Q+A with Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist Nicolas Bernier

Q+A with Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist Nicolas Bernier

Frequencies (light quanta) was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2016. We talk to the artist about inspiration and maneuvering through his medium.

Les Rencontres d’Arles 2016

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

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.

Interview with Harriet Sutcliffe, Aesthetica & York St John Fine Arts Graduate Prize

Interview with Harriet Sutcliffe, Aesthetica & York St John Fine Arts Graduate Prize

Each year Aesthetica selects an undergraduate student from York St John University for its Fine Arts Graduate Prize. The 2016 recipient, Harriet Sutcliffe, impressed judges with her contemplative video piece, Uncertainty.

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016: The Highlights

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 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 and provides a platform for cultural exchange.

Marcus Harvey: Inselaffe at Jerwood Gallery

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

Transparency at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

YSP, Wakefield, presents a new exhibition that responds to the exceptional environment and light qualities of its 18th century chapel based in the grounds.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Interview with Longlisted Artist Nick Dunmur

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

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

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

Schwitters Miró Arp, Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth unites the practices of renowned Dadaists, Kurt Schwitters and Hans Arp, in the context of works by the Spanish artist Joan Miró, in a new presentation to mark the centenary of the Dada movement in the city of its birth.

Q+A with Design-Led Construction: The Pilcrow Pub, Manchester

Q+A with Design-Led Construction: The Pilcrow Pub, Manchester

The Pilcrow pub uses design as a catalyst to build a neighbourhood. Aesthetica catches up with Director Ben Young to discuss social integration with design.

The Intimate World of Josef Sudek, Jeu de Paume, Paris

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

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

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

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 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

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.

Berlin Biennale 2016

Berlin Biennale 2016

Set in four locations in Berlin, this year’s Biennale is rich, big and sometimes overwhelming, with ambitious themes including the overlap of virtual and real.

Louise Nevelson, Pace Gallery, London

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

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.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

The last weekend in June promises a plethora of diverse shows, harking the continuation of a summer full of innovative and thought-provoking works of art. Featured artists include Mary Heilmann, Thomas Demand and more.

World Leading Conference “Communicating The Museum”: 16th Edition

World Leading Conference “Communicating The Museum”: 16th Edition

For its 16th edition, world-leading arts conference Communicating the Museum comes to Berlin with its most extensive programme yet.

Wolfgang Tillmans, Maureen Paley, London

Wolfgang Tillmans, Maureen Paley, London

Shedding lights on the borders, both visible and invisible, that can define and control us, Wolfgang Tillmans’ exhibition at Maureen Paley in London features new and previously unseen work.

Q+A with Musician and Visual Artist, Mike de Sousa

Q+A with Musician and Visual Artist, Mike de Sousa

Mike de Sousa works with light, sound and words – sometimes in isolation, and often together. Aesthetica caught up with the artist to discuss his creative practice.

David Smith, Form in Colour, Hauser & Wirth Zürich

David Smith, Form in Colour, Hauser & Wirth Zürich

This summer Hauser & Wirth Zürich celebrates the work of the late American sculptor, painter and draughtsman, David Smith. The artist transformed the innovations of European modernism into a richly diverse new artistic language.

Calder and Fischli/Weiss, Fondation Beyeler, Switzerland

Calder and Fischli/Weiss, Fondation Beyeler, Switzerland

Works of Alexander Calder and Fischli/Weiss, from the early and late-twentieth century are now in dialogue, thanks to the Fondation Beyeler.

Venice Biennale, 15th International Architecture Exhibition

Venice Biennale, 15th International Architecture Exhibition

Reporting From The Front is the title of this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, and the theme was suggested by a story about an encounter in South America between the writer Bruce Chatwin and archaeologist Maria Reiche.

Charlotte Colbert: Ordinary Madness, Gazelli Art House

Charlotte Colbert: Ordinary Madness, Gazelli Art House

Charlotte Colbert’s works come to Gazelli Art House, London, this July. Colbert creates visual narratives using the familiar emojis of instant communication.

The Age of Abstraction: Women Artists, Graves Gallery, Sheffield

The Age of Abstraction: Women Artists, Graves Gallery, Sheffield

The exhibition at Graves Gallery, Sheffield, entitled The Age of Abstraction: Women Artists includes pieces by Sonia Delaunay, Gillian Ayres and Tess Jaray.

Interview with Andrew Wilson, Curator, Conceptual Art, Tate Britain

Interview with Andrew Wilson, Curator, Conceptual Art, Tate Britain

Conceptual Art in Britain 1964–1979, currently on show at Tate Britain, explores a pivotal period in British art history. We speak to Andrew Wilson, Curator, about this landmark exhibition and its accompanying publication.

Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design, V&A, London

Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design, V&A, London

The V&A presents a collection of the most significant work by Ove Arup, as well as previously unseen photographs, models, drawings and prototypes in the first ever retrospective of the philosopher-engineer.

Q&A with Sally Ann and Emily May Gunawan

Q&A with Sally Ann and Emily May Gunawan

Sisters Sally Ann & Emily May Gunawan have nurtured a love of photography since their youth, which was inspired by the distinctive nature of fashion editorials.

Q+A with Founder of Francesca Maffeo Gallery, Essex

Q+A with Founder of Francesca Maffeo Gallery, Essex

Ahead of its official opening on 18th June, Aesthetica speak to Francesca Genovese about The Francesca Maffeo Gallery in Leigh-on-sea, Essex.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Queenie Clarke, Three Dimensional Design.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Queenie Clarke, Three Dimensional Design.

Queenie Clarke puts the interaction between viewer and sculpture at the heart of her practice. She is drawn to structural installations and design for their capacity to have a physical effect on a person, without being in physical contact with them.

5 To See at Art Basel

5 To See at Art Basel

In our 5 To See this weekend, we focus on Art Basel’s line-up of pioneering shows across a range of sectors: Galleries, Unlimited, Parcours, Film and Feature. Highlights include the revival of Jannis Kounellis’ To Invent on the Spot from the 1970s and the introduction of Alfredo Jaar’s The Gift.

Interview with Artist Lado Pochkhua, VOLTA 12

Interview with Artist Lado Pochkhua, VOLTA 12

Artist Lado Pochkhua takes on post-Soviet identity in his draftsman-quality renderings of Georgian aristocracy. We speak to Pochkhua ahead of VOLTA 12, where is presented by Project ArtBeat.

Art Night, in Collaboration with ICA

Art Night, in Collaboration with ICA

Art Night is a new annual contemporary arts festival that transforms London for one night only, held on 2 July from 5pm, curated by the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Tate Modern: Switch House Opening, London

Tate Modern: Switch House Opening, London

The new Tate Modern opens to the public on 17 June with its added Switch House building, increasing the size of the gallery by 60%. The eccentric pyramid building is designed by architects of Tate’s original conversion, Herzog & de Meuron.