A new book presents an extensive overview of the visionary designs generated by one of France’s most celebrated contemporary architects.
A formal background in architecture informs Parisian photographer Jérôme Bryon’s muted urban landscapes in latest series Grand Sud.
James Casebere is renowned for a pioneering use of models in his constructed photographs. Architecture populates the otherwise uninhabited images.
Los Angeles-based Jimmy Marble is a director, photographer and designer whose highly-animated work explodes with colourful potential.
With a thematic focus on staged worlds, Clemens Ascher’s photographic series In the Garden is a bright depiction of utopia.
Met Film School Alumni Q+A: Megan Fox and Ben Calloway
Aesthetica talk to Met Film School MA graduates Megan Fox (Directing) and Ben Calloway (Cinematography) about their education and how their practise has since developed.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Interview with Anna Tihanyi
Through photography, Aesthetica Art Prize longlisted artist Anna Tihanyi creates contemporary tales about the human consciousness, which play with reality. Tihanyi speaks about her practice.
5 To See This Weekend
Our 5 To See provides a contemplative addition to the multitude of barbecues and outdoor activities taking place at the height of summer. Featuring Calder in the Alps and Christian Boltanski at EAF.
A Celebration of Contemporary Writing: Submissions Open
A celebration of new writing, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award champions and supports emerging and established writers. Prizes include consultation and memberships to leading literary organisations.
Q+A with Juno Calypso & Carolina Mizrahi: Arusha Gallery
Second Self brings together the work of two emerging photographers, Juno Calypso and Carolina Mizrahi at Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh.
Bruce Conner, It’s All True, MoMA, New York
MoMA stages Bruce Conner’s (1933–2008) first monographic museum exhibition in New York. Comprised of 250 objects, It’s All True is the largest survey of the artist’s work in 16 years.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call For Entries: Exhibition Opportunities
Each year, all shortlisted artists at the Aesthetica Art Prize are included in an exhibition, attended by an international community and the judging panel.
Le Corbusier Sites Added to UNESCO World Heritage List
UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee met earlier this month to inscribe new sites to its World Heritage List. Amongst the selection in 2016 are 17 projects by the iconic French architect Le Corbusier.
Conceptual Art In Britain Part 2: Marie Yates, Richard Saltoun
Examining the process of making art and our relationship with nature, Marie Yates’ work forged new paths and asked vital questions around the way women are presented in photography.
The Teen Years, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla
Joseph Bellows’ summer exhibition addresses the physical, social and emotional aspects of adolescence, and the formation of identity, through a collection of vintage and contemporary prints.
Bulthaup: Aesthetica’s 5 Favourite Living Spaces
bulthaup designs are built to be more than simply functional; Aesthetica has handpicked 5 favourite bulthaup living spaces for today.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016: Screening Passes and Events Tickets
The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2016 returns this year from 3 to 6 November in York, screening over 300 films in its Official Selection alongside a programme of industry events.
Vogue 100: A Century of Style, The Manchester Art Gallery
Vogue: A Century of Style at Manchester Art Gallery gives visitors a lens through which to look at the magazine’s British incarnation and the culture it evolved in. On view until 30 October.
The Art Conference: Cutting-Edge Art in Historic London
Evoking achievable aspirations in attendees, The Art Conference is a two-day arts festival that explores the intersection of technology, art and culture.
Review of Henry Hussey’s Reliquaries at Gallery 8, Duke Street, London
Henry Hussey’s deeply personal work draws its power from a willingness to engage with sacred elements including family, love, politics, death, and memory at his show, Reliquaries, at Gallery 8.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Ellen Jantzen, Photography
Ellen Jantzen is interested in states of reality. As her awareness grows of the many scientific theories about multi-universes and space/time paradoxes, she finds reality difficult to depict.
The Other Art Fair Bristol
One of the UK’s best-loved fair to meet and buy art direct from fresh talent and undiscovered artists, The Other Art Fair (TOAF), returns to Bristol’s waterside Arnolfini this weekend. From 22-24 July.
5 To See This Weekend
As temperatures soar this week, we take a break from the sun with a fresh pick of shows. Our 5 To See draws us into the world of William Eggleston and recollects the importance of The Beat Generation.
Edinburgh Art Festival 2016
The UK’s largest annual festival of visual art returns to Edinburgh on 28 July with a dynamic programme of partner exhibitions and pop-up events taking place across the Scottish capital.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call For Entries: Q+A with Student Prize Winner David Hochgatterer
David Hochgatterer won the Student Art Prize at this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize, with his installation sound bar, Time to X, which transforms the fourth dimension, time, into a geometrical expanse.
Zaha Hadid Architects: New Melbourne CBD Tower
Zaha Hadid Architects and Plus Architecture’s design for a new 54-storey tower in Melbourne has been approved. The proposed structure will be situated in Melbourne’s Central Business District.
Simon Starling and Graham Eatough, At Twilight, Holmwood House and The Common Guild, Glasgow
The Common Guild, Glasgow, announces details of a new performance, entitled At Twilight: A play for two actors, one dancer, eight masks, staged in conjunction with its summer exhibition, At Twilight.
Q+A with Phillip Prodger, Curator of William Eggleston: Portraits, NPG
National Portrait Gallery launch a major retrospective on William Eggleston. Aesthetica catch up with exhibition curator Phillip Prodger.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Longlisted Artist, Richard John Seymour
Longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, Richard John Seymour’s kaleidoscopic photograph installation China Commodity City depicts the largest wholesale small-commodity market on the planet.
Interview with Mary Heilmann, Looking at Pictures, Whitechapel
To coincide with Mary Heilmann’s exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, London, Aesthetica interview the artist about her work and the art of metaphor.
Q+A with Caroline Achaintre, BALTIC
Opening a new exhibition at Baltic, Gateshead, Aesthetica talk to Caroline Achaintre about her influences and labour-intensive practice.
The 10th Aesthetica Art Prize is Open for Entries
Now in its 10th year, the Aesthetica Art Prize is an international contemporary art award and is open for entries, looking for cutting-edge practitioners working in any medium at any stage in their career.
5 To See: Liverpool Biennial
From American ceramist Betty Woodman’s colourful, bright pieces to Mark Leckey’s Dream English Kid, we handpick five shows that reflect the diversity, scope and scale of this year’s Liverpool Biennial.
The Inaugural Magnum and LensCulture Photography Award
This year the Magnum Photos has teamed up with LensCulture, one of largest destinations for discovering contemporary photography.
Q+A with Naturalist Photographer Danny Sepkowski
Danny Sepkowski provides exciting images of Hawaii’s ocean and waves. We catch up with him to talk through his processes and inspirations.
Interview with Adriana Salazar, Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 & The Himalayan Gardens
Adriana Salazar’s installations displace the boundaries between life and death. Moving Plant #32 features a bamboo branch sourced from the Himalayan Gardens in Ripon.
Michael Simpson Wins the John Moores Painting Prize 2016
Michael Simpson wins this year’s John Moores Painting Prize. The result was announced at a ceremony last week, ahead of the opening of the John Moores show in Liverpool.
Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Saturated with California cool and New York edge, the electricity that runs through Mary Heilmann’s paintings is super-charged.
Calder & Fischli/Weiss, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
Fondation Beyeler’s summer exhibition focuses on the idea of balance in the works of pioneering American sculptor Alexander Calder and playful, Swiss duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss.
Ellie Davies, Into the Woods, Crane Kalman Gallery
Ellie Davies’s new series, Half Light, comes to Crane Kalman Gallery. Winner of the People’s Choice in the Aesthetica Art Prize, the practitioner responds to elements of the natural landscape.
Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, MoMA
The Ballad of Sexual Dependency reveals Nan Goldin’s most intimate experiences and moments of love and loss, now on show at MoMA, New York.
Mona Hatoum: Poetic and Political, Tate Modern, London
As one of the most important artists of her generation, Mona Hatoum withholds important political sentiments and a poetically charged oeuvre.
Jason deCaires Taylor: Museo Atlantico
In Museo Atlantico, Jason deCaires Taylor responds to the ongoing humanitarian crisis that has left millions of refugees seeking for shelter.
5 To See This Weekend
With the Wimbledon finals fast approaching and temperatures creeping up, our 5 to See handpicks a series of thought-provoking presentations to ease you into the month of July.
Q+A with Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Finalist, Jo Gatford
Twice finalist in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Jo Gatford has now established a new competition for emerging writers, run by her organisation Writers’ HQ.
Museum of the Year 2016: The V&A
The Museum of the Year 2016 has been awarded to the V&A. Selected for its significant transformation in 2015, the art and design museum has welcomed nearly 3.9 million visitors to its sites.
Les Rencontres d’Arles 2016
Les Rencontres d’Arles begins with a flurry of exhibition previews, special events, talks and workshops, celebrating the opening of its 47th edition across the Southern French city.
Q+A with Experimental Artist Val Wecerka
Val Wecerka’s practice demonstrates a curiosity with both form and content. We catch up with her to discuss the stimuli behind her diverse oeuvre.
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016: The Highlights
With 160 documentaries, plus a whole host of talks and workshops, Sheffield Doc/Fest was a whirlwind of information-absorption. From one film to the next, attendees found themselves jumping between continents, topics and themes.
Manifesta 11, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art
Manifesta’s 11th edition runs until 18 September. The nomadic festival was initiated in response to the new social, political and cultural reality that emerged in the aftermath of the Cold War.
Marcus Harvey: Inselaffe at Jerwood Gallery
With a wry sensibility, Leeds-born Marcus Harvey explores what it means to be British, deconstructing identity through a collision of humour and art.
Transparency at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents a new show that responds to the environment and light qualities of its 18th century chapel based in the grounds. Featuring 15 sculptures, installations and films.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Interview with Longlisted Artist Nick Dunmur
Nick Dunmur’s photography examines broader concepts and themes that involve and engage us all, whether we are aware of them or not. In offering his perspective on those things, he hopes to prompt others to consider their own.
5 To See This Weekend
As June draws to an end and we celebrate the start of July, we explore a selection of shows to brighten your summer. In London, American Painter Alex Katz reflects on the transitory nature of light and Pure Fiction connects literature and art in a presentation of work by authors and artists in Paris.
Interview with Anthony d’Offay: ARTIST ROOMS, Tate Modern
Aesthetica catches up with Anthony d’Offay, curator and collector of new project ARTIST ROOMS at Tate Modern, London.
Schwitters Miró Arp, Hauser & Wirth
Hauser & Wirth unites the practices of Kurt Schwitters and Hans Arp, in the context of works by the Joan Miró, in a new show to mark the centenary of the Dada movement in the city of its birth.
The Intimate World of Josef Sudek, Jeu de Paume, Paris
Josef Sudek was the creator of deeply-felt photographs that made use of the everyday sights he encountered in order unearth moments of great beauty and the potential for great destructiveness.
Transart Triennale 2016
The 2016 edition of the Transart Triennale, entitled The Impercepctible Self, takes place at Uferstudios, Berlin, from 5-7 August.
Liverpool Biennial 2016
This year, the UK’s largest contemporary art festival, Liverpool Biennial, sees 42 artists creating work at locations across the city, from Tate Liverpool to Cains Brewery to local supermarkets.
Q+A with Aesthetica Cover Photographer, Kourtney Roy
Having featured on the cover of Aesthetica for two issues, we catch up with Kourtney Roy about her most recent photographic series, Northern Noir.
The Keeper, New Museum, New York
The impulse to preserve and save objects, which is fundamental to the whole enterprise of museums, galleries and other collections, comes under scrutiny in the New Museum’s latest multi-floor exhibition.
PHotoEspaña 2016, Madrid
The 19th International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts PHotoEspaña takes place this summer. Following its opening at the beginning of June, PHotoEspaña continues to host a wealth of exhibitions across the city of Madrid.
Louise Nevelson, Pace Gallery, London
At Pace London, the gallery has come alive with Louise Nevelson’s ingenious forethought that was at the epicentre of illustrious career and life.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Win Publication in the Future Now Anthology
Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists is an anthology that provides a unique opportunity to experience the range of artwork being produced today that is entered into the Aesthetica Art Prize.