Grayson Perry, Serpentine Gallery, London
This bumper survey of Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry features ceramics, cast iron, bronze, printmaking and tapestry and explores the artist’s own childhood and life as a transvestite, as well as wider social issues ranging from class and politics to sex and religion. Titled ‘The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!’, Perry also tackles one of his central concerns of how contemporary art can best address a diverse cross section of society with the inclusion of two enormous new pots created using imagery crowd-sourced from the British public who were asked to share their views on Brexit.
Until 10 September www.serpentinegalleries.org
Richard Wright, The Modern Institute, Glasgow
Fellow Turner Prize winner Richard Wright’s latest exhibition at The Modern Institute brings together two site-specific works alongside several new works on paper and accompanying books and notations. Enveloping the gallery, Wright has produced a new wall painting that covers the Aird’s Lane gallery façade. Also on show are hand-painted posters, pasted on to the external walls, doors, windows and shutters.
Until 26 August www.themoderninstitute.com
Hynek Martinec, Parafin, London
London based artist Hynek Martinec creates paintings and drawings that explore ideas about time, history, reality and spirituality. Often appropriating imagery from vintage photographs and the Old Masters, these new works have been developed in response to an invitation from the National Gallery in Prague to respond to the museum’s Baroque collection.
Until 15 July www.parafin.co.uk
Brigitte Zieger, Void, Derry
Brigitte Zieger’s work explores virtual and spatial 3D images which relate to history and the displacement between image, sculpture and space. The Paris-based German artist uses a diverse range of medium, from drawing and cutouts to video, sculpture and wallpaper. Despite the pleasing aesthetics, the weighty themes Zieger explores include destruction, alienation, and oppression.
Until 29 July www.derryvoid.com
Elizabeth Price Curates, Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea
For this latest in a series of Hayward Touring exhibitions curated by artists, Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price has staged ‘an austere melodrama’ featuring works by over forty artists and exploring the psychological and formal power of the horizontal. Included are sculptures, drawings, photographs, film and videos by artists including Fikret Atay, Becky Beasley, Simon Bedwell, Richard Hamilton, Gustav Metzger, Katrina Palmer, Jo Spence and Gavin Turk, with many works featuring the reclining or recumbent body in varying states of weariness, stupor, reverie, grief, death and languor.
Until 28 August www.swansea.gov.uk
1. Grayson Perry, Death of a Working Hero, tapestry, 2016. Courtesy: the artist, Paragon Press and Victoria Miro, London; Photo: Stephen White © Grayson Perry
2. Richard Wright, No Title, hand painted posters, enamel on paper, dimensions variable, installation view at The Modern Institute, 2017. Courtesy: the Modern Institute
2. Hynek Martinec, Circus of Nightmares, oil on canvas 170×240cm, 2017. Courtesy: Parafin, London; © Hynek Martinec
3. Jo Spence, The Final Project, 1991–92. Courtesy: the Estate of Jo Spence and Richard Saltoun Gallery; © The Estate of Jo Spence