5 to See: This Weekend

The selection for 2-3 December exposes the realities of the contemporary experience. By recording the urban landscape and examining the pervasive role of technology, these exhibitions delve into current issues and hold up a mirror to society.

Guy Bourdin. Image Maker/Helmut Newton. A Gun For Hire/Angelo Marino. Another Story, Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin.

Known for their revolutionary editorial photography for fashion publications – including Vogue Paris – Newton and Bourdin take a slick and progressive approach to the medium. Cinematic, engaging and even avant-garde, their practice challenges notions of the image whilst reflecting on the state of the world. Surreal landscapes and portraits by Marino, Newton’s former assistant, are displayed in a small and intimate room reserved for friends and family. From 1 December. www.helmut-newton.com.

Sasha Rudensky: Acts and Illusions, Davison Art Centre, Connecticut.

Rudensky’s photographic account of Russia and the post-Soviet territories unearths the aftermath of the Cold War in surprising ways. Examining themes of materiality, decay and political uncertainty, the works resonate with a new generation of viewers. Bridging the divide between fantasy and documentary, the show is unsettling and revealing. Until 10 December. www.wesleyan.edu.

Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life, Wexner Centre for the Arts, Ohio.

Concluding Wexner Centre’s year-long programme foregrounding female artists, this display comprises over 100 pieces from the practitioner’s prolific career. By taking on a variety of personae – including celebrities and B-movie stars – the photographs explore concepts of the self, asking questions about the influence of mass-media. Occupying both sides of the camera, Sherman addresses issues of representation and female archetypes. Until 31 December www.wexarts.org.

André Cepeda: Depois, Benrubi Gallery, New York.

Juxtaposing order and chaos, Cepada investigates the metropolis, uncovering truths about the life in the city. Dark, cinematic and spatially resonant, the images make use of geometry and abstraction to shed light on unseen elements of the nocturnal world. Until 20 January. www.benrubigallery.com.

Everything At Once, The Store Studios, London.

A collaboration between Lisson Gallery and The Vinyl Factory, this show condenses 50 years of artistic endeavour into one arena. Featuring iconic pieces from 24 figures including Marina Abramović, Julian Opie, Art & Language, Ceal Floyer, Cory Arcangel and Susan Hiller, Everything At Once disrupts ideas of linear chronology whilst commenting on the relentless nature of the digital age. Until 10 December www.everythingatonce.com.

1. GUY BOURDIN Dolphin. Charles Jourdan, Spring 1976. © 2008 The Guy Bourdin Estate / Art + Commerce
2. Sasha Rudensky, Night Market, from the series Tinsel and Blue, 2012, archival pigment print.
© Sasha Rudensky. Courtesy of the artist and Sasha Wolf Projects. 
3. Untitled #70, 1980. Chromogenic color print, 20 x 24 in. The Broad Art Foundation. Image courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.
4. André Cepeda, Untitled #145, Porto, From the series Depois, 2015. Courtesy Benrubi Gallery. 
5. Susan Hiller, Channels, 2013. Courtesy Lisson Gallery.