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At Gasworks, London, the artist queers the conventional masculinity of the action-adventure video game 

BY Chris Hayes | 13 SEP 21

From Paula Rego’s unflinching women to Ellen Harvey’s mournful, forgotten buildings, these are the best institutional shows in the UK

BY frieze | 03 SEP 21

At The Turner Contemporary, Margate, the artist’s installation mournfully homages sites lost over time – such Coney Island Illuminations and London’s The Joiners Arms

BY George Upton | 30 AUG 21

At Leeds Art Gallery, the artist's multimedia installation follows the shamanic goddess Princess Bari and a host of avatars on a hero’s journey through climate collapse and renewal

BY Alice Bucknell | 12 AUG 21

From a major retrospective by Karla Black in Edinburgh to a photographic investigation into the fatalities of the Irish revolution in County Cork, here are our must see shows

BY frieze | 28 JUL 21

At Fruitmarket, Edinburgh, the artist’s retrospective approaches materials in a child-like manner with little regard for the objects’ origins or histories

BY Tom Jeffreys | 28 JUL 21

Jamila Prowse speaks to the artists about their approach to new, aquatic temporalities, from ocean to darkroom, as they have separate shows at Birmingham’s Eastside Projects

Recently screening in galleries across southeast UK, videos by artists including Rosa Aiello, Prem Sahib and Metahaven shift our understanding of the domestic and what it means to live locally

BY Róisín Tapponi | 23 JUL 21

Across spaces in London, authors, artists and collectives from southwest Asia, north Africa and the wider diaspora fuse storytelling and performance to preserve personal histories

BY Hiba Mohamed | 15 JUL 21

At Taymour Grahne Projects, the artist's saturated paintings depict the city’s queer community in the nostalgic afterglow of nightclub life

BY Kevin Brazil | 14 JUL 21

Is contemporary art a reaction to social, political and local specificities or is it active in creating new utopic, progressive impulses? The BAS9 aspires to ask both

BY Sean Burns | 12 JUL 21

On the Isle of Bute, the artist uses objects to expose the geology of the 18th-century Mount Stuart House and engage with the Scottish mansion's material history

BY Hettie Judah | 12 JUL 21

From Kobby Adi's industrial mise en scène to Emma Talbot's exploration of collective mourning, here are our editor's picks

BY frieze | 30 JUN 21

In Aindrea Emelife’s group show at The Perimeter, the work of seven Black artists explore experiences of recollection and nostalgia to examine the relationship between Blackness and history

BY Aida Amoako | 29 JUN 21

At Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, the London-based artist’s installation re-appropriates industrial and mass-produced objects, unlocking their numerous connotations

BY Kareem Reid | 25 JUN 21

At Maximillian William, a group show celebrates modernist sculpture bringing Simone Leigh and Magdalene Odundo’s anthropomorphic vessels together with Thaddeus Mosley’s Brancusian forms

BY Vanessa Peterson | 24 JUN 21

The exhibition at Tate Liverpool takes women’s liberation as its basis, leaning on frustratingly narrow definitions to justify connections between Linder and Martine Syms 

BY Lauren Elkin | 17 JUN 21

Agar has been widely associated with the European avant-garde movement but, as Whitechapel Gallery’s retrospective makes clear, she sought to define no one’s image but her own

BY Juliet Jacques | 14 JUN 21

The artist’s new show at Dundee Contemporary Arts explores the intense physicality of collective sorrow through the body as landscape

BY Tom Jeffreys | 07 JUN 21

From Jade Montserrat’s take on Alice Walker’s ‘Gardens’ to Tom Lovelace’s deconstruction of Georges Seurat’s ‘Bathers’, these are the best shows south of the river

BY Mimi Chu | 04 JUN 21