Experimentation is the key component to innovation. It’s essential to try new things and to gather your inspiration from as many sources as possible. This means that you have to step outside of your comfort zone from time to time, and engage with something that you might not normally encounter. Inside Issue 57, we begin with a discussion around the parameters of photography and the role that light, colour and subject play with What Is a Photograph?
Carroll / Fletcher‘s current exhibition Now Showing is conceived as a journey that explores the fundamental elements constituting filmmaking; each piece investigates experimental approaches towards technical processes, narrative structures and the history and culture of filmic material.
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Apocrifu is an exploration of apocryphal religious texts through the use of the human body. Collaborating with two other dancers, Yasuyuki Shuto, a classical dancer from the Ballet of Tokyo, and Dimitri Jourde, a contemporary dancer and circus artist, the piece examines major ideologies. Apocrifu will run at Southbank Centre, London, 24 – 25 January, we speak to the Belgian performance artist about his approach to the work and his intentions behind it.
The third edition of the Saint-Etienne Nouveau Siècle Festival returns to Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, France this spring. Working with the Opéra Théâtre de Saint-Étienne and the Musée d’art moderne, it creates a focal point for contemporary American art through a new strand, The New York Moment, which presents a series of exhibitions that bring together key figures in the New York art scene from the 1970s to today.
Tate have announced the BMW Tate Live 2014 performance programme today. Now in its third year, BMW Tate Live is a major four-year partnership between BMW and Tate, which focuses on innovative live performances and events including live web broadcast, in-gallery performance, seminars and workshops.
In recent years Nina Canell has exhibited at major international shows, including La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, the 18th Biennale of Sydney and the 2010 Liverpool Biennial. Her work will be shown in a new solo exhibition at the Camden Arts Centre, inspired directly from the architectural space it inhabits. This presentation runs from 17 January to 30 March.
The inaugural Jerwood Open Forest exhibition examines art in the environment and what it has the potential to be in its broadest definition. This unique, multisensory exhibition of new work charts the five selected projects over a six-‐month period of research and development. Juan delGado, Adam James, Amanda Loomes, artist duo Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt) and Chris Watson collaborating with producer Iain Pate, have expanded on the concept of their ambitious proposals, engaging with forest sites across England. In doing so the artists have produced exciting new bodies of work comprising sculpture, film, audio, and performance, which will open on 15 January at Jerwood Space.
Sri Lanka’s pre-eminent platform for international dialogue in contemporary art, the Colombo Art Biennale (CAB14), which opens 31 January, will feature works by artists and collectives from 12 countries. This year’s biennale adopts the theme Making History and explores the artistic adventure of the creation of history and ideas such as man’s desire to invent the future and the implications of the past on the human condition.
Kate Tempest’s critically-acclaimed smash hit Brand New Ancients comes to Lyric Hammersmith for one night only. The work – which follows two South London families as their respective generations grow and intertwine into a parable of modern life – will open in West London in January as part of a national tour.
Artangel Open is inviting artists working in all media across the UK to submit bold, site-specific proposals that will transform and enrich the UK’s cultural landscape. Championing innovation and creativity is at the heart of this project; a £1 million initiative running in alliance with BBC Radio 4. Deadline for submissions is 28 February 2014.
In a new section of Art Projects, a pivotal component of the annual London Art Fair, a series of collaborations between emerging UK and international galleries is to take place. Curated by MOSTYN Wales‘ Adam Carr and entitled Dialogues, this new initiative on display at the Fair from 15-19 January sees galleries and artists join forces, promising a unique exhibition of critical conversations, awash with the excitement of shared ideas and common visuals. Aesthetica partners with the London Art Fair and exclusive copies of the magazine will be available for guests.
The new single from The Correspondents, Fear and Delight, is out today via From Our Own. The release proceeds next year’s March launch of their debut album, Puppet Loosely Strung. The duo have become renowned for their live shows and have been included in The Telegraph’s “Top Ten Glastonbury Highlights” for the past two years. Producing alternative pop-fueled catchy anthems, Fear and Delight is a continuation of their unique sound. Take a look behind the scenes of their latest music video with exclusive footage.