One to watch … Rachel Whiteread’s Detached, at the Gagosian Gallery in London. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Exhibition of the week: Rachel Whiteread
Other exhibitions this week
The richly decaying, tumultuous streets of Palermo in Sicily star in Riddy’s new photographs.
• Frith Street Gallery, London W1F, until 1 June
Deutsche Börse Photography prize 2013
Mishka Henner, Cristina de Middel, Chris Killip, and Broomberg and Chanarin are the artists shortlisted for this year’s prestigious photo award.
• Photographers’ Gallery, London W1F, until 30 June
This seminal figure in British conceptual art has worked with Oxford communities to create art about communication and – as we said back in the day – signification.
• Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, from 27 April until 16 June
Inventive, playful paintings that evoke the complexity as well as energy of modern life.
• Towner, Eastbourne, from 27 April until 23 June
Masterpiece of the week
Pieter Saenredam – The Interior of the Grote Kerk at Haarlem (1636-37)
A church is eerily seen as an empty space, its gothic columns like abstract sculptures. This powerful artist obsessed with the shape of buildings is the Rachel Whiteread of the 17th century.
• National Gallery, London WC2N
Image of the week
What we learned this week
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