Designs for Tomorrow

How can we reinvent design practices, and work towards a circular economy? A new generation of creatives looks to answer this question.

Photographic Imagination

In the 1900s, popular culture imagined flying cars, robot assistants and artificial intelligence gone awry. Now, Getxophoto asks us: what happens next?

Exploring Relationships

A new group show hones in on “contemporary photographers who delve into their own family history, examining and exploring their past.”

The Power of Illumination

In Italian artist Marinella Senatore’s radiant installations, green, red, blue and yellow bulbs form intricate grids and decorative motifs across London.

Hyperreal Photography

Here are five photographers engaging with ideas of simulation and artificiality – presenting intriguing visions of landscapes and cities through the lens.

Signs and Symbols

These artists explore the nostalgia – and future – of text-based signage and graphic design, from saturated paintwork to dazzling neon.

New Talent:
Shows to See This Summer

Art, design and film, as ever, hold up a mirror to our world. Discover those paving the way, with our round up of unmissable graduate shows.

Cecile Lobert: Video Profile

Brussels-based neurodiverse abstract expressionist Cecile Lobert addresses consciousness in its raw form. Nonverbal and an outsider to conventional development, her impromptu style is best known for its emancipation from normative methods – challenging viewers to empathise with their true selves, untouched by their histories and upbringings.

Intimate Narratives

Tyler Mitchell’s practice has moved from magazine pages to museum walls as the artist has developed a vision for what he describes as a “Black utopia.”

Fascinated by Flowers

Our love for flowers has endured for millennia. They have become intertwined with human experience. A new book explores this through photography.

New Definitions

New York’s Museum of Modern Art presents two photography exhibitions in tandem, exploring the diverse perspectives of women behind the lens.

Drenched in Colour

Wuthipol Ujathammarat’s vibrant abstract images present the buildings, floodlights, security cameras and fire escapes of Bangkok as never before.

Abstract Wonderland

Florian W. Mueller abstracts perceptions of the city, inspired by the intersecting lines and colours used by Expressionist painter Lyonel Feininger.

Distort and Reveal

Andrea Alkalay’s Landscape on Landscape series examines the radical act of observation through the poetic and political potential of photographs.

Studies in Botany

Anne Mason-Hoerter celebrates the vivid colour and unique details of plant specimens, from valerian roots and blue thistles to wild garlic.

Worlds Under Threat

Florida is a complex place with many contrasting ideologies. Anastasia Samoylova investigates the inner-workings of this subtropical fever-dream.

Journey Elsewhere

In the ethereal works of KangHee Kim, windows become invitations to the imagination, portals to sun-drenched locations just beyond our reach.

Into the Imaginary

Digital illustrator Adriana Mora constructs three- dimensional buildings within idyllic waterscapes. Brutalism is juxtaposed with seamless horizons.

Nod to Surrealism

Self-portraits by Spanish photographer Fares Micue – often looking skyward – are covered by bright blue balloons and flocks of paper birds.

Timeless Structures

The Rockies boast an expansive geography of dramatic alpine wilderness and diverse wildlife. Modernism has thrived there for over 100 years.

Breaking Convention

For over two decades, Hannah Starkey has honed and developed an attentive gaze, representing women with both candour and compassion.

Beyond the Metaphysical

Hayward Gallery presents speculative futures where fantasy is at the forefront, and both creative and cultural liberation are brought into effect.

Intricate Visions

UK-baed JR CHUO is is a paper cut and spray paint artist whose work explores the notion of façades in society that conceal harsh realities. His work is inspired by the tragic beauty and striking colours found in dying coral. CHUO cuts all of his designs by hand – thousands of individual shapes work in harmony to form large, seamless designs.

Alternative Narratives of Empowerment

The notion of “seeing oneself” has become integral to Sharon Walters, a London-based artist whose work centres around celebrating Black women.

Chance Encounters

Bieke Depoorter’s images explore questions surrounding the authenticity of photography, blurring the boundaries of “artist” and “subject”.

Power Structures

Driven by research, Jasmina Cibic creates multimedia artworks that probe how nations have wielded “soft power” through cultural diplomacy.

Shaping the Future:
The June / July Issue

This issue captures the current zeitgeist, and is a reminder of how much the past forms part of the present. Dive into our preview of the new issue.

A Survey of Portraiture

The expansive new exhibition at National Gallery of Victoria, titled Who Are You, considers “portraiture in Australia across time and media.”

Enhancing the Museum

Virtual events have increased in popularity by an estimated 35% since 2020. Given this increased appetite for digital, how can AR transform museums?

Complex Landscape

Ingrid Pollard unpicks complex notions of British identity whilst examining the relationship between human bodies, geology and deep time.

Personal and Political

Artist and activist Poulomi Basu’s current exhibition discusses the need to speak up to create a world where women have true freedom and equal choice.

Engaging with the World

Cornelia Parker is best known for transforming everyday objects to address issues of violence, human rights and environmental disaster.

Visions of Utopia

Serena Dzenis’s pastel-toned images question the idea of making humans multiplanetary, transforming everyday structures into otherworldly scenes.

Staged Compositions

Andreas Mühe is one of Germany’s best-known artists, recognised for his explorations of sociological, historical and political themes.

Visualising the Impossible

Katie Paterson condenses subjects of vast scope and significance into singular artworks – navigating the the geological history of our planet.

Machine Dreaming

Refik Anadol is a pioneer in the aesthetics of machine intelligence, creating immersive data sculptures and paintings to make invisible information visible.

Ode to Community

“I love the way an image can escape its original tether and move through time to become something else.” Roy Mehta’s photographs are on view in London.

A Moment of Contemplation

Gal Shahar is an Israeli photographer who looks at image-making as a form of literature – considering the stories which play out in our daily routines.

Lens for Celebration

Visual artist. Stylist. Editor. Photographer. Trevor Stuurman is all these things and more – recognised as “the king of creativity” and “a cultural force.”

History, Technology and Legacy

Artist duo Feipel & Bechameil are influenced by our growing dependence on technology, considering the consequences of a robotised world on humans.

Portals to the Future

Afrofuturism is a movement combining science fiction, history and fantasy. Amongst today’s artists working with its legacy is Darryl DeAngelo Terrell.

Fluid Definitions

At a moment of unprecedented creativity in fashion and reflection on gender, London’s V&A museum brings the history of “menswear” into focus.

Pavilions of Change:
Venice Biennale 2022

The 59th Venice Biennale reflects on the unpredictability of the contemporary moment. We select 10 must-see shows from the 2022 edition.

Distorted Reality

“Why do we feel that we belong in some places and not in others?” asks Lise Johansson, an award-winning photographer based in Copenhagen.

Resisting the Canon

Namsa Leuba uses photography to question the western gaze and imagination, considering the complex ways cultural identity is recognised.

A Major Retrospective

A new show in Denmark offers European audiences a chance to re-engage with Diane Arbus’ body of work – enduring for its emotional complexity.

Rankin On: Nocturnal Photography

“Photography is magic, and at night it can be even more so,” says Rankin, the renowned documenter of British culture. Now, he’s teamed up with Three.

Objects, Memory, Heritage

John Edmonds’ solo exhibition as the winner of the Foam Paul Huf Award brings together intimate studio photographs and meticulous still lifes.

Atmospheric Compositions

Dina Furrer is a Dutch photographer and visual artist based in Tilburg. Her varied portfolio largely comprises still lifes and landscapes; richly detailed works show bold experimentation with colour. Inspiration comes from within the artist herself as well as nature and everyday life.

The Hyperreal Everyday

Plastic bags get caught in barbed wire, basketball hoops cast silhouettes, tree trunks glow in the darkness. These are images by Rickard Grönkvist.