmental realities.

Rays of Light

Anthony McCall’s creations go beyond the familiar boundaries between sculpture, cinema, and drawing to create imaginative, dream-like experiences.

Ethics of Representation

The Capturing the Rainbow exhibition asks how brands can be better LGBTQI+ allies while celebrating UK Queer culture through the ages.

5 to Read: This Month

July’s must-read books span photography and architecture, navigating the cultural significance of changing landscapes across the world.

Art in Conflict

Through art, music and culture, IWM’s Culture Under Attack season, examines how conflict has threatened those that help make life worth living.

Unseen Worlds

The celebrated Dutch cinematographer Robby Müller was recognised for an atmospheric aesthetic. A new show presents unseen Polaroids.

Video Profile: Marcus Callum

Marcus Callum’s realist portraits are part of an acclaimed portfolio which has granted him a number of prizes and scholarships.

A Theatrical Summer

Dean West’s ‘2015-2020’ series contains a system of signs, visual clues and deeply embedded narratives. The images ruminate cloudless skies in Palm Springs.

Photography as Reinvention

The 22nd edition of PHotoESPAÑA is arranged around key principles: nationhood, the environment and the next generation of talent.

From Behind the Scenes

The mid-20th century was a time of transformation and innovation. Shunk-Kender photographed events in Paris and New York.

10 to See: MIF

MIF takes residence in Manchester. Aesthetica whittles down 10 must-see events at the festival of contemporary music, arts and performance.

Aesthetica Director to Receive Honorary Doctorate

Cherie Federico, Co-founder of Aesthetica, will receive an Honorary Doctorate from University of the Arts London, London College of Communication.

5 to See: This Weekend

Top picks for the end of June include architectural structures, a celebration of female photographers and a call-to-action on the climate crisis.

Visual Activism

The cross-cultural group exhibition engages with and articulates sex fluidity, trans rights and both non-binary and intersex identities.

A Reflective Gaze

Cindy Sherman is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading contemporary artists. A major retrospective opens at National Portrait Gallery.

Revolutionary Tales

Over seventy photographers pay homage to half a century of change with Urban Impulses: Latin American photography from 1959 to 2016.

Photographic Evolution

The camera has undergone an enormous series of reinventions. J. Paul Getty Museum charts its fast pace of development into the digital age.

New Representations

From intimate documentary to surreal staging, Aesthetica selects five female-led exhibitions to see during the Rencontres d’Arles festival.

Human Flow

Properly implemented bus routes, congestion zones, inner-city parks and bike lanes are unlocking huge benefits for local communities.

Subliminal Messages

‘Ultra: Art for the Women’s World Cup’, explores the joy, sorrow and excess of professional football through multimedia works and colour theory.

Defining Images

A new photography show highlights key works that define our times, reflecting the power of the medium to change the way society sees the world.

Endless Summer

Silhouettes jump into open pools. Palm trees line unblemished beaches. These are the scenes shown in Bildhalle’s latest exhibition.

Neon Commutes

Andrew Albright’s compositions contain dreamy shifts in light and colour. They revel in high exposure to reveal neon palettes in the everyday.

Personal Structures

Made whilst living in Yangon, Myanmar, Jerome Ming’s new series, Oobanken, derives from an early interest in structures and interventions.

Amplified Voices

Curated by the Aperture Foundation, New York, Black Is Beautiful is the first-ever major exhibition dedicated to Kwame Brathwaite.

Adolescent Experiences

Turner Prize artist Mark Leckey returns to Tate Britain, London, with ‘O’ Magic Power of Bleakness’.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend’s must-see shows reflect on the present, exploring powerful stories of migration and humanity’s impact on the environment.

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