5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

As June draws to an end and we celebrate the start of July, we explore a selection of shows to brighten your summer. In London, American Painter Alex Katz reflects on the transitory nature of light and Pure Fiction connects literature and art in a presentation of work by authors and artists in Paris.

Interview with Anthony d'Offay: ARTIST ROOMS, Tate Modern

Interview with Anthony d'Offay: ARTIST ROOMS, Tate Modern

Aesthetica catches up with Anthony d’Offay, curator and collector of new project ARTIST ROOMS at Tate Modern, London.

Schwitters Miró Arp, Hauser & Wirth, Zürich

Schwitters Miró Arp, Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth unites the practices of renowned Dadaists, Kurt Schwitters and Hans Arp, in the context of works by the Spanish artist Joan Miró, in a new presentation to mark the centenary of the Dada movement in the city of its birth.

The Intimate World of Josef Sudek, Jeu de Paume, Paris

The Intimate World of Josef Sudek, Jeu de Paume, Paris

Josef Sudek was the creator of deeply-felt photographs that made use of the everyday sights he encountered in order unearth moments of great beauty and the potential for great destructiveness.

Transart Triennale 2016

Transart Triennale 2016

The 2016 edition of the Transart Triennale, entitled The Impercepctible Self, takes place at Uferstudios, Berlin, from 5-7 August.

Liverpool Biennial 2016

Liverpool Biennial 2016

This year, the UK’s largest contemporary art festival, Liverpool Biennial, sees 42 artists creating work at locations across the city, from Tate Liverpool to Cains Brewery to local supermarkets.

Q+A with Aesthetica Cover Photographer, Kourtney Roy

Having featured on the cover of Aesthetica for two issues, we catch up with Kourtney Roy about her most recent photographic series, Northern Noir.

The Keeper, New Museum, New York

The Keeper, New Museum, New York

The impulse to preserve and save objects, which is fundamental to the whole enterprise of museums, galleries and other collections, comes under scrutiny in the New Museum’s latest multi-floor exhibition.

PHotoEspaña 2016, Madrid

PHotoEspaña 2016, Madrid

The 19th International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts PHotoEspaña takes place this summer. Following its opening at the beginning of June, PHotoEspaña continues to host a wealth of exhibitions across the city of Madrid.

Louise Nevelson, Pace Gallery, London

Louise Nevelson, Pace Gallery, London

At Pace London, the gallery has come alive with Louise Nevelson’s ingenious forethought that was at the epicentre of illustrious career and life.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Win Publication in the Future Now Anthology

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Win Publication in the Future Now Anthology

Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists is an anthology that provides a unique opportunity to experience the range of artwork being produced today that is entered into the Aesthetica Art Prize.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

The last weekend in June promises a plethora of diverse shows, harking the continuation of a summer full of innovative and thought-provoking works of art. Featured artists include Mary Heilmann, Thomas Demand and more.

Wolfgang Tillmans, Maureen Paley, London

Wolfgang Tillmans, Maureen Paley, London

Shedding lights on the borders, both visible and invisible, that can define and control us, Wolfgang Tillmans’ exhibition at Maureen Paley in London features new and previously unseen work.

Q+A with Musician and Visual Artist, Mike de Sousa

Mike de Sousa works with light, sound and words – sometimes in isolation, and often together. Aesthetica caught up with the artist to discuss his creative practice.

David Smith, Form in Colour, Hauser & Wirth Zürich

David Smith, Form in Colour, Hauser & Wirth Zürich

This summer Hauser & Wirth Zürich celebrates the work of the late American sculptor, painter and draughtsman, David Smith. The artist transformed the innovations of European modernism into a richly diverse new artistic language.

Calder and Fischli/Weiss, Fondation Beyeler, Switzerland

Works of Alexander Calder and Fischli/Weiss, from the early and late-twentieth century are now in dialogue, thanks to the Fondation Beyeler.

Reporting From The Front, Venice Biennale, 15th International Architecture Exhibition

Venice Biennale, 15th International Architecture Exhibition

Reporting From The Front is the title of this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, and the theme was suggested by a story about an encounter in South America between the writer Bruce Chatwin and archaeologist Maria Reiche.

Charlotte Colbert: Ordinary Madness, Gazelli Art House

Charlotte Colbert’s works come to Gazelli Art House, London, this July. Colbert creates visual narratives using the familiar emojis of instant communication.

The Age of Abstraction: Women Artists, Graves Gallery, Sheffield

The Age of Abstraction: Women Artists, Graves Gallery, Sheffield

The exhibition at Graves Gallery, Sheffield, entitled The Age of Abstraction: Women Artists includes pieces by Sonia Delaunay, Gillian Ayres and Tess Jaray.

Interview with Andrew Wilson, Curator, Conceptual Art, Tate Britain

Interview with Andrew Wilson, Curator, Conceptual Art, Tate Britain

Conceptual Art in Britain 1964–1979, currently on show at Tate Britain, explores a pivotal period in British art history. We speak to Andrew Wilson, Curator, about this landmark exhibition and its accompanying publication.

Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design, V&A, London

Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design, V&A, London

The V&A presents a collection of the most significant work by Ove Arup, as well as previously unseen photographs, models, drawings and prototypes in the first ever retrospective of the philosopher-engineer.

Q&A with Sally Ann and Emily May Gunawan

Sisters Sally Ann & Emily May Gunawan have nurtured a love of photography since their youth, which was inspired by the distinctive nature of fashion editorials.

Q+A with Founder of Francesca Maffeo Gallery, Essex

Ahead of its official opening on 18th June, Aesthetica speak to Francesca Genovese about The Francesca Maffeo Gallery in Leigh-on-sea, Essex.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Queenie Clarke, Three Dimensional Design.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Queenie Clarke, Three Dimensional Design

Queenie Clarke puts the interaction between viewer and sculpture at the heart of her practice. She is drawn to structural installations and design for their capacity to have a physical effect on a person, without being in physical contact with them.

5 To See at Art Basel

5 To See at Art Basel

In our 5 To See this weekend, we focus on Art Basel’s line-up of pioneering shows across a range of sectors: Galleries, Unlimited, Parcours, Film and Feature. Highlights include the revival of Jannis Kounellis’ To Invent on the Spot from the 1970s and the introduction of Alfredo Jaar’s The Gift.

Interview with Artist Lado Pochkhua, VOLTA 12

Interview with Artist Lado Pochkhua, VOLTA 12

Artist Lado Pochkhua takes on post-Soviet identity in his draftsman-quality renderings of Georgian aristocracy. We speak to Pochkhua ahead of VOLTA 12, where is presented by Project ArtBeat.

Tate Modern: Switch House Opening, London

Tate Modern: Switch House Opening, London

The new Tate Modern opens to the public on 17 June with its added Switch House building, increasing the size of the gallery by 60%. The eccentric pyramid building is designed by architects of Tate’s original conversion, Herzog & de Meuron.

Francis Alÿs, David Zwirner Gallery, London

Francis Alÿs, David Zwirner Gallery, London

David Zwirner gallery, London, will be hosting Ciudad Juárez projects, an exhibition of recent works by Francis Alÿs. Over the past three decades, Alÿs has…

Liz West, Our Colour Reflection, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

Liz West, Our Colour Reflection, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

Liz West, whose use of light and colour to create installations that transform space recently saw her shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, has created one of her most ambitious works to date.

Fabrica Wins IK Prize 2016, Tate, London

Fabrica Wins IK Prize 2016

The winner of the IK Prize 2016 has been unveiled at Tate. Based in Treviso, Fabrica was selected as this year’s recipient for its innovative project entitled RECOGNITION, proposed by team members Angelo Semeraro, Coralie Gourguechon and Monica Lanaro.

Whitstable Biennale 2016

Whitstable Biennale 2016

Over its fourteen-year lifespan the Whitstable Biennale has earned a solid reputation for promoting artists working predominantly in sound, installation and film. Its theme this…

Art Basel 2016

Art Basel 2016

Art Basel returns for its 47th edition of the show from 16 June-19 June. This year, 286 leading international galleries will present works ranging from the early 20th century to recent projects by key contemporary artists.

Interview with Artist Fanny Allié, VOLTA 12

Interview with Artist Fanny Allié, VOLTA 12

Artist Fanny Allié explores the outlines of the human form, using collage and emotive neon installations, to question our relationship with our bodies.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Longlisted Artist Ian Chamberlain. Painting and Drawing

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Longlisted Artist Ian Chamberlain

Ian Chamberlain is inspired by machine forms. Seeing in them the true synthesis between form and function, Chamberlain reinterprets the superficially uninspiring structures into monuments of their time.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

In our 5 To See this week, we celebrate the beginning of summer with a selection of vibrant shows. Providing viewers with a glimpse into beach-life is Massimo Vitali at Ronchini Gallery, while Jeu de Paume hosts a Josef Sudek retrospective.

Q&A with Ríona Judge McCormack, Creative Writing Award Finalist

Q&A with Ríona Judge McCormack, Creative Writing Award Finalist

Ríona Judge McCormack was longlisted for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, and has since been discovered by Eve White Agency.

Trevor Paglen Awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2016, The Photographers' Gallery, London

Trevor Paglen Awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize

Trevor Paglen has been announced as the winner of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize at a ceremony at The Photographers’ Gallery. Paglen was selected for his exhibition The Octopus at Frankfurter Kunstverein.

Aesthetica Art Prize People's Choice Winner: Ellie Davies

Aesthetica Art Prize People's Choice Winner: Ellie Davies

As well as the main winner and student awards, the People’s Choice invited the public to vote for their favourite artwork in the exhibition; Ellie Davies won.

New Designers 2016, London

New Designers 2016, London

The 31st edition of New Designers takes place over two weeks this summer. Part 1 covers textiles and fashion, costume design, jewellery and contemporary design crafts, while Part 2 will focus on furniture, product and industrial design.

Bruce Davidson Retrospective, Fundación MAPFRE

Bruce Davidson Retrospective, Fundación MAPFRE

The first retrospective in Spain featuring the work of Bruce Davidson exists at Fundación MAPFRE, at its exhibition hall in Barcelona.

Design Miami/ 2016, Basel, Switzerland

Design Miami/ 2016, Basel, Switzerland

Design Miami/ returns to Basel for its 11th edition with an array of exhibitions from 14-19 June. A global forum for design, each fair brings together an influential list of collectors, designers and curators from around the world.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Longlisted Artist Daniel Rich

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Longlisted Artist Daniel Rich

Daniel Rich has been noted for his labor-intensive process, translating Google images, newspaper clippings and photographs into paintings through a variety of tools.

The Rhubarb Triangle and Other Stories, The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield showcases Martin Parr’s most recent work in their latest exhibition The Rhubarb Triangle and Other Stories: the largest Martin Parr exhibition in the UK since 2002.

Interview with Miles Alridge: Please Return Polaroid

Lyndesy Ingram gallery, London, hosts a new show featuring polaroids collected over two decades from behind the scenes of Miles Aldridge’s fashion shoots.

Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist Huib Fens, Photographic and Digital Art

Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist Huib Fens, Photographic and Digital Art

Huib Fens recreates the houses and workspaces of the people who have inspired him, saying the process of virtually rebuilding these rooms allows him to become a part of the space, to stay, think and work alongside his heroes.

Interview with Longlisted Artist, Vikram Kushwah

Interview with Longlisted Artist, Vikram Kushwah

Vikram Kushwah’s photographic series Memoirs of Lost Time discusses memory, and the tension between how memory reconstructs events and how they really happened.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

In our 5 To See this weekend we explore a wealth of exhibitions that draw upon the skills of international craftsmanship and also comment on cultural identity in today’s changing society.

SCOPE Art Show 2016, Basel

SCOPE Art Show 2016, Basel

SCOPE Art Show celebrates its 10th anniversary in Basel at its new location, Clarahuus. SCOPE’s well-appointed venue offers guests a view of the contemporary art world, and in 2016, SCOPE welcomes 85 international exhibitors.

Interview with Future Now Panellist David Drake, Director, Ffotogallery and Diffusion, Cardiff

Interview with Future Now Panellist David Drake, Director, Ffotogallery and Diffusion, Cardiff

Last week’s Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium saw David Drake, Director, Ffotogallery and Diffusion meet with a panel of experts to discuss the photography in the digital age. We speak to Drake about shifts in the medium.

Aesthetica Issue 71 June/July 2016

Aesthetica Issue 71 June/July 2016

This issue has a strong focus on differing positions across the creative sector. We’re also exploring a new generation of designers who focus on sustainability.

Aukland Art Fair 2016, The Cloud

Aukland Art Fair 2016, The Cloud

The Auckland Art Fair 2016 edition heralds a shift in focus to contemporary art of the wider Pacific region and brings together 40 galleries from New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific, and South America.

Future Now Symposium: Final Day

Future Now Symposium: Final Day

Today is the final day of the inaugural Future Now Symposium. Sessions include The Future of Art and Culture, Permanence of Print II and Public and Private Galleries.

Future Now Symposium: Opens Today

Future Now Symposium opens today at York St John University and continues tomorrow, with a two-day programme of talks, panel discussions and portfolio reviews.

RSA Open Exhibition 2016

Applications close for the RSA Open Exhibition on 1 June, 5PM, with a long-standing history of celebrating the best of contemporary practice.

Charting Talent: Degree Shows to See this Summer

Amidst the season of Degree Shows, students across the UK are finalising and displaying their works as part of a nationwide collective of talent.

Two Days To Go: Future Now Symposium, The Value of Art, Design Advancements and Gallery Relationships

Future Now Symposium: The Value of Art, Design Advancements and Gallery Relationships

Two days to go until Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium begins. The inaugural event invites audiences to consider contemporary practices in the present day. Here’s our final line-up of sessions for the 2016 programme.

Photo London 2016, Somerset House

Photo London 2016, Somerset House

Now in its second year, Photo London is an ambitious programme that provides a nexus between all the different elements of photography in the UK today.

Q&A with Future Now Speaker Julia Michalska, The Art Newspaper

Q&A with Future Now Speaker Julia Michalska, The Art Newspaper

Julia Michalska, Deputy Web Editor at The Art Newspaper, joins Future Now as a panelist in Session 10: The Permanence of Print Part II for a discussion on print in today’s digital world.

Future Now Symposium: The Future of Art and Culture in Curating and Talent Development

Future Now Symposium: The Future of Art and Culture in Curating and Talent Development

Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium is an opportunity for artists and those working in the creative sector to network, discuss best practice and build new collaborations. On Day Two of the event, sessions include the Future of Art and Culture, Talent Development, and Funding and Commissions.

Restriction and Release: Fashion and Freedom at Manchester Art Gallery

Restriction and Release: Fashion and Freedom at Manchester Art Gallery

Fashion and Freedom at the Manchester Art Gallery sees established designers present works in response to the social changes women went through in WWI.

Read more

Read moreBack to top