This Leads to Fire: Russian Art from Nonconformism to Global Capitalism, Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation Collection, Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York, until 11 January 2015
Natalia Kolodzei, executive director of the Kolodzei Art Foundation, talks about her family collection of Soviet and Russian art, begun in the 1960s when Nikita Khrushchev’s leadership of the Soviet Union led to slightly more freedom for artists.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, until 18 January 2015
Robert Gober is perhaps best-known for his deceptively simple sculptures – in particular his sinks – but this large-scale survey of his work at MoMA, including drawings, print and photographs, draws us in to the intricacies of the artist’s storytelling.
Maiden, Mother, Child & Crone, Flowers Gallery, London, until 8 November 2014
American artist Aleah Chapin has had huge success early in her career. On graduating from the New York Academy of Art she was made a postgraduate fellow and went on to become one of the youngest artists to win the BP portrait award in 2012.
Chisenhale Gallery, London, until 9 November 2014
For his show at the Chisenhale Gallery, Ed Fornieles has created a suburban Los Angeles television set with a twist. Titled Modern Family, the exhibition explores how contemporary identities are shaped by our online existences
Glenn Ligon is famed for his thought-provoking works, which combine text, silkscreen painting, neon and video, and explore themes of identity, racism, sexuality and civil rights. Ligon spoke to Anna McNay before the opening of his exhibition, Call and Response, at the Camden Arts Centre, London.
Breese Little, London, until 25 October 2014
With distance comes sublime beauty, and with space travel our world is something magnificent to behold.
Cell Project Space, London, until 2 November 2014
Ralph Fasanella’s paintings, on view at the Yuri Pattison’s exhibition Free Traveller is an unconventional look at the state of internet technology. Pattison explores alternative platforms, contemporary power structures and the limits and bounds to the networks we rely on.
American Folk Art Museum, New York City, until 1 December 2014
Ralph Fasanella’s paintings, on view at the American Folk Art Museum, record US history from the point of view of a life-long New Yorker, the son of Italian immigrants, a union organiser whose passion was the working class and social justice.
Crossing the Line was a conference that brought together specialists to examine the role of drawing in the Middle East with the aim of breaking down the cultural barriers to personal expression.
Nanda Vigo: Chronotopes, The Mayor Gallery, London, until 24 October 2014
A pioneer in modern Italian art, Nanda Vigo has continually skirted the confines of design, architecture and installation to compelling effect, in her own practice, as well as in her collaborations with other radical figures such as Lucio Fontana and Giò Ponti.
The Laten Photon, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, until 4 October 2014
The figures in Chinese artist DALeast’s paintings don’t look as if they are either coming or going – they are somewhere in between.