14 News This edition includes David Goldblatt's first solo show in London since 1986, as well as Bildhalle's summer presentation that brings travel indoors.

20 10 to See As the world begins to re-open, we list 10 key exhibitions to safely experience and enjoy over the next two months, either in person or online.


24 Intimate Portraiture Zanele Muholi is a visual activist who reclaims the lens, providing a platform for black lesbian, gay, transgender and intersex individuals.

30 Imagined Architecture Alexis Christodoulou is a Cape Town-based artist who specialises in three-dimensional renders. He draws on the parameters of video game graphics.

40 Design as Adventure Mountains cover one fifth of the earth’s surface, but are only sparsely populated. We look at how unforgiving terrains offer a test bed for new ideas.

50 Sense of Connection Julia Fullerton-Batten’s latest series, Looking Out From Within, was shot over the last few months of lockdown across London neighbourhoods.

58 Modes of Iconography With the role of the selfie, how has portraiture changed? Is any idea authentic? Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song consider new visual archetypes.

64 Structural Manipulation Alex Lysakowski's unexpected compositions focus on over-consumption and global production, as seen through exaggerated architectural forms.

74 Playful Combinations Ulaş Kesebir & Merve Türkan utilise bold primary colours and minimal sets, using draping materials and block furniture to subvert domestic spaces.

84 Nocturnal Exploration The seventh edition of Next Generation, an annual feature showcasing new photography graduates from the London College of Communication.

98 Digitised Landscapes Following a UN report on the effects of a 1.5°C increase, Google Arts & Culture’s Heartbeat of the Earth series makes sense of the key conclusions.

104 Vivid Depiction Yannis Davy Guibinga’s pronounced photographs are part of an expansive conversation about the representation of Africa and its wider diaspora.

Class of 2020



116 Buckinghamshire New University In lieu of a physical degree show, we provide the space for 12 students to present their final portfolios before they enter into the art world.

122 Stoic Performance Rare and vital is a film such as Clemency – a slow, unflinching portrait of a senior prison warden who has dedicated her life to carrying out executions.

124 Creating The Space 2020 marks nearly a decade of friendship and pop-collaboration for Paul "Polocorp" ArmandDelille and Alexandre "Peter Pan" Grynszpan.


126 Experimentation and Discovery Some of the world’s most prodigious architects have created innovative solutions to American residential architecture over the past 120 years.

Artists’ Directory 139 Inside this Issue Practitioners in this edition combine a variety of materials and approaches to express creative and critical responses to a rapidly changing world.

Last Words

146 Rachel Louise Brown The photographer and Photo Director at Harper's Bazaar discusses the act of wandering alone in darkness to capture nighttime mise-en-scène.

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