Approaches to Nature

Ugo Rondinone is perhaps best known for his towers of rainbow boulders stacked high in the Nevada desert. But where did the idea come from?

In Her Footsteps

When she was seven years old, Diana Markosian moved to California with her mother and brother. Now, she’s created a photographic retelling.

An Interconnected World

The 15th Getxophoto International Image Festival explores definitions of sharing in a globalised, digitised world. Here are 5 artists to watch.

Intimacy with Nature

Mimi Cherono Ng’ok shows an interest in botanical cultures, from the glossy green foliage of tropical plants to floral patterns on a bedsheet.

A Conscious Future

China’s most recently completed architectural works are challenging traditional notions of sustainability. MoMA surveys this new generation.

Natural Wonders

The history of botanical illustration stretches back millennia. This month, Saatchi Gallery presents the RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show.

Ties to the Earth

Human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented ways. A new exhibition in Sheffield explores ideas of “the earth” through art.

Vanishing Sublime

What does it mean for an artwork to be ‘sublime’? Siemon Scamell-Katz creates paintings inspired by natural landscapes in Europe and the USA.

In a Digital World

Our relationship to the material world is changing. Ben Cullen Williams creates works reflecting on what it means to be human today.

Polemic Graphics

Barbara Kruger’s work, as relevant as ever, continues to question consumerism and consumption – inspiring a new generation.

Play and Optimism

“I always try to bring out people’s inner child.” Camille Walala’s most recent geometric artwork in Plymouth plays with tricks of perspective.

Spheres of Influence

A new retrospective of Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi opens this month at Barbican Centre. We trace his inspiration.

Under Starlight

Since the 2000s, British-American artist Anthony James has been creating sleek, post-minimalist sculptures. A new infinity room opens in London.

Human Emotions

How far are we willing to go for entertainment? What does it mean to be human – and to hope? A new show at Sadler’s Wells asks these questions.

Mapping Futures

An exhibition in New York presents socially engaged work by contemporary Black artists – reclaiming ideas of physical, personal and cultural space.

Reaching Skyward

All over the world, every year, birds are on the move. Bastien Pourtout and Edouard Taufenbach’s collages capture flights of swallows.

Pioneering Functionality

Charlotte Perriand started her career by knocking on the door of Le Corbusier. Design Museum explores her life and work in a key retrospective.

Scorched Earth

The theme for this year’s Prix Pictet – the award for photography that sparks discussions around sustainability – is fire. It couldn’t be more timely.

Art on the Airwaves

We preview five of the most exciting contemporary art podcasts, from deep dives into the lives of women artists to 20th century sculpture.

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Liu Wei’s sculptures – crafted with sweeping polished aluminium – position us in an imagined future, looking back at the ruins of today’s world.