Dineo Seshee Bopape, Towner, Eastbourne
South African artist Dineo Seshee Bopape’s large-scale installations explore politics, race, spirituality, gender and sexuality through sound, found objects and moving image. Her latest work, Sedibeng, it comes with the rain, features reflecting and refracting light on a floor covered with various objects, including feathers, metal, bags of healing herbs, and images of fruits and flowers native to Africa. The results offer an intriguing exploration of ‘fertility, land, and Afro-diasporic spiritual aesthetics and practices’.
Until 8 September 2019. www.townereastbourne.org.uk
Sweet Harmony: Rave Today, Saatchi Gallery, London
This exhibition offers a survey of the rave culture that emerged from the club scene of the 1980s and ’90s. The movement is charted through a range of multimedia room installations and audio-visual works, plus typographic accounts, photo stories, live music events and talks. Highlights include Seana Gavin’s photographs documenting her life as part of the sound system collective Spiral Tribe, and a film installation by Adrian Fisk that captures the Extinction Rebellion climate protests in Oxford Circus, accompanied by the 1996 soundtrack ‘Babylon’s Burning’ by Zion Train. Other featured artists included Jeremy Deller, Tom Hunter, Dominic From Luton and Conrad Shawcross.
Until 14 September 2019. www.saatchigallery.com
Misshaping Peterloo, Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Manchester
This exhibition features a newly commissioned collection of ceramics by illustrator and ceramicist Alex Sickling that have been created to mark the 200-year anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, an event that saw cavalry charge into a crowd of 60,000–80,000 who had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation. The works offer a playful and political approach to how we commemorate disaster and historical events and how ‘key facts become distorted when meeting a deadline’.
Until 7 September 2019. www.craftanddesign.com
The Immaculate Dream, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London
Curated by Rosalind Davis, this group exhibition features a series of works that depict fantastical landscapes with dark fairy-tales and silent stage settings. Utilising cinema, technology, science fiction and cosmology, the 19 artists showing present a series of reimagined pasts and potential futures. The featured artists are: Guy Allott, Sasha Bowles, Hannah Brown, Sandra Beccarelli, Emily Jane Campbell, Michael Coppelov, Graham Crowley, Robin Dixon, Carrie Grainger, Jane Hayes Greenwood, Julie F Hill, Roza Horowitz, Steven Heffer, Cathy Lomax, Robyn Litchfield, Clare Mitten, Monica Ursina Jäger, Joanna Whittle and Alice Wilson.
Until 30 October www.collyerbristow.com
Nowruz/New Day, Touchstones, Rochdale
In recent years, Rochdale has become home to a large number of people seeking refuge from countries across the Middle East. In response to this, Touchstones has invited Global Conversations, a group of refugees who meet on a weekly basis at the nearby St Chad’s Church, to co-curate this exhibition. It features work from the Art Fund Collection of Middle Eastern Photography – a collection of contemporary photography supported by the Art Fund, the British Museum and the V&A.
Until 21 September 2019. www.redeye.org.uk
1. Dineo Seshee Bopape, Sedibeng, it comes with the rain, 2019
2. Fiona Finchett for Manchester Craft and Design Centre
3. Steven Heffer, Cement Works Structure, 2019, oil on canvas, 40 x 40″
3. Abdullah. Copyright: Len Grant and Global Conversations Group