Taking domestic settings as a focus, Gregory Crewdson is a master of conceptual narratives played out within the environs of the everyday.
Finding intrigue within the strange intersections of the metropolis, Joust uses the lens as a witness to the shifting sense of culture from day to night.
Cristina Coral plays with uncanny compositions, featuring domesticated figures that become lost in neutralised corridors and unnerving bedrooms.
Portugal plays host to a gathering where architects and designers reflect on the spaces and systems in which we spend our daily existence.
The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, explores Viktor&Rolf’s notion of wearable art through a selection of their most iconic works.
The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize: Now Open for Entries
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At a time of mass displacement, Richard Mosse presents a portrait of migrants made with 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 (1889-1988), 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. The book celebrates the very best in contemporary poetry and short fiction and is available to order.
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
Whilst social injustice stands as a common theme, the drive for 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 to celebrate the career of the Belgian artist.
Pipilotti Rist: Midnight Screenings
Throughout January 2017 Pipilotti Rist’s Open My Glade (Flatten) 2000-2017 will be 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.
In conversation with Aesthetica, 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.
Between Art and Fashion
Between Art and Fashion: The Collection of Carla Sozzani opens at Galerie Azzedine Alaia, Paris, chosen by the Director of the Musée d’Art Moderne.
Fotofever: A Bold and Forward-Thinking Fair
We speak to the director of fotofever, Cécile Schall, who created the fair five years ago, driven by her belief in promoting young artists and collecting.
Paris Photo: Tradition and Innovation
Paris Photo returns in 2016 for its 20th edition at Grand Palais. Standing as one of the most significant art fairs, the event brings together 30 countries.
Generational Perceptions Through Digital Mediums
The Institute of Contemporary Art, London, welcomes back Bloomberg New Contemporaries into its galleries this November.
Katie Paterson: The Poetry of Scale
Glasgow-born visual artist Katie Paterson has created over 20 major projects which carve a new poetic language based upon distance, scale, geology and technology.
Representations of the New East
Calvert 22 Foundation, London, announces the finalists for a new prize which champions contemporary perspectives on the New East.
Part of the Sydney International Art Series, Connect with Everything is Tatsuo Miyajima’s first major solo exhibition in Australia.
Gabriela Torres Ruiz is a German-Mexican photographer and Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 shortlisted artist. She discusses the notion of place.
Following on from Polka Dots at David Zwirner, London, this second iteration of the show marks Carol Bove’s first presence at the spaces in New York.
London Art Fair: Transitions and Dialogues
January 2017 sees the return of the London Art Fair. The 29th edition invites guest-curators to showcase alongside a selection of contemporary photography.
The latest Hyundai commission to adorn Tate’s Turbine Hall is an installation by Philippe Parreno, inviting audiences to a choreography of acoustics.
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, continues their showcase of installation artist Sara Barker, in collaboration with The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.
5 To See This Weekend
As the seasonal celebrations guide us from one month to another, our 5 To See provides a meeting place for painterly and digital works.
For Frieze Masters, Luxembourg and Dayan brought a collection inspired by L’Informe: mode d’emploi and opened the first UK solo exhibition of Rodolfo Aricò.
South Africa: The Art of the Nation
The British Museum, London, opens an all-inclusive and decade-spanning exhibition which presents the rich artistic and cultural tapestry of South Africa.
Protest: Visual Autonomy
Victoria Miro, London, stages a group exhibition by artists concerned with socio-political issues of their day, questioning power structures within societies.
Kishio Suga (b. 1944) at Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan, combines industrial and natural elements to question the uniformity of modular structures.
Žilvinas Kempinas: Kinetic Encounters
New York based Lithuanian artist Žilvinas Kempinas exhibition reflects upon natural phenomena such as light and air at Ikon gallery, Birmingham.