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13 July 2015
This week’s show is a summery summary of the season’s best art exhibitions. Robert Bound is joined in the studio by Ossian Ward who has the lowdown on the top fairs, festivals and biennales to head to. Plus: we send our reporters to Porto, Vienna and Washington DC for their take on shows best enjoyed with a side of sunshine.
13 July 2015
Monocle correspondent Syma Tariq heads to an exhibition of work by Moroccan artist Yto Barrada that has currently taken over the art deco villa Casa de Serralves at the Serralves Museum in Porto, Portugal.
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Reporter Amy Blaszyk heads to a 10,000 sq ft beach that has been made from recycled plastic bottles in the Great Hall at Washington DC’s National Building Museum this summer.
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