Interview with Mads Christensen, Lightwaves 2015, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester

Interview with Mads Christensen, Lightwaves 2015, Salford Quays

Lightwaves is a free digital light festival taking place at Salford Quays, Greater Manchester until 27 December. We speak to artist Mads Christensen about his commissioned piece Cathedral of Mirrors.

Art Basel Miami Beach 2015: Overview

Art Basel Miami: Overview

This year’s Art Basel Miami did not disappoint in its presentation of some of the best modern and contemporary art from around the globe. Here is our overview of the fair’s 14th edition.

Pop Art Design, Museum of Contemporary Arts Chicago

Pop Art Design, Museum of Contemporary Arts Chicago

The legacy of Pop Art resonates in almost every aspect of our daily surroundings and MCA Chicago is exposing this in upcoming exhibition, Pop Art Design, in collaboration with Vitra Design Museum.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

We explore how the past continues to shape and influence the present with a line-up of exhibitions featuring influential work by Sammy Slabbinck, Yoko Ono, Helmut Newton and others.

In Conversation with Sculptor Merete Rasmussen, Pangolin Gallery, London

Interview: Sculptor Merete Rasmussen, Pangolin Gallery

Pangolin London presents Merete Rasmussen: Bronze and Ceramic. Known for her signature abstract ceramics, this exhibition explores a new departure for Rasmussen in the form of bronze works.

David Altmejd: The Flux and The Puddle, Louisiana

David Altmejd: The Flux and The Puddle, Louisiana

Canadian artist David Altmejd has created a museum within the museum: a 50m2 installation piece comprising figures and objects formed from wax, mirrors, plaster and other materials.

Review of Bill Viola at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Review of Bill Viola at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents a significant exhibition by pioneering American video and installation artist, Bill Viola, featuring installations from the last 20 years alongside new work, The Trial.

Michael Wolf, Informal Arrangements, Flowers Gallery, London

Michael Wolf, Informal Arrangements, Flowers Gallery

Photographer Michael Wolf’s latest presentation, Informal Arrangements at Flowers Gallery, London, juxtaposes Hong Kong’s industrial façades with views from within its hidden network of alleys.

Review of Cristina Iglesias: Phreatic Zones at Marian Goodman Gallery, London

Cristina Iglesias: Phreatic Zones at Marian Goodman

Cristina Iglesias’ Phreatic Zones transforms Marian Goodman Gallery through installations exploring water, volcanic matter, and the fictional spaces of urban and natural piazzas.

Assemble Wins the Turner Prize 2015, Tramway, Glasgow

The Turner Prize 2015: Assemble

London-based collective Assemble has been selected as the winner of the Turner Prize 2015 by a jury of industry specialists. The result was revealed at a ceremony at Tramway, Glasgow.

Review of Max Bill, Fundación Juan March, Madrid

Review Max Bill, Fundación Juan March, Madrid

We review the first retrospective dedicated to Max Bill in Spain. The show covers every facet of his oeuvre: painting, graphic design, sculpture, architecture, furniture design and more.

John Akomfrah, Vertigo Sea, Arnolfini, Bristol

John Akomfrah, Vertigo Sea, Arnolfini, Bristol

John Akomfrah’s (b.1957) multi-screen installation Vertigo Sea draws inspiration from two striking and harrowing literary works: Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and Heathcote Williams’ poem Whale Nation.

Interview with Fine Art Photographer Viet Ha Tran: Creating Poetry Through Images

Interview with Fine Art Photographer Viet Ha Tran

Madrid-based Vietnamese fine art photographer Viet Ha Tran captures ephemeral moments of female emotion, and is influenced by Asian culture, classical painting, poetry and philosophy.

An Aesthetica Subscription is the Perfect Gift this Christmas

An Aesthetica Subscription is the Perfect Gift this Christmas

For those who are passionate about contemporary art and culture, Aesthetica Magazine is the ultimate guide for keeping up-to-date with the latest news from the international art scene. Save 30% on newsstand prices and receive free gift wrap and a personal message.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 To See compiles an eclectic mix of shows featuring cultural icons and contemporary innovators. Our first stop is Brooklyn Museum’s visual survey on seaside resort Coney Island.

London Art Fair 2016

London Art Fair launches the art world year with its 2016 edition, taking place from 20-24 January. One of the UK’s premiere Modern British and contemporary art events, the fair brings together over 100 specially selected international galleries.

Aesthetica Christmas Gift Guide

Aesthetica Christmas Gift Guide

We’ve put together a selection of truly unique and diverse gift ideas to inspire this year’s Christmas shopping list. Read on for our round-up of beautiful present ideas to suit art lovers and beyond.

Saul Leiter, A Retrospective, The Photographers' Gallery, London

Saul Leiter, A Retrospective, The Photographers' Gallery

The Photographers’ Gallery presents a retrospective of Saul Leiter’s prolific career. Featuring a carefully curated plethora of over 100 photographs, sketchbooks and ephemera, the show is a suitable celebration for a trailblazer of modern photography.

Aesthetica Issue 68, December/January Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 68, December/January Out Now

The December/January edition of Aesthetica is now available online and in stores internationally. This issue concentrates on practitioners who are pushing boundaries across the arts.

Film London Jarman Award 2015 Winner Announced

Film London Jarman Award 2015 Winner Announced

The latest recipient of the Film London Jarman Award was announced yesterday at The Whitechapel Gallery in London. The Belfast-based artist filmmaker Seamus Harahan (b.1968) was selected as this year’s winner from a shortlist of six distinguished creatives.

Art Basel Miami Beach 2015

Art Basel Miami Beach 2015

Art Basel heads to the U.S. for its highly popular Miami Beach event, bringing together a total of 267 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Sculpting Inspiration

Sculpting Inspiration

Nathan Seabrook’s work alternates between social documentary of California residents and depictions of individuals in light-suffused interiors.

Perfect Ambiguity

Perfect Ambiguity

Berlin-based Swedish photographer Emma Hartvig orchestrates carefully arranged and staged scenarios, exploring fragmented narratives.

Bauhaus Redesigned

Bauhaus Redesigned

A survey at the Vitra Design Museum rethinks the iconic Bauhaus School, examining the influence of the past on contemporary design practice.

Historic  Influence

Historic Influence

Theatre, cinema, painting and photography coalesce in French photographer Nicolas Dhervillers’ Hommages series.

Challenging Categorisation

Challenging Categorisation

Having graduated just nine years ago, Dutch designer Iris van Herpen has already achieved the seemingly impossible when it comes to 3D printing.

Symbiotic Landscape

Symbiotic Landscape

For architect Tom Kundig, design practice is an encounter with context, materials and nature, where structures become a part of their environment.

Tangible Atmosphere

Tangible Atmosphere

Reality machines explores Olafur Eliasson’s career, offering a unique look at an artist who uses nature as a material to create experiences.

Chance Encounters

Chance Encounters

Auto-portraiture forms the basis of Kourtney Roy’s exploration of the self, reality, memory and dreams – creating the illusion of a fixed point in time.

Arctic Mythology

Arctic Mythology

Siberia-born Evgenia Arbugaeva explores the Arctic landscapes of her childhood in her most recent photographic series, Weather Man.

Intuitive Symbolism

Intuitive Symbolism

Maia Flore weaves her way through metaphorical landscapes in the series Situations, as an apparition in red

Impromptu Documentary

Impromptu Documentary

The primary objective of photographer Ari Gabel is to document the vanishing faces and stories of anonymous individuals across America.

In Conversation with Photographer David Hurn: The 60s, Magnum Photos, London

Interview with Photographer David Hurn, Magnum Photos

Magnum Print Room’s current show on iconic photographer David Hurn focuses on his work from the 1960s. The exhibition will reflect the range of Hurn’s diverse output in just one decade.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Takashi Hamaguchi’s Dissidents reveals the neglected aesthetic dimension of photojournalism and Agnieszka Kurant’s short film Cutaways bridges conceptual art and real-world issues, proving that the two are not so far removed after all.

Hyperrealist Drawings by Paul Cadden at Plus One Gallery, London

Drawings by Paul Cadden at Plus One Gallery, London

Plus One Gallery will host a solo show of gallery artist, Paul Cadden. This exhibition will feature 13 new hyperrealist drawings, which explore social scenes, portraiture and deserted landscape.

Interview: American Digital Artist Cecil Eci'Am Gresham

American artist Cecil Eci’Am Gresham works predominately with painting and mixed media art, but also has a distinctly digital style, which results in his unconventional, boldly abstract imagery.

Bruno Boudjelal, Frantz Fanon, Autograph ABP, London

Bruno Boudjelal, Frantz Fanon, Autograph ABP

French photographer Bruno Boudjelal explores the intricate links between personal identity, national identity and cultural memory. In his latest series, Boudjelal reflects upon the life of Martinique born French-Algerian philosopher, Frantz Fanon.

Interview with Sculptor Teresita Fernández, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York

Interview with Teresita Fernández, Lehmann Maupin

Teresita Fernández’s latest solo exhibition with Lehmann Maupin, New York, showcases her newest sculptural works: intimate interior landscapes in concrete, cast bronze, and detailed glazed ceramic.

Hannah Starkey, Maureen Paley, London

Hannah Starkey, Maureen Paley, London

Practising within the realm of photographic portraiture and the representation of women for over 20 years, Hannah Starkey’s recent work focuses on the individual positioned within the urban environment.

Review of Rad Hourani: Neutrality at Arsenal Contemporary Art Center, Montreal

Review: Rad Hourani at Arsenal Contemporary Art Center, Montreal

We review artist and design Rad Hourani’s multidisciplinary exhibition at Arsenal Contemporary Art Center, Montreal. Hourani’s work celebrates neutrality as a defining human trait.