This Japanese artist explores the history of her birthplace, the island of Okinawa, which remained under American control from 1945 到 1972 and is still home to several US airbases.
Dundee Contemporary Arts until 21 十一月
This Is the Nightmail
Dark and dreamy art that explores existential themes, from Edvard Munch and Giorgio de Chirico to Louise Bourgeois and Francesca Woodman.
Whitechapel Gallery, 伦敦, until 2 一月
Victoria and Albert
Art collected by Queen Victoria and her consort, including watercolours of the Scottish landscapes they loved.
Queen’s Gallery, Edinburgh, until 3 十月
Dippy on Tour
The surreal sight of a giant dinosaur skeleton inside a gothic cathedral comes to Norwich, on tour from the Natural History Museum.
Norwich Cathedral until 30 十月
Orkney and the Artist
A survey of how the landscapes and seabound setting of Orkney have inspired artists including Sylvia Wishart, Gunnie Moberg and Ian MacInnes.
Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, until 6 十一月
The Iranian-born, Canada-based artist Abbas Akhavan has individually sculpted, out of straw, mud and clay, each column of the colonnade that led to the Arch of Palmyra before Isis destroyed the monuments in the Syrian city 在 2015. The installation forms the major part of his current show at the Chisenhale Gallery. Read the Observer’s review here.
Claude: Landscape with the Marriage of Isaac and Rebekah (“The Mill”), 1648
Claude paints landscapes for the mind to escape to. This French artist who settled in 17th-century Rome and endlessly drew its scenery and surroundings is a merchant of dreams, putting together timeless visions from his Italian sketches. 这里, a wedding is being celebrated on a tranquil shore. Nature mirrors the happy moment: a perfect blue sky dappled with cotton wool clouds is suspended peacefully over a turquoise bay and rolling hills decorated with soft trees. The biblical story it illustrates seems to be just an excuse to paint a beautiful world and invite us in.
National Gallery, 伦敦
That this autumn promises to be filled with great art and exhibitions
That the shadow child poverty secretary says Tory cuts to arts for kids are nauseating
Chuck Close, the photorealist and portrait artist, 已死 81 …
… and our critic Adrian Searle’s wrote an appreciation of his work
That Gilles Peress has produced the ultimate photographic statement on the Northern Irish Troubles …
… while Stéphan Gladieu has been photographing the people of North Korea
That Bill Brandt, Brassaï and Ansel Adams, three greats of photography, had a meeting of minds in 1976 …
… and the winners of the Mono awards for black-and-white photography were announced …
… as were the winners of the Australian Geographic nature photographer of the year awards
That the National Gallery is planning a Lucian Freud show for the artist’s centenary
The Forensic Architecture research group responded to public calls to reinstate a pro-Palestinian artwork in their exhibition at Manchester’s Whitworth gallery
That the National Youth Theatre has had a £4m architectural overhall
How artists and activists are challenging the way we reuse and reimagine broken objects
The Guardian gave its view on the Art Fund Museums prize
What will be in the V&A’s theatre and performing arts ‘major refresh’? Clue: kinky boots and Shirley Bassey’s Diamonds Are Forever pantsuit
A new catalogue with images of paintings by Leon Kossoff, stolen in 1972 and never returned to the artist in his lifetime, hopes to help recover the works
Ulrike Ottinger’s new film delightfully captures her journey into art, culture and politics in 1960s Paris
Perpignan’s Festival of Photojournalism 2021 features more than 25 exhibitions throughout the city
A New York exhibition tells the incredible stories behind recovered Nazi-looted art
The swing bridge on the River Tyne that doesn’t work, in spite of a £1m upgrade
Roger Deakins, the Oscar-winning cinematographer of Sicario and Skyfall, also takes beautiful still photographs
约翰·斯蒂尔曼, an architect whose good-looking, modernist designs transformed postwar Britain, 已死 101 …
… and John Graham, one of the architects behind Harlow new town in Essex, 已死 93
Children’s illustrator and writer Jill Murphy, creator the Worst Witch books, 已死 72
… she gave one of her final interviews to the Observer …
… and we reprinted some of her best illustrations
Nature painter Dame Elizabeth Blackadder – the first woman to be elected to both the Royal and Royal Scottish academies – has died aged 89
Ikea’s Symfonisk hides a wifi speaker in a picture frame: we gave it a 4-star review
Tsitsi Dangarembga is the latest author to have contributed to artist Katie Paterson’s century-spanning Future Library project
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