June 2020: What to view this month
Selected by our team at Caro, here are the top exhibitions and festivals to virtually visit this month:
New Black Portraiture
This virtual exhibition explores the changing status of black portraiture in our increasingly digital world. The exhibition explores the intrinsic link between portraiture and bodily property, examining how structural violence emerges in this artistic medium. The eight chosen artists included in the exhibition mobilise the internet and digital networks in diverse ways from social media performances exploring fragmentation of the self and identity as assemblage, to audio-visual works that tap into the hypervisuality of blackness.
London Festival of Architecture Digital
The world’s biggest annual architecture festival has gone digital for the first time. The eclectic programme is full of events from panel discussions and virtual tours to outdoor audio guides and drawing workshops, all aiming to explore this year’s theme, Power.
Taking place on Performa’s online channel until 15 July is Bodybuilding, a free exhibition that examines the use of live performance by architects. The show features rare archival material, detailing a multigenerational lineage of designers and studios who have explored the built environment through actions.
ArtUK’s new tool Curations allows its online community to create new exhibitions using collections from across the UK. Explore showcases by leading curators tackling movements and subjects from British Pop Art to Glaswegian portraiture.