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5 to See: This Weekend

From key 20th century events to dialogues between painting and photography, these shows demonstrate the importance of images in history.

Horizon Views

Spanning 1.5-hectares, and overlooking the Loire River in Nantes, ‘Polaris’ is an architectural delight spanning six mixed-use buildings.

Atmospheric Memory

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s interactive art environment offers audiences the opportunity to see, hear and touch sounds in the atmosphere.

Rewritten Futures

What will the future look like? This question forms the blueprint for The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art.

Rejuvenated Influence

A collection of Renzo Piano’s sketches, photographs and plans are published by Taschen with Piano: Complete Works 1966-Today.

Challenging Perceptions

‘Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery: Misbehaving Bodies’ at Wellcome Collection explores representations of chronic illness and experiences of care.

Spiralised Gardens

Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Brle Marx sees the lush gardens of the New York Botanical Garden burst into colour.

Life in Colour

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

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