Art Fund: Inventive Spaces

The role of the art institution is evolving. Art Fund’s Museum of the Year seeks out innovation, celebrating galleries across the UK.

Shared Tangibility

Viviane Sassen’s series, Roxane II, documents the intimate reciprocal relationship between the photographer and her muse.

Ubiquitous Platforms

Approximately 3.8 billion people use the internet worldwide. ICA Boston investigates the influence of the web on visual art and society.

5 to See: This Weekend

Exhibitions running 9-10 December respond to the immediate environment, documenting urban, natural and individual landscapes.

Global Reimaginings

Magnum Retold asks contemporary photographers to respond to iconic documentary series from the agency’s archives.

Critical Playgrounds

The impact and evolution of technology is foregrounded in the 30th anniversary edition of London Art Fair.

Lyrical Physicality

A site-specific installation at Yorkshire Sculpture Park by Chiharu Shiota investigates themes of loss, nostalgia and life cycles.

Encyclopaedic Landscapes

An exhibition of German photographer Andreas Gursky’s monumental work marks the reopening of Hayward Gallery, London.

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5 to See: This Weekend

The selection for 2-3 December exposes realities about the contemporary experience, delving into current issues and holding up a mirror to society.

Aesthetica Issue 80 Available Now

The December / January issue is about ideas. The notion that progress is continuous, and that we can change things if we want to, is a powerful statement.

Deutsche Börse: Universal Systems

The four artists shortlisted for this year’s prize respond to the pervasive nature of information in the accelerating digital age.

Disrupted Narratives

IWM North reflects upon the proceedings in the Syria. The four-part programme invites visitors to consider their association to the country.

Extreme Methodologies

International Center of Photography presents The Day the Music Died, British photographer Edmund Clark’s first solo museum exhibition in the US.

5 To See: This Weekend

The selection for 25-26 November investigates self-definition, uncovering what it means to be formed by experience, locale and popular culture.

Unprecedented Arenas

The NGV Triennial provides a platform for innovative practitioners, foregrounding those who engage with new technologies.

Cohesive Timelines

Uniting a gap of 50 years, Magnum Print Room draws a portrait of America through the medium of monochromatic photography.

5 to See: This Weekend

The selection for 18-19 November delves into the concept of the every day, illuminating aspects of the quotidian in unexpected ways.

Elegiac Sequences

Gabriela Torres Ruiz captures the phenomenon of silence through a juxtaposition of landscapes and deserted structures.

Seminal Installations

At YSP, Wakefield, the Underground Gallery and its external concourse are entirely re-characterised by Alfredo Jaar’s seminal installations.

New Artists: October 2017

Our picks for October are a reflection on the environment as spectacle, with ordinary structures transformed into a visual playground of colour.

5 to See: This Weekend

5 to See for 4-5 November engage with notions of the collective conciousness, inspiring ideas about the creation of a greater whole.

Accessible Perspectives

Following the last year’s success, annual contemporary photography fair fotofever returns to the Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, for its sixth edition.

Infinite Passageways

Photography organisations Magnum Photos and Aperture Foundation come together for a print sale exploring the theme of Great Journeys.

5 to See: This Weekend

28-29 October. This week’s selection explores the wider, experiential concept of space through a multitude of different mediums.

Idiosyncratic Commentaries

Stephen Shore: Selected Works, published by Aperture, presents a collection of images chosen by a group of 15 artists, curators and cultural figures.

Foto/ Industria: Inner Realities

Until 19 November, Bologna’s MAST PhotoGallery is the only institution in the world dedicated to photography focused on industrial civilisation.

Communal Frameworks

A new text from Hatje Cantz charts the aesthetics of architecture and the creative trajectory of one of the best-known duos from Nordic culture in the field.

Unconventional Expressions

Posturing: Photographing the Body In Fashion examines the contemporary trend of portraying models in unusual, even awkward stances.

Viviane Sassen: Conscious Forms

Both speaking and not speaking are indicators of being human, and there are kinds and grades of each. Viviane Sassen knows it very welI.

Subverted Geometry

Olafur Eliasson brings his world-renowned talents to Harsdorff House to create a new installation within its walls. The piece will be revealed December.

5 To See: This Weekend

21-22 October. This week’s selections question realities and re-establish norms through photography, installation and new design.

Interactive Structures

The fifth edition of Lumiere Durham returns next month, illuminating the city in unexpected, spatially resonant ways.

New Developments

Leeds Art Gallery reopens to the public after undergoing restorative work on its roof for nearly two years, with an exciting 2017 programme.

Altered Consciousness

Wren Artists presents Felicity McCabe at Great Eastern Wall Gallery, London. Archive explores the nature of transience and false memories.

Transformation through Labour

Human activity and its power to transform the world is the theme at the heart of Ali Kazma’s practice. Jeu de Paume, Paris, offer a view into his perspectives.

Visionary Renewal

One of the great institutions of art history in the 20th and 21st centuries, MoMA, is showcased in an exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton.

Intersectional Monuments

Originally on display at Victoria and Albert Museum’s Simon Sainsbury Gallery, While We Wait comes to Concrete, a multidisciplinary public space.

Inspiring Environments

Building upon an established creative legacy, the year ahead at YSP is set to feature ambitious interventions in the park’s historic landscape.

5 To See: This Weekend

6-8 October. This week’s selection comprises world-renowned galleries, exhibitions and events with the larger goal of connection and collaboration.

Frieze London: Social Reflectors

Amongst the dizzying diversity of contemporary art on view, the greater themes pulsing through this year’s Frieze London touch upon global politics.

Spatial Ephemera

James Freeman Gallery’s, London, new exhibition Nocturne features the work of Lucy Glendinning, Simone Pellegrini and AAP Artist Suzanne Moxhay.

Complex Perspective

A new anthology, edited by Fiona Rogers and Max Houghton, champions international female photographers and offers unforeseen points of view.

Interactive Engagement

The complex military and political history of the 18th century Blenheim Palace both inspires and complements Jenny Holzer’s new works.

Associative Installation

Emmanuelle Moureaux’s I am here has won the 2017 Aesthetica Art Prize People’s Choice Award, an installation crafted from 300 colour cut-outs.

Unifying Spaces

Tate Modern’s signature series of site-specific installations in the vast former industrial space of the Turbine Hall continues with SUPERFLEX.

Aesthetica Issue 79 Available Now

The October / November issue looks at practitioners who are responding to the current global situation in intelligent and meaningful ways.

New Artists: September 2017

Aesthetica’s New Artists scheme continues; September’s picks look at uncanny worlds through a re-imagining of context and idealism.

5 to See: This Weekend

30 September – 1 October. These unique shows utilise the constraints of two and three-dimensional forms in order to recreate sensory experiences.

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