American artist Jennifer Rubell explores motherhood through a series of participatory works. Looking to break the established rules of the gallery, she encourages viewers to hold a baby, eat eggs – and even take their clothes off in the gallery.
In a project looking at how philanthropic giving to arts and culture can become a social norm in every 21st-century city, some of Europe’s leading private collectors are showing works – from Jake and Dinos Chapman to Fiona Tan to Marcel Duchamp – across Sheffield.
Sheffield, until 12 December 2015.
Through the works of Georges Seurat, Bridget Riley learned about colour. His The Bridge at Courbevoie provided ‘a true masterclass … the best tutorial I ever had’ and he has remained a touchstone for her.
Courtauld Gallery, London, until 17 January 2016.
This small gem of an exhibition comprising 17 pictures – oils on canvas and board; watercolour; felt tip and pencil drawings – showcases Lowry’s intense relationship with the ocean.
Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, until 1 November 2015.
Danish artist Julie Sass presents a cohesive body of new work as part of Copenhagen Arts Week that signals complex, painterly explorations in abstract minimalism.
Third Space, Copenhagen, until 26 September 2015.
This is a festival that involves talks, tours, performance and events rather than simply art objects, and it takes places in a place that has been a conflict zone for millennia. This year, to its credit, it tried to address the city’s politics as well as its culture.
Two solo exhibitions featuring alumni from India’s premier art institute in Baroda throw up interesting questions about violence, self and the processes of survival.
Vadehra Gallery, New Delhi, until 5 October 2015.
For the artist’s first UK solo exhibition, she combines experimental video works and sculptural installations of found objects in order to explore sociopolitical notions of narration, memory and representation.
Hayward Gallery Project Space, London, until 27 September 2015.
Mural, Pollock’s largest-ever painting, has been credited with breaking the ice for abstract expressionism. This exhibition explores the context in which it was produced and its effect on the contemporary art world.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, until 16 November 2015.
From kayaks filled with scotch to empty boots on a ladder, Signer has a lightness of touch and mischief that almost tips into menace. His art is lighthearted, but it is also thought-provoking and atmospheric while appearing almost throwaway.
Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland, until 20 September 2015.
As two exhibitions celebrate the centenary of the birth of Polish artist and theatre director Tadeusz Kantor, Richard Demarco, who first brought him to Britain and has ensured his legacy continues, talks about his work.