Actions by Design
Colour is tied up with the architecture of power and control. Kapwani Kiwanga shows us how, in aesthetically pleasing, immersive installations.
Building a Universe
Origami boats sail through seas of paper-cut leaves in JeeYoung Lee’s constructed studio scenes, acting as windows to an inner world.
We Need Colour is satisfying in its visual style and co-ordination: eyeshadows, backgrounds clothing and props are all carefully matched.
Media representations of Africa are all too often based on clichéd views. Aïda Muluneh is pushing past these narratives with her surreal storytelling.
A landmark show tracks humanity’s 21st century story, drawing attention to photo artists who are portraying the impact of industry on the Earth.
Black British Fashion:
Creatives to Know
Black creativity has had a profound influence on British culture. Now, Somerset House shows us the wide-reaching influence of fashion designers.
Now at Brooklyn Museum, Africa Fashion surveys the global impact of attire from the continent through the 1950s to the present-day.
“Naked woman, Black woman // Clothed with your colour which is life, with // your form which is beauty.” These lines have inspired Seattle Art Museum’s show.
Documentary photographer Eddo Hartmann explores the Semipalatinsk Test Site, the largest nuclear research area in Kazakhstan.
Architecture to Know
Housing complexes are homes built together as a single development. Here we list five sites that serve as a record of architectural and planning history.
Inspired by Ghana’s rich photographic archives, the artist’s series at Galerie Huit Arles focuses on themes of community, family, hope, love and kinship.
Markers of Industry
Andreas Gursky’s eye for the “industrial aesthetic” has taken him to humanmade structures that dominate landscapes everywhere.
The Royal Academy of Arts presents a major UK survey of the internationally acclaimed Marina Abramović, celebrating 50 years of pioneering art.
5 Projects to Know:
London Design Festival
As part of this year’s festival, 13 new Design Districts, each with their own unique personality, reflect and represent innovation from local communities.
What role could gardens play in a sustainable future? And what can they tell us about history? Vitra Design Museum introduces artists addressing this question.
Snezhana von Büdingen-Dyba’s series of portraits invites us into the world of Sofie, a teenager with Down’s syndrome growing up in Eilenstedt, Germany.
The World of Anne Zahalka
The artist prompts viewers to contemplate on themes such as cultural diversity within Australian society and the ecological impact of the ongoing climate crisis in MAPh’s latest exhibition.
Resilience through Structure:
Sustainable Design China Summit
Securing a sustainable future is the biggest challenge we face today. It’s a complex task intricately interwoven with the multifaceted realm of design.
PHOTOFAIRS New York:
Young Artists to Watch
The new fair dedicated to photo-based and digital art explores the evolving practices of image-making. Here, we focus on five photographers to watch.
Discovery, Dreams and Structure with Not Vital and Alma Zevi
In line with his new monograph with Skira, we catch up with the artist and the book’s editor and author, Alma Zevi, for a discussion on form and sculpture.
Power of Collaboration
Drawn to the Light highlights the influence of the Maine Media Workshops, showing the many ways photographers have experimented with their craft.
Brooklyn Museum’s survey of María Magdalena Campos-Pons’s thought-provoking art navigates interconnected histories, identities and realities.
5 Buildings to Know
Technical advancements, innovative engineering solutions and a sense of optimism are hallmarks of high-tech architectural style. Here are five to know.