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This month's twenty best art shows

From London to LA here's our pick of the art exhibitions that will get you through September

HEATHER PHILLIPSON

Heather Phillipson’s work is smart, witty and seductive – a superfluid sensory bombardment we can’t tear our eyes off. The Biennale of Moving Images has commissioned new work from Phillipson and 21 other emerging artists you should know about.

 

MAY HANDS

Camberwell graduate May Hands wraps up designer product packaging in polythene, making paintings out of luxury consumption. Rowing Projects is including Hands in a group show inspired by cult 80’s movie Heathers. Heaven on earth.

ED FORNIELES

Chisenhale Gallery is treating us to a major new body of work by this L.A. based, British artist that satirises the modern family. Check their Instagram feed where the artist is posting images and videos in the run up to the show.

STAN VANDERBEEK

Pioneer of expanded cinema Stan VanDerBeek’s amazing Movie-Drome is being re-created for the Vancouver New Forms Festival. It’s an immersive cinematic space bursting with overlapping images – way before its time.

NEÏL BELOUFA

Shown in structures resembling the workings of a camera, French artist Neïl Beloufa’s cleverly constructed films always have a secret twist. There will be new work to admire from this talented artist at his first UK institutional show. 

RYAN MCGINLEY

NYC’s cult phenomenon Ryan McGinley will be showing Yearbook – a work made up of hundreds of colourful nude studio portraits at Team Gallery this month. The photos will be plastered all over the walls and ceilings. Nudity unlimited.

LIZZIE FITCH/ RYAN TRECARTIN

If you missed their incredible video installation at the Venice Biennale you’ll be able to catch up on the latest frenzied installment from this duo at the Zabludowicz Collection. Like taking a walk through hyperspace on an acid trip.

FRANCESCA WOODMAN

Before she took her own life at the tender age of 22, Francesca Woodman produced more than 800 striking, sensitive photographs. Her latest exhibition at Victoria Miro, on the motif of zigzags, will fuel our current obsession with her work.

HANNAH PERRY

Hannah Perry’s videos started attracting attention long before her graduation from the Royal Academy of Arts this year. On the 12th she’ll be showing a new live film piece at The Serpentine with music by Micachu.

KAWS 

Pop culture loving KAWS has blown up tiny sections of Peanut comic strips for his upcoming show at Honor Fraser in New York. We guess he’s sporting a cheeky grin as Charlie Brown and co are made to look like Abstract Expressionist painting. 

TOREY THORNTON

Young talent Torey Thornton’s paintings are seductive but intentionally confusing. His solo show at OHWOW gallery will not be offering up any answers. Expect to say ‘I’m not sure what it is, but I like it’. 

DANIEL GORDON

The internet is dragged into the real world in Daniel Gordon’s photographs of physical objects made out of online images. His dazzling photographs will steal the show at Foam’s exhibition of new American photography.

FUTURE FEMINISM

‘Tenet I: The subjugation of women and the earth is one in the same.’ Future Feminist artists Anthony, Kembra Pfahler, Johanna Constantine, Bianca Casady and Sierra Casady present 13 tenets of a radical frontier feminist perspective at The Hole NYC

TRICIA MIDDLETON

Lurid candy-coloured rivers of wax cake Tricia Middleton’s assemblies of everyday objects. At once enticing and revolting, her work is a nightmarish Ballardian sci-fi fantasy we can’t get enough of. 

KORAKRIT ARUNANONDCHAI

Bangkok born, New York based, Korakrit Arunanondchai’s work includes giant denim tie dye pillows and burnt paintings that are patched up with photographs of the flames used to torch them. Now London can see his work first hand at Carlos/Ishikawa.

AIKO MIYANAGA

New space White Rainbow will be dedicated to showcasing Japanese artists as yet unknown to us here in the UK. It’s opening its doors with the ephemeral, transitory work of artist Aiko Miyanaga in September.

AUSTIN LEE

Austin Lee starts by sketching his anxious and unhappy characters on iPad. Then he picks up a brush and paints all the digital effects on canvas. Karl Kostyal is bringing this recent Yale MFA graduate to London so we can get a closer look.

GÜNTER BRUS

Radical Viennese Actionist Günter Brus was frequently arrested for his controversial performance works that pushed his body to extremes. Today his body painting experiments seem super relevant as Hauser & Wirth explore the early days of the movement. 

BRYAN DOOLEY

Two years on from his inclusion in New Contemporaries, Bryan Dooley’s work is confident, crisp and increasingly complex. His photographs are now part of slick sculptural ensembles – have a look at his upcoming show with Samuel Francois.

SACHIN KAELEY

Seventeen Gallery are opening their new space further up Kingsland Road this month with a solo show by Sachin Kaeley. His luscious, glowing, hyper-real paintings look good enough to eat.