From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola, MoMA

Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola, MoMA

MoMA presents the first survey of avant-garde artists Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola, looking at their individual achievements in photography, film, advertising, and graphic design.

Jamie North: Rock Melt at The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Jamie North: Rock Melt

The National Gallery of Victoria International is currently home to Jamie North’s Rock Melt. North’s practice involves sculptural cement-based works that are entwined with luscious plant life.

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon, National Portrait Gallery, London

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits, National Portrait Gallery

65 years after Audrey Hepburn performed at renowned West End night club Ciro’s, the National Portrait Gallery hosts a major exhibition celebrates her career as a film star and fashion icon.

Interview: Liz West, An Additive Mix at the National Media Museum

Interview: Liz West

Manchester-based artist Liz West has been commissioned by the National Media Museum, Bradford, to create a new installation featuring fluorescent lights and infinity mirrors.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

With the passing of the summer solstice last week and the commencement of the UK festival season with Glastonbury this weekend, it is the perfect time to explore culture available across the globe.

The Aesthetica Art Prize is Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize is Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize is an annual award that celebrates excellence in contemporary art. It is now in its eighth year, and welcomes submissions from emerging and established artists.

Review: De/Constructing China at the Asia Society Museum, New York

De/Constructing China

De/Constructing China at the Asia Society Museum features artwork by the most prominent Chinese artists documenting the country’s frenetic modernisation.

Interview with Manuelle Gautrand, Women Architect of the Year

Interview with Manuelle Gautrand, Women Architect of the Year

We speak to architect Manuelle Gautrand about the recently completed extension and renovation of the Comédie de Béthune, and the refurbishment of the Metz Galeries Lafayette façade.

arteBA 2015: Highlights from the 24th Edition

Highlights from arteBA 2015

arteBA, the annual art fair of Buenos Aires, gives visitors a chance to not only visit South America’s largest exposition of art but to also experience one of the continent’s most culturally rich cities.

Juan Muñoz: Double Bind & Around, HangarBicocca, Milan

Juan Muñoz: Double Bind & Around, HangarBicocca

Over 100 sculptures in 15 works are on display at HangarBicocca in the first solo exhibition in Italy dedicated to Juan Muñoz. The show covers the entire 5,300 square meters of the gallery space.

Aesthetica Art Prize Finalist Deb Covell: Real Painting, Castlefield Gallery

Aesthetica Art Prize Finalist Deb Covell: Real Painting

Castlefield Gallery’s exhibition Real Painting, co-curated by Aesthetica Art Prize finalist Deb Covell, investigates the crossover between painting and sculpture featuring the work of 10 artists.

Penny Woolcock: Utopia, Roundhouse, London

Penny Woolcock: Utopia

The Roundhouse’s annual summer of culture returns this year with Utopia, a ground breaking installation by award winning director and filmmaker Penny Woolcock.

Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions, Tate Liverpool

Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions, Tate Liverpool

Glenn Ligon, one of America’s most significant contemporary artists, has curated a show which could be deemed his ‘ideal museum’. Featured artists include Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol.

Shubbak Festival: London’s Largest Biennial of Arabic Art

Shubbak Festival: London’s Largest Biennial of Arabic Art

Shubbak Festival is London’s largest biennial of Arabic art and takes place across the city at various art venues. The event provides a window on the contemporary culture of the Arab world.

Review of Christopher Page: Dawn, Hunter/Whitfield

Christopher Page: Dawn, Hunter/Whitfield

The proof of painting’s liveliness is to be found in Christopher Page’s second solo show at Hunter/Whitfield. His paintings only really begin to work when you are in front of them.

Simon Hantaï, Pliage: The First Decade, Mnuchin Gallery, New York

Simon Hantaï, Mnuchin Gallery, New York

For the first time in the USA, Hungarian-born, Paris-based artist, Simon Hantaï presents work from the 1960s, a period in which his work matured and he began to develop pliage, or “folding” method.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

The work of Ian Hamilton Finlay is ensconced at the Victoria Miro in London, and across the city at David Zwirner, the provocative and playful exhibition Black Mould continues to intrigue the public.

Soldiers and Suffragettes: the Photography of Christina Broom, Museum of London Docklands, London

Christina Broom, Museum of London Docklands

The Museum of London Docklands presents Soldiers and Suffragettes: the Photography of Christina Broom, the first British female press photographer and an unsung master of her craft.

Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening, Barbican Centre, London

Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening, Barbican Centre

American multi-media artist Doug Aitken curates a vast project encompassing the indoor and outdoor spaces of Barbican for 30 days, including work from 100 artists such as Martin Creed and Jeremy Deller.

Interview with Sukanya Rajaratnam, Mnuchin Gallery, Art Basel 2015

Interview with Sukanya Rajaratnam, Mnuchin Gallery, Art Basel 2015

At Art Basel 2015, Mnuchin Gallery returns with a showcase of exceptional works by Agnes Martin, Anselm Kiefer and Tavares Strachan. We speak to Sukanya Rajaratnam, Partner at Mnuchin Gallery.

Gillian Laub: Southern Rites, Benrubi Gallery, New York

Gillian Laub: Southern Rites, Benrubi Gallery, New York

Award-winning photographer Gillian Laub, one of today’s most daring practitioners, looks at racial tensions that have existed for generations in a new body of work at Benrubi Gallery, New York.

Shirazeh Houshiary: Smell of First Snow, Lisson Gallery, London

Shirazeh Houshiary: Smell of First Snow, Lisson Gallery

For her eighth exhibition at Lisson Gallery, Shirazeh Houshiary presents a series of large-scale works in pale ocean hues – pencilled with words, sprawling like branches or undulating ripples.

Review of Susanna Bauer: In Leaf, Lemon Street Gallery, Cornwall

Review of Susanna Bauer: In Leaf, Lemon Street Gallery

German artist Susanna Bauer creates delicate and intricate works using naturally dried magnolia leaves, dried wood and yarn. She uses simple crochet and darning stitches over natural shapes.

Industry, Now, MAST, Bologna

Industry, Now, MAST, Bologna

Industry, Now at MAST, Bologna, reflects on contemporary industry through the perspectives of 24 photographers and artists who are interested in production processes and their links with society.

Graham Fagen, Venice Biennale, Palazzo Fontana

Graham Fagen, Venice Biennale, Palazzo Fontana

Leading contemporary artist Graham Fagen, senior lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, is representing Scotland at the Venice Biennale 2015 until 22 November.

Ekebergparken: Oslo’s Eccentric Philanthropist brings World Class Sculpture to The People’s Park

Ekebergparken Oslo Review

Overlooking the pale blue waters of the Oslo fjord, out upon the jagged peaks of Oslo’s Langøyene, Hovedøya and Gressholmen islands is Ekebergparken, the public sculpture park.

Interview with Sama Alshaibi

Interview with Sama Alshaibi

Sama Alshaibi is an Iraqi-Palestinian multi-media artist who is currently on a Fulbright Scholarship to the Palestinian West Bank. We speak to the artist about the themes and motifs in her work.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See: Smell of First Snow is a breath-taking and ethereal exhibition from Shirazeh Houshiary in London, standing in sharp contrast to the Louise Bourgeois show at Haus der Kunst in Munich.

Interview with Artist Robin Meier, Audemars Piguet, Art Basel 2015

Interview with Robin Meier, Audemars Piguet, Art Basel

Audemars Piguet presents Synchronicity by artist and composer Robin Meier at Art Basel 2015. Meier reveals his interests in self-organisation among fireflies – a key theme of this immersive installation.

The heart is deceitful above all things, HOME, Manchester

The heart is deceitful above all things, HOME

HOME’s inaugural exhibition, The heart is deceitful above all things, presents a mixture of exciting new commissions and existing artworks and is co-curated by Sarah Perks and Omar Kholeif.

Interview with Jack Shainman, Gallerist and Owner, Art Basel 2015

Interview with Gallerist Jack Shainman, Art Basel 2015

We speak to Jack Shainman about the gallery’s presentation of work by influential contemporary African-American artist Carrie Mae Weems in the Feature sector at Art Basel this year.

Interview with Sarah Tuck, Cultural Practitioner and Editor of After the Agreement

Q&A with Sarah Tuck, Editor and Cultural Practitioner

After the Agreement by Sara Tuck draws on conversations prompted by the photographs of John Duncan, Kai Olaf Hesse, Mary McIntyre, David Farrell, Paul Seawright and Malcolm Craig Gilbert.

Pablo Bartholomew: Outside In, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

Pablo Bartholomew: Outside In, Thomas Erben Gallery

Pablo Bartholomew’s black and white images at the Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, are shot across locations in India, New Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta and are a paean to his generation.

Images Moving Out Onto Space, Tate St Ives

Images Moving Out Onto Space, Tate

Tate St Ives invites audiences to explore motion in art through a new, interactive exhibition. Images Moving Out Onto Space unites the work of eight artists, including Bridget Riley and Dan Flavin.

Minjung Kim, The Light, The Shade, The Depth, Luxembourg & Dayan, Venice Biennale

Minjung Kim, Luxembourg & Dayan, Venice Biennale

Luxembourg & Dayan presents The Light, The Shade, The Depth, a survey exhibition of Minjung Kim’s works at this year’s International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia until 27 September.

Review of Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist, Imperial War Museum, London

Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist

Peter Kennard, patron of the UK protest movement and one of the country’s most revered yet under-celebrated political artists presents his latest exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, London.

Interview with New Designers Curator Rheanna Lingham

Interview with Rheanna Lingham, New Designers

Every year New Designers highlights 3,000 graduates from Britain’s leading design courses, offering visitors the chance to purchase new products directly from emerging creators.

Doc/Fest Director Saeed Taji Farouky on Tell Spring Not to Come This Year

Tell Spring Not to Come This Year

Saeed Taji Farouky and Michael McEvoy’s documentary Tell Spring Not to Come This Year follows soldiers from the Afghan National Army during their first year fighting without NATO.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 To See is a whirlwind tour around the globe. Frédéric Brenner decorates the walls of the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York, and Tate plays host to a retrospective of Agnes Martins’ work.

Review of Pedro Friedeberg, Mandril y Alefato, FIFTY24MX Gallery, Mexico

Review of Pedro Friedeberg, FIFTY24MX Gallery, Mexico

At 76, Pedro Friedeberg is still producing fresh and mesmerising works that stay true to the artist’s eccentric nature. His latest show Mandril y Alefato is on view at FIFTY24MX’s new gallery space.

Review of Cathleen Naundorf: Noah's Ark, Hamiltons Gallery, London

Cathleen Naundorf: Noah's Ark, Hamiltons Gallery

Noah’s Ark goes haute couture in Hamiltons’ current exhibition with Paris-based photographer Cathleen Naundorf. Taxidermy animals are propped next to models clothed in iconic fashion designs.

Interview with Emma Morris, Executive Director & Curator of Richard Billingham: Panoramic, Towner, Eastbourne

Interview with Emma Morris, Executive Director, Towner

Towner presents a major exhibition by English artist and photographer Richard Billingham. We speak to Emma Morris, Executive Director and Curator of Panoramic, about the show’s impact.

Aesthetica Issue 65, June / July Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 65 Out Now

In Issue 65 we explore new territories. We consider how art influences fashion and how in turn these disciplines influence almost everything from architecture and interior design to popular culture.

Grayson Perry: Provincial Punk, Turner Contemporary

Grayson Perry: Provincial Punk, Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary’s exhibition surveys Grayson Perry’s career from his earliest watercolours to his latest architectural project, showing him as an unflinching commentator on society and art.

Petrina Hicks: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Michael Reid, Sydney

Review of Petrina Hicks

Petrina Hicks is known for her detailed photographs of subjects in crisp and bemusing environments. Her latest show The Unbearable Lightness of Being is on view at Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney.

Momentum 8: 8th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art

Momentum 8: 8th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art

The 8th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art explores the idea of Tunnel Vision and presents innovative art in Moss, just outside of Oslo and in which Edvard Munch lived for four years.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

In London, we take a look at the growth of luxury brands at The V&A and in Paris, Bruce Nauman takes over the main space of the Fondation Cartier. Across the pond in New York, Gagosian presents Richard Prince’s collection of books and letters.

The View From Here, Tiwani Contemporary, London

The View From Here, Tiwani Contemporary, London

The View From Here showcases work by seven emerging photographers from Africa and its diasporas around the world, some of whom are presenting their work in London for the first time.

Swatch Faces 2015, Venice Biennale

Swatch Faces 2015

Swatch has a long history of collaborating with artists at the Venice Biennale. The company is at the forefront of nurturing artists’ practice and exposing their works to a wider audience.

5 to See at Sheffield Doc/Fest

5 to See at Sheffield Doc/Fest

The highly anticipated Sheffield Doc/Fest, will once again arrive in the city for five days of culture and cinema. Each year, the festival offers audiences the opportunity to watch hundreds of documentaries.

Patricia Cronin, Shrine for Girls, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice

Patricia Cronin, Shrine for Girls, La Biennale di Venezia

Curator Ludovico Pratesi and The Brooklyn Rail Curatorial Projects present Shrine for Girls by New York-based artist Patricia Cronin at the 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.

Paul Strand, Fundación Mapfre, Madrid

Paul Strand, Fundación Mapfre, Madrid

The most comprehensive exhibition to explore the work of American artist Paul Strand (1890 – 1976) will be on display at Madrid’s Fundación Mapfre. Strand’s career spans six decades, from the 1910s to the 1960s, and the exhibit will take visitors through his life and work.

Review of Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Review: Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams’s ascetic aesthetic mode is the subject of a traveling mid-career retrospective, The Production Line of Happiness, on view at Whitechapel Gallery, London, until the end of June.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talk with Marcus Lyon, Shortlisted Artist

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talk with Artist Marcus Lyon

Marcus Lyon, shortlisted artist in this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize, will be at York St Mary’s on Thursday 28 May to discuss his photographic practice, process and involvement in the art world.

Julia Vogl: Tysons Tiles, Tysons, Virginia

Julia Vogl: Tysons Tiles, Tysons, Virginia

Set up by the Arts Council of Fairfax County, from May 18 through to August 3, artist Julia Vogl will begin installing public artworks across Tysons following a community engagement project.

Chorlton Arts Festival, Manchester

Chorlton Arts Festival, Manchester

Live music, satirical cartoons and theatre on wheels – these are some of the spectacles showcased at Chorlton Arts Festival in Manchester, whose eclectic programme is as ambitious as ever.

Interview with Timothy Taylor Gallery on Photo London

Interview with Timothy Taylor Gallery on Photo London

Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, hosts a major retrospective of the work of Diane Arbus as part of the inaugural Photo London image fair, with a particular focus on Arbus’s portraits of couples.

Kaveh Golestan, Photo London 2015

Kaveh Golestan, Photo London 2015

Kaveh Golestan (1950-2003) was killed by a landmine near Klfi, Iraqi Kurdistan, at the age of 52 while he was covering the war for the BBC. Such an end says a lot about the photographer who, throughout his life, pioneered street photography and photojournalism, paving the way for an entire generation of Iranian artists.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 To See captures a comprehensive variety of artwork. We take a look at Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama at David Zwirner in New York and Krištof Kintera at the Kunsthal Gallery in Rotterdam.

York Festival of Ideas 2015

York Festival of Ideas 2015

From 9 – 21 June, York Festival of Ideas will be taking place across the city and on the University of York campus. This colourful and intriguing festival has something to appeal to any age or interest.

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