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Francis Alÿs

The artist’s first large exhibition in China at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, captures how hope and disappointment can co-exist in the same frame

By Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva

Shanghai

9 Nov
24 Feb

With President Xi and the China International Import Expo in town, taking stock of ‘progress’ seemed both a timely and complicated endeavour

By Amy Sherlock

An exhibition at PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, timed to coincide with the Yalta European Strategy conference, reminds of the corruptibility of culture

By Mitch Speed
Bertien van Manen, Turkish girls at a party in Schiedam, 1977, silver gelatine print. Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Amsterdam

23 Sep
3 Jun
Francis Alÿs, Untitled, 1994. Oil on canvas on wood, 19 × 22 cm. Courtesy: the artist and David Zwirner, London and New York

Francis Alÿs, Untitled, 1994; Filippino Lippi, Allegoria dell’Amore (Allegory of Love), c.1500

By Daniel Sinsel
Martine Syms, Lessons LXXV (video still), 2017, single-channel video. Courtesy: the artist and Bridget Donahue, New York. © Martine Syms

Sydney

28 Jul
2 Oct

At a moment when the future of funding and free movement appear to be threatened we can find hope in our artists, institutions and educators

By Sally Tallant

To celebrate frieze’s quarter century, the editors choose 25 key artworks: one for each year of the magazine’s existence

Etel Adnan, Francis Alÿs, Megan Rooney and more: a guide to the best current shows in the capital

By Izabella Scott
'The Channel', exhibition view at Istanbul Modern, 2015

Various venues, Turkey

By Kirsty Bell
Thomas Hirschhorn, Globalization Reversed, 2015, installation view

Manège de Sury, Mons, Belgium

By Laura Herman