This July, take note of: *
ECHIGO-TSUMARI ART TRIENNALE (Echigo-Tsumari, Japan)
29 July-17 September *
A remote corner of mountainous Japan full of rice paddies and abandoned schools is an unlikely setting for a cutting-edge contemporary art festival, but Echigo-Tsumari has been wowing audiences every three years since 2000.
AIR DRIVE (Alserkal, Dubai)
Until Oct 10
Air Drive is the result of French artist Renaud Marion’s lifelong obsession with futurism, a fascinating and deeply surreal exhibition in which some of the most iconic cars of our time are digitally manipulated to become hovercraft. *
Strawberries and cream, picnic hampers, lush green grass: it may be clichéd but the Wimbledon fortnight holds everlasting appeal. *
29 June-2 Sep *
A private, previously uninhabited and stunningly beautiful Croatian island that doubles up as a summer-long festival.