40 Exhibition, 75 Artists, 200 Works | Hereford Photography Festival | 28 October – 26 November

Hereford Photography Festival is the UK’s longest running photography festival featuring over 75 artists and documentary photographers from across the globe in 40 exhibitions. The festival will see over 200 works feature in exhibition halls, churches, museums, art galleries and in public spaces over a one month period.

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The Alienation Effect | Savage Presents Jean Michel Jarre and Cezary Bodzianowski’s Tea Back | Spike Island | Bristol

Text by Regina Papachlimitzou

Two exhibitions currently run parallel to each other in Spike Island, with a variety of motifs exploring themes common in both exhibitions: alienation caused by displacement, by repetition, by betraying the incidental circumstantial nature of context and its undeniable significance in the creation/destruction of meaning.

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onedotzero presents adventures in motion festival | 23 – 27 November | BFI Southbank

onedotzero isn’t just one of the leading authorities in contemporary digital arts, they are one of our favourites, so when we heard that their adventures in motion festival was set to return to BFI Southbank we were more than excited. Running from 23 – 27 November, the festival will present short films and animation, music videos, interactivity, digital art and everything in between.

The Artist’s Playground | Carsten Höller: Experience | New Museum | New York.

This autumn, the New Museum will present the first New York survey exhibition of the work of German artist Carsten Höller (b.1961). Over the past twenty years, Höller has created a world that is equal parts laboratory and test site, exploring such themes as childhood, safety, love, the future and doubt. Höller left his early career as a scientist in 1993 to devote himself exclusively to art making, and his work is often reminiscent of research experiments. His pieces are designed to explore the limits of human sensorial perception and logic through carefully controlled participatory experiences.

Rediscovering Masterworks of World Cinema | To Save and Project: The Ninth MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation

To Save and Project: The Ninth MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation, the annual festival of preserved and restored films from archives, studios and distributions around the world is currently on show at MoMA, New York. Featuring festival films by Roger Corman, Forugh Farrokhzad, George Kuchar, Alberto Lattuada, Louis Malle, Agnes Martin, Georges Méliès, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, Jean Rouch, and Seijun Suzuki, this year’s festival comprises over 35 films from 14 countries, virtually all of them having their new New York premieres, and some shown in versions never before seen in the United States. Complementing the annual festival is a retrospective devoted to filmmaker Jack Smith, featuring 11 newly struck prints acquired for MoMA’s collection.

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Aesthetica Short Film Festival | Online Exclusives | Sean Pruen | The Deep

Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) opens on Thursday 3 November and continues until Sunday 6 November. To celebrate the launch, we are running a series of interviews with the filmmakers throughout October. Here you can find behind-the-scenes stories and learn more about what motivates our filmmakers. Across the weekend, visitors will have the opportunity to experience their short films first hand. To get your Weekend Festival Pass, visit the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) website to purchase your ticket. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Opening Today | Rural & Urban Dialogues | Urban Perspectives | Orion Contemporary | London

For the first time in history over half the world’s population lives in the city. A forthcoming exhibition at Orion Contemporary, curated by Christina Bohm and Christina Sanderson, takes the work of two British and two Swedish artists who present their vision of the increasingly blurred boundary between the urban and the rural.

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The Cross-Fertilization of Art & Design | Tokujin Yoshioka’s Waterfall | Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation | Sydney

Text by Ella Mudie

“I am drawn to simple and iconic formless elements that evoke people’s emotions,” says Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka of one of the driving principles that informs his work. In his current exhibition, Waterfall, now showing at Sherman Contemporary in Sydney until mid December, Yoshioka explores the myriad associations conjured by water although not in the guises one might expect. Presenting two masterfully crafted design objects within a kind of dreamscape, Yoshioka melds the conventions of design exhibition with an immersive art installation to fashion an interior landscape that effortlessly transports the visitor into a realm of sensorial wonder.

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ASFF | Inside Views: Discussions From The Industry | Friday 4 November | York

On Friday 4 November ASFF (Aesthetica Short Film Festival) will bring you insights from industry professionals on a wide variety of topics. To hear behind-the-scenes stories and filmmaking wisdom from a diverse selection of speakers, go to www.asff.co.uk to buy your ticket to the talk of your choice. All talks will take place at York St John University.
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Subtle Refinement | Mathias Poledna / Florian Pumhösl | Raven Row | London.

Text by Morgan Meaker

For the current exhibition at Raven Row, Mathias Poledna (b. Austria, 1965) and Florian Pumhösl (b. Austria, 1971) have each created a single expansive new work. Poledna has produced a 35mm film for the ground floor, and Pumhösl has made a series of glass paintings for its upper galleries. Bearing the description of contemporary art, visitors may be expecting work of impressive stature, reminiscent of Rothko perhaps, yet upon entering the 18th century rooms, visitors are greeted with the intersecting lines of Pumhösl’s work, titled Fliengende Handler (travelling Hawker). While Pumhösl’s pieces are not immediately breathtaking, being small in size and minimal in detail, the glass paintings are however beautiful in their subtle refinement.

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Don’t Miss | Stuart McAlpine Miller | Hay Hill Gallery | London

Stuart McAlpine Miller graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1990. Having worked to develop his unique style, McApline Miller is now concentrating his attentions on an exciting new series of work as premiered at Memories & Futures, Grosvenor Street, Mayfair. Hay Hill Gallery is delighted to present the latest collection of McAlpine Miller’s work.

Open Eye Gallery Liverpool Presents | Mitch Epstein & Chris Steele-Perkins | Opening 5 November

Open Eye Gallery has been one of the UK’s leading photography spaces since 1977, and is the only gallery dedicated to photography in the North West of England. 2011 represents an exciting milestone in the history of the gallery as it moves to a brand new purpose-built home, twice the size of its former incarnation. The new gallery space will open on 5 November, presenting work by world-class photographers Mitch Epstein and Chris Steele-Perkins for its programme of inaugural exhibitions.