Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Ahertajantie 5, 02100 Espoo, Finland

Olafur Eliasson: Pentagonal Landscapes

Olafur Eliasson: Pentagonal Landscapes, installation view at EMMA, 2017

Strolling through Olafur Eliasson’s remarkable Pentagonal Landscapes exhibition re-awakens the mind to the dynamic complexity of spatial experiences. To accomplish this, Eliasson not only brings together a host of authentic and reflected vistas, but also convincingly manifests their fragmentary, confounding and, ultimately, ephemeral nature. Review by John Gayer

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Copenhagen Contemporary, Trangravsvej 10–12, 1436 Copenhagen K

Anselm Kiefer: For Louis-Ferdinand Céline: Voyage au bout de la nuit

Anselm Kiefer. For Louis-Ferdinand Céline: Voyage au bout de la nuit. Installation shot, Copenhagen Contemporary 2016.

Four full-size aeroplanes occupy the corners of the vast gallery, each based on a 20th century warplane from Kiefer’s private collection. They are impotent, made from malleable lead and brittle zinc and leaning on rusted props and boulders. Giant poppies burst from a cockpit and ripped-open wings are adorned with sunflowers or weighed down with Kiefer’s signature lead books. Review by Jessie Bond

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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Abandoibarra Etorb., 2, 48009 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain

Abstract Expressionism

View of the installation at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: Abstract Expressionism

The rationale behind this blockbuster-style show is that the movement was a multifaceted group phenomenon, involving artists from all mediums and practices, and spanning the East to West Coast of America. Prominent names such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko or Willem de Kooning are not typically associated with group shows; rather represented in large-scale solo retrospectives dedicated to exploring their individual oeuvres. The exhibition is a major feat; most of these works haven’t been seen in tandem since 1959. Review by Philomena Epps

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Hauser & Wirth, 23 Savile Row, London W1S 2ET

Maria Lassnig, A Painting Survey, 1950 – 2007

Schicksalslinien / Be-Ziehungen VIII (Lines of Fate / Re-lations VIII)

With relentless honesty, wit and self-irony, the Austrian painter Maria Lassnig explores her corporeality and shocks by simply making tangible the most fundamental common experience of us all – inhabiting a human body. Review by Katharina Günther

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M WOODS, D-06, 798 Art Zone, No. 2 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015

Cristof Yvoré: An Ode

Installation view of Cristof Yvoré: An Ode at M WOODS, 2017

An Ode, the first ever museum exhibition of Cristof Yvoré's work in Asia, presents paintings from many stages of the French painter’s career. Yvoré undertakes a restless exploration of the physicality of paint, imbuing his subjects with all the subjectivity and uncertainty of remembered things.

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OUTPOST, 10b Wensum Street, Norwich, NR3 1HR

Rebecca Ackroyd: House Fire

Rebecca Ackroyd: House Fire, installation view at OUTPOST, 2017

Lodged in the entrance of a former Skittle Salon in Norwich, the home of Outpost gallery, are the hips of a nude female. Review by Cleo Roberts

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Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014

Whitney Biennial 2017

Installation Occupy Museums,  Debtfair, 2017  ( 2017 Whitney Biennial, March 17—June 11, 2017).  Thirty artworks and interactive website.  Whitney Museum of American Art

The 78th instalment of the Whitney Biennial for 2017 - which always aims for the zeitgeist and the seminal - opens at a time of crisis not only in the United States, but around the world. Review by Arthur Ivan Bravo

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Tenderpixel, 8 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4HE

David Ferrando Giraut: The Accursed Stare

David Ferrando Giraut, CATOPTROPHILIA, 2013. Installation view.

David Ferrando Giraut’s recent works weave a neon path through progressive economic theories and 17,000 years of image-making, arriving at the present day clad in Louboutin and dripping in gold. Review by Jack Smurthwaite

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Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

Richard Mosse: Incoming

Still frame from Incoming, 2015-2016. Three screen video installation by Richard Mosse in collaboration with Trevor Tweeten and Ben Frost.

In ‘Incoming’, the other is played by the European state apparatus. In their helmets, suits and protective gear, those that meet and interact with the refugees are rendered alien in the thermographic camera’s aesthetic. Mosse’s camera is able to present the true inhumanity of the crisis by inverting the roles of the migrant and those enforcing the violent borders. Review by David Lee Astley

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The RYDER, 19a Herald Street, London E2 6JT

Ewa Axelrad: SATIS

Ewa Axelrad: SATIS, Installation view at The RYDER Projects, London, 9 March - 15 April 2017

It’s difficult not to flinch when the word ‘satis’ ricochets through the sober silence of Ewa Axelrad’s exhibition at The RYDER, even after you have heard it for the first time. This sonic intrusion continues to hang in the air as much as it cuts through it with a repeating interval. Review by Joseph Constable

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Ort Gallery, 500-504 Moseley Road, Birmingham B12 9AH

Kristina Cranfeld: In This Perfect British Landscape…

Kristina Cranfeld: In This Perfect British Landscape... installation view at Ort Gallery, 2017

This tight and timely show from Kristina Cranfeld comprises two projected films, ‘Manufactured Britishness’ and ‘Dukes Rise’, both absurdist takes on the current immigration crisis and the nostalgic fantasy of resurrecting the Great British identity. Review by Elli Resvanis

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New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, 10002

A.K. Burns: Shabby but Thriving

A.K. Burns: Shabby but Thriving, installation view at New Museum, New York, 2017

'Shabby but Thriving' at the New Museum is an installation, centred on a two-channel video, that extends A.K. Burns’ trans-feminist practice. Review by Rusty Van Riper

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