Flashing lights, iPhone cameras and racing action – the week in art | Art and design


Exhibition of the week

dream machine
Your own brain creates the colors and shapes you see in this mind-blowing art experience that everyone experiences differently. Relax and accept the sublime.
Murrayfield Ice Rink, Edinburgh International Festival, until September 25

Also showing

Nothing is guaranteed
An introduction to the “bosno-futurist” art of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Summerhall, Edinburgh, until September 25

Arabella Ross and Carrie Stanley
Two painters who dive into semi-abstract color and spontaneity.
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, until January 29

Walter Sickert
There is still time to be shocked and impressed by this radical and strange pioneer of modern art.
Tate Britain, London, until September 18

Walter Sickert: Pierrots of Brighton, 1915. Photography: Tate

Cancer Revolution
An investigation into how the treatment and knowledge of the dreaded disease has changed and is evolving.
Science Museum, London, until January

Picture of the week

Photographs from the Rebellion to Romance exhibition, part of the Out of Many festival, Leeds.
Photographs from the Rebellion to Romance exhibition, part of the Out of Many festival, Leeds. Photography: JMA Photography

Windrush’s legacy is not just a London story. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence, the West Indian community of Leeds has chosen to mark its contribution to the culture of the city with a series of arts and cultural events as part of the Out of Many festival. Opening the Rebellion to Romance exhibition, curator Susan Pitter celebrates the 1970s and 80s, bringing together family portraits and ephemera from that era to show “that every time we keep something – a ticket to a show , a poster, whatever – it helps us tell a story. And no one else can tell our story like we can. Read the full story here.

What we learned

Architects are leading a global movement towards “creative reuse”

Jean-Jacques Sempé, the French cartoonist behind Le Petit Nicolas and many New Yorker covers, has died aged 89

Veteran Americana photographer Henry Horenstein drew inspiration from a surprising source

Annual iPhone Photography Award Winners Announced

Johnny Depp is preparing a film on the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani

Marble Arch Mound architects moved to Albania

Director Robert Wilson exhibits his “filmed portraits” of Hollywood stars and porcupines

Trevor Mathison makes music in a London art gallery

Robert Parks photographed the oil workers who fueled America

Life on Mars will be golden

masterpiece of the week

The North Drawbridge of the Copenhagen Citadel Artist: Christen Købke
Photography: National Gallery London

Christen Købke: The North Drawbridge of the Copenhagen Citadel (1837)
The clear, cold pink sky gives what at first glance seems a carefully realistic scene a dreamlike power. It’s as if Købke saw this place perfectly in his mind but with an electrifying and mind-blowing addition of fantastic light. In fact, Købke represents his childhood home in a part of Copenhagen that used to be a fortress. For him, this drawbridge and these buildings are deeply familiar and meaningful. Like John Constable, who painted his “childhood scenes” all his life, this Danish artist plunges back into his past to create a curiously intense landscape. His observation slips into abstract color effects as the bright red of the bridge framework doubles the strength of the pinkish sky while reacting with the green foliage. It is not the outer nature but the inner fire, a jewel of romanticism.
National Gallery, London

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