Addressing Inequalities

Addressing Inequalities

Can you name five female artists? This question is being proposed by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC this March.

Art Madrid: Art Technology

Art Madrid: Art Technology

The 12th edition of Art Madrid Contemporary Art Fair opens today and runs until 26 February at the Galería de Cristal of CentroCentro Cibeles.

America Rewind

America Rewind

French photographer Emmanuel Georges (b.1965) takes viewers on a journey through the familiar and diminishing concept of the American Dream.

Martin Parr: Early Observations

Martin Parr: Early Observations

Known best for honest and often critical portrayals of the Great British public, Martin Parr has been unafraid to capture humanity through his vision.

Design Values

Design Values

Melbourne Design Week will examine the value of good design and showcase the work of regional and international creatives in a city-wide event.

Social Responses

Social Responses

Jenny Sabin Studio has been selected as the winner of this year’s Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s, New York, Young Architects Program.

Rodney Graham: Shape-Shifter

Rodney Graham: Shape-Shifter

BALTIC hosts a major retrospective of renowned Canadian artist Rodney Graham. That’s Not Me marks his first large-scale UK exhibition since 2002.

Christina Sanders: Short Fiction Winner

Christina Sanders: Short Fiction Winner

Christina Sanders, winner of Short Fiction in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2017, discusses the opportunities presented by short form.

Breaking Tradition

Breaking Tradition

The location chosen for V&R’s most recent shows, Palais de Tokyo, is Paris’s most experimental art museum, showcasing the trajectory of the brand.

New Aesthetics

New Aesthetics

Polka Galerie’s retrospective of Joel Meyerowitz concentrates on street photography in New York City, and the embrace of landscape and light.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

The exhibitions in this week’s 5 To See reimagine everyday concepts; the artists provide audiences with fresh encounters of the ordinary.

Meditative Processes

Meditative Processes

New York-based Chinese photographer Shen Wei sets out on a journey across continents for Between Blossoms at Flowers Gallery, New York.

Archaic Resonance

Archaic Resonance

Ruya Foundation’s exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale displays the work of contemporary Iraqi artists in dialogue with ancient artefacts.

Reflective Structures

Reflective Structures

For his first solo show since 2010, and the first in the new space at Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, James Casebere returns to exploring interior spaces.

Visionary Collaborations

Visionary Collaborations

Jeu de Paume joins forces with the Centre Pompidou for a retrospective of Eli Lotar, which draws upon the Centre’s photographic archives.

A’ Design Awards & Competition: Call for Entries

A’ Design Awards & Competition: Call for Entries

The A’ Design Award was founded in 2010 in order to highlight, advertise and become an advocate for design that looks towards a better future.

Digitalised Constructivism

Digitalised Constructivism

Thomas Dane gallery, London, hosts Kasten’s first solo, UK-based exhibition, introducing the medium of moving image for the first time.

Aesthetica Issue 75 Available Now

Aesthetica Issue 75 Available Now

The February / March edition of Aesthetica Magazine focuses on the beauty of pausing for a while in response to contemporary existence.

Ian M Dudley: Poetry Winner

Ian M Dudley: Poetry Winner

Poetry Winner Ian M Dudley’s sequence, entitled Business Class, explores the notion of work in a large multinational company.

PHOTOFAIRS: Digital Horizons

PHOTOFAIRS: Digital Horizons

Lauren Marsolier’s images alleviate the world of specific details and are displayed at PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco, courtesy of Robert Koch Gallery.

Artes Mundi 7: Global Connections

Artes Mundi 7: Global Connections

John Akomfrah OBE has been awarded £40,000 courtesy of Artes Mundi for the 2016 film Auto Da Fé, chosen from six socially responsive works.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

A focus on digitalisation forms the central strand of this week’s 5 to see, encompassing surveillance technologies right through to science fiction.

Roger Mayne: Youthful Nuances

Roger Mayne: Youthful Nuances

The Photographers’ Gallery, London, hosts the first major exhibition (since 1999) of Roger Mayne, including the notorious 1960s snapshots of London.

The 11th Creative Writing Award is Open for Entries

The 11th Creative Writing Award is Open for Entries

Internationally renowned, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for entries for its 11th year, inviting both emerging and established writers.

The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize: Now Open for Entries

The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize: Now Open for Entries

The 11th award is now open for entries, until 31 August, offering two separate accolades: the Main Art Prize and the Emerging Art Prize.

Dehumanised Perspective

Dehumanised Perspective

At a time of mass displacement, Richard Mosse depicts migrants through a weapons-grade camera that enters the eye of a missile.

Louise Nevelson: Sculpted Consciousness

Louise Nevelson: Sculpted Consciousness

Cortesi Gallery, Lugano, plays host to a selection of 29 pieces from the late Louise Nevelson, spanning two decades from the 1960s to 1980s.

An Inspiring Collection of New Writing

An Inspiring Collection of New Writing

The recently published Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2017 unites 60 international writers, both established an emerging, in an inspiring collection.

Monica Bonvicini: Charged Structures

Monica Bonvicini: Charged Structures

At the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, Bonvicini undermines the relationship between architecture and sexuality.

5 To See This Weekened

5 To See This Weekened

This week’s 5-to-see has an inherent interest in juxtaposition, in the contrasts founds between past and present, the real and the fictional.

Environmental Consciousness

Environmental Consciousness

The 2016 Syngenta Photography award shortlisted artists consider the idea of Grow-Conserve, responding to a climbing demand in resources.

Idris Khan: Monument and Memory

Idris Khan: Monument and Memory

Following a competition held in early 2016, British-born Idris Khan was selected as the chosen designer of both the Memorial and the Pavilion of Honor.

Nick Cave: Social Installations

Nick Cave: Social Installations

Social injustice is a common theme in the works of Nick Cave; this installation stems from the deaths of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown in police hands.

Year-Round Inspiration: Aesthetica Subscription

Year-Round Inspiration: Aesthetica Subscription

A subscription to Aesthetica magazine gives you 12 months of the latest news in contemporary art and culture, fueling your creativity for the whole of 2017.

Social Kaleidoscopes

Social Kaleidoscopes

Gillian Wearing’s Rock ‘n’ Roll 70 at the ICA, Boston, consists of digitally enhanced portraits in an investigation of technology and modern day society.

Synthetic Environments

Synthetic Environments

NGV Melbourne have commissioned a dynamic reinvention of the suburban car wash built in the Grollo Equiset Garden this spring.

Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective

Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective

Previously exhibited in New York and due to show in Dusseldorf mid next year, Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective is travelling across cultural art capitals.

Pipilotti Rist: Midnight Screenings

Pipilotti Rist: Midnight Screenings

Throughout January 2017 Pipilotti Rist’s Open My Glade (Flatten) 2000-2017 is mounted across 60 synchronised electronic billboards in Times Square.

Miles Aldridge: Analogous Compositions

Miles Aldridge: Analogous Compositions

Please Return Polaroid shares a rare insight into the technical processes of shoots: from storyboarding and initial ideas to the finished composition.

5 To See

5 To See

This week’s 5 to see takes a closer look at contemporary society, including Whitechapel Gallery, London and The Met, New York.

Digital Manipulations

Digital Manipulations

Anne Hoerter discusses the development of a practice based upon the intersection between still life painting and technology.

Private and Collective Memory

Private and Collective Memory

The Donata Pizzi Collection is now revealing one of the widest representation of Italian women photographers ever exhibited in the last 20 years.

Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas Gift Guide

With art, film, and fashion ideas, Aesthetica’s 10 suggestions will spark the imagination and provide cultural opportunities all the way through into 2017.

Leeds College of Art: Colour Wheel

Leeds College of Art: Colour Wheel

In 2016 Leeds College of Art celebrated 170 years of delivering art education. A final alumni exhibition brings the anniversary commemoration to a close.

Photofairs: Cutting-Edge Photography

Photofairs: Cutting-Edge Photography

The inaugural edition of Photofairs San Francisco launches this January, expanding upon the photography showcased in the Shanghai fair.

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology 2017

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology 2017

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology returns with a selection of extraordinary short fiction and poetry to spark the literary imagination.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 To See looks at the transformation of the familiar. Roger Hiorns romanticises the everyday while Hannah Perry questions society.

Commercialism and Fine Art

Commercialism and Fine Art

In conversation with Aesthetica, Austria-born Clemens Ascher discusses his newest series, The Red Drink, which uses symbolism to critique advertising.

Ai Weiwei: Semantics of the Medium

Ai Weiwei: Semantics of the Medium

Fondation, previously exhibited at the Louvre and as part of a group show at Baalbek archaeological site in Lebanon, is close to a Duchampian ready-made.

Art Kaohsiung: Eliminating Borders

Art Kaohsiung: Eliminating Borders

Art Kaohsiung launches its fourth edition. Attracting innovative practitioners, it converges the boundaries of South-eastern and North-eastern Asian art.

Intentional Decomposition

Intentional Decomposition

Alex Hartley questions the conventional qualities of the present and the expectations that construct contemporary life at Victoria Miro gallery, London.

Retracing Portuguese Colonialism

Retracing Portuguese Colonialism

Délio Jasse’s previously unseen body of work comes together in a solo exhibition, The Lost Chapter: Nampula, 1963 at London’s Tiwani Contemporary.

Gift Inspiration: Aesthetica Magazine

Gift Inspiration: Aesthetica Magazine

Treat someone special to a subscription and get their new year off to an inspirational start. Gift wrap, a personal message and access to films are included.

Aesthetica Issue 74 Available Now

Aesthetica Issue 74 Available Now

The December / January issue is available now. Seven diverse practitioners offer works that explore urban landscapes, fine art, fashion and portraiture.

Not Vital: Innerworld and Outerworlds

Not Vital: Innerworld and Outerworlds

Published alongside the exhibition at YSP, and in association with Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, a new catalogue contextualises the figure.

Jim Lambie: Perceptions of Domesticity

Jim Lambie: Perceptions of Domesticity

Electrolux at the Modern Institute, Glasgow, marks Lambie’s sixth solo exhibition with a new collection that recontextualises objects.

Nishat Awan: Migrant Narratives of Citizenship

Nishat Awan: Migrant Narratives of Citizenship

YSP hosts a collaborative exhibition by artist and academic, Nishat Awan. Migrant Narratives of Citizenship traces the route of the refugee crisis.

Art as Methodology

Art as Methodology

Why do we need art? The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, puts this question into conversation in their thought-provoking show On the Origin of Art.

Kaleidoscopic Landscapes

Kaleidoscopic Landscapes

Aspen-born photographer Chloe Sells has continued to progress, questioning the finite nature of our planet, our existence and the lines in between.

Photo50: Mapping Adulthood

Photo50: Mapping Adulthood

Photo50 is London Art Fair’s annual exhibition of contemporary photography. We speak to Christiane Monarchi about the 2017 installment, Gravitas.

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