Ricardo Bofill’s La Muralla Roja in Alicante pays homage to the Arab Mediterranean, in particular to the adobe towers of North Africa.
Reginald Van de Velde’s photographs provide an oasis for reflection on the passage of time, offering a new perspective on abandoned settings.
Innovative photographic duo JUCO’s material provides an explosion of energy and blurs the lines between fine art and commercial assignments.
A new publication from Phaidon highlights the shifting relationship between architecture and natural forms, taking the land as inspiration.
In Anna Di Prospero’s Urban self-portrait series angles of contemporary cities reach an intriguing equilibrium with expressive bodily contortions.
Rodney Graham: Shape-Shifter
BALTIC hosts a major retrospective of renowned Canadian artist Rodney Graham. Opening on 17 March, That’s Not Me marks the artist’s first large-scale UK exhibition since his solo show in 2002.
Christina Sanders: Short Fiction Winner
Christina Sanders, winner of the Short Fiction category in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2017, discusses opportunities presented by short form.
The location chosen for V&R’s most recent shows, Palais de Tokyo, is Paris’s most experimental art museum, showcasing the trajectory of the brand.
Polka Galerie’s retrospective of Joel Meyerowitz concentrates on street photography in New York City, and the embrace of landscape and light.
5 To See This Weekend
The exhibitions in this week’s 5 To See reimagine everyday concepts; the artists provide audiences with fresh encounters of the ordinary.
New York-based Chinese photographer Shen Wei sets out on a journey across continents for Between Blossoms at Flowers Gallery, New York.
Ruya Foundation’s exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale displays the work of contemporary Iraqi artists in dialogue with ancient artefacts.
For his first solo show since 2010, and the first in the new space at Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, James Casebere returns to exploring interior spaces.
Jeu de Paume joins forces with the Centre Pompidou for a retrospective of Eli Lotar, which draws upon the Centre’s photographic archives.
A’ Design Awards & Competition: Call for Entries
The A’ Design Award was founded in 2010 in order to highlight, advertise and become an advocate for design that looks towards a better future.
Thomas Dane gallery, London, hosts Kasten’s first solo, UK-based exhibition, introducing the medium of moving image for the first time.
Aesthetica Issue 75 Available Now
The February / March edition of Aesthetica Magazine focuses on the beauty of pausing for a while in response to contemporary existence.
Ian M Dudley: Poetry Winner
Poetry Winner Ian M Dudley’s sequence, entitled Business Class, explores the notion of work in a large multinational company.
PHOTOFAIRS: Digital Horizons
Lauren Marsolier’s images alleviate the world of specific details and are displayed at PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco, courtesy of Robert Koch Gallery.
Artes Mundi 7: Global Connections
John Akomfrah OBE has been awarded £40,000 courtesy of Artes Mundi for the 2016 film Auto Da Fé, chosen from six socially responsive works.
5 To See This Weekend
A focus on digitalisation forms the central strand of this week’s 5 to see, encompassing surveillance technologies right through to science fiction.
Roger Mayne: Youthful Nuances
The Photographers’ Gallery, London, hosts the first major exhibition (since 1999) of Roger Mayne, including the notorious 1960s snapshots of London.
The 11th Creative Writing Award is Open for Entries
Internationally renowned, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for entries for its 11th year, inviting both emerging and established writers.
The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize: Now Open for Entries
The 11th award is now open for entries, until 31 August, offering two separate accolades: the Main Art Prize and the Emerging Art Prize.
At a time of mass displacement, Richard Mosse depicts migrants through a weapons-grade camera that enters the eye of a missile.
Louise Nevelson: Sculpted Consciousness
Cortesi Gallery, Lugano, plays host to a selection of 29 pieces from the late Louise Nevelson, spanning two decades from the 1960s to 1980s.
An Inspiring Collection of New Writing
The recently published Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2017 unites 60 international writers, both established an emerging, in an inspiring collection.
Monica Bonvicini: Charged Structures
At the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, Bonvicini undermines the relationship between architecture and sexuality.
5 To See This Weekened
This week’s 5-to-see has an inherent interest in juxtaposition, in the contrasts founds between past and present, the real and the fictional.
The 2016 Syngenta Photography award shortlisted artists consider the idea of Grow-Conserve, responding to a climbing demand in resources.
Idris Khan: Monument and Memory
Following a competition held in early 2016, British-born Idris Khan was selected as the chosen designer of both the Memorial and the Pavilion of Honor.
Nick Cave: Social Installations
Social injustice is a common theme in the works of Nick Cave; this installation stems from the deaths of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown in police hands.
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Gillian Wearing’s Rock ‘n’ Roll 70 at the ICA, Boston, consists of digitally enhanced portraits in an investigation of technology and modern day society.
NGV Melbourne have commissioned a dynamic reinvention of the suburban car wash built in the Grollo Equiset Garden this spring.
Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective
Previously exhibited in New York and due to show in Dusseldorf mid next year, Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective is travelling across cultural art capitals.
Pipilotti Rist: Midnight Screenings
Throughout January 2017 Pipilotti Rist’s Open My Glade (Flatten) 2000-2017 is mounted across 60 synchronised electronic billboards in Times Square.
Miles Aldridge: Analogous Compositions
Please Return Polaroid shares a rare insight into the technical processes of shoots: from storyboarding and initial ideas to the finished composition.
5 To See
This week’s 5 to see takes a closer look at contemporary society, including Whitechapel Gallery, London and The Met, New York.
Anne Hoerter discusses the development of a practice based upon the intersection between still life painting and technology.
Private and Collective Memory
The Donata Pizzi Collection is now revealing one of the widest representation of Italian women photographers ever exhibited in the last 20 years.
Christmas Gift Guide
With art, film, and fashion ideas, Aesthetica’s 10 suggestions will spark the imagination and provide cultural opportunities all the way through into 2017.
Leeds College of Art: Colour Wheel
In 2016 Leeds College of Art celebrated 170 years of delivering art education. A final alumni exhibition brings the anniversary commemoration to a close.
Photofairs: Cutting-Edge Photography
The inaugural edition of Photofairs San Francisco launches this January, expanding upon the photography showcased in the Shanghai fair.
The Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology 2017
The Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology returns with a selection of extraordinary short fiction and poetry to spark the literary imagination.
5 To See This Weekend
This week’s 5 To See looks at the transformation of the familiar. Roger Hiorns romanticises the everyday while Hannah Perry questions society.
Commercialism and Fine Art
In conversation with Aesthetica, Austria-born Clemens Ascher discusses his newest series, The Red Drink, which uses symbolism to critique advertising.
Ai Weiwei: Semantics of the Medium
Fondation, previously exhibited at the Louvre and as part of a group show at Baalbek archaeological site in Lebanon, is close to a Duchampian ready-made.
Art Kaohsiung: Eliminating Borders
Art Kaohsiung launches its fourth edition. Attracting innovative practitioners, it converges the boundaries of South-eastern and North-eastern Asian art.
Alex Hartley questions the conventional qualities of the present and the expectations that construct contemporary life at Victoria Miro gallery, London.
Retracing Portuguese Colonialism
Délio Jasse’s previously unseen body of work comes together in a solo exhibition, The Lost Chapter: Nampula, 1963 at London’s Tiwani Contemporary.
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Aesthetica Issue 74 Available Now
The December / January issue is available now. Seven diverse practitioners offer works that explore urban landscapes, fine art, fashion and portraiture.
Not Vital: Innerworld and Outerworlds
Published alongside the exhibition at YSP, and in association with Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, a new catalogue contextualises the figure.
Jim Lambie: Perceptions of Domesticity
Electrolux at the Modern Institute, Glasgow, marks Lambie’s sixth solo exhibition with a new collection that recontextualises objects.
Nishat Awan: Migrant Narratives of Citizenship
YSP hosts a collaborative exhibition by artist and academic, Nishat Awan. Migrant Narratives of Citizenship traces the route of the refugee crisis.
Art as Methodology
Why do we need art? The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, puts this question into conversation in their thought-provoking show On the Origin of Art.
Aspen-born photographer Chloe Sells has continued to progress, questioning the finite nature of our planet, our existence and the lines in between.
Photo50: Mapping Adulthood
Photo50 is London Art Fair’s annual exhibition of contemporary photography. We speak to Christiane Monarchi about the 2017 installment, Gravitas.
São Paulo Biennial: LiveUncertainty
Conceptual, social, political, ecological and less visual than previous editions, the 32nd São Paulo Biennial, Living Uncertainty, was a collective process.
Danny Lyon: Capturing Society
A striking collection of photographs created by the American documentary photographer Danny Lyon is on show until 26 November at Beetles + Huxley
Basim Magdy: Dystopian Perspectives
Egyptian artist, Basim Magdy returns to Jeu de Paume, Paris, this Autumn for its 9th Satellite Programme: No Shooting Stars to question land-based identities.
Roni Horn: Mutability and Geology
Roni Horn’s sculptures photographic installations and works on paper address the changeability of nature at Fondation Beyeler, Basel.
Art Taipei 2016: Championing the Asian Art Scene
Taiwan’s seminal Art Taipei returns to hosts 150 of the most innovative domestic and international galleries, celebrating key players of the Asian art scene.