The 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale redefines architecture in the face of contemporary concerns as a socially and politically engaged practice.
Pastel flowers, vintage cars and minimalist architecture provide the backdrop for Bond’s lustrous depiction of contemporary fashion.
Drainpipes and concrete cohere with clean lines, and compositions disappear into a clear-blue sky that references the enhanced nature of advertisements.
Michael Wolf documents the vernacular culture of the modern metropolis. Architecture of Density is a collection of colossal structures in Hong Kong.
Taking its title from a 1985 dystopian novel, New Romance displays technologically advanced artworks and reframes the human condition.
Launching on 17 September and running for 16 days, Estuary is a new biennial arts festival inspired by the Thames Estuary and situated in historic locations along the Essex and Kent shorelines.
Artichoke: Great Fire 350, London.
This August Artichoke marks the Great Fire of London with a range of spectacular art installations, performances and talk that give unique perspectives on a significant moment within the country’s history.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 2 Days to Go, Photography
We’re getting closer to the Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries deadline, and with two days left to submit your work, its time to finalise your selections. Karolina Rupp talks about her entry Prospect Poem.
Tracey Emin and William Blake in Focus, Tate Liverpool
From September, Tate Liverpool will demonstrate a shared concern with spirituality, birth and death in the work of two prominent artists from disparate times: Tracey Emin and William Blake.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 4 Days to Go
There are four days remaining to enter this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize. In the countdown we explore Nathan Walsh’s painted world which in some ways resembles the society we live in.
Past and Present: How Much Has Your City Changed? Q+A with Sunlife
Sunlife have launched a new campaign featuring past and present views into notable cities, including Birmingham, York and London. Aesthetica catch up with the company about the relevance of nostalgia.
Last Weekend to Enter the 10th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award
As the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award call for entries deadline approaches, we look back at last year’s Fiction Winner Jasmine Sky Ruff who was selected for her short story Polaroid Venation.
Flesh, York Art Gallery.
This September York Art Gallery collaborates with Dr Jo Applin (University of York) to curate an exhibition that challenges ideas about the representation of skin in the art world.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 6 Days to Go
Through the use of the photographic image, Tony Maj is concerned with the manipulation of evidence. He transforms familiar environments, objects or settings to create scenarios charged with tension.
5 To See This Weekend
Guiding you through the long weekend, our 5 To See begins with Dinh Q. Lê’s latest film, The Colony, and continues with Bruce Nauman’s survey show at Denmark’s brand new Copenhagen Contemporary.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: 7 Days to Go, Performance
There’s now only one week to go to enter your artwork into the Aesthetica Art Prize. We speak to 2016 longlisted artist Adam de Neige about his participatory piece, Beneath the Flow.
Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai
This autumn, Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) will stage the first solo exhibition of the influential international artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996) in Greater China, 20 years after his death.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call For Entries Countdown: 8 Days To Go. Painting.
Hilary Powell’s works comprise often overlooked processes, materials, people and places. Moving in and out of scrapyards, academia, demolition sites and chemistry labs, she is…
PAD to Celebrate 10 Years
Opening on 3 October, this year’s PAD London marks the 10-year milestone for the annual art and design fair. To celebrate its anniversary, the event will be held in a bold white tent on Berkeley Square.
Visa pour L’image: International Festival of Photojournalism, Perpignan, France
The international festival of photojournalism, Perpignan, returns in 2016 with works from all over the world presented in a myriad of awe-inspiring exhibitions across the city.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 9 Days to Go
Johan Lund’s longlisted work Into the mist embodies peace and tranquility. Capturing the beauty in the world around us, photography Lund invites the viewer to escape the busyness of everyday life.
Interview with Alexander Montague-Sparey, Artistic Director, Photofairs
Returning to the iconic Shanghai Exhibition Centre on 9-11 September, Photofairs Shanghai engages collectors from Asia-Pacific and the Pacific rim. We speak to Alexander Montague-Sparey.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 10 Days to Go, Win up to £5,000
With only 10 days left in our countdown to the deadline for the Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries, we take a closer look at what’s in store for the winners of the internationally recognised award.
Next Generation 2016 Interview with Photographer Anne Erhard
Aesthetica team up with London College of Communication for the third edition of The Next Generation. We interview German-born photographer Anne Erhard.
Photo Docks Art Fair 2016
Photo Docks Art Fair launches its eighth edition on 16 September. Established in 2007, the event provides a platform for gallerists, artists and enthusiasts to view photography and digital art.
Clément Cogitore: L’intervalle de résonance, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
The moment you enter the Palais de Tokyo you’re already in a parallel universe. The viewer is invited to experience a video installation by Clément Cogitore (b. 1983).
Interview with Photographer Sophie Harris Taylor, Francesca Maffeo Gallery
Sophie Harris-Taylor: MTWTFSS Chapter 1. 2010-2015 is a solo exhibition by the artist, who presents private moments of her photographic diary at Francesca Maffeo Gallery, Leigh on Sea.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 13 Days to Go
In the call for entries countdown, we speak to longlisted artist Bruno Fontana whose photographic practice studies our society reflected in both urban environments and landscapes.
5 To See This Weekend
As festival season hits its peak, our 5 To See collates a selection of dynamic shows to supplement your activities and excursions this weekend. Goodman Gallery premieres Shirin Neshat’s videos.
Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries: Two Weeks to Go
There’s still two weeks left to enter this year’s Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. Now in its 10th year, the award is internationally renowned and is judged by literary experts. Entries close 31 August.
The Inaugural St Andrews Photography Festival
This year marks the first annual St. Andrews Photography Festival, celebrating the role and achievements of the town’s artists through until 11 September.
Vienna Contemporary International Art Fair 2016
Returning for its second edition this year is Austria’s leading international art fair, viennacontemporary on 22 – 25 September. The event will bring together over 100 galleries from 26 countries.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 15 Days to Go. Photography.
Longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2016, Constanze Kratzsch’s Cormorant emphasises the elegance of the bird by using a minimalist design vocabulary.
Neu Now Festival Programme
Neu Now’s eighth edition is set to take place in the spaces of Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, from 14-18 September. The five-day festival showcases the work of a generation of rising artists.
Interview with Installation Artist, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Djanogly Gallery
Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva is a site-specific installation working with diverse, namely organic matter, Aesthetica catch up with her about her new show at Djanogly Gallery: Making Beauty.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 16 Days To Go. Video, Installation and Performance.
Henry Driver was shortlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize with his interactive installation Odyssey. The piece questions the definitions of virtual space and the illusory aspects of choice and action.
Anna Tihanyi, Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers
Anna Tihanyi has been selected as one of this year’s recipients of the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards. Nominated by Laura Noble, the artist has been invited to exhibit at the Berlin Foto Biennale.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 17 Days to Go, Future Now Anthology
We’re now over half way through our Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown. Today, we highlight the opportunity to gain exposure in our annual publication: the Future Now anthology.
Berliner Liste 2016
Berlin has many great cultural things to offer, from museums and architecture to an exciting music scene. Another of these things is Berliner Liste, whose 13th edition will run from 15-18 September.
HYPER BOWL – Tamsyn Challenger, Summerhall, Edinburgh
Following on from the success of her previous Edinburgh Festival exhibitions, Tamsyn Challenger returns to focus on what happens when discourse gets swallowed up by exaggeration.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 20 Days to Go
In the Aesthetica Art Prize call for entries countdown we turn to Squidsoup’s immersive installation Aeolian Light, consisting of 12,096 full-colour, individually addressable LEDs suspended in a grid.
5 To See This Weekend
We celebrate the middle of August with a collection of thought-provoking shows. Caroline Rothwell (Tolarno Galleries) and Xiao Yu (Pace) examine the relationship between nature and man.
Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries: Prizes for 2016
Now in its 10th year, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is welcoming submissions from emerging and established writers. Prizes include publication, an agent consultation and writing group memberships.
Festival de La Luz 2016: Alicia Savage
Luz Austral Foundation, Argentina, welcomes the return of The Encuentros Abiertos: Festival de La Luz – a celebration of international photography that lasts a duration of two months.
Towards Night, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Without the familiar light of day, the world after dark becomes an alien place. Dedicated to tracing the theme of night in art comes Towards Night, a major exhibition hosted by Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 21 Days to Go, Photography
Our Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown continues with the Photography & Digital Art category. Today, with 21 days left to submit your work, we take a look at photographer Marcus Lyon.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 22 Days to Go, Sculpture
Ben Rowe’s sculptures are industrial objects made by hand from Valchromat. As part of our countdown, we speak to the artist about his practice and Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 longlisted work.
Danny Lyon, Message to the Future, Whitney Museum, New York
The Whitney Museum hosts the first comprehensive retrospective of the career of photographer Danny Lyon to be displayed in 25 years. The exhibition premieres in New York this summer.
The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon.
Hoping to offer a new centrepiece to Belém’s rich cultural offerings is the soon-to-open Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology (MAAT).
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 23 Days to Go
Laurence Harding was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize with Emilie. Harding deals with the performance of social roles, which regularly challenge individuality.
Interview with CODE Art Fair Curators, Copenhagen
This year sees the launch of new art fair CODE in Copenhagen. We speak to CODE curators about the inauguration of the upcoming event and its ethos of making good art accessible to everyone.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 24 Days to Go, Painting
Jennifer López Ayala is one of this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize finalists. As part of our official Call for Entries Countdown, we speak to the artist about her relationship with space, time and eggshells.
An Ideal for Living, Beetles and Huxley, London
Beetles + Huxley brings together a group show of the work of 29 photographers reflecting on how they have observed and depicted class, culture and identity in Britain from the 1920s until today.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 25 Days to Go. Photography
Longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, Lam Pok Yin Jeff and Chong Ng work with objects, installations and performances, which deal with the ontological nature of the photographic medium.
Interview with Dr Seth Clabough: All Things Await
Dr. Seth Clabough’s short story Sharing Wounds was published by Aesthetica when he was first starting out as a writer. We catch up with Clabough after his debut novel All Things Await is published.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 26 Days to Go. Sculpture
The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 call for entries countdown continues today looking at Owen Waterhouse. His sculpture Möbius 1.00 (2014) selected for last year’s Aesthetica Art Prize shortlist.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: 27 Days to Go
In the Aesthetica Art Prize call for entries countdown, we highlight Katherine Anne Rose’s longlisted piece No.4 – a visual exploration of the more theoretical side of mathematics and geometry.
5 To See This Weekend
As August brings Olympics-mania to our TV screens, our 5 To See lines up engaging alternatives this season. From Berlin and London to Los Angeles, we present a fresh selection of shows for summer.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: 28 Days To Go, Winners & Finalists
The Aesthetica Art Prize is back for its 10th instalment. With 28 days to go to enter your artwork, we take a look at past winners and finalists, focusing on their ensuing successes since their exposure.
Land, Sea and Air, The New Art Gallery Walsall
Bringing together a diverse group of international artists, The New Art Gallery Walsall delves into the notion of the map, and the different connotations attached to this inspiring source material.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 29 Days to Go. Photography.
Attilio Fiumarella was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 with his photograph, The 100 Swimmers. The work documents an interest in how humans interact with their surroundings.
Duro Olowu, Making and Unmaking, Camden Arts Centre
Filling all three galleries at the Camden Arts Centre is Nigerian fashion designer’s Duro Olowu’s debut curatorial venture. Making and Unmaking is a collection of beautiful and/or interesting items.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 30 Days to Go
Conspiracies of silence, of hidden agendas and of their repercussions are the driving forces behind Rachel Ara’s work. We speak to Ara, winner of the Aesthetica Art Prize, about her latest projects.
The Edinburgh International Festival
One of the largest cultural events of the year, the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), returns to the capital city on 5 August to exhibit some of the world’s greatest artists and performers.