This week’s selection investigates notions of self-definition. Simultaneously referencing the past and addressing the present moment, these exhibitions uncover what it means to be formed by experience, locale and popular culture.
Miles Aldridge: (after), Lyndsey Ingram Gallery, London.
Aldridge’s highly stylised compositions are inspired by representations of women throughout art history. Drawing attention to the constructed nature of the image, this show plays with artificiality, questioning the authorial voice by responding to pre-existing works by Harland Miller, Maurizio Cattelan and Gilbert & George. Until 5 January. www.lyndseyingram.com.
Do Ho Suh / Passages, Bildmuseet, Sweden.
Recreating architectural structures from the artist’s past, Passages functions as both an inclusive experience and a personal monument. Connecting with universal ideas of movement, boundaries and change, the immersive installation – created from translucent colourful fabrics – facilitates the viewer’s reflection on their own history. Until 15 April. www.bildmuseet.umu.se.
Stephen Shore, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Tracking the whole of the photographer’s oeuvre, MoMA highlights Shore’s continued interest in capturing mundane aspects of the quotidian. This concern for recording daily life is accompanied by a signature objective style, which is iconic, unassuming and forward thinking. Until 28 May. www.moma.org.
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London.
The 59 works displayed as part of this prestigious award each react to the 21st century in unique ways. Capturing a diverse range of individuals from across the globe through a mixture of contemporary and traditional methods, the portraits communicate varied and meaningful messages. Until 8 February. www.npg.org.uk.
Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles.
This exhibition compiles over 250 architecture and design objects to reveal how a plethora of movements – from Modernism to Folk Arts and Crafts – came to define these regions during the 20th century. Combining the practice of Charles and Ray Eames alongside emerging names, LACMA unearths the influence of creative disciplines on both societies. Until 1 April. www.lacma.org.
1.Miles Aldridge, Circling the Small Ads (after Miller), 2017. Courtesy of Lyndsey Ingram.
2. Do Ho Suh, Passage/s, 2017, Courtesy Victoria Miro, London.
3. Stephen Shore, Beverly Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California,June 21, 1975 © Stephen Shore
4. Catherine Hyland, Maddens Wind Farm, Catherine Hyland © Catherine Hyland.
5. Francisco Artigas and Fernando Luna, Residence in El Pedregal de San Angel , Mexico City, 1966. Photograph by Fernando Luna. © Fernando Luna, Mexico City.