5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

August may be drawing to a close; however a new season of visual art is only beginning. This weekend we present to you five exhibitions of diverse and exciting media opening around the globe.

Alex Newson, Senior Curator at the Design Museum and Aesthetica Art Prize Judge

Alex Newson, Senior Curator at the Design Museum

The judging panel for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 features a selection of key art world professionals with extensive combined expertise. The panel includes Alex Newson, Senior Curator at the Design Museum.

Interview with Sumitra Upham, Associate Curator of ICA Fox Reading Room, London

Interview: Sumitra Upham, ICA Reading Room, London

The ICA is currently touring several exhibitions from its Fox Reading Programme across regional museums in the UK with the aim of improve public access to contemporary art and culture.

Burden of Proof, The Construction of Visual Evidence, The Photographers' Gallery, London

Burden of Proof, The Construction of Visual Evidence, TPG, London

Looking into instances in which photography is used as evidence in the cases of criminal activity or violent acts, this exhibition examines reliability and authenticity in 11 case studies.

The Aesthetica Art Prize Countdown 2016: 6 Days to Go - Photography

The Aesthetica Art Prize Countdown 2016: 6 Days to Go - Photography

With 6 days to go until the Art Prize call for entries deadline, we highlight Maroesjka Lavigne’s photograph Blue Lagoon (2012), which was selected for publication in Future Now.

The 14th Istanbul Biennial SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms

Istanbul Biennial 2015: SALTWATER, A Theory of Thought Forms

The 14th Istanbul Biennial SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms will take place on 5 September until 1 November across 30 venues on both the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 7 Days to Go - Sculpture

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 7 Days to Go

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 call for entries countdown continues today looking at Patricia Mato-Mora, a ceramic artist and writer based in London. Her work Untitled (2014) was longlisted in this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize.

Shezad Dawood, It was a time that was a time, Pioneerworks, Brooklyn

Shezad Dawood, It was a time that was a time, Pioneerworks, Brooklyn

Pioneerworks, Brooklyn, opens a new exhibition of work by London-based artist Shezad Dawood, in conjunction with the French Institute Alliance Francaise’s 2015 Crossing the Line Festival.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: One Week to Go - Painting

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: One Week to Go

We’re marking our last week of submissions with work by Frances Bloomfield. Longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize for Grand Domestique Dialogue, the artist depicts dream-like narratives.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2016: One Week to Go to Enter

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: One Week to Go

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2016 is open for entries until the end of August, accepting submissions in Poetry and Short Fiction from emerging and established writers.

Review of IM Heung-soon: Reincarnation at MoMA PS1, New York

Review of IM Heung-soon: Reincarnation at MoMA PS1

Currently on view at MoMA PS1, New York, Korean artist IM Hueng-soon’s video installation titled Reincarnation is a deeply ponderous work on the burden of grief, loss and the consequences of war.

Don McCullin, Eighty, Hamiltons Gallery, London

Don McCullin, Eighty, Hamiltons Gallery, London

This year marks the 80th birthday of renowned photographer, Don McCullin, and to celebrate this event, Hamiltons Gallery, London, is showing a selection of over-sized silver gelatin prints which are each one of an edition of 15.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 9 Days to Go - Artists' Film

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 9 Days to Go

There are nine days left in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 call for entries. In the countdown, we spotlight Lorenzo Gattorna, whose artists’ film Marshy Place Across (2014) was selected for the publication Future Now.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 10 Days to Go - Photography

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 10 Days to Go

With only 10 days to go until the Aesthetica Art Prize closes for entries, we take a look at the work of Russ Flatt, who was longlisted in the Photographic & Digital Art category in 2015.

Josef Koudelka: Uncertain Nationality at Fundacion Mapfre, Madrid

Josef Koudelka: Uncertain Nationality, Fundacion Mapfre

Czech photographer Josef Koudelka has taken some of the most iconic photographs of the last 50 years. This exhibition encompasses rare prints, maquettes and vintage photographs.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 11 Days to Go - Installation

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 11 Days to Go

There are only 11 days to go until the Aesthetica Art Prize closes for entries on 31 August. Today, we shine a spotlight on longlisted artist Joomi Chung’s innovative installation entitled Swarm.

Review of Robert Motherwell: Black at Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

Review: Robert Motherwell at Bernard Jacobson Gallery

Robert Motherwell: Black at Bernard Jacobson Gallery focuses on his black and white paintings and highlights the artist’s unique approach to monochromatic Abstract Expressionism.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Haines & Hinterding manipulate energetic forces at MCA Australia and group show We Want More explores the ever-evolving tools of music culture at The Photographers’ Gallery in London.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 12 Days to Go - Painting

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 12 Days to Go

Gareth Jenkins’ abstract, geometric painting is concerned with the reduction of concept, and how line in its simplest form can be used to convey a sense of the object in a non-figurative format.

New British Innovators: Inside Heatherwick Studio, THE QUBE, PMQ, Hong Kong

New British Innovators: Inside Heatherwick Studio, THE QUBE, PMQ, Hong Kong

The British Council has announced that it will stage a new exhibition, entitled New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio, in Hong Kong this Autumn, showcasing key pieces from the last two decades of work by Heatherwick Studio.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 13 Days to Go - Photography

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 13 Days to Go

Photographer Todd Antony, who was longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 and born in New Zealand, travels across the world to capture people and communities who live extraordinary lives.

Interview: Linda Ingham, featured artist in Shifting Subjects at Abbey Walk Gallery

Interview: Linda Ingham, Abbey Walk Gallery

Linda Ingham is a visual artist and curator, who lives and works in her coastal studio in Lincolnshire. Her work features in the upcoming exhibition Shifting Subjects at Abbey Walk Gallery.

International Kontinent Photography Awards 2015 - Winners Announced

The International Kontinent Photography Awards 2015

The winners of the 2015 Kontinent Awards have recently been announced. Now in its third edition, the competition aims to honour the world’s best photographers and provide them global recognition and new opportunities.

¡Cuba, Cuba!, 65 Years of Photography, International Center Photography, Southampton Arts Center, New York

¡Cuba, Cuba!, 65 Years of Photography, Southampton Arts Centre, New York

Including over 100 colour and black and white photographs, taken between 1950 and today, ¡Cuba, Cuba! at Southampton Arts Center celebrates the warming of US-Cuba relations.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 15 Days to Go - Artists' Film

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 15 Days to Go

The Aesthetica Art Prize celebrates projects in a wide variety of mediums. Half-way through our countdown to the 2016 call for entries deadline, we reflect on Lorenza Ippolito’s artists’ film.

Unseen Photo Fair and Festival, Amsterdam, Opens 18 September 2015

Unseen Photo Fair and Festival, Amsterdam

Unseen Photo Fair and Festival, Amsterdam’s international photography fair and festival, will return this autumn to the Westergasfabriek and locations across the city from 18-20 September.

Interview with Tara Donovan, Artist, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh Art Festival

Interview with Tara Donovan, Artist, Edinburgh Art Festival

New York-based artist Tara Donovan comes to Scotland for the first time, with an exhibition of sculptural works at Jupiter Artland, as part of the annual Edinburgh Art Festival.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 16 Days to Go - Installation

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 16 Days to Go

Artists working in all media at any stage in their career are invited to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize, which remains open for entries until 31 August. In the countdown to the end of the month, we highlight longlisted artist Noémie Goudal.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 17 Days to Go - Interview with Whitney Hintz, Hiscox Collection

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 17 Days to Go

As part of the countdown to the deadline on 31 August, we take a look at our Judging Panel for 2016. Joining a selection of influential art figures is Whitney Hintz from the Hiscox Collection.

Esko Männikkö: Time Flies at Huis Marseille, Amsterdam

Esko Männikkö: Time Flies at Huis Marseille, Amsterdam

Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, is to unveil the first major retrospective of leading Finnish photographer Esko Männikkö, whose work is characterised by an almost magical use of light and colour.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 18 Days to Go - Interview with Laura Stevens

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 18 Days to Go - Interview with Laura Stevens

There are 18 days to go until the Aesthetica Art Prize closes for entries. Today, we catch up with artist Laura Stevens, who was longlisted in the Photographic & Digital Art category.

Review of Marvin Gaye Chetwynd's The King Must Die at Edinburgh Art Festival

Review of Marvin Gaye Chetwynd's The King Must Die at Edinburgh Art Festival

Artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd contributes to Edinburgh Art Festival’s commissioning strand The Improbable City with a hallucinatory interpretation of the world of historical novelist Mary Renault.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Galleries in Copenhagen and Madrid redefine how we perceive culture with a survey of African architecture at the Louisiana and a study of the peoples of South America by Javier Silva Meinel.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 19 Days to Go - Drawing

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 19 Days to Go

We interviewed Art Prize finalist Saliha Elhoussaini about her intricate drawing series Interdependence. Elhoussaini’s work reflects on the Chaos Theory and the interconnectivity between events.

Review of Hiromi Tango: Fluorescence at Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, Australia

Hiromi Tango: Fluorescence at Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney

Hiromi Tango: Fluorescence is now on show at Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney. Tango’s working process sees no beginning and no end, incorporating used fragments into new textile pieces.

The Edinburgh International Festival, Programme Line-up 2015, Edinburgh

The Edinburgh International Festival, Programme Line-up 2015

The Edinburgh International Festival opened on Friday 7 August with The Harmonium Project. This year’s programme features 2,300 artists from 39 countries, showcasing opera, theatre, music and dance from across the world.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: Interview with Dr Sam Lackey, Curator at The Hepworth Wakefield

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: Interview with Dr Sam Lackey

Dr Sam Lackey works across all aspects of the collections at The Hepworth Wakefield, and is on the judging panel for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016. We speak with the curator about her role.

Photographer Harry Gruyaert at Magnum Print Room, London

Harry Gruyaert at Magnum Print Room, London

For the first solo UK exhibition of work by Magnum photographer Harry Gruyaert, Magnum Print Room is presenting over 30 works taken from 1972-2004 which portray his innovative approach to colour.

Interview with Tom Pursey, Flying Object, IK Prize 2015: Tate Sensorium, Tate Britain

Interview with Flying Object, IK Prize 2015: Tate Sensorium, Tate Britain

Winner of the IK Prize 2015, Tate Sensorium by creative agency Flying Object offers an immersive exploration of key works from Tate’s prestigious art collection. The project seeks to reunite sight with the senses of taste, touch, smell and hearing.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 21 Days to Go - Sculpture

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 21 Days to Go

Three weeks remain in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 call for entries. Longlisted artist Marijke de Goey was selected in 2015 with the sculptural piece Curly Burly (2012), published in Future Now.

Dusseldorf Photography: Bernd & Hilla Becher and Beyond, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London

Dusseldorf Photography: Bernd & Hilla Becher, Ben Brown Fine Arts

Bernd and Hilla Becher are best known for their heavy-contrast photographs featuring formalist architecture beneath overcast skies, having championed the German ‘New Objectivity’ style.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: Three Weeks To Go - Artists' Film

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: Three Weeks To Go - Artists' Film

With three weeks to go until the Aesthetica Art Prize call for entries closes, we reflect on the striking variety of artists’ film submitted to the competition including José Ramón Da Cruz’s audiovisual composition Madre Quentina.

Richard Long: Time and Space at the Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts, Bristol

Richard Long: Time and Space at Arnolfini Centre

We review land artist Richard Long’s new exhibition at the Arnolfini Centre, Bristol which focuses on the artist’s personal relationship to place and local materials in the area where he grew up and lives.

Shaped in Mexico, Bargehouse, London

Shaped in Mexico, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, London

Following its successful inauguration in 2014, Shaped in Mexico returns to London with a selection of over 150 works by 32 international artists. On view from 3 September, this unique, free show will take place at the Bargehouse.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 23 Days To Go - Painting

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 23 Days To Go

There are 23 days to go in the call for submissions for the Aesthetica Art Prize. In the countdown, we spotlight finalist Rebeka Lord, whose painting Send Me on My Way was published in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology 2015, Future Now.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: Interview with Clare Lilley, Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 24 Days to Go - Interview with Clare Lilley

Clare Lilley is Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), Wakefield, and a member of the judging panel for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016. We speak with Lilley about her work at YSP and curatorial projects further afield.

Review of John Waters: Beverly Hills John at Sprüth Magers Gallery, London

Review of Beverly Hills John at Sprüth Magers, London

John Waters’ Beverly Hills John continues at Sprüth Magers, London, and finds Waters in a more reflective mood, hoping to resolve issues about childhood fame and the horrors of nouveau-riche excess.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 25 Days to Go - Interview with Lottie Davies, Photographer

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 25 Days to Go - Interview with Lottie Davies

As part of our countdown to the Aesthetica Art Prize call for entries deadline, we speak to photographer Lottie Davies about her intimate depictions of past moments and hear about her developing career.

Discover Indonesia Celebrates Indonesian Culture And 70 Years Of Independence

Discover Indonesia Marks 70 Years Of Independence

This August marks the 70th anniversary of Indonesian independence. As part of the celebration Cryptic (Glasgow) are putting together the largest show case of Indonesian culture within the UK.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston, offers a collaborative exploration of mankind’s impact on nature in The Disrupted Landscape, while the work of fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent, is exhibited at the Bowes Museum in County Durham.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 26 Days To Go - Artists' Film

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 26 Days To Go

Conceptual artist Denys Blacker uses performance, sculpture and drawing to explore themes of symmetry and precision, as in The Noble Gases, which featured in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015.

Rotimi Fani-Kayode at Light Work, Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery, New York

Rotimi Fani-Kayode at Lightwork, New York

In collaboration with Autograph ABP, London, a retrospective of the late Rotimi Fani-Kayode, a seminal figure in 1980s black British and African contemporary art opens at Light Work, New York.

Interview with Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Panel Judge, Curator Pavel S. Pyś

Interview: Aesthetica Art Prize Judge Pavel S. Pyś

In the countdown to the Aesthetica Art Prize call for entries deadline on 31 August, we interview 2016 panel judge Pavel S. Pyś, Exhibitions & Displays Curator at the Henry Moore Institute.

Review of ExtraORDINARY at The Lowry, Manchester

Review: ExtraORDINARY at The Lowry, Manchester

ExtraORDINARY at The Lowry, Manchester, explores everyday objects and actions in contemporary art, and will allow visitors to interact and contribute to the fabric of this engaging exhibition.

Wu Tien-Chang: Never Say Goodbye, Taipei Fine Arts Museum of Taiwan, Collateral Event of the 56th La Biennale di Venezia

Wu Tien-Chang: Never Say Goodbye, Collateral Event, Venice Biennale

Taiwanese artist Wu Tien-Chang’s series of light box stills, interactive video projections and installation explore westernisation in post-war Taiwan in a Collateral Event of the 56th International Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 29 Days To Go - Drawing

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 28 Days to Go

In the countdown to the Aesthetica Art Prize call for entries deadline on 31 August, we look in detail at one of last year’s finalists, Chiang Lup Hong, a fine art illustrator based in Kuala Lumpur.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 29 Days To Go - Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 29 Days To Go

With 29 days to go until the Aesthetica Art Prize call for entries closes, we shine a spotlight on Bangkok-based artist and designer Sanitas Pradittasnee’s longlisted sculpture KHOA MO (Mythical Escapism).

Interview with Arifa Akbar, Literary Editor of the Independent

In Conversation with Arifa Akbar, The Independent

Arifa Akbar is Literary Editor of The Independent and inewspapers. She was a judge for the Orwell Prize in 2013, the Fiction Uncovered Prize in 2014 and is on the judging panel for the current Aesthetica Creative Writing Award.

Pushkin: Pushkin’s Fold, Fairhurst Gallery, Norwich

Pushkin: Pushkin’s Fold, Fairhurst Gallery, Norwich

Pushkin’s Fold is the first solo show by artist Pushkin. Based in Norwich for the past 11 years, his exhibition at Fairhurst Gallery is his first venture into focusing and dedicating all his time to his art.

Aesthetica Art Prize Winner and Judge: John Keane

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 30 Days To Go

Artist John Keane, winner of the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2015, joins the judging panel for next year’s award. We continue the countdown to 31 August with a look at Keane’s practice.

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