Ana Mendieta and Nazgol Ansarinia, Galleria Raffaella Cortese

Galleria Raffaella Cortese presents three solo shows in Milan, settled into different spaces. Through their works, the artists show both parallels and dissimilarities.

Art Cologne 2016 Edition

Art Cologne 2016 Edition

Running from 14 – 17 April, Art Cologne is the world’s oldest art fair for the showcase of contemporary art of the 20th and 21st century.

Interview with Multi-Disciplinary Artist Gianluca Sodaro

Gianluca Sodaro is an artist and film director. We speak to him about the processes behind his work and the human imagination.

Glasgow International Festival 2016

Glasgow International Festival 2016

The 7th edition of Glasgow International runs from 8–25 April, bringing together both international and Glasgow-based artists to showcase their work in 78 exhibitions across the city.

Aesthetica Issue 70 Is Available Now

Aesthetica Issue 70 Out Now

This issue is about both beginnings and ends, and in many ways the spaces in between. We explore green fashion and diversity in photography.

A life in lines: Franciszka and Stefan Themerson, Books, Camera, Ubu at Camden Arts Centre

Books are in the bones of the Camden Arts Centre. The ghost of this past life reappears in the Centre’s newest show: Books, Camera, Ubu.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call For Entries: José Ramón da Cruz, Longlisted Artist 2015

Aesthetica Art Prize Call For Entries: José Ramón da Cruz, Longlisted Artist 2015

Born in Tangier in 1961, José Ramón da Cruz is a Spanish video artist with an educational background in sociology and political science and experience working across advertising, film and television. His filmmaking has also been influenced by the fact he was a member of the radical new wave/no wave experimental film collective, Group Tau.

Arcangelo Sassolino's Mechanisms of Power, Frankfurter Kunstverein

Arcangelo Sassolino’s (1967, Vicenza, Italy,) practice is developed to detain, enhance and set power free. Interpreting power as an element of resistance and demystification, Frankfurter Kunstverein presents “Mechanisms of Power”.

Louise Zhang: The Paradoxical Grotesque

Louise Zhang: The Paradoxical Grotesque

Sydney based artist, Louise Zhang, creates sculptures and paintings that represent the grotesque: layered with beauty and repulsion simultaneously.

Interview with Deb Covell, Previous Shortlisted Artist in the Aesthetica Art Prize

Interview with Deb Covell, Previous Shortlisted Artist in the Aesthetica Art Prize

Deb Covell was shortlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2014 with work from her acrylic paint series Black and White (2013), and has since exhibited at Middlesbrough…

Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet

Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet

FotoFest, the photography biennale in Houston, Texas, takes the theme of Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet for its 16th edition. The festival takes a fresh angle on climate change by focusing on what’s poetic, mysterious, wondrous and awe-inspiring about the natural world.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Free Lunchtime Talks

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Free Lunchtime Talks

Running alongside the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition is a dynamic series of lunchtime talks, which are open to the public and free to attend. Taking place at York St Mary’s, the talks are led by industry experts including curators, artists and academics.

Textual Alteration

Textual Alteration

Cara Barer crafts a tangible record of the book as an object, resisting its encroaching obsolescence in the face of digital repositories of information.

Spatial Aspiration

Spatial Aspiration

Laurent Kronental’s Souvenir d’un Futur documents the lives of residents in the Grands Ensembles, the distinctive housing projects around Paris.

Designing Functionality

Designing Functionality

Centre Pompidou launches a retrospective of the still influential French designer whose craft, power and pragmatism set his work apart from 1960s pop.

Illusory Voyages

Illusory Voyages

Constituting an imaginative reinterpretation of historical eras and literary masterpieces, Tagliavini explores idiosyncratic themes and characters.

Personal Discovery

Personal Discovery

For Alicia Savage, self-portraiture is a means to explore her past and present, including the literal and metaphorical journeys that she takes.

Physical Equilibrium

Physical Equilibrium

The spirit of pilgrimage is evoked in a striking new performance, Songs of the Wanderers, which looks at tradition through contemporary eyes.

Cultural Sensibility

Cultural Sensibility

A major exhibition opens at Tate Modern, creating a conversation between the dangers of domesticity and the depths of identity in today’s world.

Conscious Effervescence

Conscious Effervescence

Pervading Joshua Jordan’s charismatic works are figures who observe and undermine the borders in which they exist.

Material Immateriality

Material Immateriality

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, explores ideas of community as an intrinsic part of the aesthetics of contemporary Japanese architects.

Francesco Pergolesi

Francesco Pergolesi

Heroes is a photographic project that started in Italy in 2013. It is about craft shops and artisans that are disappearing.

Captured Multiplicities

Captured Multiplicities

Photo London spans decades, genres and use of both analogue and digital methods, showcasing an evolution of the artistic practice of photography.

Archaic Sanctuary

Archaic Sanctuary

Photographer Christopher Payne originally trained as an architect and has dedicated himself to the exploration of America’s industrial heritage.

Elegantly Sustainable

Elegantly Sustainable

Journalist Ellen Köhrer and expert Magdalena Schaffrin produce the first fashion publication that illustrates how green has become the new black.

Roland Barthes and Victor Burgin, John Hansard Gallery

John Hansard Gallery’s final exhibition before moving from Southampton University’s Highfield Campus. brings together two distinctly separate yet intimately entwined critical thinkers.

Sculptors in Print, Marlborough Fine Art, London

Sculptors in Print, Marlborough Fine Art, London

Marlborough Fine Art in London celebrates the lesser known print works of four internationally renowned sculptors: Louise Bourgeois, Anish Kapoor, Richard Serra and Kiki Smith.

Exhibition Review: Y.Z. Kami's White Domes at Leila Heller Gallery

Exhibition Review: Y.Z. Kami's White Domes at Leila Heller Gallery

The newly opened Leila Heller Gallery in Dubai is just the sprawling kind of space that does Iranian-American artist Y. Z. Kami’s (b. 1956) exhibition White Domes justice.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Antonios Chalyvidis, Sculpture

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Antonios Chalyvidis

The realms of reality are united when artist Antonios Chalyvidis who was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2015 showcased his sculpture piece; Acentric MK2. The apparatus is made from steel, plywood and timer switch.

Interview with Ellen Carey, Poet With A Lens, Les années 1980, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Interview: Ellen Carey, Les Annees 1980s, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Ellen Carey came of age artistically in the 80s, which was a decade in photography that saw radical innovation and a move away from merely representational and reportorial image-making.

Review of Ad Minoliti's Playtime at Edel Assanti Gallery

Review of Ad Minoltini's Playtime at Edel Assanti Gallery

Playtime is Ad Minoliti’s first UK exhibition and is paired with a solo exhibition of two large paintings by Dale Lewis. Both exhibitions address what it is to have a gendered or non-gendered body in the digital age.

Review of Inside Out, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

Review of Inside Out, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

Castlefield Gallery is showcasing Inside Out, a look at Outsider Artists and their followers. The term ‘outsider art’ was originally used to describe works created outside mainstream artistic boundaries.

Runo Lagomarsino's West Is Everywhere You Look at Francesca Minini Gallery

Runo Lagomarsino's West Is Everywhere You Look at Francesca Minini Gallery

Runo Lagomarsino (b. 1977) is the son of Argentinian migrants of Italian and Spanish extraction, although by currently being based in Sweden and Brazil, he has become a sensitive litmus test of recent Mediterranean anthropological turmoil. Reflecting both his family roots and a personal life path, the condensed images of his crossings represent a sort of multifaceted imprinting, of human recording. In his drawings, sculptures, installations and videos he analyses languages and structures of the contemporary nature of the colonial heritage in a multi-boarded Europe.

Carsten Höller, Doubt, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan

Carsten Höller, Doubt, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan

Curated by Vicente Todolí, Doubt at Pirelli HangarBicocca collates key pieces from Carsten Höller’s vast and impressive oeuvre. The show intends to evoke feelings of joy, illusion and doubt.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: Now Open for Entries

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: Now Open for Entries

Now in its ninth year, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is open for entries and is looking for new writing talent. The award celebrates excellence in poetry and short fiction, and welcomes submissions from both emerging and established artists.

Interview with Curator Valentina Fois, The Other Art Fair London

Interview with Curator Valentina Fois, The Other Art Fair London

The Other Art Fair Victoria House, London, returns for its 11th edition, 7 – 10 April. Presenting exhibitions and performance pieces from a variety of celebrated artists, the fair invites visitors to explore a diverse range of contemporary art from emerging talent to the century-defining photographer Martin Parr. Events also include film screenings from the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2015.

Kalliopi Lemos' In Balance at Gazelli Art House

Seeds have been found to be a useful metaphor at many opportunities, despite their only two abilities being to scatter and grow. In Yayoi Kusama’s work, for example, the pumpkins and seed-forms are an expression of her creative flowering, an alter-ego of one woman’s success and growth, yet in the hands of Kalliopi Lemos the similar butternut squash-form shapes of her Stainless Steel Seed series seem vulnerable, stranded, and have hardened against the world, scattered beyond their control.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Gareth Cadwallader, Sailor Girl II, Longlisted Artist

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Gareth Cadwallader, Longlisted Artist

Gareth Cadwallader’s work has always sought to portray an idealised representation of the world. Sailor Girl II has been longlisted in theAesthetica Art Prize and will feature in the exhibition.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This Easter weekend our 5 to See explores an alternative side to the art world, and ventures into the production, distribution, and presentation of influential imagery. With shows at Walker Art Center, Lisson Gallery and more.

Review: Paul Maheke's I Lost Track of the Swarm at South London Gallery

Though filling only two small rooms on South London Gallery’s first floor, Paul Maheke’s I Lost Track of the Swarm has scope far exceeding its confines. A ‘self-taught feminist’ with a particular interest in the pro-black and pro-sex movements, Maheke shies away from aligning his work with academia, preferring to think of it as poetical over theoretical. It is, nonetheless, both intellectually sophisticated and affectively powerful: the kind of output that can be felt and thought about with equal effect.