This year’s Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition opens tonight at York St. Mary’s Church, featuring a range of innovative works in multiple media. From ecological concerns to transitions in urbanisation and developments in technology, this year’s themes instigate a cohesive commentary on the way we inhabit the earth. Questions of material and personal value align with the definitions of virtual and physical realms; depictions of natural landscapes defy tangible realities; and an awareness of time is portrayed through elements of light and sound.
As a testament to the breadth of submissions, the shortlisted artists for 2016 include Adriana Salazar, Gabriela Torres Ruiz, Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Henry Driver, Ellie Davies, James Winter, David Hochgatterer, Jennifer López Ayala, Liz West and Rachel Ara.
Enter now for a chance to be showcased at next year’s exhibition, we accept submissions across a range of media including photography, sculpture, installation, painting and artists’ film. Prizes include up to £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox, group exhibition, publication in 100 contemporary artists, £250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton and art books courtesy of Prestel. Selected artists are also showcased on Aesthetica’s online channels.
For more information and to enter, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize the deadline for this year is 31 August.
The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition is now open Wednesday-Sunday, 12-4pm, until 29 May, York St Mary’s, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN.
1. Jennifer López Ayala, Interspace, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.