Social Surface

Social Surface

You Are Looking at Something That Never Occurred takes it title from a phrase used by Jeff Wall in a conversation with fellow artist Lucas Blalock.

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 the37th edition of The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD at Pier 94, New York.

Workspace Innovation

Workspace Innovation

The Salone del Mobile.Milano hosts its 56th edition and boasts a new format for the classic section and visualisations of design and the workspace.

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.

Cerebral Reflections

Cerebral Reflections

Bill Viola’s practice transforms our understanding of video as an art form. Mirrors of the Mind, brings together a series of expressive and pioneering works.

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.

EIF: Cultural Exchange

EIF: Cultural Exchange

Edinburgh International Festival celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2017 and will welcome 2,020 artists from 40 nations to perform in Scotland’s capital.

Digital Rendition

Digital Rendition

Joseph Hillier harnesses the possibilities of digital technologies to create a new body of work that questions the digital revolution we are living in.

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.

Resonating Knowledge

Resonating Knowledge

Four renowned artists are brought together by the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in a comprehensive exhibition that reexamines the work of John Latham.

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.

Global Commissions

Global Commissions

The NGV Triennial has announced that more than 60 artists from over 30 countries will participate in its inaugural event, to be held this December.

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.

Unfolding Collage

Unfolding Collage

The Ends of Collage is spread across three platforms, each offering a different perspective from which to review the medium of collage and its legacies.

Politicised Symbols

Politicised Symbols

Flesh tones and bold textures bring a sense of the body into the stripped space of white walls and floor-to-ceiling windows at London’s Parasol Unit.

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.

Visionary World

Visionary World

The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards shortlist has been revealed. This year’s prize garnered a total of 227,000 image submissions from 183 countries.

Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent

The Other Art Fair will be held at Victoria House from 30 March until 2 April. It invites unrepresented artists to showcase their latest projects.

Progressive Ideas

Progressive Ideas

The judges have been announced for the #SaatchiSelfie competition, with luminaries including Tracey Emin, Juno Calypso, Idris Khan and Juergen Teller.

Architectural Masters

Architectural Masters

Architects Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigemand Ramon Vilalta (RCR Arquitectes) have been awarded the 2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Photo Focus

Photo Focus

MIA Photo Fair returns for its seventh edition under the direction of Fabio Castelli and Lorenza Castelli. This year, the fair will introduce new projects.

Recontextualised Media

Recontextualised Media

Skarstedt’s exploration of appropriation and how it has been pursued by different generations features works by leading artists from the 1960s to the present day.

Visceral Confrontations

Visceral Confrontations

COUM Transmissions at Humber Street Gallery, Hull, proposes an unprecedented exploration of the private thinking and public actions of the collective.

5 To See

5 To See

Our round-up of shows begins with a retrospective on the work of Merce Cunningham, closing with Mazzeloni’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

SCOPE: New Trends

SCOPE: New Trends

Celebrated as a showcase for international emerging art and multi-disciplinary creative programming, SCOPE returns to New York for its 17th edition.

Aesthetica in CE50

Aesthetica in CE50

Aesthetica Short Film Festival has been selected for Creative England’s 2017 report, CE50, which highlights the top 50 creative businesses in England.

Innovative Platform

Innovative Platform

The Armory Show introduces a new sector to its line-up. Platform hosts a selection of large-scale artworks, installations and site-specific commissions.

Solo Focus

Solo Focus

Volta New York celebrates its 10th anniversary as a solo focused contemporary art fair. Returning to PIER 90, it runs alongside Armory Arts Week.

Personal Investigations

Personal Investigations

The 2017 shortlist for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize continues its established tradition of representing a diverse range of photographic practices.

Interactive Media

Interactive Media

Artist Wolfgang Tillmans will transform Tate’s subterranean South tank into a unique, experimental space where sound, music and light interact.

Photo London: Contemporary Perspectives

Photo London: Contemporary Perspectives

Photo London has announced that 87 of the world’s leading galleries will exhibit at the third edition of the international fair at Somerset House.

John Latham: Flat Time

John Latham: Flat Time

Opening this spring at the Serpentine, London, is a new season celebrating John Latham’s diverse practice, achievements and overall philosophy.

Tactile Inquisitions

Tactile Inquisitions

Holly Hendry presents an entirely new body of work for her first solo exhibition in a UK institution, creating a geology of oozy forms peppered with comedy.

5 To See

5 To See

The subject of the human condition is ever-present in our 5 To See: from Steve McQueen’s journey through life in Ashes, to Josef Koudelka’s portrayal of exile.

Future Now Symposium

Future Now Symposium

Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Future Now Symposium, a two-day event encompassing sessions and networking alongside leading arts organisations.

Fragile Oceans

Fragile Oceans

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary stages a monographic exhibition that explores the oceanic legacy of Allan Sekula entitled OKEANOS.

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.

New Technologies

New Technologies

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.

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