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Martin Herbert's pick of must-see exhibitions on through September


Barrão, the Brazilian artist who has made dissonance a central feature of his explorations of thingness, by Oliver Basciano 

Luiz Roque’s short films address gender, the art-historical canon and Brazilian history. Kiki Mazzucchelli asks whether a darker turn in his latest work signifies an intruding dystopian now 

Gezi Park Protest – Three Years On, three years after the summer of 2013 sit-ins and protests against the demolition of Istanbul's Gezi Park Sarah Jilani uncovers the events' artistic legacy

Raimar Stange questions the effectiveness of  ‘Artivism’, in which art and activism combine to question and disrupt existing structures

Ignasi Aballí,The Catalan artist who harnesses the poetics of transience, decay and ephemerality, by George Stolz

Bosco Sodi, the Mexican painter who relinquishes control over the finished artwork and celebrates ‘chance’ and ‘randomness’, by Mark Rappolt.

Points of View

Our writers on what’s happening in the artworld and beyondOliver Basciano on art, terror and the role of image distribution; Jonathan T.D. Neil wades into the LA gentrification debate; Maria Lind on the age of hybridity; Jonathan Grossmalerman publishes his commencement speech to Cooper Union students.

Great Critics and Their Ideas: Osiris, Egyptian god of the dead, discusses the return of painting, interview by Matthew Collings

Other People and Their Ideas: Curator of the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo Jochen Volz on whether politics might learn from artists, interview by Oliver Basciano


Exhibitions from around the world Including: 9th Berlin Biennale: The Present in Drag at various venues in Berlin; Pure Fiction, at Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris;¿Cómo te voy a olvidar?, at Galerie Perrotin, Paris; Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, at Mumok, Vienna; Basim Magdy, at Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin; Olga Balema, at Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam; Superstudio, at MAXXI, Rome; Francesco Vezzoli, at Nouveau Musée National de Monaco; Kirill Glushchenko, at VAC Foundation at Polkovaya Street 3, Moscow; Ian Cheng, at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich; Liverpool Biennial 2016, at various venues, Liverpool; The Science of Imaginary Solutions, at Breese Little, London; Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, at South London Gallery; Jim Hodges, at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; Making & Unmaking, at Camden Arts Centre, London; This Is A Voice, at Wellcome Collection, London; Paul Lee, at Maccarone, Los Angeles; Neïl Beloufa, at Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles; Benjamin Carlson, at Park View, Los Angeles; Michael Rakowitz, at Graham Foundation and Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; Ed Ruscha, at Edward Tyler Nahem, New York; Radcliffe Bailey, at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, Christopher K. Ho, at Present Company, New York; Evan Robarts, at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, Nasreen Mohamedi, at The Met Breuer, New York; Chelsea Culprit, at Yautepec, Mexico City; Arquivo Ex Machina, at Itaú Cultural, São Paulo.

Books: The Hatred of Poetry, by Ben Lerner; Towards a Conceptual Militancy, by Mike Watson; Raymond Chandler: The Detections of Totality, by Fredric Jameson; Qiu Zhijie: Unicorns in a Blueprint, edited by Defne Ayas.


The Strip: A new work by Emma Talbot, introduced by Paul Gravett.

A Curator Writes: ArtReview's columnist I. Kurator organises a reading event in response to Brexit.

23 August 2016