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.

Interview with Digital and Video Artist David Claerbout

Belgian artist David Claerbout (b.1969) explores the conceptual impact of the passage of time through his use of video and digital photography. His oevure maniuplates both moving and still imagery, evoking an ethereal quality that is suggestive of another plane of existence. Within this undefined space, the artist moves between past and present, whilst adhering to a meticulous attention to details. We catch up with him about his exhibition LIGHT/WORK at Sean Kelly Gallery and the imaginative processes behind his work.

Interview: Painting with Light, Tate Britain, London

Interview: Painting with Light, Tate Britain, London

Tate hosts the first major exhibition to celebrate the spirited conversation between early photography and British art. It brings together photographs and paintings including Pre-Raphaelite, Aesthetic and British impressionist works.

Aesthetica Art Prize Future Now Symposium, New for 2016

Aesthetica Art Prize Future Now Symposium 2016

This year sees the inaugural edition of the Aesthetica Art Prize Future Now Symposium – a new two-day event running on Thursday 26 May and Friday 27 May at York St John University as part of the annual Aesthetica Art Prize. The Future Now Symposium focuses on talent development, and tackle’s themes in today’s current artistic climate through lectures, workshops and panel discussions from within the arts ecosystem and broader social context.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call For Entries: Q+A with Emilie Pugh, Longlisted Artist 2015

Aesthetica Art Prize Call For Entries: Q+A with Emilie Pugh, Longlisted Artist 2015

Cloud Root was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2015. Consistently drawn to the abstract, Pugh has credited her work as a vehicle through which to express her interest in the space between permanence and transience, physical form and nothingness. Since then, she has been working on an upcoming art exhibition, showing at The Cob Gallery in London, from the 7th-10th April. Exploring ideas surrounding the inter-connectivity of all living things, the show draws on systems of belief from the spiritual to scientific, the micro to the macro and the conflicting or confluent universal forces that govern them. We speak to the artist about her work and upcoming showcase.

John Baldessari, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles

John Baldessari, Sprüth Magers, LA

John Baldessari’s recent works, created in the past year, examine the relationship between language and image, primarily through dislocation and the juxtaposing text and pictures at Sprueth Magers.

Exhibition Review: Tony Lewis' Alms, Comity and Plunder

Exhibition Review: Tony Lewis' Alms, Comity and Plunder

Once again, in Italy, the private gallery Massimo De Carlo Gallery has supported an institutional exhibition focused on highlighting a relevant international artist: Tony Lewis (b.1986…

Art Brussels 2016

Art Brussels 2016

Changes are afoot at Art Brussels with its relocation to a striking new site for its 2016 edition. Running from 21 April, the event will take place at Tour & Taxis, a turn of the 20th century customs house.

Review of The Koppel Project's Pandiculate! The Joy Of Stretching

Review of The Koppel Project's Pandiculate! The Joy Of Stretching

The Koppel Project, led by Gabriella Sonabend and Hannah Thorne is a creative hub bringing together a contemporary art gallery, project space, cafe and Phaidon pop-up bookshop. Located at 93 Baker Street, London, in a recently decommissioned Barclays Bank vault, the inaugural group exhibition currently on display – Pandiculate! The Joy of Stretching – sees the viewer delve deep into stage-set of unseen characters and absurd trophies amalgamated by tropes equally triggered by the viewer’s curiosity and physical demands of the architecture as commercial function of the bank is reallocated and adapts to becoming an exhibition space.

Artistic Champion

Artistic Champion

Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s portrait of the patron of modern art provides insight into an individual’s relationship with her creative contemporaries.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2016, York St Mary's

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2016, York St Mary's

A platform for innovation and originality, the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition returns to York St Mary’s, 14 April – 29 May. To mark its 9th year, the award invites audiences to engage with some of today’s key cultural, social, political, environmental and economic themes through a selection of works by 10 shortlisted artists. There will also be talks and a new Symposium running alongside the exhibition.

Fox Talbot, Dawn of the Photograph, Media Space, Science Museum, London

Fox Talbot, Dawn of the Photograph, Media Space, Science Museum

Revealing the impact of William Henry Fox Talbot’s experiments with the form, the Science Museum unveils a major exhibition on the rise of a medium that changed the way people saw the world.

Interview with Photo-Collage Artist Antoine Espinasseau

Concerned with the processes of individual projection onto natural environments, Espinasseau carves his own pathway for multi-media art, creating photo-collages, watercolours and sculptural works, which present small architectural utopias. His work questions the urban landscape as a place of ritual and relationships, drawing up a conversation between where nature and culture collide. We speak to the artists about the figurative nature of his works, and the complex notion of the environment as a blank page.

Q+A With Flamboyant Multi-Media Artist Henry Hussey

Q+A With Flamboyant Multi-Media Artist Henry Hussey

Henry Hussey creates artworks informed by significant moments in his life, choosing to juxtapose digital processes and a variety of fabric techniques such as embroidery, dyeing…

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Sandra Wadkin, They Came By Sea, Longlisted Artist

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Sandra Wadkin, They Came By Sea, Longlisted Artist

Longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016, Sandra Wadkin’s They Came By Sea investigates the displacement of people through history. See her work in the upcoming exhibition at York St Mary’s.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

As spring approaches, we become inspired by a vibrant array of shows opening across Europe and the rest of the world. Featured artists include Louise Bourgeois, Alfredo Jaar and Tacita Dean.

Interview With Guido Mocafico On His Current Exhibition, Blaschka

Interview With Guido Mocafico On His Current Exhibition, Blaschka

Opening tomorrow at the Hamiltons Gallery, London, Mocafico’s work features the intricate glass designs of the Blaschka family. Ethereal, introspective and arresting, the works inspired him to create a series of photographs which blur the lines of perception in their audience. We talk with the artist about inspiration, ownership, and the concept of beauty.

Q+A With Martin Barnes, Curator of Paul Strand: Photography and Film

A hugely influential American photographer and film maker, Paul Strand, will be featured in a major retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, as the first exhibition in the UK since his death. We catch up with Martin Barnes, the Senior Curator of Photographs at the V&A to discuss the impact of the work that resonates today.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Call For Entries, Longlisted Artist Mat Hay

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Call For Entries, Longlisted Artist Mat Hay

True Hunting’s Over was conceived through a desire to develop a free-flowing approach to a creative methodology, wishing to push perceived boundaries of how unrelated contextual, social, historical, or visual sources of inspiration could be channelled to create a single series of images.

Les années 1980, l’insoutenable légèreté, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Les années 1980, l’insoutenable légèreté, Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou revives an iconic decade through its collection of film and photographs. Les Années 1980 displays works that focus on the Western and American experience of the era.

Interview with Dr. Helen Pheby, Curator of Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Scultpure Park is hosting a new exhibition, At Home. As the first in a series curated from the Arts Council Collection as part of the National Partners programme, it marks the Collection’s 70th anniversary. It displays works which focus on the introspective and domestic aspects of life, all within the Bothy Gallery. We caught up with Dr. Helen Pheby, curator of YSP to discuss the inspiration and domestic resonance of the work.

Art Basel in Asia, Hong Kong

Art Basel in Asia, Hong Kong

Following its breakthrough 2015 edition, Art Basel’s upcoming event in Hong Kong will provide an in-depth look at the region’s diversity, through both historical material and recent works.

Interview with Aparajita Jain, Founder of Saat Saath Arts Foundation

Interview with Aparajita Jain, Founder of Saat Saath Arts Foundation

Within India there is very little or no government support for the arts, but within the country there are a number of highly passionate individuals who are taking it upon themselves to fill the country’s arts funding gap. Seeing it as a vital part of her nation’s development, after two decades working with emerging contemporary Indian artists, curators and collectors, in 2010, Aparajita Jain founded the Saat Saath Arts Foundation (SSAF).

Interview with Guillaume Piens, Director, Art Paris Art Fair

Interview with Guillaume Piens, Fair Director, Art Paris

The 2016 edition of Art Paris Art Fair brings together 143 galleries from 22 countries. We speak to Fair Director, Guillaume Piens, about this year’s line-up of key events and the fair’s virtual tour.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Longlist: Daniel Mullen. Painting and Drawing

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Longlist: Daniel Mullen

Daniel Mullen is a longlisted artist in the Aesthetica Art Prize. Mullen has described the backbone of his artistic influence as a mixture of Dutch architecture and formalistic, abstract painting.

Mona Hatoum: Tate Modern

Mona Hatoum: Tate Modern

Known for her large-scale installations and sculptures which challenge the formal languages of Minimalism and Surrealism in order to expose a world characterised by conflicts and contradictions, the work of Mona Hatoum will be presented by Tate Modern this year.

Re-thinking Home Decor: A Review of Sasha Galitzine and Olga Mackenzie's Playroom

The best pieces in Playroom are those that manage to poke fun at the idea of having a function to them, that joyfully play at having a raison d’être. They visibly pretend to be serious, which in turn becomes satirical of the forces that ask them to be serious in the first place, yet remain full of fun.

Can Machines Think? Review of The Imitation Game, Manchester Art Gallery

“Can machines think? Are there imaginable digital computers which would do well in the imitation game?” asked Alan Turing in his landmark paper, Computing Machinery and Intelligence. Turing’s study was published in 1950, but the question whether machines can successfully imitate human behaviour still resonates today. Eight artists delve into our fascination with artificial intelligence and man/machine relationships in The Imitation Game at the Manchester Art Gallery this year.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Jasmine Targett, Longlisted Artist 2015

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Jasmine Targett, Longlisted Artist

At night, when looking through her telescope, Jasmine Targett often wonders if there could be another person looking back at her. Targett’s work was longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Following this week’s International Women’s Day celebrations on 8 March, our 5 To See focuses on the work of female artists around the world. We highlight a series of group and solo exhibitions that consider the cultural achievements of women.

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend: Review of Marcel Wanders and Misha Kahn

Every so often, something happens on the gallery scene that pushes a fresh perspective into the wider cultural viewfinder. When Friedman Benda recently launched a splashy double show in New York, we all left with the funny feeling that we’d been transported to somewhere new, somewhere that might be sacred, and somewhere that is softly transforming the frontier where art and design co-mingle.

In Conversation with Pedro Reyes and Daniel Rajunov, One Step Ahead of the Revolution

In Conversation: Pedro Reyes and Daniel Rajunov, One Step Ahead of the Revolution

Known for his multi-didactic works that go from staging group therapies to theatre plays, Pedro Reyes is constantly renovating his oeuvre and exploring new ways of involving the audience.

Preview: Basilico Before Basilico

In the summer of 1970, a young Gabriele Basilico – “before he was Basilico”, set out from his parent’s house in Caorle on the Venetian Riviera for Kabul. Little did he know he would become a genius for freezing moments of haunting beauty in the unlikeliest places.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Call For Entries

Aesthetica Art Prize: Call For Entries

From her background in Landscape architecture, Sanitas Pradittasnee been interested in sculptural space and how involves human interaction. Her work Khao Mo Siam Square (Mythical Escapsim), longlisted in 2015, explores the philosophy of “the impermanence of objects” and the form of nothingness.

Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change, Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C

For his first US museum survey outside of California for 40 years, this new exhibition displays Robert Irwin’s work from 1958-1970, a time in which the artist developed dramatically.

Women in Photography Panel at The Photography Show 2016, Birmingham

Women in Photography Panel at The Photography Show 2016, Birmingham

The Women in Photography panel at The Photography Show 2016 will bring together Max Houghton, Marcia Michel, Vicki Churchill and Juno Calypso in a discussion about the industry.