5 to See: This Weekend

5 to See: This Weekend

Through self-representation, street photography and large-scale installation, shows opening at the start of December demonstrate varied approaches to personal and collective identities.

Who am I?, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice

Exploring the multilayered nature of self-portraiture through work by five photographers –Guia Sara Besana, Silvia Camporesi, Anna Di Prospero, Simona Ghizzoni and Moira Ricci – this show delves into surrealist themes through conceptual images steeped in narrative. Opens 1 December.

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings, Getty Center, Los Angeles

Offering dialogues between Mann and the American South, Getty Center’s exhibition is an exploration of identity, bringing together a selection of ethereal and haunting works that use experimental techniques to investigate themes of family, mortality and the landscape. Until 10 February.

Me Somewhere Else, Blain Southern, London

Symbolic and deeply introspective, Chiharu Shiota’s new installation explores ideas of human consciousness by asking if sentience could exist outside of the body. The vast net of red yarn reflects notions of connection, visually demonstrating the pathways that bind individuals together.  Until 19 January.

STHLM Forever, Fotografiska, Stockholm

Delving into photographers’ archives, Fotografiska’s new show celebrates Stockholm – highlighting its architecture and inhabitants across 100 years of  history.  A mix of styles provides diverse perspectives on the city, using it as a backdrop for intriguing stories. Until 17 February.

Vivian Maier: The Colour Work, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Recording the street life of New York and Chicago from 1950-1980, Maier’s expansive oeuvre demonstrates a drive to represent the reality of experience. As renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz notes: “Maier was an early poet of colour photography…  she was a quick study of human behavior, of the unfolding moment”  Until 5 January.

2. Anna Di Prospero, Autoritratto con Eleonora, “Autoritratto con i miei amici”, 2011. © Anna Di Prospero
3. The Turn (detail), 2005, Sally Mann, gelatin silver print. Private collection. © Sally Mann.
4. Chiharu Shiota, Me Somewhere Else, 2018, Installation view, Courtesy the artist and Blain|Southern, Photo: Peter Mallet
5. Image from STHLM Forever, Fotografiska, Stockholm.
6. Chicago, 1978. Vivian Maier / Courtesy the Estate of Vivian Maier and Howard Greenberg Gallery