Dynamic Self-Portraits

Crescent moons, bending branches, manicured garlands and grouped balloons: these are the colourful portraits of photographer Fares Micue.

Planes of Existence

Kevin Cooley’s latest series reveal the struggles – both practically and psychologically – of inhabiting a planet we, as a species, are slowly destroying.

Terms of Engagement

African art has complex ties to the rest of the world. What, then, is the most effective way to survey its varied set of traditions, cultures and movements?

Abstract Formations

In the baking Berlin summer, in direct sunlight, German-American photographer Jessica Backhaus arranged a number of transparent paper cut outs.

Creating Atmosphere

These carefully constructed images by Ellen Kooi echo the work of Flemish painters, with a sense of tension – psychologically and geographically.

Worlds of Disconnect

Markus Guschelbauer’s colourful, closely cropped photographs speak to a world of disconnect, in which roughly a third of all trees have been cut down.


Trailblazing Designers

Here We Are! Women in Design 1900 – Today presents a galaxy of objects, embodying the achievements of women across 120 years.

Waste Age

“This is not just an exhibition, it is a campaign.” Design Museum explores creative approaches to tackling the problem of throwaway culture.

Art Fairs in a New World

2021 has seen the return of some of the world’s most popular art fairs. But what do these creative gatherings look like in a post-lockdown world?

5 to See: Frieze Week 2021

Frieze returns to London with three concurrent fairs, offering new perspectives on conflict, desire, pollution and how to reshape the canon.

Visibility and Expression

Female in Focus celebrates the diverse visual perspectives of women and non-binary photographers. It announces the 2021 winners.

Intriguing Locations

In May 2020, Audrey Marquis bought her first camera. Lockdown made it difficult to photograph people – so she decided to shoot houses instead.

10 to See: Black History Month 2021

The Black History Month 2021 theme is Proud to Be. Here are 10 key arts exhibitions, online resources and events to explore this month and beyond.

Geometry of Space

Architectural photographer Hélène Binet might be best known for her long-standing relationship with Zaha Hadid. A new retrospective opens at the RA.

Beneath the Surface

A new exhibition in New York presents five artists using their iPhones professionally to explore the nature of identity in innovative ways.

Climatic Traces

Paleoclimatology is the study of ancient climates. Noémie Goudal responds to this research, reflecting landscapes past and future.

State of Mind:
The October / November Issue

What does it mean to be engaged? What does it mean to be bold? What does it mean to be different? These questions underpin Issue 103.

Stories Untold

Figures stand in rivers and lakes. Headlights pierce through tree trunks. Martin Stranka’s compositions are full of suspense and mystery.

The Magic of Neon

Human beings have always been fascinated by light: from the sun, stars and moon to twinkling LEDs, glowing signage and even UFOs.

Mirrored Environments

“What if nature looked at itself? What would it see?” Loreal Prystaj places herself in wild places – physically holding up mirrors to the environment.

Real Lives

An exhibition follows the UK’s contemporary youth through trials of labour, alienation and oppression. Humanity emerges from hardship.

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