Xavier Mascaró: Departure, Saatchi Gallery, London, until 5 October 2014
Latin American sculptor Xavier Mascaró talks about his obsession with presence and absence in his work, how ancient cultures inspire him, and the laborious process involved in casting his monumental pieces by hand.
Sally Smart, known for her large-scale installations, talks about her recent project, The Pedagogical Puppet (2012), made during a residency at the University of Connecticut. Her Bauhaus-inspired work represents an independent artistic spirit in Australia, where she lives and works.
In this conversation with Studio International about her first retrospective, titled Scenarios, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo, the painter Vânia Mignone explains her creative process, discloses her major influences, and tells us how she incorporates elements from her daily routine into her visual compositions.
From the ICA’s landmark 1968 show Cybernetic Serendipity through Pac-Man and Mario Bros to the latest offering from Will.i.am, the Barbican’s interactive exhibition demonstrates how computers and technological development have changed the face of art
30 August – 2 November 2014
For the third edition of this bustling summer exhibition, curator Lewis Biggs has invited a selection of internationally renowned and local artists to produce 21 new artworks in response to specific sites across the town. Studio International went on a coastal tour and spoke to a number of those involved, both artists and organisers.
In its Arts Annual: Fine Art, Newark Museum was true to its roots. A wide array of theses, media and materials by 40 culturally diverse local artists of all ages showed that the museum is sensitive to the times and the people it serves.
Jupiter Artland, Wilkieston, Edinburgh, until 28 September 2014
Katie Paterson’s lunar meditation on music, technology and imperfection reassesses our place in the cosmos and how far art can extend our view.
Multimedia artist Mark Soo tells A Will Brown about his interest in the interconnection of elements, how a work of art changes when a passerby looks at it, and how Detroit techno music led him to 19th-century paddlewheel steamships.
Le Forum, Ginza Maison Hermès, until 21 September 2014
Blurring the line between reality and fiction, performance artist Tsuneko Taniuchi tries to change our preconceptions of society through “Micro-Events” that include her dressing as a homeless bag lady and taking part in mass weddings.
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.