5 to See: This Weekend

5 to See: This Weekend

Moving into October, selected shows expand the boundaries of art to address wider social, political and psychological questions. Featured practitioners use interdisciplinary approaches and cutting-edge technologies to reach audiences in new ways.

Richard Mosse, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha

Mosse’s (b. 1980) ongoing photographic project, The Castle, uncovers the physical and social realities of the refugee crisis. The large-format, panoramic images use infrared technologies to visualise the experiences of migrant communities. From 6 October.

Smoke & Mirrors, The Munich City Museum

Munich-based photographer Elizaveta Porodina (b. 1987) applies the visual language of surrealism to fashion shoots, capturing dreamlike, intimate compositions that play with visual manipulation and post-production. Until 20 January.


This major show of new works by world-renowned artist Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) features recent painting and sculpture, as well as a unique Infinity Mirrored Room created for the space. The show engages with repetition, exploring inner landscapes. Until 21 December.

Los Angeles Circa 1970s, Joseph Bellows Gallery, San Diego

Recording the physical and political topographies of Los Angeles through minimal compositions, practitioners featured in this collection push past established photographic conventions to draw a portrait of an era. Until 30 November.

Jeff Wall: Appearance, MUDAM Luxembourg 

Harnessing the power of cinema, Wall’s (b. 1946) monumental photographs and light boxes redefine pictorial traditions to encompass a range of creative disciplines including literature, painting and film. Until 6 January.

1. Untitled, 2018, © Elizaveta Porodina
2. Platon, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2012. PHOTO: Richard Mosse
3.  Elizaveta Porodina,  The Surreal Metamorphosis.
4. Yayoi Kusama at Victoria Miro, London.
5. Bevan Davies, Los Angeles, 1976.
6. Jeff Wall, Summer Afternoons, 2013. © Jeff Wall and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris.