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.
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Paris Photo Fair Celebrates 20 Years
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Paris Photo, the largest international art fair with a focus on photography. As ever, it unites all interested in the medium.
Korea International Art Fair 2016, Seoul
Korea International Art Fair returns to Seoul for its 15th anniversary, creating a place where gallery curators and artists from all over the world will exhibit their work to an international audience.
ASFF 2016: Official Selection Trailer
The BAFTA qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival returns for its sixth year, running 3 – 6 November and taking place in 15 distinct venues across York.
Günther Uecker: Verletzte Felder, Dominique Lévy, London
Dominique Lévy, London, exhibits new work from German artist Günther Uecker. Verletzte Felder (Wounded Fields) is Uecker’s first solo show in London for over 50 years.
Next Generation 2016 Interview with Photographer Richard Nicholson
Richard Nicholson, one of the photographers included within the 2016 Next Generation feature, talks to Aesthetica about his creative processes.
Regeneration: Anselm Kiefer, NSU Art Museum, Florida
For his new exhibition, on view during Art Basel Miami Beach, Anselm Kiefer is celebrated as a post-World War Two artist at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.
Robert Therrien: Works 1975–1995, Parasol Unit, London.
Parasol Unit, London, opens a new exhibition featuring the work of American sculpture artist, Robert Therrien, covering a career informed by Minimalism.
Q&A with Emilia van Lynden, Unseen Photo Fair & Festival
Unseen returns for its fifth edition, introducing a programme that will challenge, excite and inspire. We speak to Head of Artistic Affairs, Emilia van Lynden.
You Say You Want a Revolution?, V&A, London
A major new exhibition at the V&A seeks to encapsulate a monumental time, both in British culture and internationally: the late 1960’s. You Say You Want a Revolution?
5 To See This Weekend
Running into mid-September, a medley of art fairs are preparing for previews. Our 5 To See features Shezad Dawood in London and a tribute to David Bowie in LA.
Next Generation 2016 Interview with Photographer Yunya Yin
As part of the Next Generation collaboration, we interview Yunya Yin about her practice and experiences at London College of Communication.
Kishio Suga, Situations, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan
Pirelli HangarBicocca will showcase the first European retrospective dedicated to Kishio Suga. Situations shows installation pieces from 1969 to the present day.
Louise Bourgeois, Structures of Existence: The Cells, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Louise Bourgeois has been an important figure amongst the Louisiana collection.
Helsinki Design Week 2016
The words “Scandinavian design” have become a shorthand for sleek, understated and beautiful minimalism. But Scandi design is far from a catch all term.
Pipilotti Rist, Pixel Forest, New Museum, New York
The New Museum hosts the first New York survey of work by Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, recognised internationally for her multimedia installations.
Jane and Louise Wilson, Undead Sun: We Put the World Before You, mima, Middlesbrough
This October, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art hosts an exhibition by Turner Prize-nominated artists Jane and Louise Wilson: a focus on World War One.
Q+A with Sculptor Helaine Blumenfeld OBE: Hard Beauty, Hignell Gallery
Helaine Blumenfeld is widely acclaimed, having been spoken about in the context of Henry Moore. We catch up with her before exhibiting at Hignell Gallery.
5 To See This Weekend
As September marks the beginning of a new term, you may be looking for some fresh inspiration. Our 5 To See combines a mixed-media and filmic shows.
Next Generation 2016 Interview with Photographer Elliott Lowe
Aesthetica interview Elliott Lowe, one of the featured artists from Issue 72’s image collaboration with London College of Communication.
Thomas Kern, Haiti. The Perpetual Liberation, Fotostiftung Schweiz
Photographer Thomas Kern (b.1965) has for many years visited the island of Haiti to document its turbulent history. Kern’s images capture scenes of everyday life.
Lorna Simpson: Salon 94 Bowery, New York
African-American artist Lorna Simpson marks her third solo exhibition at Salon 94 Bowery, showcasing paintings from their premiere in the 55th Venice Biennale.
#SafePassage: Ai Weiwei at FOAM, Amsterdam.
FOAM, Amsterdam, presents a new exhibition by Ai Weiwei. #SafePassage explores the daily struggles between the individual and political structures.
5 To See This Weekend
Our 5 To See highlights a selection of adventurous exhibitions to retain those summer spirits this September. Abdoulaye Konaté inspires us with a series of installations rich in his Malian heritage.
Contemporary Istanbul 2016
Contemporary Istanbul, the region’s leading arts fair returns in 2016 for its 11th edition, taking place in November. The event showcases exciting work from the region, alongside prominent international works.
Gabriela Torres Ruiz, Shortlisted, Haus am Kleistpark Kunstpreis
Aesthetica Art Prize artist Gabriela Torres Ruiz has been shortlisted for the Haus am Kleistpark Kunstpreis, which is granted annually by the municipal galleries Tempelhof-Schoeneberg-Berlin.
Q+A with Conceptual Artist, Anna Fafaliou
Anna Fafaliou is a London-based conceptual and visual artist fascinated by the relationship between the colour white and memory. We talk to the artist about her practice.
Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: Last Day to Enter
Today marks the final day to enter the 10th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. The literary prize welcomes submissions in poetry and short fiction from emerging and established writers.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call For Entries Countdown: Last Day
Today’s the last day to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize. As a celebration of excellence in art from across the world, it offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work.
Rashid Johnson : Fly Away, Hauser and Wirth, New York
Hauser & Wirth looks to showcase Fly Away, a series of new paintings and sculptures by Rashid Johnson, featuring an installation piece which draws on the impressive qualities of the gallery’s architecture.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 2 Days to Go
There are two days left to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize. In the call for entries countdown, we speak to previously longlisted artist Shaelene Murray who works within a feminist art practice.
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.