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 Age of Abstraction: Women Artists includes various pieces from artists Sonia Delaunay, Gillian Ayres and Tess Jaray. Delaunay was the first to create something new – a “visual language”.

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.

Francis Alÿs, David Zwirner Gallery, London

Francis Alÿs, David Zwirner Gallery, London

David Zwirner gallery, London, will be hosting Ciudad Juárez projects, an exhibition of recent works by Francis Alÿs. Over the past three decades, Alÿs has…

Liz West, Our Colour Reflection, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

Liz West, Our Colour Reflection, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

Liz West, whose use of light and colour to create installations that transform space recently saw her shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, has created one of her most ambitious works to date.

The Photographers Gallery, London: Future Exhibitions

The Photographers Gallery, London: Future Exhibitions

The Photographers Gallery, London, hosts two new exhibitions, featuring work from Punk culture to a retrospective collection of Terence Donovan.

Fabrica Wins IK Prize 2016

Fabrica Wins IK Prize 2016

The winner of the IK Prize 2016 has been unveiled at Tate. Based in Treviso, Fabrica was selected as this year’s recipient for its innovative project entitled RECOGNITION, proposed by team members Angelo Semeraro, Coralie Gourguechon and Monica Lanaro.

Whitstable Biennale 2016

Whitstable Biennale 2016

Over its fourteen-year lifespan the Whitstable Biennale has earned a solid reputation for promoting artists working predominantly in sound, installation and film. Its theme this…

Art Basel 2016

Art Basel 2016

Art Basel returns for its 47th edition of the show from 16 June-19 June. This year, 286 leading international galleries will present works ranging from the early 20th century to recent projects by key contemporary artists.

Interview with Artist Fanny Allié, VOLTA 12

Interview with Artist Fanny Allié, VOLTA 12

Artist Fanny Allié explores the outlines of the human form, using collage and emotive neon installations, to question our relationship with our bodies.

Mapping the Invisible at the Rhode Island School Of Design

Mapping the Invisible at the Rhode Island School Of Design

Graduating shows at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) are always inspiring for the new perspectives their young minds unfailingly provide.

Q&A with Plymouth College of Art Degree Show Graduate, Sophie Holland

Q&A with Plymouth College of Art Degree Show Graduate, Sophie Holland

Sophie Holland, one of the graduating students at Plymouth College of Art talks to Aesthetica about her artistic practice and her future plans.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Longlisted Artist Ian Chamberlain

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Longlisted Artist Ian Chamberlain

Ian Chamberlain is inspired by machine forms. Seeing in them the true synthesis between form and function, Chamberlain reinterprets the superficially uninspiring structures into monuments of their time.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

In our 5 To See this week, we celebrate the beginning of summer with a selection of vibrant shows. Providing viewers with a glimpse into beach-life is Massimo Vitali at Ronchini Gallery, while Jeu de Paume hosts a Josef Sudek retrospective.

Q&A with Ríona Judge McCormack, Creative Writing Award Finalist

Q&A with Ríona Judge McCormack, Creative Writing Award Finalist

Ríona Judge McCormack was longlisted for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, and has since been discovered by Eve White Agency.

Under a Falling Sky, Laura Bartlett Gallery

Under a Falling Sky, Laura Bartlett Gallery

Under a falling sky, a group exhibition by John Divola, Cyprien Gaillard, Beatrice Gibson, Michail Pirgelis and Daniel Turner ran at Laura Bartlett Gallery.

Trevor Paglen Awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize

Trevor Paglen Awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize

Trevor Paglen has been announced as the winner of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize at a ceremony at The Photographers’ Gallery. Paglen was selected for his exhibition The Octopus at Frankfurter Kunstverein.

Paolo Gioli, Peep-Hole, Milan

Paolo Gioli, Peep-Hole, Milan

Since the 1960s Paolo Gioli has conducted complex research on the genesis of images, the nature of aesthetic experience and visual processes.

Aesthetica Art Prize People’s Choice Winner: Ellie Davies

Aesthetica Art Prize People’s Choice Winner: Ellie Davies

As well as the main winner and student awards, the People’s Choice invited the public to vote for their favourite artwork in the exhibition; Ellie Davies won.

New Designers 2016, London

New Designers 2016, London

The 31st edition of New Designers takes place over two weeks this summer. Part 1 covers textiles and fashion, costume design, jewellery and contemporary design crafts, while Part 2 will focus on furniture, product and industrial design.

Christopher Gray, Winner of the XL Catlin Art Prize 2016

Christopher Gray, Winner of the XL Catlin Art Prize 2016

Christopher Gray has been awarded the XL Catlin Art Prize 2016 for his film Death by Chair winning £5,000. Jamie Fitzpatrick won the Visitor Vote.

Bruce Davidson Retrospective, Fundación MAPFRE

Bruce Davidson Retrospective, Fundación MAPFRE

The first retrospective in Spain featuring the work of Bruce Davidson exists at Fundación MAPFRE, at its exhibition hall in Barcelona.

Design Miami/ 2016, Basel, Switzerland

Design Miami/ 2016, Basel, Switzerland

Design Miami/ returns to Basel for its 11th edition with an array of exhibitions from 14-19 June. A global forum for design, each fair brings together an influential list of collectors, designers and curators from around the world.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Longlisted Artist Daniel Rich

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Longlisted Artist Daniel Rich

Daniel Rich has been noted for his labor-intensive process, translating Google images, newspaper clippings and photographs into paintings through a variety of tools.

The Rhubarb Triangle and Other Stories, The Hepworth Wakefield

The Rhubarb Triangle and Other Stories, The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield showcases Martin Parr’s most recent work in their latest exhibition The Rhubarb Triangle and Other Stories: the largest Martin Parr exhibition in the UK since 2002.

Interview with Miles Alridge: Please Return Polaroid

Interview with Miles Alridge: Please Return Polaroid

Lyndesy Ingram gallery, London, hosts a new show featuring polaroids collected over two decades from behind the scenes of Miles Aldridge’s fashion shoots.

Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist Huib Fens, Photographic and Digital Art

Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist Huib Fens, Photographic and Digital Art

Huib Fens recreates the houses and workspaces of the people who have inspired him, saying the process of virtually rebuilding these rooms allows him to become a part of the space, to stay, think and work alongside his heroes.

Interview with Longlisted Artist, Vikram Kushwah

Interview with Longlisted Artist, Vikram Kushwah

Vikram Kushwah’s photographic series Memoirs of Lost Time discusses memory, and the tension between how memory reconstructs events and how they really happened.