Fantastic Black artists, climate crisis in sound, and a Windrush victory – the week in art

In the Black Fantastic
Visions of technology, history and mythology in this show inspired by Afrofuturism, with Chris Ofili, Kara Walker, Ellen Gallagher, Hew Locke and more.
Hayward Gallery, Londen, van 29 Junie tot 18 September.

George Shaw
Enigmatic and moving paintings of modern Britain by an artist who is brutally real yet poetically sublime.
Die boks, Plymouth, tot 4 September.

Phyllida Barlow
A free show from the Artist Rooms collection of the witty and playful sculptor of everyday stuff.
Tate Modern, Londen, tot 23 Julie.

David Batchelor
This connoisseur of found colour gets a retrospective of his uplifting yet gritty installations that celebrate our cities.
Compton Verney, Warwickshire, tot 2 Oktober.

Terug aarde toe
Brian Eno, Karrabing Film Collective, Carolina Caycedo and “smell researcher” Sissel Tolaas are among the participants in this exhibition about the climate emergency.
Serpentine North Gallery, Londen, tot 18 September.

The National Windrush Monument by Basil Watson
A poignant monument to the Windrush generation was unveiled at south London’s Waterloo Station. The statue, by Jamaican sculptor Basil Watson, is the culmination of a long campaign to honour the contribution to British society of many thousands of Caribbean migrants, helping to rebuild the UK after the second world war. Another sculpture, by Thomas J Price, was unveiled last week in Hackney, noord Londen.

Documenta 15 opened in Kassel, Duitsland, celebrating art collectives with skateboarders and a Bengali bazaar

London’s new Africa Centre has injected zing into a once-drab building

David Bowie inspired sculptor Penny Goring

Benin photographer Rachidi Bissiriou captured a seismic period in his country’s history

Nathan Coley has put up a giant sign visible to refugees at sea

Plans to remodel the National Gallery Sainsbury Wing in London threaten its quirky splendour

A new film tells artist Eric Ravilious’s story

Megan Cope creates art out of catastrophe

How Tsang Tsou-choi, the graffiti-daubing King of Kowloon, went from local crank to cult hero

Royal Academy curator Alison Wilding talks us through her climate-focused Summer Exhibition

Major Oak, Sherwood Forest (1882) by Andrew MacCallum
There are shades of German Romanticism in this compelling Victorian painting. The massive gnarled oak tree with its bare branches and twigs like witches’ fingers that starkly stands against an empty sky is associated with the legends of Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest. But alongside this very British folkloric appeal, McCallum has imported the frozen, eerie look of Caspar David Friedrich’s paintings of similarly spooky German trees. The result is a haunting vision of the woods.
Nottingham City Museums and Galleries

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