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5 to See: This Weekend

Fact and fiction. Changing cities. Ecological crisis. This week’s must-see shows offer visions of a world in flux – and of the past, present and future.

Global Displacement

How does a place live within us long after we have left and what traces of our passage remain there? Phillips Collection looks at the refugee crisis.

10 Seminal Installations

From digital works and video to immersive experiences and large-scale sculptures, these installations have changed the art world.

ING Discerning Eye: The Value of Small Artworks

The annual ING Discerning Eye exhibition returns to Mall Galleries, London, in November, bringing the importance of small artworks into focus.

Architecture Takeover

Chicago Architecture Biennial collaborates with local communities, looking at how the built environment can create an inclusive future.

Atmospheric Worlds

Luce Lapadula is interested in the mastering of natural light. Through sweeping grey skylines, the models become muses of nature.

5 Green Buildings

Aesthetica selects five green buildings around the world. These structures transform the urban landscape, looking towards sustainable future.

Social Structures

Ricardo Bofill is one of the 20th century’s most unique architects. A new monograph from gestalten compiles some of his greatest works.

5 to See: This Weekend

Seminal portraits, stylised images and thought-provoking documentary photography. Top exhibitions navigate memory, history and identity.

Forgotten Traditions

Photographs by Markéta Luskačová, taken on the North East coast of England in the late 1970s, will go on display at the Martin Parr Foundation.

The Female Gaze

‘Women Photographing the Landscape’ at Flowers Gallery, London, explores tensions between genre and gender through the lens.

5 New Buildings

From intelligent housing developments to Texan retreats, here are five structures that have changed the landscape in their part of the world.

Astronomical Heights

Half a century has passed since man first set foot on the moon. Museum of Fine Arts Houston celebrates with an exhibition of 40 photographs.

Bricolage Ideas

Barbara Ayozie Fu Safira’s film and photography work is deeply influenced by the intricacies, shapes and lines of the fashion world.

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.

Why History Matters

Through three rooms of video installation, John Akomfrah’s new show at BALTIC is complex and ambitious, examining the borders of film.

All That Glitters

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

Searching for Truth

“History is the art of highlighting whatever is hiding in plain sight.” Hito Steyerl’s installations reveal and question hidden power structures.

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