Our pick of events happening this month or coming up
26 April – 17 September
Design Museum, London
Reliving scenes from The Shining or A Clockwork Orange would be a thrill for any Kubrick fan, but this exhibition also makes use of the director’s meticulously kept archive to reveal the design and architecture that influenced his most iconic films.
London 2026: Recipes for building a food capital
Until 18 May
Roca London Gallery, London
To feed our growing cities 2026 will call for ‘agritecture’ – buildings that can grow food – or at least according to Roca’s spring exhibition. Curated by circular economy consultant Department22, it will explore innovations from domestic hydroponics to underground farming.
Until 9 June
Tate Modern, London
Pioneering surrealist artist Dorothea Tanning continually pursued ‘unknown but knowable states’. This first exhibition spanning her seven-decade career ranges from her paintings to ballet designs. One highlight is her soft sculptures – limb-like textile forms akin to those of Louise Bourgeois.
Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Milan Fairgrounds (Rho), Milan
For this annual gathering of the home furnishing and product sector, the most exciting innovations worldwide are arranged into key areas shaping the industry: values of tradition and craft; functionality and innovation, and contemporary iterations of timeless luxury.
Christ Church Spitalfields, London
FX Talks is back for its third year, bringing influential speakers from diverse backgrounds – inventors, artists, broadcasters and engineers – to deliver TED-style 15-minute lectures on what radical thinking means in their field. Half-price earlybird tickets available now for £60 (ex.VAT).