Review of EMERGENCY 2015/16 at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

Review: EMERGENCY at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

Currently occupying the main space in Portsmouth’s Aspex Gallery is EMERGENCY, a group exhibition showcasing the work of 10 early-career artists working across varied media.

Women: New Portraits by Annie Leibovitz, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London

Women: New Portraits, Annie Leibovitz, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London

An international tour of newly commissioned photographs by world renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz launches in January, before travelling across 10 global cities.

Artist Erik Parker In Conversation: Undertow at Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

Erik Parker In Conversation: Undertow at Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

Erik Parker continues to critically chart the world’s current political, social, and economic landscapes in the vibrant compositions featured in his current show Undertow at Paul Kasmin Gallery, NY.

Kickstart 2016 with 50% Off Aesthetica in the January Sale

Kickstart 2016 with 50% Off Aesthetica in the January Sale

We welcome in the New Year with the launch of the Aesthetica January Sale. Kickstart your 2016 with 12 months of unmissable news from the international art world for half the price.

Review of Michael Craig-Martin: Transience at the Serpentine Gallery, London

Review of Michael Craig-Martin: Transience, Serpentine Gallery

The Serpentine Gallery’s current exhibition on Michael Craig-Martin brings together era-defining works from 1981 to 2015 that highlight the increasing transience of technological innovation.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: Stav Poleg, What Time, Shortlisted Poem

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: Stav Poleg, Shortlisted Poem

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award annual showcases a broad collection of poetry and short fiction by reputable and promising talent, including author Stav Poleg and her poem What Time.

Lisa Oppenheim, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Lisa Oppenheim, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

American multimedia artist Lisa Oppenheim, known for her evocative camera-less photography via the photogram and experimental films, is exhibiting a new series of works taking inspiration from natural woodgrains entitled Landscape Portraits at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York.

Art Dealer Theo Waddington Discusses Hoyland, Caro, Noland at Pace Gallery, London

Art Dealer Theo Waddington Discusses Hoyland, Caro, Noland at Pace Gallery

Pace London is currently exhibiting works by John Hoyland, Anthony Caro and Kenneth Noland, celebrating the friendship, connections and mutual influence between the three artists.

Review of Qwaypurlake at Hauser and Wirth Somerset

Review of Qwaypurlake at Hauser and Wirth Somerset

We explore Hauser & Wirth Somerset’s Qwaypurlake, a group exhibition that presents a fictional reimagining of the Somerset landscape, constructing an alternative, dystopian future for the area.

5 To See in 2016

5 To See in 2016

The New Year is the ideal moment to plan ahead and discover what’s new. An inspiring array of shows are igniting the way in the art world, from Not Vital at YSP to Daniel Buren at BOZAR.

Brian Griffiths; Bill Murray: a story of distance, size and sincerity

Brian Griffiths; Bill Murray, BALTIC

The vast space of BALTIC’s Level 4 gallery provides the venue for a solo exhibition by Brian Griffiths that plays with scale, size and the idea of measurement. Bill Murray: a story of distance, size and sincerity takes inspiration from the contrast between interior life and public image.

Don McCullin: Conflict – People – Landscape, Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Don McCullin: Conflict – People – Landscape, Hauser & Wirth Somerset

One of the world’s most celebrated photojournalists, and creator of some of the most unforgettable images of conflict around the world, this exhibition takes a broader view of Don McCullin’s career.

Interview: Photographer Larry Woodmann

Larry Woodmann’s cinematic photographs encompass roadside documentary of America, and his impressions of life on the streets of Milan, his permanent home. We speak with the photographer.

Interview with Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Assistant Curator, Alexander Calder, Tate Modern

Interview with Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Assistant Curator, Alexander Calder, Tate Modern

Furthering Tate Modern’s reassessments of key figures in modernism, Performing Sculpture reveals how motion, performance and theatricality underpinned Alexander Calder’s practice.

A Retrospective on Julia Margaret Cameron, V&A

A Retrospective on Julia Margaret Cameron, V&A

To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), one of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century, the V&A is showcasing more than 100 of her photographs from its own collection including original prints.

Interview with Jonathan Watkins, Dinh Q. Lê, The Colony, Ikon Gallery

Interview with Jonathan Watkins, Dinh Q. Lê, The Colony, Ikon Gallery

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, in collaboration with Artangel, unveils The Colony (2016), a major new commission of video work by acclaimed Vietnamese artist Dinh Q. Lê. Opening on 27 January.

Shirazeh Houshiary: Through Mist, Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong

Shirazeh Houshiary, Through Mist, Lehmann Maupin, HK

Shirazeh Houshiary’s paintings, sculptures and animations play with binaries such as transparency and opacity, presence and absence, materiality and intangibility, and light and darkness.

Review of Brave New World, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague

Review: Brave New World, DOX Centre, Prague

The Brave New World exhibition at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, is based on a comparison of social models as described by Huxley and Orwell with the work of contemporary artists.

Susan Philipsz, War Damaged Musical Instruments, Tate Britain

Susan Philipsz, War Damaged Musical Instruments, Tate

As part of its ongoing commemorations of the centenary of the First World War, Tate Britain presents a new sound installation by the Turner prize-winning artist Susan Philipsz.

Lina Selander: Moment. Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Lina Selander: Moment. Moderna Museet, Stockholm

One of Sweden’s most innovative filmmakers, currently exhibiting both at the Venice Biennale and at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Lina Selander’s work contrasts temporal images to explore the territories between fight and flight, boundaries and ownership.

Review of Gerhard Richter: Colour Charts, Dominique Lévy Gallery, London

Review Gerhard Richter at Dominique Lévy, London

Dominique Lévy, London, is showing Gerhard Richter’s original Colour Charts from the 1960s. At once paradoxical and coalescent, the Colour Charts highlight an important moment in the artist’s career.

Irving Penn: Flowers at Hamiltons Gallery, London

Irving Penn: Flowers at Hamiltons Gallery, London

Hamilton’s Gallery, London, is currently showing Irving Penn’s Flowers photographs. The series initiated from an assignment by Vogue USA, and is shown here for the first time in its entirety.

Mat Collishaw, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall

Mat Collishaw, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall

For his largest UK show yet and his first in a UK public gallery for a decade, British artist Mat Collishaw is exhibiting sculpture, photography, film and installation at New Art Gallery Walsall.

Florian Roithmayr: with, and, or, without. Camden Arts Centre

Florian Roithmayr: with, and, or, without

Florian Roithmayr presents a new body of sculptural works at London’s Camden Arts Centre which observe and reflect upon the material transformations that take place in any process of making. Roithmayr is interested in the unexpected gestures that occur in the interstice between mold and cast.

Larry Bell: 6 x 6 An Improvisation, White Cube at Melin Building, Miami

Larry Bell: 6 x 6 An Improvisation, Melin Building

This off-site project by White Cube takes place within the Melin building, in the Miami Design District, and exhibits the work of a key voice within California’s ‘Light and Space’ movement.

Julian Charrière: For They That Sow The Wind at Parasol Unit, London

Julian Charrière: For They That Sow The Wind at Parasol Unit, London

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, presents Julian Charrière: For They That Sow the Wind, which will include sculpture, performance, installations, photographs and film.

Petrit Halilaj, Space Shuttle in the Garden, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan

Petrit Halilaj, Space Shuttle in the Garden, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan

Curated by Roberta Tenconi, this exhibition of large-scale sculptures, drawings, performances, videos and installations takes over the indoor and outdoor areas of Pirelli HangarBicocca.

Paz Errázuriz: Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid

Paz Errázuriz: Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid

Fundación MAPFRE presents the first major retrospective on Paz Errázuriz, one of the most internationally-recognised Chilean photographers. The self-taught photographer started her work in the 1970s, with projects that often involved risky transgressions of the rules imposed by the military regime of that period.

Top 10 Exhibitions in 2015

Top 10 Exhibitions in 2015

As the festive celebrations begin and 2015 comes to a close, we take a look at a year in the world of art and culture: from major retrospectives of the work of renowned innovators to new shows highlighting the progression of creative genres.

Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Spring 2016 exhibition, manus x machina, will explore the impact of new technology on fashion and the creation of avant-garde collections.

Nari Ward, Sun Splashed, Pérez Museum of Art, Miami

Nari Ward, Sun Splashed, Pérez Museum of Art, Miami

This extraordinary display is the largest exhibition of Nari Ward’s found object sculptures and installations to date, including works from the 1990s to today, alongside photography, video, and collage.

Interview with Artist Michael Benson, Otherworlds at The Natural History Museum

Interview: Artist Michael Benson, Otherworlds, The Natural History Museum

Otherworlds: Visions of Our Solar System at The Natural History Museum will demonstrate that the visual legacy of space exploration constitutes a vital chapter in the history of photography.

Review of Radical Disco: Architecture and Nightlife in Italy, 1965-1975, at ICA, London

Review of Radical Disco: Architecture and Nightlife in Italy, 1965-1975, at ICA

We review Radical Disco: Architecture and Nightlife in Italy, 1965-1975, currently on show at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, which explores an architect’s role in society.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s offering promises new perspectives on people, places and things. In Paris, Shen Yuan examines social phenomena in a different light, and in Beijing, Matjaž Tančič showcases a series of 3D portraits from North Korea at Pékin Fine Arts.

Review of Anne Hardy: FIELD at Modern Art Oxford

Review of Anne Hardy: FIELD at Modern Art Oxford

Modern Art Oxford is currently showing FIELD, an exhibition of new work by Anne Hardy. Hardy has opened up the galleries into a series of immersive environments or fields, which explore lost objects.

Discover the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Winners and Finalists in the 2016 Annual

Discover the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Winners and Finalists in the 2016 Annual

Delve into a unique selection of extraordinary short fiction and poetry from 60 shortlisted international authors with the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2016 – now available to order.

In Conversation with Artist and Philosopher Sasikrishnan

Sasikrishnan is one of India’s most modern conceptualists. Passionate about propagating art, he has taught at schools across India and Kuwait and has exhibited his work internationally.

Art Is Life Is Design: Overview of Design Miami, 2015

Overview: Design Miami 2015

Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture.

Modern Japanese Design, Manchester Art Gallery

Modern Japanese Design, Manchester Art Gallery

To celebrate the re-opening of its newly restored Design Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery is presenting fashion, furniture, lighting, ceramics, glass, and jewellery created in Japan over the past 50 years.

Painter Stephen Newton: Life in the Abstract, Abbey Walk Gallery

Painter Stephen Newton, Abbey Walk Gallery

Stephen Newton’s paintings portray compelling, elemental images that serve as a reminder to the viewer of how buildings can encapsulate our hopes and fears on many different levels.