This weekend’s key exhibitions respond to a fast-paced digital world, questioning the changing landscape through otherworldly installations, architectural surveys and video works.
Memory Palace, White Cube, Bermondsey
Responding to the rise of mass media and information networks, White Cube’s show investigates notions of recollection in the digital age. The show brings together work by over 40 renowned artists including Andreas Gursky, Mona Hatoum, Darren Almond and Tracey Emin. Until 2 September.
Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
This exhibition is the first to celebrate the architecture of the former Yugoslavia, approaching the country’s buildings as manifestations of idealism. The presentation comprises more than 400 drawings, models, photographs and film reels. From 15 July.
Offering seven fantastical installations, this new exhibition space is a sensory playground. The visually striking works encourage active participation, making use of light, colour, water and mirrors to provide a stimulating experience. The collection expands perceptions of space, building a dreamlike digital world.
David Claerbout, Kunsthaus Bregenz
Claerbout’s (b. 1969) digitally constructed video work follows natural cycles, blurring the boundaries between technological and organic forms. Kunsthaus Bregenz presents his newest film, Olympia, which tracks the real-time erosion of the Berlin Olympic Stadium.
From 14 July.
Denise Scott Brown: Wayward Eye, Betts Project, London
“I’m not a photographer. I shoot for architecture — if there’s art here it’s a byproduct. Yet the images stand alone.” Focusing on 10 key photographs from the 1950s and 1960s, this selection reveals the architect and theoretician’s interest in urbanism, Pop Art and the American vernacular. Until 28 July.
1. Image courtesy of TeamLab.
2. Fullmoon@Patagonia, 2013. © Darren Almond
3. Edvard Ravnikar, Revolution Square (today Republic Square), 1960-74, Ljubljana, Slovenia. View of the Square. Photo: Valentin Jeck, commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2016.
4. Image courtesy of TeamLab.
5. David Claerbout, The Quiet Shore, 2011. Courtesy David Claerbout, Sean Kelly, New York, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München, untilthen, Paris, und Esther Schipper, Berlin . © David Claerbout | Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
6. Architect Robert Venturi in Las Vegas in 1966. Photograph: Denise Scott Brown/VSBA