An Inspiring Collection of New Writing

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

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

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.

Environmental Consciousness

Environmental Consciousness

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

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

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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Social Kaleidoscopes

Social Kaleidoscopes

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.

Synthetic Environments

Synthetic Environments

NGV Melbourne have commissioned a dynamic reinvention of the suburban car wash built in the Grollo Equiset Garden this spring.

Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective

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

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

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

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.

Digital Manipulations

Digital Manipulations

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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: Eliminating Borders

Art Kaohsiung launches its fourth edition. Attracting innovative practitioners, it converges the boundaries of South-eastern and North-eastern Asian art.

Intentional Decomposition

Intentional Decomposition

Alex Hartley questions the conventional qualities of the present and the expectations that construct contemporary life at Victoria Miro gallery, London.

Retracing Portuguese Colonialism

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Kaleidoscopic Landscapes

Kaleidoscopic Landscapes

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: 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

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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: 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

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

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

Representations of the New East

Calvert 22 Foundation, London, announces the finalists for a new prize which champions contemporary perspectives on the New East.

Cyclical Light

Cyclical Light

Part of the Sydney International Art Series, Connect with Everything is Tatsuo Miyajima’s first major solo exhibition in Australia.

Conceptual Realities

Conceptual Realities

Gabriela Torres Ruiz is a German-Mexican photographer and Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 shortlisted artist. She discusses the notion of place.

Sculpture Reimagined

Sculpture Reimagined

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

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.

Elemental Synchronisation

Elemental Synchronisation

The latest Hyundai commission to adorn Tate’s Turbine Hall is an installation by Philippe Parreno, inviting audiences to a choreography of acoustics.

Spatial Layers

Spatial Layers

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, continues their showcase of installation artist Sara Barker, in collaboration with The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.

5 To See This Weekend

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.

Post-War Aesthetics

Post-War Aesthetics

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

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

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.

Gestural Vocabularies

Gestural Vocabularies

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

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.

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair: Celebrating Printmaking

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair: Celebrating Printmaking

Royal Arsenal is one of the most historical riverside locations in London and, this November, provides the setting for the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

We inject a sense of nature into our 5 To See. Ai Weiwei’s tree trunks adorn Lisson and Otobong Nkanga’s tapestries draw on botanical histories.

Linear Constructions

Linear Constructions

Celebrated Brazilian artist Lygia Pape is a pioneering figure in the Neo-Concrete movement. Hauser & Wirth highlights the practitioner’s career.

Frieze Art Fair: Nostalgia and Discovery

Frieze Art Fair: Nostalgia and Discovery

With director Victoria Siddall describing this year’s fair as having a “sense of discovery”, Frieze London 2016 offered endless opportunities of exploration.

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