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.
Andrey-Lili’s lavish shoots are a consideration of environment and theme: rich colours and textures provide spatial variance against the domestic vanitas.
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.
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 exhibition at Baalbek archaeological site in Lebanon, is close to a Duchampian ready-made.
Art Kaohsiung: Eliminating Borders
Art Kaohsiung launches its fourth edition this December. Attracting innovative practitioners, it converges 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 new and previously unseen body of work comes together in a solo exhibition, The Lost Chapter: Nampula, 1963 at London’s Tiwani Contemporary.
Gift Inspiration: Aesthetica Magazine
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Aesthetica Issue 74 Available Now
The December / January issue is available now. In photography, seven diverse practitioners offer works that explore urban landscapes, fine art and portraiture.
Not Vital: Innerworld and Outerworlds
Published alongside the exhibition at YSP, and in association with Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, a new catalogue puts the figure into context through 100 photographs.
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 new and though-provoking exhibition On the Origin of Art.
Aspen-born photographer Chloe Sells has continued to progress as an artist that questions 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 made of cast glass, 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 fair Art Taipei returns this November and 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, selected by Fabrice Hergott, 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. Locus+ and…
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. Miyajima is known for his technologically-driven installations.
Gabriela Torres Ruiz is a German-Mexican photographer based in Berlin, and Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 shortlisted artist. Read our interview with her.
Following on from Polka Dots at David Zwirner’s London location, this second iteration of the show marks Carol Bove’s (b.1971) first presence at the gallery’s adjacent spaces in Chelsea, New York.
London Art Fair: Transitions and Dialogues
January 2017 sees the return of the London Art Fair. The 29th edition presents a selection of contemporary art and photography from within the UK, and invites guest-curators to showcase pieces.
The latest Hyundai commission to adorn Tate’s Turbine Hall is an installation by Philippe Parreno. The display invites audiences to expose their senses to a choreography of acoustics and lighting.
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. Featured shows include Camille Henrot at MCA Chicago.
For Frieze Masters, Luxembourg and Dayan featured a collection inspired by the L’Informe: mode d’emploi exhibition. Almost in tandem, the gallery 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, who question the status quo and the power structures found 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
The work of New York based Lithuanian artist Žilvinas Kempinas comes to Ikon. Featuring a series of installations, the exhibition reflects upon natural phenomena such as light and air.
Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair: Celebrating Printmaking
Royal Arsenal is one of the most historical riverside locations in London and, this November, it provides the setting for the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, which features over 50 exhibiting artists.
5 To See This Weekend
We inject a sense of nature and colour into our 5 To See, mimicking the autumnal flora. Ai Weiwei’s tree trunks adorn the interior of Lisson, and Otobong Nkanga’s tapestries draw on botanical histories.
Celebrated Brazilian artist Lygia Pape is a pioneering figure in the Neo-Concrete movement. Hauser & Wirth highlights the practitioner’s early Desenhos, Tecelares and later, iconic Ttéia installations.
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.
Yinka Shonibare’s sixth solo show at Stephen Friedman marks a pivotal moment in the artist’s practice. The works display the absence of the Dutch wax batik textiles for which the artist is known.
Akram Zaatari: Decisive Acts
Akram Zaatari’s Letter to a Refusing Pilot draws on a myth recounted to the artist as a child. The exhibition reflects on the ambiguities and consequences of refusal as a decisive and generative act.
Brighton Photo Biennial: Reshaping Image
This year, for its seventh edition, the Brighton Photo Biennial brings together fashion and style photography to explore understandings of individual identity.
Agnes Martin: Nuance and Variation
Guggenheim dedicates its autumn show to the work of painter Agnes Martin. The comprehensive showcase begins with early experiments in the 1950s.
Hammer Projects: Investigating Contemporary Lebanon
In a Hammer Projects exhibition, Beirut-based artist Marwa Arsanios investigates the state of contemporary Lebanon through the lens of its landfills.
5 To See This Weekend
As the nights draw in our 5 To See lines up new shows for the autumn; Daniel Arsham transports viewers into a realm of material transformation.
Erwin Olaf: Documenting the Ruinart Crayères
Each year, the House of Ruinart highlights the work of one artist through a collaboration. This year internationally recognised Erwin Olaf was selected.
Sol LeWitt: Oblique Complex Forms
The prolific career of artist Sol LeWitt is poignantly marked in Paula Cooper Gallery’s current exhibition. On view until 22 October, the show illuminates the pioneering scope of the artist’s oeuvre.
Categorising Digital Images
A new, specially commissioned body of work from British artist Julie Cockburn is being showcased The Photographer’s Gallery, London.
Bruce Nauman: Architectural Installation
Natural Light, Blue Light Room is at Blain Southern for the first time since 1971, one of the artist’s earliest built environments that disorientates the viewer.
Convergence of Activism and Performance
Celebrating the convergence of live art, activism and performance, SPILL Festival of Performance showcases the work of contemporary artists internationally.
Ernesto Neto: Extravagant Installations
Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto returns to New York for the first time since 2012 to exhibit a solo collection of new works at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.
5 To See This Weekend
Gearing up to Frieze London we highlight key shows in the capital. Our 5 To See includes Mike Kelley’s Framed and Frame, exploring Middle America’s subcultures.
Frieze Masters 2016: New Discoveries across Art History
In conjunction with Frieze London 2016, the fifth edition of Frieze Masters takes place from 6 October until 9 October 2016. Find out about the fair.
Aesthetica Magazine at Frieze London
The 14th edition of Frieze London opens, showcasing work from over 160 galleries. Aesthetica makes an appearance as part of the Reading Room sessions.
Donna Huanca: Sensory Exploration
The Zabludowicz Collection, London, hosts the first UK solo exhibition by performance-based artist, Donna Huanca. alongside an interview at Frieze London.
Frieze Art Fair 2016: Gallery Highlights
Frieze Art Fair features more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries.. As one of the largest events of its kind this year, we list ten highlights from the 2016 event.
Highlighting Tradition in Modern Society
We catch up with Taylor Wessing 2016 shortlisted artist Kovi Konowiecki to talk about his work and the importance of the Art Prize in terms of career development.