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5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 To See looks at the transformation of the familiar. Roger Hiorns romanticises the everyday while Hannah Perry questions society.

Commercialism and Fine Art

Commercialism and Fine Art

In conversation with Aesthetica, Austria-born Clemens Ascher discusses his newest series, The Red Drink, which uses symbolism to critique advertising.

LCC Postgraduate Shows: Conceptual Engagements

LCC Postgraduate Shows: Conceptual Engagements

In conversation with Aesthetica, the college discusses this year’s visions for their postgraduate shows, engaging with global topics and debates.

Helen Marten: Turner Prize 2016

Helen Marten: Turner Prize 2016

Helen Marten has been awarded the 2016 Turner Prize, as announced at Tate Britain earlier this week, one of the best-known projects for the visual arts in the world.

Art Stage Singapore 2017

Art Stage Singapore 2017

Art Stage Singapore returns for a seventh time in January, kick-starting the season and bringing together work from 108 exhibitors and 26 countries.

Ai Weiwei: Semantics of the Medium

Ai Weiwei: Semantics of the Medium

Fondation, previously exhibited at the Louvre and as part of a group exhibition at Baalbek archaeological site in Lebanon, is close to a Duchampian ready-made.

PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco

PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco

PHOTOFAIRS, The World Photography Organisation’s international art fair, comes to San Francisco for its first US edition, dedicated to presenting fine art photography.

The Griffin Art Prize: Supporting Graduates

The Griffin Art Prize: Supporting Graduates

The Griffin Art Prize is designed “to have a meaningful impact” on the career of one recent art school graduate, boosting the ambitions of an emerging painter.

Michał Siarek: New East Photo Prize 2016

Michał Siarek: New East Photo Prize 2016

Calvert 22 Foundation, London, announce Michał Siarek as the winner of the New East Photo Prize, an inaugural award for perspectives of countries of the New East.

Art Kaohsiung: Eliminating Borders

Art Kaohsiung: Eliminating Borders

Art Kaohsiung launches its fourth edition this December. Attracting innovative practitioners, it converges South-eastern and North-eastern Asian art.

Intentional Decomposition

Intentional Decomposition

Alex Hartley questions the conventional qualities of the present and the expectations that construct contemporary life at Victoria Miro gallery, London.

Retracing Portuguese Colonialism

Retracing Portuguese Colonialism

Délio Jasse’s new and previously unseen body of work comes together in a solo exhibition, The Lost Chapter: Nampula, 1963 at London’s Tiwani Contemporary.

Gift Inspiration: Aesthetica Magazine

Gift Inspiration: Aesthetica Magazine

Treat someone special to a subscription and get their new year off to an inspirational start. Gift wrap, a personal message and access to films are included.

Zaha Hadid: Foundation of Art

Zaha Hadid: Foundation of Art

A new exhibition of renowned architect Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) showcases not only a practice as a structural designer, but also reveals her work created as an artist.

J.W. Anderson’s Disobedient Bodies

J.W. Anderson’s Disobedient Bodies

Jonathan Anderson considers ways in which the human form has been reconceived by artists and designers from at the Hepworth Wakefield, this Autumn.

Aesthetica Issue 74 Available Now

Aesthetica Issue 74 Available Now

The December / January issue is available now. In photography, seven diverse practitioners offer works that explore urban landscapes, fine art and portraiture.

Obscure Perceptions

Obscure Perceptions

Taking domestic settings as a focus, Gregory Crewdson is a master of conceptual narratives played out within the environs of the everyday.

Figurative Illumination

Figurative Illumination

Iván Navarro opens a new exhibition in New York in which layers of social and political depth are identified through sculpted silence.

Cultural Observation

Cultural Observation

Romina Ressia’s work is an analysis of contemporary society. Classical influences can be seen across her oeuvre as a method of decoding modernity.

Auroral Metropolis

Auroral Metropolis

Finding intrigue within the strange intersections of the metropolis, Joust uses the lens as a witness to the shifting sense of culture from day to night.

Adaptive Environments

Adaptive Environments

Giorgio Stefanoni’s bold and colourful series Unknown Geometries provides intriguing angles on metropolitan architecture, focusing on urban details.

Changing Philosophies

Changing Philosophies

Thames & Hudson’s encyclopaedic volume surveys the innovations of inspired practitioners from the 19th century up until the present day.

Vanitas Remodelled

Vanitas Remodelled

Andrey-Lili’s lavish shoots are a consideration of environment and theme: rich colours and textures provide spatial variance against the domestic vanitas.

Visceral Construction

Visceral Construction

Portugal plays host to a gathering where architects and designers reflect on the spaces and systems in which we spend our daily existence.

Formal Innovation

Formal Innovation

A new celebration of circus arts opens in Sydney, showcasing the very best in the medium and an evolution from traditional style into modernity. Circus…

Sculpted Expressions

Sculpted Expressions

The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, explores Viktor&Rolf’s notion of wearable art through a selection of their most iconic works.

Estranged Landscapes

Estranged Landscapes

Lauren Marsolier’s style that alleviates the world of specific details. Perceptual compositions alienate viewers through bright and equivocal landscapes.

Not Vital: Innerworld and Outerworlds

Not Vital: Innerworld and Outerworlds

Published alongside the exhibition at YSP, and in association with Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, a new catalogue puts the figure into context through 100 photographs.

Fred Herzog’s Innovative Colour

Fred Herzog’s Innovative Colour

Fred Herzog | Modern Color surveys the life and work of the the Canadian artist, one of the most known figures for his unusual use of colour in the 1950s and 1960s.

Lucy Raven: Merging Dimensions

Lucy Raven: Merging Dimensions

New York artist and filmmaker, Lucy Raven (b.1977), is at Serpentine Gallery, London, exploring what happens behind the camera and in-between frames.

Communicating the Museum: Engagement

Communicating the Museum: Engagement

This year’s second edition of world-leading museum conference, Communicating the Museum proved one of the most interdisciplinary yet.

American Classics

American Classics

Pace London has announced American Classics, an exhibition of key works from photographers who emerged in post-war America.

Melanie Banjo: Detailing Countercultures

Melanie Banjo: Detailing Countercultures

Foam, Amsterdam, presents Melanie Banjo’s first major solo exhibition until 7 December, centred around the absurdities within the human experience.

Jim Lambie: Perceptions of Domesticity

Jim Lambie: Perceptions of Domesticity

Electrolux at the Modern Institute, Glasgow, marks Lambie’s sixth solo exhibition with a new collection that recontextualises objects.

Bruce McLean: Versatility and Innovation

Bruce McLean: Versatility and Innovation

Acclaimed British sculptor, painter and ceramicist Bruce McLean is at Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, charting an acclaimed and versatile career.

Icons of American Life

Icons of American Life

The work of American photographer Lee Friedlander, is at Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, featuring pieces taken over the course of the past five decades.

Nishat Awan: Migrant Narratives of Citizenship

Nishat Awan: Migrant Narratives of Citizenship

YSP hosts a collaborative exhibition by artist and academic, Nishat Awan. Migrant Narratives of Citizenship traces the route of the refugee crisis.

Representational Painting

Representational Painting

The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize was created to encourage representational painting. We speak to Emma Copley, who was selected for the 2016 exhibition.

Art as Methodology

Art as Methodology

Why do we need art? The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, puts this question into conversation in their new and though-provoking exhibition On the Origin of Art.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 to See celebrates the potential of the artistic medium. We celebrate post-industrial imagery and winter landscapes.

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