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5 to See: This Weekend

5 to See: This Weekend

From Las Vegas to the Caspian Sea, this selection of exhibitions moves past categorisation to offer responses to urban, natural and constructed spaces – challenging perceptions of reality.

Thomas Demand, Archivmaterial/New Stop Motion, Sprueth Magers, Berlin

Known for constructing illusory scenes out of paper, Thomas Demand’s body of work explores shifting notions of truth. Recent investigations have focused on models constructed by renowned architects, and this show looks to responses to structures created by Austrian postmodernist Hans Hollein – presented alongside the artist’s compelling stop motion animations. From 24 November.

Hong Kong International Photo Festival

Demonstrating a wide range of exhibitions curated in response to the theme Provoke & Beyond – a title which pays homage to a groundbreaking Japanese photography magazine – Hong Kong International Photo Festival provides a platform for connection, offering dialogues about people and place, past and present, selfhood and the wider world. Until 19 December.

Flavin, Judd, McCracken, Sandback, David Zwirner, Hong Kong

David Zwirner’s show foregrounds four American artists associated with Minimalism – a key movement hat emerged in New York and Los Angeles in the 1960s. Renowned installations offer unique responses to form, material, colour and space, each using geometry and abstraction in unique ways. Until 21 December.

Chloe Dewe Mathews: Caspian: The Elements, Aperture Foundation, New York

Comprising intriguing scenes from the shores of the Caspian Sea, Dewe Mathew’s body of work draws a diverse portrait of humanity’s relationship with natural resources; oil, fire, uranium and water are central to documentary scenes of a coveted and contested territory. Until 30 November.

Denise Scott Brown: Photographs, 1956-1966, Carriage Trade, New York

Investigating urban sprawl and commercial iconography, this collection comprises photographs by architect, urban planner and theorist Denise Scott Brown. The works explore 1960s Las Vegas, looking to the Pop Art movement as a lens through which to understand the American vernacular. Until 22 December.

Credits:
1. Chloe Dewe Mathews/Panos Pictures.
2. Image by Thomas Demand.
3. Valentina Loffredo, Alike, from the series Stillness, 2017.
4. Installation view, Dan Flavin, untitled, 1974, David Zwirner, Hong Kong, 2018. © 2018 Stephen Flavin
5. Chloe Dewe Mathews/Panos Pictures.
6. Denise Scott Brown, Mojave Desert, California, around 1966.