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Contemplating Industry

Giulio Di Sturco’s book, Ganga Ma, is the result of a ten-year journey along the Ganges. It chronicles the effects of pollution and climate change.

Resonant Ideas

Groundbreaking work by female artists, designers and writers of the 1920s and 1930s is revisited in an exhibition at John Hansard Gallery.

Mountainside Reflections

New Artists: Laura Hendricks offers pastel worlds where mountains and billowing cloud formations are flattened into mirrors like open road signs.

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.

World of Contrasts

New York-based Chinese artist Shen Wei crafts rich self-portraits and landscapes, each delving into ideas of identity, memory and sexuality.

Linear Backdrops

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

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica’s selection of must-see shows spans the globe, exploring family dynamics, changing cities and historic events through photography.

Mythic Realms

Anonymous figures traverse otherworldly caves and grottoes in Esther Teichmann’s dreamlike works, slipping between reality and fiction.

Changing Views

The Deutsche Börse started its renowned photography collection in 1999. A new series of four back-to-back shows explores the archives.

Urban Impulses

Half a century of Latin American photography is surveyed in a new show at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, comprising over 200 works.

Human Complexity

Reflecting the past and highlighting the present, Huis Marseille showcases works by Helga Paris, Esther Kroon, Céline van Balen and Julie Greve.

An Intimate Perspective

Joanna Piotrowska’s artwork, on view at Tate Britain, dwells on the dynamics of power, often expressed within uncanny domestic spaces.

Framing Utopia

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

5 to See: This Weekend

Across the UK, Europe and US, photography exhibitions opening at the start of May explore diverse subcultures and global communities.

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.

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