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Vessels for Colour

Franco Fontana is a master of colour, whose work is instantly recognisable for bold, eye-catching cityscapes of Ibiza, Havana and Los Angeles.

Abstraction: The April / May Issue

We must unplug, disconnect and savour the things that bring us joy – from the macro to the micro. Inside this issue we explore these ideas further.

Towards Abstraction 

Light, shadow, form and composition are the central elements of Jessica Backhaus’ practice, stripping photography back to its core tenets.

Joyful Contrasts 

Sarah Doyle plays with visual harmony. Torn paper, wooden sticks and cut-out circles pop against colourful block-painted backgrounds.

Memory Illuminated 

The current Dan Flavin retrospective in Basel demonstrates how a simple fluorescent tube
could make a radical impact on the art world.

Building the Image 

Colourful lights are projected onto various household objects, transforming cluttered spaces into entirely different compositions.

Outside Perspective 

A small town on the fringes of Pittsburgh is at the centre of a photo series that asks us to
consider what happens behind closed doors.

Places Transform 

French photographer Olivia Lavergne curates ambitious scenes, investigating how rainforests are conjured up within the public imagination.

Creative Destination 

California’s iconic homes are the subject of an architecture book that collates buildings which respond to their natural surroundings.

Into the Unfamiliar 

Michelle Blancke takes us into dark, enigmatic and unusual woodland locations. They are all carpeted with mosses and lurid lichen growth.

Visionary Storyteller 

Tyler Mitchell is making waves across art and fashion with portraits of Black life centring on self-determination and the joyous everyday.

Portrait of Emotion 

Djeneba Aduayom’s bright photographs take bubbles as a metaphor, featuring subjects who find themselves caught in translucent spheres.

American Dreaming

CCCB’s exhibition ‘Suburbia: Building the American Dream’ surveys the development of this idealised lifestyle from the 19th century to the present.

Art for Advocacy

April is Autism Awareness Month, and a new contemporary art and photography marketplace is launching a fundraiser in support of the community.

Physical Care: The Tokyo
Contemporary Art Award

This year’s winners, Saeborg and Tsuda Michiko, present two very different exhibitions that offer a lens through which to view contemporary Japan.

The Bodies of Today:
Whitney Biennial 2024

The longest-running survey of contemporary art in the United States returns with a line up that includes filmmaker Isaac Julien and singer Holland Andrews.

The Power of Listening:
Forecast 8

This year’s festival transformed passive listeners into active participants, presenting collaborative artistic projects which amplified often-unheard voices.

Landscape and Identity:
Malta’s 2024 Art Biennale

This spring, Malta shows its first contemporary art biennale with a line up that includes Adama Delphine Fawundu, Cecilia Vicuña and Laura Besançon.

Architect Interview:
Building Joyful Spaces

“Design should inspire, incite, complement and celebrate our lives.” Learn more about a design studio committed to creating joyful spaces.

Playful Forms

Gerwald Rockenschaub presents his eighth solo show at Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, with an installation that prioritises colour and shape.