Fictional Encounters

Fictional Encounters

Acclaimed theatre producer Thelma Holt CBE brings Yukio Ninagawa’s production of Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore to the barbican this spring.

Exquisite  Refinement

Exquisite Refinement

What is Luxury?, a new visually stimulating exhibition at the V&A explores the concept and craftsmanship of luxury, and the meaning of this in a modern, materialistic society.

Image Pioneers

Image Pioneers

A group show of emerging artists opens at Pioneer Works, New York, showcasing 10 Canadian and American practitioners who are forging new approaches to the photographic form.

Janet Lees: We two girls together singing, Shortlisted Poem in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

CWA: Janet Lees, Shortlisted Poem

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now in its eighth year and is open for entries. The Award is an international literary prize that celebrates…

Interview with Artist Henrietta Dubrey

Interview with Artist Henrietta Dubrey

Rough Deluxe: Sweet Candy and Wild Women is a new collection from painter Henrietta Dubrey and is currently on display at Edgar Modern, Bath. The…

Alfredo Jaar, Realities Represented, in Aesthetica Magazine

Alfredo Jaar, Realities Represented, in Aesthetica Magazine

This year’s edition of the Venice Biennale is fast-approaching. To celebrate the forthcoming Biennale, we take a look at our feature on Alfredo Jaar, who…

SP-Arte Latin American Art Fair 2015, São Paulo, Brazil

SP-Arte Latin American Art Fair 2015

The leading Latin American art fair will return for its 11th edition in the Ciccillo Matarazzo pavilion at the Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Milan Image Art Fair, The Mall, Porta Nuova Varesine, Milan

Milan Image Art Fair 2015

The fifth edition of the Milan Image Art Fair, dedicated to photography, will open in the new location of Porta Nuova Varesine this April.

Aesthetica Art Prize: Interview with Saliha Elhoussaini, Shortlisted Artist

AAP Interview: Saliha Elhoussaini

We speak to Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 shortlisted artist, Saliha Elhoussaini, about her intricate and delicate drawing series, Interdependence.

Review of Wild Card, Tim Casson, Casson & Friends, Sadlers Wells, London

Review: Wild Card, Sadlers Wells

Sadlers Wells has always celebrated innovation in dance and their new Wild Card series is the latest expression of their commitment to upcoming talent.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 To See This Weekend features not to be missed exhibitions around the world, reflecting on personal and national narratives. The Henri Cartier Bresson…

Review of Masterpieces of Fashion Photography, LUMAS, London

Fashion Photography at LUMAS

Fashion, when not falling under the category of Anna Wintour’s “dirty word” trend, can be iconic and timeless.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015: Exhibition Launch and Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015: Exhibition Launch and Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition is open to the public. On display at York St Mary’s until 31 May, the Art Prize is a celebration…

Review of Pushing an Ism, Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires

Review: Pushing an Ism, MAMBA

Pushing an Ism at MAMBA urges us to re-acquaint ourselves with the original inspiration of much abstract art of today and the last century: the body.

The Aesthetica Art Prize: Winners Announced for the 2015 Awards

AAP 2015 Winners Announced

British painter John Keane was announced as the winner of the Main Prize for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 at the exhibition preview at York St Mary’s.

Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

Make Yourself Comfortable

Contemporary chair design exhibition, Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth, includes furniture by innovative designers such as Moritz Waldemeyer.

Review of Niki de Saint Phalle, Guggenheim Bilbao

Niki de Saint Phalle, Guggenheim

Niki de Saint Phalle’s Mamas are huge, bounding, ecstatic forms, but there is more to the artist than her voluptuous figures.

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2015 Preview Launches Today

AAP 2015 Preview

Today marks the exhibition preview of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015, with the show opening to the public from 10am tomorrow. Taking place in the…

Interview with Electronic Musician Christian Fennesz

Interview with Electronic Musician Christian Fennesz

Christian Fennesz, Austrian electronic producer and musician, teamed up with Lillevan, German video artist and performer to celebrate the work of fellow Austrian Gustav Mahler…

Bruce Nauman: Transgressing Conventional Boundaries in Aesthetica Magazine

Bruce Nauman: Transgressing Conventional Boundaries

The Fondation Cartier Pour L’Art Contemporain in Paris presents Nauman’s first major solo show in France in over 15 years.

Review: Savage Beauty, V&A

The “enfant terrible” of British fashion, Alexander McQueen rose from obscurity to become one of the world’s top contemporary fashion designers.

Aesthetica Art Prize: Interview with Owen Waterhouse, Shortlisted Artist

Interview with Owen Waterhouse

This year’s Aesthetica Art Prize sees a stunning collection of contemporary artworks grace the medieval interior of York St Mary’s.

Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris

Art Paris Art Fair

140 galleries from 20 countries will converge at Paris’ colossal Grand Palais for an art fair focusing on new discoveries, including a plethora of modern…

Garry Winogrand, Fundacion Mapfre, Madrid

Garry Winogrand, Fundacion Mapfre

North American photographer Garry Winogrand has been cited as the central photographer of his generation, alongside greats such as Walker Evans.

Review of Richard Long: The Spike Island Tapes, Alan Cristea Gallery, London

Richard Long, Alan Cristea Gallery

For The Spike Island Tapes at Alan Cristea Gallery, London, Richard Long has created his largest and boldest collection of print works to date.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 To See This Weekend reveals fascinating insights into the creative world. Nick Waplington’s backstage photographs from Alexander McQueen’s final show reveal the couturier’s…

Masterpieces of Fashion Photography, LUMAS, London

Fashion Photography, LUMAS

LUMAS has announced an exclusive gallery event showcasing limited editions of iconic works by the foremost fashion photographers of the 21st century.

Tom Butler: Inhabitants, Charlie Smith London

Tom Butler, Charlie Smith London

After exhibiting across Europe and America, Tom Butler’s most recent show builds on the ongoing series of appropriated Victorian cabinet cards.

New Art West Midlands 2015: Shortlist of 30 Emerging Artists

New Art West Midlands

Four of the UK’s leading galleries will host new works by 30 of the most talented emerging artists as part of the New Art West…

Review of Hugo Canoilas: Someone a long time ago, now, Cooper Gallery, Dundee

Review of Hugo Canoilas: Someone a long time ago, now, Cooper Gallery, Dundee

The late American artist Jason Rhoades said that parking a car was like “placing a sculpture” then Vienna-based Portuguese artist Hugo Canoilas crashing a car…

Aesthetica Art Prize: Interview with Finalist Suzanne Mooney

Aesthetica Art Prize: Interview with Finalist Suzanne Mooney

As we enter the final week countdown until the Aesthetica Art Prize opens at York St Mary’s, we speak to Irish artist Suzanne Mooney to…

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2015: Call for Entries

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2015: Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, now in its eighth year, is open for entries and is looking for poetry and short fiction submissions from writers…

Interview with Agnieszka Perche, Gallery Mananger at Darren Baker Gallery, London

Interview with Agnieszka Perche, Gallery Mananger at Darren Baker Gallery, London

Darren Baker Gallery opened summer 2014 and works to promote both established and emerging artists. Named after the artist in residence, the gallery aims to…

From Tokyo to Paris- Insight into the Work of Rikka Ayasaki

From Tokyo to Paris- Insight into the Work of Rikka Ayasaki

Ayasaki expresses a variety of emotions using red as her theme colour in a very distinctive movement. This style stems from the time where she…

Interview with Anna Lilleengen: Longlisted Artist in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2014

Interview with Anna Lilleengen: Longlisted Artist in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2014

Fine art photographer Anna Lilleengen was longlisted in last year’s Aesthetica Art Prize with her piece Sublime Forest. Based in Yorkshire and Sweden, Lilleengen uses…

Review of Pronoia: Paranoia In reverse, Curated by Sophie Nibbs

Pronoia: Paranoia In reverse

Pronoia: Paranoia In reverse, an exhibition curated by Sophie Nibbs, provoked the audience to consider the pressure to constantly pursue happiness.

Ronchini Gallery, London, Sean Lynch: DeLorean Progress Report

Sean Lynch: DeLorean Progress Report

This solo show from Irish artist Sean Lynch takes as its focus the DeLorean car factory, which operated in Dunmurry, Belfast, for one year from 1981-1982.

Review of 12th edition of the Sharjah Biennial

Review of 12th edition of the Sharjah Biennial

The 12th edition of the Sharjah Biennial, in the UAE, curated by Eungie Joo, opened on 5 March to a relatively small exhibition of 51…

Interview with Jerwood/FVU Award Winner, Marianna Simnett

Interview with Marianna Simnett

This March artists Lucy Clout and Marianna Simnett, winners of the Jerwood/FVU Awards, premiere new moving-image works at Jerwood Visual Arts.

Edmund Clark: The Mountains of Majeed, Flowers Gallery, London

Edmund Clark: The Mountains of Majeed, Flowers Gallery, London

Edmund Clark’s work has always explored politics on a domestic scale, through photography, found imagery and text. His most recent series have explored the War…