In his latest exhibition, Belgian multimedia artist Michel François presents fragmented sculptures that toy with our desire to understand.
Thomas Dane Gallery, London, until 23 May 2015.
This show, while not shedding new light on Francis Bacon himself, does paint a picture of a very restrictive period for gay men and thus highlights the artist’s bravery in producing such provocative work.
Fox Reading Room, ICA, London, until 17 May 2015.
The artist talks about her latest exhibition, for which she photographed ordinary people in Azerbaijan, how she incorporates poetry into her work, and her feelings about being so close to her own birthplace, Iran, which she has not visited for more than 20 years.
The artist’s 60-part work, based on the Great Migration of black people from the south to the north of the US from 1915, is shown here in its entirety. Shifting between the personal and the monumental, it tells the story of the thousands who left their homes in search of a brighter future.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, until 7 September 2015.
This rare and beautiful exhibition presents 18 works by artists from France, Hungary, Russia and the US who shared the aims of cubism as applied to landscape, still-life and quotidian life.
Hanina Fine Arts, London, until 8 July 2015.
Martín Ramírez, an “outsider” artist from Mexico, who spent most of his life in US mental institutions, created enduring images of his native land and his life before confinement, bringing the importance of emotional experience to the forefront of art-making.
Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York City, until 2 May 2015.
Cats came to Japan from China in the sixth century, aboard ships carrying Buddhist texts. An enchanting new exhibition at the Japan Society presents these frolicsome felines in a distinctly Japanese cast, in ukiyo-e paintings and woodblock prints by Edo-period masters of the genre.
Japan Society, New York City, until 7 June 2015.
This exhibition of work by Maripol – Polaroid artist, fashion designer and the woman who styled Madonna’s early image – along with sculpture by Clare Stephenson and video by Zoe Williams deliberately blurs the line between artforms.
The Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, Scotland, until 21 June 2015.
Channelling the principles of Japan’s Mono-ha Group, Lee Ufan’s latest collection of reductive paintings and sculptures attempts to reanimate the association between the human and the natural.
Lisson Gallery, London, until 9 May 2015