Swatch Faces 2015

Swatch has a long history of collaborating with artists at the Venice Biennale. The company is at the forefront of nurturing artists’ practice and exposing their works to a wider audience.

Patricia Cronin, Shrine for Girls, La Biennale di Venezia

Curator Ludovico Pratesi and The Brooklyn Rail Curatorial Projects present Shrine for Girls by New York-based artist Patricia Cronin at the 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.

Paul Strand, Fundación Mapfre, Madrid

The most comprehensive exhibition to explore the work of American artist Paul Strand (1890 – 1976) will be on display at Madrid’s Fundación Mapfre. Strand’s career spans six decades, from the 1910s to the 1960s, and the exhibit will take visitors through his life and work.

Review: Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams’s ascetic aesthetic mode is the subject of a traveling mid-career retrospective, The Production Line of Happiness, on view at Whitechapel Gallery, London, until the end of June.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talk with Artist Marcus Lyon

Marcus Lyon, shortlisted artist in this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize, will be at York St Mary’s on Thursday 28 May to discuss his photographic practice, process and involvement in the art world.

Julia Vogl: Tysons Tiles, Tysons, Virginia

Set up by the Arts Council of Fairfax County, from May 18 through to August 3, artist Julia Vogl will begin installing public artworks across Tysons following a community engagement project.

Chorlton Arts Festival, Manchester

Live music, satirical cartoons and theatre on wheels – these are some of the spectacles showcased at Chorlton Arts Festival in Manchester, whose eclectic programme is as ambitious as ever.

Interview with Timothy Taylor Gallery on Photo London

Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, hosts a major retrospective of the work of Diane Arbus as part of the inaugural Photo London image fair, with a particular focus on Arbus’s portraits of couples.

Kaveh Golestan, Photo London 2015

Kaveh Golestan (1950-2003) was killed by a landmine near Klfi, Iraqi Kurdistan, at the age of 52 while he was covering the war for the BBC. Such an end says a lot about the photographer who, throughout his life, pioneered street photography and photojournalism, paving the way for an entire generation of Iranian artists.

York Festival of Ideas 2015

From 9 – 21 June, York Festival of Ideas will be taking place across the city and on the University of York campus. This colourful and intriguing festival has something to appeal to any age or interest.

Interview with Artist Margery Amdur, Aesthetica Art Prize

American artist Margery Amdur blurs the boundary between painting and sculpture. We speak to the artist about her interest in the embellishment of the everyday and attraction to tactility and repetition.

Athens Digital Arts Festival

This Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) returns to the Theatre Square to present a multidisciplinary programme exploring both the digital and physical properties of public space through various artists.

Interview with Artist Julie Brook, Daiwa Foundation

We speak to British artist Julie Brook about the impact of being shortlisted for the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize and her interests in working with a selection of uninhabited and remote landscapes.

Cornelia Parker, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

During the wait for the Whitworth Gallery’s grand reopening, Parker busied herself in a collaboration with scientist Kostya Novoselov at the University of Manchester to create a new work.

AAP Talk with Dr James Boaden, University of York

On Thursday 21 May Dr James Boaden, Lecturer in History of Art at the University of York, will deliver the fifth and penultimate edition of the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Lunchtime Talks.

The 46th Art Basel, Switzerland

Artists from across the globe are represented at the 46th edition of the international art show Art Basel, with 283 leading galleries presenting a selection from 33 countries which ranges from key figures of 20th century modernism to new and emerging artists at the forefront of contemporary practice.

Interview with Boo Mitford, Chaos Contained Paintings

Boo Mitford is an artist who comes from a famous line of creative people; the descendant of the famous Mitford sisters is finally releasing her work after 10 years working behind closed doors.

Tricia Porter: Liverpool Photographs 1972-74, The Bluecoat, Liverpool

The Bluecoat presents a series of striking black and white images by Tricia Porter which document the everyday lives of those living in inner city Liverpool in the early 1970s. On display until 5 July.

Review of Sonia Delaunay: The EY Exhibition, Tate Modern, London

The painter Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) was one of the most creative and groundbreaking female artists of the 20th century and this retrospective at Tate Modern highlights her innovative designs.

Interview with Greg Lulay, Director at David Zwirner, NY

David Zwirner presents a collection of work by celebrated artists John McCracken and Franz West at the annual Frieze New York art fair. We speak to Greg Lulay, Director at David Zwirner.