Sphere of Influence

Palm Springs modernism has influenced culture from the 1940s onwards, from Hockney’s paintings to the rise of open-plan architecture.

Visual Escapism

Mue Studio specialises in “visual escapism” – through serene digital three-dimensional image design, art direction and photography.

Graphic Collaboration

New Color in the Times of Slow Coffee is a series from stylist Michelle Maguire, painter Kristin Texeira & photographer Kelsey McClellan.

Spatial Recalibration

Elements of Hip Hop, Dada and street culture can be found in the work of Robin Rhode, a multi-disciplinary artist democratising city spaces.

Forms of Resistance

Lowrider car culture is an intricate art form, one that offers a sense of belonging and resilience with spring coils, hydraulics and dropped spindles.

Poignant Introspection

Russian-born Kristina Varaksina sits against stark white backdrops, shrouded by materials. The self-portraits place a strong focus on emotion.


Creative Disruptors

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

Cultural Malaise

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

Pictures of Health

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

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.

A New Paradigm

The world’s first 3D-printed house has been unveiled in Massa Lombardo, Ravenna, made using only raw earth mixed with water.

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.

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.

A Sense of Wonder

Photographer Freya Madeline Tate crafts cinematic images. Suitcase in hand, a figure descends stairs, purchases tickets and stares into fields.

Digital Surrealism

Apples floating amongst the clouds. Puzzle pieces reflecting the sky. César Pelizer is a digital artist, animator and illustrator crafting surreal worlds.

Visual Curiosity

Last year, three in five UK consumers used time at home to redecorate. In an unprecedented time, what images are we choosing and why?

The Constructed Self

Karen Navarro’s unconventional portraits investigate the intersections of identity, self-representation, race, gender and belonging.

Setting a Precedent: Design Shanghai

The world’s top practitioners navigate advancements in regenerative design at this year’s Design Shanghai. We select 5 videos to watch.

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