Anna McNay spoke to Ed Atkins about his current exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, where his film Ribbons (2014) is showing alongside related installations of text and image.
Lisson Gallery, London, until 23 August 2014
Lisson Gallery continues its minimalist aesthetic with the work of nine artists, five of whom have never shown before in the UK. Kate Tiernan went to view it.
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, until 12 October 2014
Louise Bourgeois is best known for her spider sculptures, including Maman for Tate Modern. This exhibition of her later works is akin to a self-portrait, a web of contradictions and ambiguities, says Anna McNay.
The George Economou Collection, Athens, until 28 August 2014
Rashid Johnson talks about his show Magic Numbers at the George Economou Collection in Athens, his use of shea butter, black soap and wax and how Afrocentrism has informed his work.
Anita Taylor, dean of Bath School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University and the founder of the Jerwood drawing prize project, talked to Studio International about her own drawing practice, the importance of drawing in education, and the development of the Jerwood drawing prize.
Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, until 15 October 2014
Anita Taylor, curator of Drawn Together: Artist as Selector, took us round the exhibition and spoke about a number of drawings in the show, including works by Ken Currie, Stephen Farthing, Michael Craig-Martin, Lisa Milroy, Avis Newman and Cornelia Parker.
Summerhall, Edinburgh, until 26 September 2014
Susan Hiller’s exploration of anthropology and psychoanalysis sees her collecting, cataloguing, restaging and reforming cultural artefacts. Her work provides a fascinating insight into the mind and memory.
Surrounded by her wall-sized canvases and small graphite drawings, Rose Wylie talked about her drawing, painting and thinking process, and the things that inspire and influence her work.
Henry Moore Foundation, until 26 October 2014
This group show of contemporary art at the Henry Moore Foundation considers the interior and exterior space of the body, its encompassing nature as a vessel and the places it inhabits.
Villa Arson, Nice, until 13 October 2014
For their latest exhibition, film-makers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige explored scam emails. But, as they explain, an idea that originated in untruths uncovered some surprising truths.
St Petersburg, Russia, until 31 October 2014
It is difficult to escape the topic of politics when discussing art in Russia now. On the level of individual works, this relationship is often heated and contentious; there is little harmony between artists and the powers that be.
Imperial War Museum, London, until 8 March 2015
Truth and Memory at the Imperial War Museum in London is a major retrospective, comprising more than 120 works of British first world war art. The exhibition runs alongside the reopening of the IWM London after its £40m refurbishment, in time to mark the centenary of the start of the first world war.
Mistah Kurtz – He Not Dead. Peer, London, until 26 July 2014
This new body of work at PEER is a collaboration between the artist Fiona Banner and the Magnum photographer Paolo Pellegrin, whom Banner commissioned to explore the City of London through the lens of conflict. She spoke to Kate Tiernan about the exhibition, which includes moving image, photographs, text and large graphite drawings.
Russians, like the rest of the world, are split in their attitude toward contemporary art: some like new ideas and challenges offered by art that does not look beautiful or even appealing; others are threatened by it, considering its subversive nature destructive of their basic values and beliefs.