5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

As we leave those April showers behind and look towards a milder May, we round-up a selection of engaging shows to uplift and inspire you this bank holiday weekend. Our 5 To See travels from the UK and Norway to Australia and the U.S.

Still (the) Barbarians, EVA International, Limerick

Still (the) Barbarians, EVA International, Limerick

The EVA International Biennial of Contemporary Art is a 12-week programme of exhibitions and events that engages with the people and city of Limerick every two years and aims to lead the production, commissioning and exhibiting of art in Ireland.

One Month until the Future Now Symposium: Book Your Sessions & Meet the UK’s Leading Art Organisations

One Month until Future Now: Book Your Sessions & Meet the UK’s Leading Art Organisations

With Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium just over one month away, we highlight a selection of sessions taking place on the first day. Join lectures, discussions and portfolio reviews with representatives from leading art organisations.

Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA, The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA, The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA comprises works from MOCA’s collection that identify the decade’s key concerns and transformations. It was a decade that saw the end of the Cold War, the rise of the internet and more.

Free Aesthetica Art Prize Lunchtime Talk: Connecting Audiences with Talent

Free Aesthetica Art Prize Lunchtime Talk: Connecting Audiences with Talent

The third talk in the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition series is Connecting Audiences with Artistic Talent, running on Thursday 28 April from 12:30 at York St Mary’s. Here, the team behind the Aesthetica Art Prize offers an insight into the 2016 artworks.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Vote for the People's Choice

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Vote for the People's Choice

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Main and Student Prize winners have been announced, however, the People’s Choice is yet to be revealed. Here’s your chance to vote for your favourite artwork showcased at the Art Prize Exhibition.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Shortlisted Artist James Winter, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Shortlisted Artist James Winter, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture

Shortlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016, London-based artist James Winter created a site-specific installation for this year’s exhibition at York St Mary’s. Winter discusses the concepts behind his Spatial Light Constructs series.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

From nostalgic over-shoulder glances at our artistic past in Conceptual Art in Britain at Tate to the fresh-faced novelty of Dan Flavin’s show at Ikon, the art world boasts something for everyone.

Nasreen Mohamedi – A Philosophy in Life at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Nasreen Mohamedi – A Philosophy in Life at Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s brand new enterprise, The Met Breuer, opened with a major retrospective of the Indian artist Nasreen Mohamedi.

Discover 100 Captivating Projects by Artists in Future Now, the Aesthetica Art Prize Annual

Discover 100 Captivating Projects by Artists in Future Now, the Aesthetica Art Prize Annual

Future Now, the Aesthetica Art Prize Annual featuring this year’s longlisted and shortlisted artists is out now. Inside this book, there are descriptions and images of works from new and exciting emerging practitioners from across the world.

Frieze New York, Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan

Frieze New York, Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan

Running from 5-8 May, Frieze New York celebrates its 25th anniversary at Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan, this year. Designed to be a celebration of both emerging and established artists, Frieze boasts the work of 200 galleries.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Lunchtime Talks: Composing Time & Space with Dr Christina Kolaiti and Desmond Brett, YSJU

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Lunchtime Talks: Composing Time & Space, Dr Christina Kolaiti & Desmond Brett

The Aesthetica Art Prize free lunchtime talks continue this Thursday from 12.30pm with Composing Time & Space, led by Dr Christina Kolaiti and Desmond Brett, York St John University.

Radical Seafaring, The Parrish Art Museum, New York

Radical Seafaring, The Parrish Art Museum, NY

Opening on 8 May, Radical Seafaring collates the diverse work of 25 artists or collectives, ranging from vessels to documentation of expeditions, to designs for alternative communities at sea.

Interview with Tanya Barson, Curator, Georgia O’Keeffe, Tate Modern, London

Interview with Tanya Barson, Curator, Georgia O’Keeffe, Tate Modern, London

Tate Modern continues its dedication to the work of major women artists with its upcoming summer exhibition, Georgia O’Keeffe, which brings together over 100 of the artist’s most important works.

Winners Announced for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016

Winners Announced for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016

Artists and industry figures travelled from locations such as Vienna, Germany, Scotland, Northern Ireland and across the UK to experience the show and hear the announcement of the winners.

Analogue NOW! Photography Festival, Berlin

Analogue NOW! Photography Festival, Berlin

Analogue NOW! returns to Berlin for its second year, from 6 – 14 May, offering a broad range of events. Photographers showcase their work around the theme of manipulation.

Guan Xiao Flattened Metal, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Guan Xiao Flattened Metal, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Flattened Metal, Guan Xiao’s first solo exhibition, runs from 20 April – 19 June, at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: The 2016 Spring Exhibition Opens

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: The 2016 Spring Exhibition Opens

This year’s Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition opens tonight at York St. Mary’s Church, featuring a range of innovative works in multiple media.

Aesthetica Art Prize, Interview with Shortlisted Artist Liz West in The Press

Aesthetica Art Prize, Interview with Shortlisted Artist Liz West in The Press

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Private View is tonight, with the show opening to the public tomorrow and continuing until 29 May. The exhibition takes place at York St Mary’s and showcases the work of 10 outstanding contemporary artists who tackle key themes of today. Here Charles Hutchinson from The Press puts one finalist, Liz West, from Manchester, in the spotlight.

Review of The Other Art Fair, Victoria House

Review of The Other Art Fair, Victoria House

Now in its fifth year, The Other Art Fair has firmly established itself as an alternative way for buyers to access art. This year the fair infiltrated the great, dilapidated basement of Victoria House.

Ana Mendieta and Nazgol Ansarinia, Galleria Raffaella Cortese

Galleria Raffaella Cortese presents three solo shows in Milan, settled into different spaces. Through their works, the artists show both parallels and dissimilarities.

Art Cologne 2016 Edition

Art Cologne 2016 Edition

Running from 14 – 17 April, Art Cologne is the world’s oldest art fair for the showcase of contemporary art of the 20th and 21st century.

Interview with Multi-Disciplinary Artist Gianluca Sodaro

Gianluca Sodaro is an artist and film director. We speak to him about the processes behind his work and the human imagination.

Glasgow International Festival 2016

Glasgow International Festival 2016

The 7th edition of Glasgow International runs from 8–25 April, bringing together both international and Glasgow-based artists to showcase their work in 78 exhibitions across the city.

Aesthetica Issue 70 Is Available Now

Aesthetica Issue 70 Out Now

This issue is about both beginnings and ends, and in many ways the spaces in between. We explore green fashion and diversity in photography.

Interview with Deb Covell, Previous Shortlisted Artist in the Aesthetica Art Prize

Interview with Deb Covell, Previous Shortlisted Artist in the Aesthetica Art Prize

Deb Covell was shortlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2014 with work from her acrylic paint series Black and White (2013), and has since exhibited at Middlesbrough…

Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet

Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet

FotoFest, the photography biennale in Houston, Texas, takes the theme of Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet for its 16th edition. The festival takes a fresh angle on climate change by focusing on what’s poetic, mysterious, wondrous and awe-inspiring about the natural world.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Free Lunchtime Talks

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Free Lunchtime Talks

Running alongside the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition is a dynamic series of lunchtime talks, which are open to the public and free to attend. Taking place at York St Mary’s, the talks are led by industry experts including curators, artists and academics.

Sculptors in Print, Marlborough Fine Art, London

Sculptors in Print, Marlborough Fine Art, London

Marlborough Fine Art in London celebrates the lesser known print works of four internationally renowned sculptors: Louise Bourgeois, Anish Kapoor, Richard Serra and Kiki Smith.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Antonios Chalyvidis, Sculpture

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Antonios Chalyvidis

The realms of reality are united when artist Antonios Chalyvidis who was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2015 showcased his sculpture piece; Acentric MK2. The apparatus is made from steel, plywood and timer switch.

Interview with Ellen Carey, Poet With A Lens, Les années 1980, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Interview: Ellen Carey, Les Annees 1980s, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Ellen Carey came of age artistically in the 80s, which was a decade in photography that saw radical innovation and a move away from merely representational and reportorial image-making.

Review of Inside Out, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

Review of Inside Out, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

Castlefield Gallery is showcasing Inside Out, a look at Outsider Artists and their followers. The term ‘outsider art’ was originally used to describe works created outside mainstream artistic boundaries.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: Now Open for Entries

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: Now Open for Entries

Now in its ninth year, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is open for entries and is looking for new writing talent. The award celebrates excellence in poetry and short fiction, and welcomes submissions from both emerging and established artists.

Interview with Curator Valentina Fois, The Other Art Fair London

Interview with Curator Valentina Fois, The Other Art Fair London

The Other Art Fair Victoria House, London, returns for its 11th edition, 7 – 10 April. Presenting exhibitions and performance pieces from a variety of celebrated artists, the fair invites visitors to explore a diverse range of contemporary art from emerging talent to the century-defining photographer Martin Parr. Events also include film screenings from the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2015.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Gareth Cadwallader, Sailor Girl II, Longlisted Artist

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Gareth Cadwallader, Longlisted Artist

Gareth Cadwallader’s work has always sought to portray an idealised representation of the world. Sailor Girl II has been longlisted in theAesthetica Art Prize and will feature in the exhibition.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This Easter weekend our 5 to See explores an alternative side to the art world, and ventures into the production, distribution, and presentation of influential imagery. With shows at Walker Art Center, Lisson Gallery and more.

Interview with Digital and Video Artist David Claerbout

Belgian artist David Claerbout (b.1969) explores the conceptual impact of the passage of time through his use of video and digital photography. His oevure maniuplates both moving and still imagery, evoking an ethereal quality that is suggestive of another plane of existence. Within this undefined space, the artist moves between past and present, whilst adhering to a meticulous attention to details. We catch up with him about his exhibition LIGHT/WORK at Sean Kelly Gallery and the imaginative processes behind his work.

Interview: Painting with Light, Tate Britain, London

Interview: Painting with Light, Tate Britain, London

Tate hosts the first major exhibition to celebrate the spirited conversation between early photography and British art. It brings together photographs and paintings including Pre-Raphaelite, Aesthetic and British impressionist works.

Aesthetica Art Prize Future Now Symposium, New for 2016

Aesthetica Art Prize Future Now Symposium 2016

This year sees the inaugural edition of the Aesthetica Art Prize Future Now Symposium – a new two-day event running on Thursday 26 May and Friday 27 May at York St John University as part of the annual Aesthetica Art Prize. The Future Now Symposium focuses on talent development, and tackle’s themes in today’s current artistic climate through lectures, workshops and panel discussions from within the arts ecosystem and broader social context.

John Baldessari, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles

John Baldessari, Sprüth Magers, LA

John Baldessari’s recent works, created in the past year, examine the relationship between language and image, primarily through dislocation and the juxtaposing text and pictures at Sprueth Magers.

Art Brussels 2016

Art Brussels 2016

Changes are afoot at Art Brussels with its relocation to a striking new site for its 2016 edition. Running from 21 April, the event will take place at Tour & Taxis, a turn of the 20th century customs house.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2016, York St Mary's

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2016, York St Mary's

A platform for innovation and originality, the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition returns to York St Mary’s, 14 April – 29 May. To mark its 9th year, the award invites audiences to engage with some of today’s key cultural, social, political, environmental and economic themes through a selection of works by 10 shortlisted artists. There will also be talks and a new Symposium running alongside the exhibition.

Fox Talbot, Dawn of the Photograph, Media Space, Science Museum, London

Fox Talbot, Dawn of the Photograph, Media Space, Science Museum

Revealing the impact of William Henry Fox Talbot’s experiments with the form, the Science Museum unveils a major exhibition on the rise of a medium that changed the way people saw the world.

Q+A With Flamboyant Multi-Media Artist Henry Hussey

Q+A With Flamboyant Multi-Media Artist Henry Hussey

Henry Hussey creates artworks informed by significant moments in his life, choosing to juxtapose digital processes and a variety of fabric techniques such as embroidery, dyeing…

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Sandra Wadkin, They Came By Sea, Longlisted Artist

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Sandra Wadkin, They Came By Sea, Longlisted Artist

Longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016, Sandra Wadkin’s They Came By Sea investigates the displacement of people through history. See her work in the upcoming exhibition at York St Mary’s.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

As spring approaches, we become inspired by a vibrant array of shows opening across Europe and the rest of the world. Featured artists include Louise Bourgeois, Alfredo Jaar and Tacita Dean.

Interview With Guido Mocafico On His Current Exhibition, Blaschka

Interview With Guido Mocafico On His Current Exhibition, Blaschka

Opening tomorrow at the Hamiltons Gallery, London, Mocafico’s work features the intricate glass designs of the Blaschka family. Ethereal, introspective and arresting, the works inspired him to create a series of photographs which blur the lines of perception in their audience. We talk with the artist about inspiration, ownership, and the concept of beauty.

Q+A With Martin Barnes, Curator of Paul Strand: Photography and Film

A hugely influential American photographer and film maker, Paul Strand, will be featured in a major retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, as the first exhibition in the UK since his death. We catch up with Martin Barnes, the Senior Curator of Photographs at the V&A to discuss the impact of the work that resonates today.

Les années 1980, l’insoutenable légèreté, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Les années 1980, l’insoutenable légèreté, Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou revives an iconic decade through its collection of film and photographs. Les Années 1980 displays works that focus on the Western and American experience of the era.

Interview with Dr. Helen Pheby, Curator of Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Scultpure Park is hosting a new exhibition, At Home. As the first in a series curated from the Arts Council Collection as part of the National Partners programme, it marks the Collection’s 70th anniversary. It displays works which focus on the introspective and domestic aspects of life, all within the Bothy Gallery. We caught up with Dr. Helen Pheby, curator of YSP to discuss the inspiration and domestic resonance of the work.

Art Basel in Asia, Hong Kong

Art Basel in Asia, Hong Kong

Following its breakthrough 2015 edition, Art Basel’s upcoming event in Hong Kong will provide an in-depth look at the region’s diversity, through both historical material and recent works.

Interview with Guillaume Piens, Director, Art Paris Art Fair

Interview with Guillaume Piens, Fair Director, Art Paris

The 2016 edition of Art Paris Art Fair brings together 143 galleries from 22 countries. We speak to Fair Director, Guillaume Piens, about this year’s line-up of key events and the fair’s virtual tour.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Longlist: Daniel Mullen. Painting and Drawing

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Longlist: Daniel Mullen

Daniel Mullen is a longlisted artist in the Aesthetica Art Prize. Mullen has described the backbone of his artistic influence as a mixture of Dutch architecture and formalistic, abstract painting.

Mona Hatoum: Tate Modern

Mona Hatoum: Tate Modern

Known for her large-scale installations and sculptures which challenge the formal languages of Minimalism and Surrealism in order to expose a world characterised by conflicts and contradictions, the work of Mona Hatoum will be presented by Tate Modern this year.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Jasmine Targett, Longlisted Artist 2015

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Jasmine Targett, Longlisted Artist

At night, when looking through her telescope, Jasmine Targett often wonders if there could be another person looking back at her. Targett’s work was longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Following this week’s International Women’s Day celebrations on 8 March, our 5 To See focuses on the work of female artists around the world. We highlight a series of group and solo exhibitions that consider the cultural achievements of women.

Preview: Basilico Before Basilico

In the summer of 1970, a young Gabriele Basilico – “before he was Basilico”, set out from his parent’s house in Caorle on the Venetian Riviera for Kabul. Little did he know he would become a genius for freezing moments of haunting beauty in the unlikeliest places.

Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change, Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C

For his first US museum survey outside of California for 40 years, this new exhibition displays Robert Irwin’s work from 1958-1970, a time in which the artist developed dramatically.

Women in Photography Panel at The Photography Show 2016, Birmingham

Women in Photography Panel at The Photography Show 2016, Birmingham

The Women in Photography panel at The Photography Show 2016 will bring together Max Houghton, Marcia Michel, Vicki Churchill and Juno Calypso in a discussion about the industry.

Interview with International Artist Karen Thomas

Karen Thomas (b.1963) is acclaimed world-wide for her pop-culture figures and loosely dynamic painting style. We speak with the painter about her distinguishable style and recent projects.

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