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Abstracted Movement

Jessica Backhaus arranges tiny paper cut outs in the Berlin summer sun. As the shapes begin to curl and bend, she captures their dance-like forms.

Cultural Malaise

Eliza Bourner is a lens-based artist capturing cinematic self portraits of postmodern living; alienation, loneliness and unease.

Creative Disruptors

What do tomorrow’s designers, makers and influencers look like? Nottingham Trent University’s Showcase provides the answer.

Pictures of Health

This year’s Wellcome Photography Prize shortlist turns the lens to issues surrounding mental health, global heating and infectious disease.

Expressions of Nature

Circles of red, swirls of yellow, splashes of green. Colours blending, separating and pooling. These are kaleidoscopic works by SPONK.

Entangled Lives

Ernesto Neto’s work dissolves the boundary between art and audience, highlighting the entwinement of our fate with that of other creatures.

Invented Spaces

Sarah Doyle’s images are bold, abstract and contemporary, with sand covered staircases, teetering matches and stacked pink discs.

Intimate Spaces

Deana Lawson’s powerful portraits, which won her the Hugo Boss Prize 2020, draw on symbols of historical paintings and religious iconography.

Organic Vitality

“If I didn’t have to cook, wash up, nurse children ad infinitum I should carve and carve and carve…” wrote Barbara Hepworth. A new book explores her life.

Expanded Sculpture

This summer, Yorkshire Sculpture International returns with a programme of shows and events. There’s a strong digital element throughout.

Images, Nature, Wellbeing

Around 9 in 10 people surveyed in 2020 agreed that getting outdoors is good for mental health. Ben Butling responds through visual communication.

Geometry and the Body

Brazilian artist Lygia Pape reinvented the rules of modernist sculpture. An exhibition at Hauser & Wirth reveals politically charged undertones.

Luminous Spirits

Masako Miki offers a reimagining of the Shinto concept of Tsukumogami yōkai: inanimate objects imbued with the spirit of a person or animal.

Visualising the Unseen

Richard Mosse uses a highly stylised visual language that forces us to look at subjects in a different way. A retrospective opens in Bologna.

Innovation and Resilience

Carmarthen School of Art is a creative community fuelled by ambition, innovation and vision. They’ve launched one of the largest online shows.

Under the Surface

Hannah Brew’s textiles respond to the pandemic, drawing on experiences of working on community projects with mental health charities.

Interactive Sculpture

By creating soft, brightly-coloured sensory sculptures, Jess Rendles brings a sense of fun and interactivity into the gallery space.

Luminous Surroundings

Popping up between trees and amongst buildings, Nathaniel Rackowe’s geometric sculptures are characterised by dramatic shafts of light.

5 to See: Arles 2021

As Les Rencontres d’Arles photography festival returns for 2021, we’ve collated shows to note – exploring masculinity, race and urban expansion.

Analogue Reflections

Hazy blue forests. Close-up portraits. Black and white roads, extending into the distance. Maria Meco’s images move between fiction and reality.

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