Cultural Iconography

Namsa Leuba is a Swiss-Guinean photographer and art director who focuses on African identity as seen through the western gaze.

Disparate Geographies

Massimo Colonna is an Italian photographer, post-producer and retoucher who invents spaces that play with a sense of reality.

Piecing it Together

Karen Navarro calls upon photography, collage and sculpture to investigate the concepts of race, gender and belonging, and how they converge.

Playful Camouflage

Gerwyn Davies is an Australian photographer who makes images that empower and conceal, combining hand-made costumes and edits.

Mapping the Climate

Richard Mosse uses new imaging methods to recontextualise ecological catastrophe. His latest project looks at destruction in the Amazon.

Hybrid Architecture

Santa Fe is a creative hotbed, mixing contemporary modernism with adobe tradition, recalibrating connections to the landscape.


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.

An Interconnected World

The 15th Getxophoto International Image Festival explores definitions of sharing in a globalised, digitised world. Here are 5 artists to watch.

Intimacy with Nature

Mimi Cherono Ng’ok shows an interest in botanical cultures, from the glossy green foliage of tropical plants to floral patterns on a bedsheet.

A Conscious Future

China’s most recently completed architectural works are challenging traditional notions of sustainability. MoMA surveys this new generation.

Natural Wonders

The history of botanical illustration stretches back millennia. This month, Saatchi Gallery presents the RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show.

In a Digital World

Our relationship to the material world is changing. Ben Cullen Williams creates works reflecting on what it means to be human today.

Polemical Graphics

Barbara Kruger’s work, as relevant as ever, continues to question consumerism and consumption – inspiring a new generation.

Spheres of Influence

A new retrospective of Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi opens this month at Barbican Centre. We trace his inspiration.

Under Starlight

Since the 2000s, British-American artist Anthony James has been creating sleek, post-minimalist sculptures. A new infinity room opens in London.

Heritage Reclaimed

Maree Clarke is at the heart of a 21st century movement reclaiming south-east Australian Aboriginal art, crafts and cultural practices.

Human Emotions

How far are we willing to go for entertainment? What does it mean to be human – and to hope? A new show at Sadler’s Wells asks these questions.

Mapping Futures

An exhibition in New York presents socially engaged work by contemporary Black artists – reclaiming ideas of physical, personal and cultural space.

Play and Optimism

“I always try to bring out people’s inner child.” Camille Walala’s most recent geometric artwork in Plymouth plays with tricks of perspective.

Reaching Skyward

All over the world, every year, birds are on the move. Bastien Pourtout and Edouard Taufenbach’s collages capture flights of swallows.

Pioneering Functionality

Charlotte Perriand started her career by knocking on the door of Le Corbusier. Design Museum explores her life and work in a key retrospective.

Art on the Airwaves

We preview five of the most exciting contemporary art podcasts, from deep dives into the lives of women artists to 20th century sculpture.

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Liu Wei’s sculptures – crafted with sweeping polished aluminium – position us in an imagined future, looking back at the ruins of today’s world.

Heritage Reimagined

Aesthetica Art Prize 2021 longlisted artist Steve Messam has worked with the National Trust to create three inflatable, floating installations.

Cosmic Reflections

Scottish-Zimbabwean artist Sekai Machache explores identity, spirituality, and the body in a new show at Stills for Edinburgh Art Festival.

Tidal Mysteries

The ocean covers more than 70% of the planet’s surface but retains a profound sense of mystery. 10 photographers explore its depths through the lens.

A Bird’s Eye View

Over the past year, protests have grabbed our attention worldwide. But how are these events documented? Who is clicking the shutter?

Art and Photography Now

“Photography is integrated into contemporary experience to such an extent that we consume the world through it.” A new book outlines 50 artists.

Building the Modern Museum

The Art Museum in Modern Times is a richly researched book that transports us through the history of today’s contemporary galleries.

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