Review of Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Review of Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams’s ascetic aesthetic mode is the subject of a traveling mid-career retrospective, The Production Line of Happiness, currently on view at London’s Whitechapel Gallery until the end of June.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talk with Marcus Lyon, Shortlisted Artist

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talk with Artist Marcus Lyon

Marcus Lyon, shortlisted artist in this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize, will be at York St Mary’s on Thursday 28 May to discuss his photographic practice, process and involvement in the art world.

Julia Vogl: Tysons Tiles, Tysons, Virginia

Julia Vogl: Tysons Tiles, Tysons, Virginia

Set up by the Arts Council of Fairfax County, from May 18 through to August 3, artist Julia Vogl will begin installing public artworks across Tysons following a community engagement project.

Chorlton Arts Festival, Manchester

Chorlton Arts Festival, Manchester

Live music, satirical cartoons and theatre on wheels – these are some of the spectacles showcased at Chorlton Arts Festival in Manchester, whose eclectic programme is as ambitious as ever.

Interview with Timothy Taylor Gallery on Photo London

Interview with Timothy Taylor Gallery on Photo London

Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, hosts a major retrospective of the work of Diane Arbus as part of the inaugural Photo London image fair, with a particular focus on Arbus’s portraits of couples.

Kaveh Golestan, Photo London 2015

Kaveh Golestan, Photo London 2015

Kaveh Golestan (1950-2003) was killed by a landmine near Klfi, Iraqi Kurdistan, at the age of 52 while he was covering the war for the BBC. Such an end says a lot about the photographer who, throughout his life, pioneered street photography and photojournalism, paving the way for an entire generation of Iranian artists.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 To See captures a comprehensive variety of artwork. We take a look at Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama at David Zwirner in New York and Krištof Kintera at the Kunsthal Gallery in Rotterdam.

York Festival of Ideas 2015

York Festival of Ideas 2015

From 9 – 21 June, York Festival of Ideas will be taking place across the city and on the University of York campus. This colourful and intriguing festival has something to appeal to any age or interest.

Interview with Artist Margery Amdur, Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 Longlist

Interview with Artist Margery Amdur, Aesthetica Art Prize

American artist Margery Amdur blurs the boundary between painting and sculpture. We speak to the artist about her interest in the embellishment of the everyday and attraction to tactility and repetition.

Athens Digital Arts Festival, 21-24 May

Athens Digital Arts Festival

This Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) returns to the Theatre Square to present a multidisciplinary programme exploring both the digital and physical properties of public space through various artists.

Interview with Artist Julie Brook, Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 Shortlist

Interview with Artist Julie Brook, Daiwa Foundation

We speak to British artist Julie Brook about the impact of being shortlisted for the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize and her interests in working with a selection of uninhabited and remote landscapes.

Review of Cornelia Parker, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Cornelia Parker, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

During the wait for the Whitworth Gallery’s grand reopening, Parker busied herself in a collaboration with scientist Kostya Novoselov at the University of Manchester to create a new work.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talk with Dr James Boaden, Lecturer in History of Art, University of York

AAP Talk with Dr James Boaden, University of York

On Thursday 21 May Dr James Boaden, Lecturer in History of Art at the University of York, will deliver the fifth and penultimate edition of the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Lunchtime Talks.

The 46th Art Basel, Switzerland

The 46th Art Basel, Switzerland

Artists from across the globe are represented at the 46th edition of the international art show Art Basel, with 283 leading galleries presenting a selection from 33 countries which ranges from key figures of 20th century modernism to new and emerging artists at the forefront of contemporary practice.

Interview with Artist Boo Mitford, Chaos Contained Paintings

Interview with Boo Mitford, Chaos Contained Paintings

Boo Mitford is an artist who comes from a famous line of creative people; the descendant of the famous Mitford sisters is finally releasing her work after 10 years working behind closed doors.

Tricia Porter: Liverpool Photographs 1972-74, The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Tricia Porter: Liverpool Photographs 1972-74, The Bluecoat, Liverpool

The Bluecoat presents a series of striking black and white images by Tricia Porter which document the everyday lives of those living in inner city Liverpool in the early 1970s. On display until 5 July.

Review of Sonia Delaunay: The EY Exhibition, Tate Modern, London

Review of Sonia Delaunay: The EY Exhibition, Tate Modern, London

The painter Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) was one of the most creative and groundbreaking female artists of the 20th century and this retrospective at Tate Modern highlights her innovative designs.

Interview with Greg Lulay, Director at David Zwirner, New York

Interview with Greg Lulay, Director at David Zwirner, NY

David Zwirner presents a collection of work by celebrated artists John McCracken and Franz West at the annual Frieze New York art fair. We speak to Greg Lulay, Director at David Zwirner.

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

In 2015 the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize presents a new section, In Focus, exhibiting previously unseen and recent prints by the award-winning South African photographer Pieter Hugo.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 To See encapsulates a fantastic variety of exhibitions, from the fast-paced streets of New York to the urban sprawl of Paris. Featured galleries: Huis Marseille, Whitney Museum and more.

The Catlin Art Prize, Londonewcastle Project Space, London

The Catlin Art Prize, Londonewcastle Project Space, London

The 2015 shortlist has been announced for the ninth annual Catlin Art Prize, which aims to promote the work of emerging artists in their first year after graduation from the UK’s art schools.

Review of Tom Lovelace: This Way Up, Flowers Gallery, London

Review of Tom Lovelace, This Way Up at Flowers Gallery

Tom Lovelace’s interdisciplinary practice challenges the traditional definitions of art forms, breaking down the assumed boundaries between photography, sculpture, performance, and more.

Interview with Cecilia Alemani, Curator of Frieze Projects and Sounds, Frieze New York

Interview with Cecilia Alemani, Curator of Frieze Projects & Sounds

Frieze New York 2015 sees Cecilia Alemani curate the art fair’s Projects and Sounds programme which features work from Korakrit Arunanondchai, Pia Camil, Alicja Kwade and Xaviera Simmons.

Tamas Dezso, Notes for an Epilogue, The Photographers’ Gallery, London

Tamas Dezso, Notes for an Epilogue, The Photographers’ Gallery

Tamas Dezso’s Notes for an Epilogue and Here, Anywhere are on-going bodies of work depicting a time of transition in rural Romania and Hungary following the fall of Communism in the late 1980s.

Art15, London, 21-23 May

Preview of Art15, London

The third Art15 will give an overview of current contemporary practice as well as Modern artworks from established and emerging galleries across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and America.

Helena Almeida, Inhabited Drawings / Desenhos Habitados, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London

Helena Almeida, Inhabited Drawings, Richard Saltoun

Throughout her career, Portuguese artist Helena Almeida has questioned the limits of traditional media by using her body as the subject of her work.

Anouska Beckwith: Transcendence, Three Squares Studio, New York

Anouska Beckwith: Transcendence, Three Squares Studio

Transcendence is the first US solo show to come from British, Paris-based photographer and artist Anouska Beckwith, created in collaboration with young New York curator Andi Potamkin.

New Fondazione Prada Milan Now Open

Fondazione Prada Milan

It’s not often that a private foundation opens its doors to their new space and blinds you with its beauty. Fondazione Prada achieved this through a careful selection of space, architecture and art.

Tate Announces Shortlist for the Turner Prize 2015

Tate Britain Announces the Turner Prize 2015 Shortlist

Tate Britain announces the shortlist for the Turner Prize 2015. Assemble, Bonnie Camplin, Janice Kerbel and Nicole Wermers have all been selected for this year’s exhibition at Tramway, Glasgow.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2015, Lunchtime Talk with Whitney Hintz, Independent Advisor and Curator of the Hiscox Collection

AAP Talk: Whitney Hintz

The Aesthetica Art Prize lunchtime talks programme continues this week with Whitney Hintz from the Hiscox Collection in conversation with Jenny Alexander, Senior Curator of Art at York Art Gallery.

Interview with Patricia Mato-Mora, Aesthetica Art Prize

Patricia Mato-Mora is a London-based ceramic artist and writer. Her work was selected for this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize longlist and is featured in 2015’s guide to pioneering artists, Future Now.

Interview with Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova on Intimate Material Systems, Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Miami

Interview with Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, Intimate Material Systems

Intimate Material Systems at Alejandra von Hartz Gallery features new site-specific works by Miami-based artist Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova. The exhibition consists of several wall pieces.

Interview with Richard Heslop, The Raft of the Medusa, Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network Commission

Interview with Richard Heslop, The Raft of the Medusa, Film London

Artist Richard Heslop has created a film in response to a radio play by Simon Armitage. Entitled The Raft of the Medusa the project is a commission from Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network.

Sarah Lucas, British Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale

Sarah Lucas, British Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale

Sarah Lucas will present her much anticipated solo exhibition in the British Pavilion as part of the 2015 Venice Biennale. Most recently, a survey of her work featured at Tramway in Glasgow.

Review of Débora Delmar: Debora Delmar Corp. Upward Mobility, Modern Art Oxford

Review of Débora Delmar, Debora Delmar Corp. at Modern Art Oxford

Working with sculpture, video and installation, Débora Delmar aka Debora Delmar Corp aims to explore the manner in which globalised consumer culture has come to influence modern life.

One Month To Go: Enter the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015

One Month To Go: ASFF 2015

There is one month to go to enter short film into ASFF 2015. Until 31 May, entries are open for the fifth year of the BAFTA qualifying festival, a dynamic addition to the international film festival circuit.

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2015: Film Now Available to Watch

A short film about the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2015 is now available to watch, presenting insights into the work of the shortlisted artists through interviews, clips from the preview night and close ups of the stunning pieces.

Review of Carol Bove: The Plastic Unit, David Zwirner, London

Review of Carol Bove: The Plastic Unit, David Zwirner

In Carol Bove’s first show at David Zwirner, London, The Plastic Unit, the subtle elegance emitted from the Mayfair townhouse, is sharply placed at odds with Bove’s curious combinations of materials.

Ursula von Rydingsvard, The 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Giardino della Marinaressa, Venice

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Presents Ursula von Rydingsvard in Venice

In the setting of the Giardino della Marinaressa, and as an official Collateral Event at la Biennale di Venezia, YSP presents a major open-air exhibition of sculptures by Ursula von Rydingsvard.

Historical Futures, Apricot Gallery, London

Historical Futures

Historical Futures brings together the works of Blair Cahill, Cheryl Papasian, Necole Schmitz and Alex J Wood that incorporate traditional, craft-based media to examine the contemporary world.

Interview with Cliff Andrade, Longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015

AAP Interview: Cliff Andrade

Inspired by research-based social documentary projects, Andrade transforms real objects and events into dramatically-lit photographic tableaux.

Interview with Yolanda Romero on José Guerrero: The Presence of Black

Yolanda Romero on José Guerrero

Overshadowed by the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco, 2014 was also the year of José Guerrero. Born in 1914, he was an important Spanish artist of the second half of the 20th century.

Mona Hatoum, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires

Mona Hatoum, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires

Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, enlisted the help of video and installation artist Mona Hatoum in the curating of this small exhibition of the artist’s works from the 1980s to the present day.

Christopher Williams, Dismantling the Spectacle

Christopher Williams

In 2014 the Museum of Modern Art hosted a retrospective of the work of artist Christopher Williams. The show displayed iconic pieces which unravel the parade of contemporary media.

Interview with Matt Hawthorn, Head of Art and Design at York St John University and Aesthetica Art Prize Speaker

Interview with Matt Hawthorn, Aesthetica Art Prize Speaker

We speak to Matt Hawthorn, Head of Art and Design at York St John University, about his current research into the identity and importance of performance in today’s contemporary art world.

Interview with Artist Zoë Hough on The Microbial Verdict : You Live Until You Die

Interview with Zoë Hough

Arebyte Gallery opens a solo exhibition by Zoë Hough which explores issues surrounding ageing and the desire for control over our bodies.

Light Show, The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney

Light Show, MCA Australia

Light Show at MCA Australia explores the versatility of light as a sculptural medium through installations from a diverse selection of international artists.

SOLUNA: International Music & Arts Festival, Dallas Arts District

SOLUNA, Dallas Arts District

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s new classical music and fine arts festival is centred in the Dallas Arts District and is anchored by live performances.

Interview with Todd Antony, Longlisted Artist in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015.

AAP Interview: Todd Antony

Todd Antony has been longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015. The artist travels across the world to capture the lives of extraordinary people.

Interview with The Other Art Fair Artist Anastasiya Lazurenko

Interview with Artist Anastasiya Lazurenko, The Other Art Fair

We speak to Ukrainian artist Anastasiya Lazurenko about her presentation at The Other Fair alongside her ongoing quest explore the female body image and to reflect the truth in photography.

In Conversation, Susan Hiller in Aesthetica Magazine

In Conversation, Susan Hiller in Aesthetica Magazine

Last year Aesthetica interviewed artist Susan Hiller about her practice and participation in group exhibition Slow Learner at Timothy Taylor Gallery.

Review of Tim Etchells: The Facts on the Ground, Vitrine Gallery, London

Tim Etchells at Vitrine Gallery

There is something disarming about Tim Etchells’ environments in which the ordinary and the mundane become laced with an unknown potency.

Personne et les autres: Vincent Meessen and Guests, Belgian Pavilion, International Art Exhibition, Biennale di Venezia, Venice

Belgian Pavilion at Venice

The Belgian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale will present the work of Vincent Meessen together with a series of carefully selected guest artists.

Interview with Choreographer Alexander Whitley

Interview with Alexander Whitley, Choreographer of Frames, London

Alexander Whitley continues his collaboration with artists Tuur Van Balen and Revital Cohen to create a piece that explores how ideas of production relate to and make an impact upon the body.

FACT 2015 Exhibition Programme, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool

FACT 2015 Programme

FACT’s four annual exhibitions includes a selection of international new-media art, beginning with Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age.

Mythopoeia: Mequitta Ahuja, Kapwani Kiwanga, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum and Alida Rodrigues, Tiwani Contemporary, London

Mythopoeia, Group Show, Tiwani Contemporary London

The Tiwani Contemporary, London, draws inspiration from the age-old role of storytelling and gathers together four international artists for its latest group exhibition, entitled Mythopoeia.

Interview with Artist Flore Nové-Josserand

Interview with Installation Artist Flore Nové-Josserand

Flore Nové-Josserand creates visually captivating installations. The artist speaks to us about her interest in housing problems and her plans for 2015.

Lee Ufan, Lisson Gallery, London

Lee Ufan at Lisson Gallery

Working with limited colour and gesture, Lee Ufan believes in retaining an economy of representation while attempting to create the maximum resonance.

Los Carpinteros, Parasol Unit, London

Los Carpinteros: Parasol Unit

Cuban art collective, Los Carpinteros, is formed of duo Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez who create humorous installations and sculptures.

Interview with New York-based Artist Jason Covert, Longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize

AAP Interview: Jason Covert

Jason Covert was longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize with his work Excavation, a personal journey through one man’s fears. Based in New York, Covert’s practice spans a range of media.

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