5 To See: This Weekend

5 To See: This Weekend

Our 5 To See for 28-31 April celebrates the innovation of 3D design and the multiplicity of disciplines within the industry internationally.

Photo London 2017: Highlights

Photo London 2017: Highlights

Aesthetica list 10 highlights from Photo London 2017, from conversations, specially curated exhibitions and awards to site-specific commissions.

Frieze New York: Modern Complexities

Frieze New York: Modern Complexities

This year sees Frieze New York host a collection of ambitious presentations from leading international contemporary and 20th century art galleries.

Scientific Encounters

Scientific Encounters

The studio platform hrm199, led by the acclaimed artist Haroon Mirza, is the winner of FACT and CERN’s COLLIDE International Award 2017.

Massimo Vitali: Natural Intersections

Massimo Vitali: Natural Intersections

Massimo Vitali considers the intersection of land and sea with works that portray the end of the terrestrial human habitat and the beginning of the aqueous.

Timeless Youth

Timeless Youth

A gap of nearly 50 years is bridged by Michael Hoppen Gallery in new exhibition, Untethered, which celebrates the work of Joseph Szabo and Sian Davey.

Cindy Sherman: Challenging Representation

Cindy Sherman: Challenging Representation

Cindy Sherman is an artist who has consistently refused to be the subject of acceptance, undermining the voyeur through re-invented compositions.

Celebrating Analogue

Celebrating Analogue

Has materiality gone out of style? Tony Chambers, Editor-in-Chief at Wallpaper* Magazine seeks to prove otherwise in an unprecedented auction at Sotheby’s.

Global Imagination

Global Imagination

The Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr – 2017 Exhibition showcases the 10 winners of the Open categories and the National Awards.

5 To See

5 To See

Our 5 To See dives deep into the fabric of modern living in the 20th and 21st centuries. Kiasma deciphers the world of the digital revolution, while Moderna Museet reflects on Malmö’s subculture.

Viva Arte: 10 to See

Viva Arte: 10 to See

The 57th Venice Biennale, VIVA ARTE VIVA will feature 120 artists from 51 countries, as well as 85 National Participations in the Giardini Pavilions.

A’ Design Awards 2017: Winners Announced

A’ Design Awards 2017: Winners Announced

A’ Design Award & Competition has announced the results of the 2016 / 2017 edition, including 1958 winners from 98 countries in 97 different disciplines.

Momentary Sculpture

Momentary Sculpture

The 2017 Skulptur Projekte exhibition gives more scope to performative approaches and reflects on the longevity of sculpture in the public realm.

Androgynous States

Androgynous States

Reminiscent of fashion booths, the layout of the Hepworth’s latest show transports audiences into a labyrinth where the body and clothes are redefined.

Conciliating Landscapes

Conciliating Landscapes

Elger Esser’s current focus is on the countries of the near East; Morgenland was created during his travels in Lebanon, Egypt and Israel from 2004 to 2015.

Aesthetica Art Prize Shortlist

Aesthetica Art Prize Shortlist

The fifth Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition opens 26 May and continues until 10 September at York Art Gallery, showcasing the 16 shortlisted artists.

Venice Biennale: Ephemeral Technology

Venice Biennale: Ephemeral Technology

Representing Austria in their national pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale are two innovators in the field of sculpture: Brigitte Kowanz and Erwin Wurm.

Communicative Methods

Communicative Methods

The 33rd edition of the annual ICP Infinity Awards will once again celebrate outstanding achievements in visual culture on 24 April.

5 To See

5 To See

We line up an extraordinary series of shows this bank holiday weekend. LACMA surveys the Dwan Gallery and LOOK/17 explores urbanism in photography.

Franki Raffles: Social Campaign

Franki Raffles: Social Campaign

The Glasgow School Of Art presents a retrospective of Franki Raffles, drawing on three main bodies of work from the Edinburgh-based photographer.

Refugee Housing

Refugee Housing

Making Heimat, Germany. Arrival Country, Atlas of Refugee Housing takes stock of the various types of housing available in German arrival cities.

Historical Transformations

Historical Transformations

New York’s Rubin Museum of Art presents Henri Cartier-Bresson: India in Full Frame, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Magnum Photos.

Juxtaposed Vitality

Juxtaposed Vitality

Viviane Sassen’s Of Mud and Lotus engages in a conversation on transformation, procreation and fecundity at Stevenson Gallery in Johannesburg.

Dual Masquerade

Dual Masquerade

The work of British artist Gillian Wearing and French photographer Claude Cahun are displayed together for the first time at the National Portrait Gallery.

Digitalised Reflections

Digitalised Reflections

From Selfie to Self-Expression at Saatchi, London, asks questions about the changing notion of photography, portraiture and the digital era.

Celebrating Design

Celebrating Design

Milan Design Week is the largest trade fair event of its kind. We round up a selection of must-see sections and exhibitors from this year’s edition.

5 To See

5 To See

Tomás Saraceno invites visitors to a cosmic concert at the Museo de Arte Moderno and YSP examines Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art.

Bodily Perfection

Bodily Perfection

Robert Mapplethorpe breaks down the boundaries between life and art. His desire to achieve aesthetic perfection is a central part of this new retrospective.

Responsive Spaces

Responsive Spaces

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, presents a previously unseen collection of Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photography, highlighting time and space.

Appropriated Language

Appropriated Language

Stefan Brüggemann’s masterful wordplay and conceptual rigour coalesce to create a body of work that focuses on appropriation and displacement.

Layered Histories

Layered Histories

Inspired by Gustave Flaubert and Maxime du Camp’s journey through Egypt, Fouad Elkoury captures an essence of romanticism in Suite Egyptienne.

Wolfgang Tillmans: Societal Discourse

Wolfgang Tillmans: Societal Discourse

As far as timely exhibitions go, Wolfgang Tillmans’ current exhibition at Tate Modern, London, is charged with the heartbeat of today’s news.

Shifting Terms

Shifting Terms

The Turner Prize is making some historic changes to its eligibility criteria. Tate reveals that the renowned award will now welcome artists of any age.

Aesthetica Magazine Issue 76 Available Now

Aesthetica Magazine Issue 76 Available Now

The 2017 April / May edition of Aesthetica is now available, with seven photography features and coverage of international arts events and exhibitions.

Magnum Photos: Universal Dialogues

Magnum Photos: Universal Dialogues

Held in the birth-place of naturalist Charles Darwin, Evolution Explored chronicles the universal and regional shifts taking place across the world.

5 To See

5 To See

The Whitney Museum and Parasol unit spend time with artists who consider a range of perspectives in today’s shifting sociopolitical landscape.

Suspended Illuminations

Suspended Illuminations

Cerith Wyn Evans’ takeover of the Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain, London, welcomes audiences into a conceptually responsive environment.

Food Scarcity

Food Scarcity

Devised by the Resistance and Deportation History Centre, Les Jours Sans plunges viewers into the life of the French during and after World War II.

Art Paris: African Horizons

Art Paris: African Horizons

The 19th edition of the Art Paris Art Fair pays a special tribute to artistic expressions hailing from Africa at the Grand Palais from 30 March to 2 April.

The Photography Show 2017: Highlights

The Photography Show 2017: Highlights

Aesthetica has compiled a list of top 10 exhibitions, events, displays and talks for the 37th edition of The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD.

Future Now: Day One

Future Now: Day One

The Future Now Symposium returns to York St John University 25-26 May. Through talks and panels, it will evaluate the current artistic climate.

Surreal Encounters

Surreal Encounters

Scarlett Hooft Graafland’s first solo exhibition at Flowers Gallery, London, invites the viewer into ethereal and remarkable landscapes.

LOOK/17: Urban Experience

LOOK/17: Urban Experience

LOOK/17, Liverpool’s International Photography Festival proposes a dynamic programme under the title Cities of Exchange: Liverpool/ Hong Kong.

5 To See

5 To See

Hong Kong’s Art Week is in full-swing this weekend. To coincide with the occasion, we highlight ArtisTree’s show examining the work of Zaha Hadid.

Art Dubai: Identity and Revival

Art Dubai: Identity and Revival

If Art Dubai has long been considered to represent the Global South, this year’s 11th edition seemed skewed in favour of art from the Middle East.

Visual Antitheses

Visual Antitheses

Delving into global issues of overpopulation and migration, the work of 12 practitioners is showcased in Prix Pictet: Space at the V&A, London.

AIPAD 2017: New Horizons

AIPAD 2017: New Horizons

Catherine Edelman, Director of AIPAD, discusses the rise of the international photography fair and its widespread importance for artists and collectors.

Sensory Stimulation

Sensory Stimulation

Do Ho Suh’s first exhibition at Victoria Miro was a show-stopping example of conceptual installation, communicating beyond mere visual appeal.

Migrating Sculpture

Migrating Sculpture

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads (2010) comes to Yorkshire Sculpture Park as part of the organisation’s 40th anniversary.

Eliminating Borders

Eliminating Borders

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA welcomes an unprecedented exploration of Latin American art, giving due attention to influential and complex cultures.

5 To See

5 To See

Photography, identity and popular culture are rife in our 5 To See. We begin with an examination of Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun’s lifelong pursuit of the self-image at the National Portrait Gallery.

Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals

Arts Catalyst highlights artists’ practices that explore the nature of conflict in relation to the use of the Earth’s geological natural resources.

Asiatic Insights

Asiatic Insights

Art Basel’s fifth Hong Kong edition welcomes 242 galleries to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 23 March to 25 March.

Human Habitat

Human Habitat

The UK’s largest photography festival, FORMAT, will explore the theme of Habitat in 2017. The eighth edition of the biennial festival opens 24 March.

New Avenues

New Avenues

The four recipients of the BALTIC Artists’ Award are Jose Dávila, Eric N. Mack, Toni Schmale and Shen Xin. Their work will be on show at the gallery in June.

5 To See

5 To See

Moderna Museet stages the first major European retrospective of artist Marina Abramović, and Arnolfini celebrates its former live art events.

Venice Biennale: British Contributions

Venice Biennale: British Contributions

The United Kingdom presents three exhibitions at this year’s Venice Biennale, as the British Council joins forces with sister bodies in Scotland and Wales.

Nature Revisited

Nature Revisited

Houston Center for Photography hosts a new group exhibition, celebrating the practices of six women photographers from across the world.

Pioneering Colour

Pioneering Colour

William Eggleston’s Los Alamos comes to Foam. Comprised of more than 2200 images, the series was originally intended to be published in parts.

International Women’s Day: Exemplary Visions

International Women’s Day: Exemplary Visions

In light of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we have selected 10 inspiring women who have contributed to the wider creative industries.

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