Infrastructures as Influence

Infrastructures as Influence

With a deep interest in fashion and costume design, Meiyi Yang explores the relationship between jewellery and clothing as they relate to the human body.

Cyclical Light

Cyclical Light

Part of the Sydney International Art Series, Connect with Everything is Tatsuo Miyajima’s first major solo exhibition in Australia. Miyajima is known for his technologically-driven installations.

Conceptual Realities

Conceptual Realities

Gabriela Torres Ruiz is a German-Mexican photographer based in Berlin, and Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 shortlisted artist. Read our interview with her.

Sculpture Reimagined

Sculpture Reimagined

Following on from Polka Dots at David Zwirner’s London location, this second iteration of the show marks Carol Bove’s (b.1971) first presence at the gallery’s adjacent spaces in Chelsea, New York.

London Art Fair: Transitions and Dialogues

London Art Fair: Transitions and Dialogues

January 2017 sees the return of the London Art Fair. The 29th edition presents a selection of contemporary art and photography from within the UK, and invites guest-curators to showcase pieces.

Visual Territories

Visual Territories

Tomas Harker recontextualises images culled from classical paintings and found photographs. Aesthetica talk to the artist about traditional inspiration.

Elemental Synchronisation

Elemental Synchronisation

The latest Hyundai commission to adorn Tate’s Turbine Hall is an installation by Philippe Parreno. The display invites audiences to expose their senses to a choreography of acoustics and lighting.

Experimental Textures

Experimental Textures

Swiss artist Fabien Bruttin’s work is based on experimental approaches with different paints. We delve into his fascination behind accidental creations.

Spatial Layers

Spatial Layers

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, continues their showcase of installation artist Sara Barker, in collaboration with The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

As the seasonal celebrations guide us from one month to another, our 5 To See provides a meeting place for painterly and digital works. Featured shows include Camille Henrot at MCA Chicago.

Wilfredo Lam: Cuban Modernism

Wilfredo Lam: Cuban Modernism

The EY Exhibition: Wifredo Lam is a major exhibition at Tate Modern, London which explores and identifies with the cultural and political contexts of the Cuban artist.

Post-War Aesthetics

Post-War Aesthetics

For Frieze Masters, Luxembourg and Dayan featured a collection inspired by the L’Informe: mode d’emploi exhibition. Almost in tandem, the gallery opened the first UK solo exhibition of Rodolfo Aricò.

South Africa: The Art of the Nation

South Africa: The Art of the Nation

The British Museum, London, opens an all-inclusive and decade-spanning exhibition which presents the rich artistic and cultural tapestry of South Africa.

Protest: Visual Autonomy

Protest: Visual Autonomy

Victoria Miro, London, stages a group exhibition by artists concerned with socio-political issues of their day, who question the status quo and the power structures found within societies.

Gestural Vocabularies

Gestural Vocabularies

Kishio Suga (b. 1944) at Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan, combines industrial and natural elements to question the uniformity of modular structures.

Žilvinas Kempinas: Kinetic Encounters

Žilvinas Kempinas: Kinetic Encounters

The work of New York based Lithuanian artist Žilvinas Kempinas comes to Ikon. Featuring a series of installations, the exhibition reflects upon natural phenomena such as light and air.

Sally Mann: Remembered Light

Sally Mann: Remembered Light

A body of black-and-white photographs inspired by Cy Twombly, and taken by renowned American Photographer Sally Mann between 1999 and 2012, are on display at Gagosian, New York.

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair: Celebrating Printmaking

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair: Celebrating Printmaking

Royal Arsenal is one of the most historical riverside locations in London and, this November, it provides the setting for the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, which features over 50 exhibiting artists.

Ecology and Art

Ecology and Art

Created as a unique opportunity, Jerwood Open Forest is a charitable programme that creates commissioning projects for artists working in a forestry context.

Augmenting the Human Figure

Augmenting the Human Figure

The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics presents a variety of exhibits – objects, images, artworks – representing work from the late 19th century onwards.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

We inject a sense of nature and colour into our 5 To See, mimicking the autumnal flora. Ai Weiwei’s tree trunks adorn the interior of Lisson, and Otobong Nkanga’s tapestries draw on botanical histories.

Undermining Cultural Associations

Undermining Cultural Associations

Nahmad Projects’ newest exhibition explores the cultural complexities of sexuality, highlighting three artists’ historical and theoretical contexts.

Linear Constructions

Linear Constructions

Celebrated Brazilian artist Lygia Pape is a pioneering figure in the Neo-Concrete movement. Hauser & Wirth highlights the practitioner’s early Desenhos, Tecelares and later, iconic Ttéia installations.

Frieze Art Fair: Nostalgia and Discovery

Frieze Art Fair: Nostalgia and Discovery

With director Victoria Siddall describing this year’s fair as having a “sense of discovery”, Frieze London 2016 offered endless opportunities of exploration.

Dismantling Boundaries

Dismantling Boundaries

Yinka Shonibare’s sixth solo show at Stephen Friedman marks a pivotal moment in the artist’s practice. The works display the absence of the Dutch wax batik textiles for which the artist is known.

Personal and Collective Memory

Personal and Collective Memory

Carmen Selma is a Spain-based painter. Memory is one of the fundamental pillars of her work. We talk to the artist about the influence of historical contexts.

Akram Zaatari: Decisive Acts

Akram Zaatari: Decisive Acts

Akram Zaatari’s Letter to a Refusing Pilot draws on a myth recounted to the artist as a child. The exhibition reflects on the ambiguities and consequences of refusal as a decisive and generative act.

Brighton Photo Biennial: Reshaping Image

Brighton Photo Biennial: Reshaping Image

This year, for its seventh edition, the Brighton Photo Biennial brings together fashion and style photography to explore understandings of individual identity.

Agnes Martin: Nuance and Variation

Agnes Martin: Nuance and Variation

Guggenheim dedicates its autumn show to the work of painter Agnes Martin. The comprehensive showcase begins with early experiments in the 1950s.

Relational Dualisms

Relational Dualisms

before sleep at the end of love (description of a lullaby) is a contemporary opera devised by Sarah Hardie, performed at Bold Tendencies in London.

Hammer Projects: Investigating Contemporary Lebanon

Hammer Projects: Investigating Contemporary Lebanon

In a Hammer Projects exhibition, Beirut-based artist Marwa Arsanios investigates the state of contemporary Lebanon through the lens of its landfills.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

As the nights draw in our 5 To See lines up new shows for the autumn; Daniel Arsham transports viewers into a realm of material transformation.

Erwin Olaf: Documenting the Ruinart Crayères

Erwin Olaf: Documenting the Ruinart Crayères

Each year, the House of Ruinart highlights the work of one artist through a collaboration. This year internationally recognised Erwin Olaf was selected.

Sol LeWitt: Oblique Complex Forms

Sol LeWitt: Oblique Complex Forms

The prolific career of artist Sol LeWitt is poignantly marked in Paula Cooper Gallery’s current exhibition. On view until 22 October, the show illuminates the pioneering scope of the artist’s oeuvre.

Ronchini Gallery: Interpretation and Intervention

Ronchini Gallery: Interpretation and Intervention

Ryan Steadman, American curator and art critic, introduces a new group exhibition that explores fragmented stories. Trust Issues opens at Ronchini Gallery, London.

Categorising Digital Images

Categorising Digital Images

A new, specially commissioned body of work from British artist Julie Cockburn is being showcased The Photographer’s Gallery, London.

Expressing the Unconscious

Expressing the Unconscious

Moich Abrahams has been selected for numerous exhibitions including ICA, Hayward Gallery and Whitechapel. We talk to him about his practice.

Textural Abstraction

Textural Abstraction

We talk to painter Carl Melegari’s about his exploration of form and colour through the physicality of paint and his upcoming show at Edgar Modern, Bath.

Bruce Nauman: Architectural Installation

Bruce Nauman: Architectural Installation

Natural Light, Blue Light Room is at Blain Southern for the first time since 1971, one of the artist’s earliest built environments that disorientates the viewer.

Convergence of Activism and Performance

Convergence of Activism and Performance

Celebrating the convergence of live art, activism and performance, SPILL Festival of Performance showcases the work of contemporary artists internationally.