His portraits consider the black, queer, male body from a personal perspective that is as informed by mythology and folklore as it is by everyday life. Shimoyama talks here about his new solo exhibition, Shh … at De Buck Gallery in New York
Devon Shimoyama. Miles, 2019 (detail). Image courtesy De Buck Gallery, New York.
Documentary photographer Martin Parr’s latest exhibition, Only Human, at the National Portrait Gallery, is all about us – us humans, but especially us British. Here, he talks about cake, collecting and Britain in the time of Brexit.
The Royal College of Physicians’ exhibition of anatomical illustrations, from medieval times to the present day, reveals the intersecting histories of medicine, art and politics, explains Under the Skin’s curator, Katie Birkwood.
Drawings by four contemporary female artists explore notions of protest and remembrance, from anti-Brexit marches to unconsecrated Irish burial sites, and forgotten black soldiers to former collieries in the north of England.
In Protest and Remembrance at Alan Cristea, with her large abstract works of plywood, acrylic gesso and graphite, Griffiths aims to capture the splendour of the working-class engineering at a former colliery.
For the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death, the Rijksmuseum is staging a once-in-a-generation exhibition – 22 paintings, 60 drawings and 300 prints. It is extraordinary, revealing, inspiring – and a little overwhelming.
From historical displays to recent works by relatively unknown artists, from performance to installation, from politically provocative and conceptual pieces to ornamental presentations, this year’s Armory presented a well-measured display of opposing – even conflicting – trends within the art world .
In 2007, the formidable art collection of Achille Maramotti, the man behind the Max Mara fashion house, was opened to the public. Sara Piccinini, senior coordinator of the collection, talks about the history of the collection, and the thinking behind its first rehang.
Harald Sohlberg’s paintings of Norwegian houses and snowy mountains are saturated with colour and mystery, making Dulwich Picture Gallery’s exhibition of his work the perfect way to see out the winter months.
With her detailed drawings of plants growing on the graves of Ireland’s excommunicates and other unblessed souls, De Búrca, now on show in Protest and Remembrance at Alan Cristea, hopes to restore the dignity of those the Catholic church abandoned.
Italy’s first all-digital history museum, M9, has opened across from Venice. With its sleek, ceramic-tiled buildings and inspired public spaces, its architect, Sauerbruch Hutton, has made quite a statement.
Attia offers an impassioned critique of the enduring effects of colonialism. Central to the French-Algerian artist’s sculptures, installation, collages, videos and photographs is the idea of post-colonial repair, as both a physical and symbolic act.
Htein Lin was imprisoned for challenging the military dictatorship in Myanmar. Here, he talks about his time in jail and his sculptural installation A Show of Hands, a testament to former political prisoners, now on show at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York.
We the People, Nari Ward’s latest exhibition, at New Museum, New York, underlines the critical role the city has played in his career. Here, he discusses the importance of Harlem, the neighbourhood that continues to inform his work.