Season 3 on Netflix now
Six years after the second season ended on Channel 4, Netflix has brought back Top Boy, this time with added violence, intensity and politics. The east London-set drama follows Ashley Walters’ Dushane (lying low in Jamaica), and Sully (played by grime artist Kano), who is in prison awaiting his release. Dealing with drugs, racism, refugees and police violence, it is grim but powerful viewing.
Pioneers: William Morris and the Bauhaus
William Morris Gallery, London, 19 Oct–20 Jan
The first exhibition to explore the relationship between the English Arts and Crafts Movement and the radical school of Bauhaus founded by Walter Gropius in 1919. It uses Morris’s key principles of Unity, Craft, Simplicity and Community as a lens to explore the early years of the Bauhaus. It brings together over 60 objects, some of which have not been seen in the UK before. Free admission. Go to: wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions-43/pioneers
National Museum Cardiff, 26 October–1 March
This season will present works by four key photographers: August Sander, Bernd and Hilla Becher and Martin Parr. Sander famously documented the lives and jobs of the German population in the early 20th century, depicting a society in flux. The Bechers travelled to Wales in the 1960s, documenting the south Wales valleys in their industrial days — a world now gone. Martin Parr’s pictures explore different aspects of contemporary Welsh life and culture, from male voice choirs and national sports to food, festivals and the seaside.
Nothing Less! 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage
Austrian Cultural Forum, London, 10 Oct–31 Jan
This free exhibition brings together works by 13 artists working across the UK, Austria and Germany today, all concerned with the question of what constitutes women’s rights today, what progress has been made and what must still be fought for.
Trevor Paglen: From ‘Apple’ to ‘Anomaly’
The Curve, Barbican, London, until 16 February
Explore the underbelly of our digital world in this exhibition revealing the powerful, and often hidden, forces at play in artificial intelligence. Paglen assembles 30,000 publically-available images of the sort used for training AI networks. They allow us to consider the inbuilt biases which emerge from datasets assumed to be “neutral”. A free installation that raises many pertinent questions.