Arthur Jafa, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London
US artist, filmmaker and cinematographer Arthur Jafa’s solo exhibition at Serpentine’s Sackler Gallery features a site-specific installation transforming the space with a series of new assemblages that encompass film, photography and found footage. He explores the power embedded in modes of African expression through work that approximates the radical alienation of Black life in the West. The exhibition also includes the work of photographer Ming Smith, the Instagram feed of artist Frida Orupabo, and content from the YouTube channel of Missylanyus.
Until 10 September www.serpentinegalleries.org
A Handful of Dust, Whitechapel Gallery, London
This show explores the imagery of dust through the work of 30 artists and photographers including Marcel Duchamp, Walker Evans, Robert Filliou, Mona Kuhn, Man Ray and Gerhard Richter. From aerial reconnaissance, wartime destruction and natural disasters to urban decay, domestic dirt and forensics, this is a fascinating take on an unusual theme.
Until 3 September www.whitechapelgallery.org
Simon Newby, Outpost, Norwich
Working with negative spaces, concealments and half-truths, this new body of work by the Norwich-based artist provides more questions than answers. The exhibition manipulates our perception of modularity and includes carefully arranged wall-mounted triangular Perspex, as well as a set of wooden frames of varied colours similar to colouring pencil sets, arranged on the floor.
Until 9 July www.norwichoutpost.org
Jonas Lipps, Celine, Glasgow
The first exhibition in Scotland by the Berlin-based artist including new collages, drawings and paintings. Artist-run gallery Celine, which is part of ‘the block’ of artist studios and spaces in artists’ flat in the south-side of Glasgow, has collaborated with researcher and writer Melissa Canbaz to produce the exhibition. Viewable by appointment.
Until 15 July www.galleryceline.com
Seecum Cheung: The Dutch Window, Grand Union, Birmingham
A video installation focusing on the Dutch voting system of proportional representation and the 2017 national elections of The Netherlands. Since 2015 Cheung has conducted interviews and gathered footage, working with the media in Germany, Belgium, Sweden, The Netherlands, Hungary, Denmark, Bulgaria and the UK. The Dutch Window concurrently maps differing frames surrounding the rising surge of nationalism within Europe, and refers to the Dutch cultural tradition of having open, un-curtained, front windows. Joined by a programme of events this is the first solo exhibition by Cheung in the UK.
Until 22 July www.grand-union.org.uk
1. Arthur Jafa, Omega Sci Fi, 2014. Courtesy: the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome.
2. Walker Evans, Erosion, Mississippi, silver gelatin print, 25x20cm, 1936. Library of Congress press photograph; Collection: David Campany
3. Simon Newby, installation view at Outpost, Norwich. Photo: Glen Jamieson
4. Jonas Lipps, Grandezza, photograph, 2017. Courtesy: artist
5. Seecum Cheung, The Dutch Window, single channel video, 2017. Courtesy: the artist; Photo: Patrick Dandy