Exhibitions

The sitcom as social critique: Martine Syms foregrounds Black banality in major Chicago exhibition

The Los Angeles artist’s exploration of the Black experience in the US can be poignant, humorous and unsettling, as evidenced in her solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

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A black chandelier of skeletons and surveillance cameras: Ai Weiwei unveils his first show of glass sculptures in Venice

The dissident artist has created the one of the world's largest suspended Murano glass artworks

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Interview | Sculptor Patrick Dougherty on his illusionary stickwork

The artist has unveiled an otherworldly work for the Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana that envelops a frontier-era school with swells of willow saplings

An overdue ode to the influence of Black cinema opens in Los Angeles

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures exhibition exlores the contributions of celebrated and overlooked minds in Hollywood alongside works by contemporary artists

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Censored: the exhibitions that Instagram doesn’t want you to see

Galleries and artists are Increasingly finding themselves at the centre of heavy-handed suppression on the social media platform

War-ravaged Ukrainian mosaics digitally recreated in London show

Exhibition builds on a project to document Ukraine's monumental and contested public art created during Soviet era

Helsinki’s Flow Festival is a pioneering carbon neutral event—but its art shows get lost in the decor

Experiential sound and light works included in the music festival are so immersive that they are almost hard to find

London's Saatchi Gallery cancels Russian-organised show of Ukrainian art after social media backlash

"The Ukrainian Way" was scheduled for 3-11 September with an accompanying auction of physical works and NFTs

Iraqi artists remove their works from Berlin Biennale over Abu Ghraib photography row

Sajjad Abbas, Raed Mutar and Layth Kareem say curators "prioritise the display of wrongly imprisoned Iraqis"

Tests reveal secrets of four Vermeer paintings—including their authenticity—in Washington, DC show

The National Gallery of Art has carried out scientific tests on the works, finding fascinating discoveries beneath the paint

Six must-see exhibitions on view in the Hamptons

As the Art Market Hamptons fair returns to Water Mill, these are the must-see shows on the east end of Long Island

An Indian artist on staging a public art project across the Indo-Pakistan border

New Delhi-based Manisha Gera Baswani discusses her ongoing series Postcards from Home that photographs fellow artists in both countries

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India and Pakistan turn 75: exhibitions on independence and partition to see around the world

From Kolkata to Chicago, here are 11 shows that deal with the many histories of nationhood and freedom in the subcontinent

Gandhi's handwritten notes to Lord Mountbatten on the eve of India's partition go on show

Group exhibition at John Hansard Gallery in Southampton is curated by the Mumbai artist Jitish Kallat and includes works by Kader Attia and Zarina

Hélio Oiticica’s unrealised Tropicália environment erected in New York

The Brazilian artist developed the installation and several other iterations of architectural environments on a Guggenheim grant in the 1970s but never secured funding to build the work

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Feminist artist Suzanne Lacy on the possibilities of activism and public service in the art world

The artist’s current survey at the Queens Museum in New York revisits major milestones of her practice

'Mum, I don't want war': Children's drawings from Ukraine displayed alongside those from Poland in 1946

On view in 16 cities Polish cities, the exhibition shows the "shocking" similarity between the contemporary and historical pictures

Overlooked for decades, the spiritual and surreal paintings of Audra Skuodas make a star turn in Cleveland’s Front triennial

A prolific artist who died in 2019 after spending most of her life in Ohio, Skuodas produced an enigmatic oeuvre spanning many decades, styles and media

Exhibition traces the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad in unprecedented detail

Show about the Hijrah—Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Medina—at Saudi Arabia’s Ithra Museum will go on a five-year world tour

Winold Reiss, the German immigrant artist who immortalised marginalised Americans

An exhibition at the New-York Historical Society surveys the career of the little-known artist and designer who devoted his art to Black, Indigenous and Asian Americans

Ai Weiwei to curate exhibition of works created by UK prisoners

The Chinese activist, detained in 2011, has visited prisons across the country

Is Alice Rahon the next Surrealist rediscovery?

San Francisco dealer Wendi Norris is giving Rahon the royal treatment, with a new exhibition and online archive

From French Impressionist masterworks to dancing party people: the must-see exhibitions at Edinburgh Art Festival

The Scottish visual arts platform includes more than 35 shows this year throughout the capital

Barbara Kruger’s wayward words opt for style over substance in expansive New York exhibitions

Shows featuring Kruger’s text-based works at David Zwirner and the Museum of Modern Art spark little tension

From Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s doomed Colorado projects to Precious Okoyomon’s utopian garden, Aspen Art Week's must-see exhibitions

The event coincides with the second edition of the Intersect Aspen art fair and the Aspen Art Museum’s annual ArtCrush benefit auction

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Art in the shadow of war: curating a show at Latvia's Mark Rothko Art Centre

Signs of the Russia-Ukraine conflict are everywhere in Latvia—and there's a growing number of culturally disenfranchised citizens, too

Controversial 'Black Boy' signs on British pubs explored in exhibition at Turner Contemporary

Turner prize nominee Ingrid Pollard seeks out depictions of African figure that "haunt every English town and village"