Review of Cryptic Glasgow's Sonica Festival, Kings Place, London

Review: Cryptic's Sonica Festival, Kings Place, London

Since 2012 Sonica has delivered a year round, international programme of sonic and visual art, culminating in a bi-annual festival in Glasgow and now, a two-day travelling show at London’s Kings Place.

Interview with Sarah Smith, Longlisted Artist, Aesthetica Art Prize 2015

Interview with Sarah Smith, Artist, Aesthetica Art Prize

Sarah Smith’s As the Crow Flies was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2015. Her photography concerns itself with the continuous search for something that is elusive and unattainable.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 To See begins in Paris with a showcase of Fernell Franco’s personal work from Cali and continues with a photographic theme with a selection Horst P. Horst’s imagery from his time at Vogue, alongside lesser-known pieces.

Review of Rodney Graham: Più Arte dello Scovolino!, Lisson Gallery, Milan

Review of Rodney Graham: Più Arte dello Scovolino!, Lisson Gallery, Milan

Rodney Graham’s debut exhibition at Lisson Gallery, Milan, features the work of a hypothetical artist lost to history, casting himself as the maker of abstract sculptures and paintings.

Joachim Koester, The Other Side of the Sky, Turner Contemporary, Margate

Joachim Koester, The Other Side of the Sky, Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary launches its 2016 season with a show by Joachim Koester. This display offers a unique opportunity to see JMW Turner’s watercolours juxtaposed with Koester’s films.

Interview with Alexander S. C. Rower, Calder Prize, Pace Gallery, London

Interview: Alexander S. C. Rower, Calder Art Prize, Pace

Pace gallery, London, is currently hosting The Calder Prize 2005–2015, an exhibition exploring the enduring impact of sculptor Alexander Calder through the work of six contemporary artists.

Aesthetica Art Prize Open For Entries: Cecilia Stenbom, Video, Installation & Performance

Enter the Aesthetica Art Prize: Cecilia Stenbom, Video, Installation & Performance

The Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries: rediscover the work of filmmaker Cecilia Stenbom, who featured in the Video, Installation & Performance strand of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 Longlist.

Merce Cunningham, Common Time, The Walker Art Center and MCA Chicago

Merce Cunningham, Common Time, The Walker Art Center

The Walker Art Center and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago unveil plans for a major survey, entitled Merce Cunningham: Common Time, due to open in February 2017.

Interview with Curator Fiontán Moran, Performing for the Camera at Tate Modern

Interview: Curator Fiontán Moran, Performing for the Camera at Tate Modern

Performing for the Camera at Tate Modern will examine the relationship between photography and performance, from the invention of photography in the 19th century to the selfie culture of today.

Park Seo-Bo, Ecriture 1967-1981, White Cube Mason's Yard, London

Park Seo-Bo, Ecriture 1967-1981, White Cube Mason's Yard, London

Park Seo-Bo receives his first solo show in the UK at White Cube. Widely considered one of the leading figures in contemporary Korean art, he is best known for his Ecriture series of paintings.

Interview with Steve Lazarides, Celebrating a Decade of Lazarides Gallery, London

Interview: Steve Lazarides, Celebrating a Decade of Lazarides Gallery, London

In February 2016, Lazarides will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a group exhibition from the gallery’s most celebrated and pioneering artists. Steve Lazarides discusses the gallery’s future.

Erwin Wurm, Lost, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris

Erwin Wurm, Lost, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac presents Erwin Wurm’s Lost. The show features Wurm’s latest works, in which materiality played a significant role throughout the different steps of their conception.

Review of Katrina Palmer, The Necropolitan Line, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

Review: Katrina Palmer, The Necropolitan Line, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

Katrina Palmer’s The Necropolitan Line at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, presents writing and sound as sculpture, exploring real and imagined sites, whilst weaving together fact and fiction.

Interview with Artist Yevgeniy Fiks; Things Fall Apart, Red Africa, Calvert 22

Interview: Yevgeniy Fiks; Things Fall Apart, Calvert 22

The highlight of the Red Africa season, Things Fall Apart at Calvert 22 presents reflections on African connections to the Soviet Union and related countries. Artist Yevgeniy Fiks discusses the exhibition.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 to See this week provides an excellent introduction to shows leading the way this February. In New York, Laura Poitras confronts political issues at The Whitney Museum, and artist Koji Enokura identifies the cultural disturbances in 1960s Japan.

Interview with Curator Shaune Lakin, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Interview: Shaune Lakin, National Gallery of Australia

The world is beautiful explores the NGA’s diverse photography collection, including work by Diane Arbus, Bill Henson and Cindy Sherman. We interview Shaune Lakin, Senior Curator of Photography.

Tatsuo Miyajima, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney

Tatsuo Miyajima, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

As part of the 2016-2017 Sydney International Art Series, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia presents an exhibition of the works of renowned Japanese artist, Tatsuo Miyajima.

Aesthetica Art Prize Selected Artists Announced for the 2016 Exhibition and Book

Aesthetica Art Prize Selected Artists Announced for 2016

The Aesthetica Art Prize shortlist and longlist have been announced, featuring 100 contemporary artists from around the world. The shortlist includes 10 artists whose work will be exhibited in York from 14 April to 29 May at York St Mary’s.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sea of Buddha, Pace Gallery, New York

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sea of Buddha, Pace Gallery

Sea of Buddha, conceived in 1988 and first realised in 1995, explores Hiroshi Sugimoto’s interest in light, history and time. Pace Gallery will present a selection of 36 images from the series.

Review of The Averard Hotel Cybernetic Meadow Group Show; Slate Projects, London

Review: The Averard Hotel; Slate Projects, London

Slate Projects is a nomadic curatorial project conceived by Alex Meurice that recently took up residence with a group show at The Averard, an abandoned hotel in Lancaster Gate, London.

Maisons Fragiles, Hauser & Wirth, London

Maisons Fragiles, Hauser & Wirth, London

The themes of fragility, vulnerability and protection draw together selected works from nine artists in a group exhibition at Hauser & Wirth. Spanning 60 years of practice, featured artists include Louise Bourgeois, Roni Horn, and Richard Serra.

Aesthetica Issue 69, February/March Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 69, February/March Out Now

The February/March edition of Aesthetica is now available online and in stores internationally. Many features in this issue discuss the subject of evaluation, which inevitably leads to innovation.

Michael Simpson, Flat Surface Painting, Spike Island, Bristol

Michael Simpson, Flat Surface Painting, Spike Island, Bristol

Rooted in his fascination with Venetian and Flemish painting, but inflected by the reduced palette of Minimalism, Michael Simpson has developed a darkly comedic artistic vocabulary.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Longlisted Artist Bruce Aitken

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Longlisted Artist Bruce Aitken

Bruce Aitken’s mechanical piece Clock 12.41 was longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015. Continuing the tradition of the long case clocks, Aitken makes weight-driven, pendulum-regulated clocks: rotating wooden wheels controlled by gravity. The hands mark the rotation of the world in the usual way – 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night.

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2016

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2016

The shortlist has been announced for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2016. The selected artists, on show at The Photographer’s Gallery in London, are Laura El-Tantawy, Erik Kessels, Trevor Paglen and Tobias Zielony.

Review of Petrit Halilaj: Space Shuttle in the Garden, HangarBicocca, Milan

Review of Petrit Halilaj: Space Shuttle in the Garden, HangarBicocca, Milan

Space Shuttle in the Garden at HangarBicocca, Milan, brings together recent work by Petrit Halilaj, which explores universal themes such as memory, and the search for identity.

Interview with Curator Eiluned Edwards, Imprints of Culture, Bonington Gallery

Interview with Curator Eiluned Edwards, Imprints of Culture, Bonington Gallery

Imprints of Culture at Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University, will explore the contemporary production and use of Indian block prints. We speak to exhibition curator, Dr Eiluned Edwards.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson pays homage to Italian photographer Ugo Mulas and Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery provides a platform for textile designer Tibor Reich’s pioneering career.

Simon Starling, Nine Feet Later, The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Simon Starling, Nine Feet Later, The Modern Institute

Simon Starling has been revisiting the history of forms and objects for two decades, creating installations, films, photographs and sculptures that unearth connections across space and time.

Patrick Procktor: The Last Romantic, TheGallery, Arts University Bournemouth

Patrick Procktor: The Last Romantic, TheGallery, Arts University Bournemouth

TheGallery, Arts University Bournemouth, is delighted to announce a major collaboration with The Redfern Gallery, London. to present a new exhibition showcasing the work of Patrick Procktor.

The Aesthetica Art Prize Now Open For Entries: Maria Hinze, Painting & Drawing

The Aesthetica Art Prize Now Open For Entries: Maria Hinze, Painting & Drawing

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers artists the opportunity to further their engagement with the art world.

India Art Fair 2016, New Dehli

India Art Fair, New Dehli

India Art Fair returns to New Delhi from 28-31 January. Founded in 2008, the event is a crucial platform for the visual artists working in the region, and builds bridges between its creative community and a multitude of international markets.

Interview: Professor Christine Borland, Woon Art Prize, BALTIC 39/Northumbria University

Interview: Professor Christine Borland, Woon Art Prize, BALTIC 39/Northumbria University

The Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Art Prize, a partnership between BALTIC 39, Newcastle, and Northumbria Unviersity, offers an exceptional opportunity for students.

Interview with Frances Pritchard, Tibor Reich, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Interview with Frances Pritchard, Tibor Reich, Whitworth, Manchester

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, hones its reputation as a key international textiles collector and exhibitor with a new retrospective celebrating the centenary of textiles pioneer Tibor Reich.

Review of Heman Chong: An Arm, a Leg, and Other Stories, South London Gallery

Review: Heman Chong, South London Gallery

A million blacked out business cards covering the floor set the scene for this exhibition that explores ideas of exchange, and the role of regulations in determining codes of behaviour.

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, J. Paul Getty Museum & LACMA, LA

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, Getty Center & LACMA, LA

This major retrospective, presented between the Getty Center and LACMA throughout spring 2016, will explore the work of one of the most significant photographers of the late 20th century.

Review of Miró’s Studio, Mayoral Galeria d'Art, Duke Street, London

Review: Miró’s Studio, Mayoral Galeria d'Art

Marking 60 years since Joan Miró’s studio was founded in Majorca, Mayoral Gallery, London, presents an immersive, authentic exhibition recreating Miró’s atelier. We review the show, on until 12 February.

Interview with Photographer Albert Elm, XL Catlin Art Guide 2016

Interview: Photographer Albert Elm, Catlin Art Guide

We interview Albert Elm, a recent graduate of the BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography degree at The Glasgow School of Art about his inclusion in the XL Catlin Art Guide + Exhibition in 2016.

5 to See This Weekend

5 to See This Weekend

This week’s 5 to See pays homage to the great makers and movements of the 20th century. David Zwirner dedicates a show to Light and Space pioneer Doug Wheeler and Lisson Gallery provides a survey on the interdisciplinary nature of drawing.

In Conversation with Multi-Instrumentalist and Soul Singer Royce Wood Junior

Interview with Multi-Instrumentalist and Soul Singer Royce Wood Junior

London songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and soul singer Royce Wood Junior discusses his album The Ashen Tang, which incorporates elements of nostalgia with modern, multi-layered production.

Pipilotti Rist: Retrospective and New Works, Kunsthaus Zürich

Pipilotti Rist: Retrospective and New Works, Kunsthaus

Renowned worldwide for her pioneering video installations, Pipilotti Rist will transform the Kunsthaus Zürich with sensual works that encounter convention and taboo with humour and irony.

Interview with Marina Abramovic, Goldberg, Park Avenue Armory, New York

Interview with Marina Abramovic, Goldberg, Park Avenue Armory

Read our interview with seminal performance artist Marina Abramovic on her recent installation and interpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, at Park Avenue Armory, alongside Igor Levit.

Janet Mendelsohn, Varna Road, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Janet Mendelsohn, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

From 27 January Ikon Gallery presents the largest exhibition to date of original prints by American photographer, academic and documentary filmmaker Janet Mendelsohn.

Review of the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Review: Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, QAG

APT is the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane’s flagship exhibition focused on the art of Asia, the Pacific and Australia. We review the eighth edition, which explores performance in recent art.

Interview with Natasha Hoare, Dialogues Curator, London Art Fair

Interview with Natasha Hoare, Dialogues Curator, London Art Fair

London Art Fair returns for its 28th edition this week with a host of special talks and gallery sectors. We speak to guest curator Natasha Hoare about the 2016 Art Projects exhibitors.

Digital Artists FIELD.io Discuss Lumiere London Installation Spectra-3, Kings Cross

Interview: Digital Artists FIELD.io, Lumiere London

FIELD digital art studio co-founder Vera-Maria Glahn talks to us about creating their immersive, audio-visual radio telescope-inspired artwork, Spectra-3, for the recent Lumiere Festival in London.

Anri Sala, Answer Me, New Museum, New York

Anri Sala, New Museum

Albanian-born artist Anri Sala takes a poetic and conceptual approach to music and architecture, exploring how the experience of sound can affect our perceptions of space and time.

Performing for the Camera, Tate Modern

Performing for the Camera, Tate Modern

Tate Modern will examine the relationship between photography and performance, from the invention of photography in the 19th century to the selfie culture of today in Performing for the Camera.

Laura Foley, Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Finalist

Laura Foley, Aesthetica Creative Writing Finalist

Laura Foley is the author of five poetry collections including The Glass Tree, winner of a Foreword Book of the Year Award, and Joy Street, winner of the Bi-Writer’s Award.

Review of The Inoperative Community at Raven Row, London

Review: The Inoperative Community at Raven Row

The Inoperative Community at Raven Row, London, is an exhibition of experimental narrative film and video that addresses ideas of community and the shifting nature of social relations.

In Conversation with Travelling Photographer Kirsten Mumford

Interview: Photographer Kirsten Mumford

European born but raised in South Africa, Kirsten Mumford left her home to forge a life as an expatriate, travelling the globe and applying her unique, nomadic perspective to her photographic practice.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 to See navigates through an ocean of January blues and steers a journey into intimate explorations of the self. Highlights include Steve McQueen, Ciara Phillips and Saatchi’s all-female show.

Review of Fiona Banner: Scroll Down And Keep Scrolling at Ikon, Birmingham

Review of Fiona Banner: Scroll Down And Keep Scrolling at Ikon, Birmingham

Scroll Down And Keep Scrolling is the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by Fiona Banner. Ikon represents key early projects alongside recent and unseen works: we review the show.

Lumiere London 2016

Lumiere London 2016

Lumiere London, the largest light festival to hit the capital, is set to illuminate four winter evenings this January. The event features 3D projections, interactive installations and pioneering light works.

John Akomfrah, Lisson Gallery, London

John Akomfrah, Lisson Gallery, London

Lisson Gallery presents new and recent work by John Akomfrah, demonstrating his rich visual style, which is as poetic as it is political and fuses contemporary issues with history and fiction.

Interview: Photographer Osamu Jinguji

Osamu Jinguji was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1962. The photographer originally worked as an actor and model. Following many career changes, he settled on black and white street photography.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Open for Entries

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is now open for entries, presenting a unique opportunity for emerging and established artists around the world to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Prizes include publication. an exhibition for shortlisted artists, and up to £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox.

The Museum of Innocence, Somerset House, London

The Museum of Innocence, Somerset House, London

Created by the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk as a physical manifestation of his text by the same name, The Museum of Innocence is relocating from its Istanbul base to Somerset House.

Review of Victor Burgin: UK 76, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London

Review of Victor Burgin: UK 76, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London

We review Victor Burgin’s seminal photo-text series and ideological snapshot of British society, UK76, at Richard Saltoun, which combined a documentary approach with mass media conventions.

KAWS, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

KAWS, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

For the first UK museum exhibition by the renowned American artist KAWS, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is showing over 20 works inside the Longside Gallery and outside in the grounds of the park itself.

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