Michał Siarek: New East Photo Prize 2016

Michał Siarek: New East Photo Prize 2016

Calvert 22 Foundation, London, announce Michał Siarek as the winner of the New East Photo Prize, an inaugural award for perspectives of countries of the New East.

Intentional Decomposition

Intentional Decomposition

Alex Hartley questions the conventional qualities of the present and the expectations that construct contemporary life at Victoria Miro gallery, London.

Zaha Hadid: Foundation of Art

Zaha Hadid: Foundation of Art

A new exhibition of renowned architect Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) showcases not only a practice as a structural designer, but also reveals her work created as an artist.

J.W. Anderson’s Disobedient Bodies

J.W. Anderson’s Disobedient Bodies

Jonathan Anderson considers ways in which the human form has been reconceived by artists and designers from at the Hepworth Wakefield, this Autumn.

Visceral Construction

Visceral Construction

Portugal plays host to a gathering where architects and designers reflect on the spaces and systems in which we spend our daily existence.

Candida Höfer: Memory and Renewal

Candida Höfer: Memory and Renewal

The artist comes to Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne. A selection of new dye transfer prints are juxtaposed with recent large-scale colour images of interiors.

Conceiving Spaces

Conceiving Spaces

The fourth instalment of the Colombo Art Biennale (CAB) runs this December, the most significant contemporary art festival in Sri Lanka.

Art Basel: Transformational Experiences

Art Basel: Transformational Experiences

Art Basel at Miami Beach opens on 30 November, 2016 marking the fourth year that Nicholas Baume has directed and curated the event.

Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Metaphysics and Architecture

Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Metaphysics and Architecture

Marc Camille Chaimowicz has finally opened his first solo show in an Italian public venue, alongside a similar show at London’s Serpentine Gallery.

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.

Swab Art Fair 2016: Cultural Dynamics

Swab Art Fair 2016: Cultural Dynamics

Since its launch in 2006, Swab has become one of the most recognised international contemporary art fairs. This September, the event celebrates a decade of success.

Enduring Foundations

Enduring Foundations

The RIBA Stirling Prize: 20 includes every winner over the last 20 years, highlighting how buildings must move beyond functionality.

Dialogues and Artistic Collaboration

Dialogues and Artistic Collaboration

The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) continues in its efforts to introduce Korea’s vibrant contemporary art scene to the UK with its new exhibition, Riptide.

Modernism Week 2017: Figures in Design

Modernism Week 2017: Figures in Design

Modernism Week returns to Palm Springs to celebrate mid-century architecture and design at its annual Fall Preview and Modernism Week.

Art Out Loud: Chatsworth Festival 2016

Art Out Loud: Chatsworth Festival 2016

The Chatsworth Festival, Art Out Loud, welcomes visitors to engage in talks by over 20 leading artists, curators and writers in the 16th century estate.

Jeppe Hein: A New End, Art and the Landscape, Massachusetts

Jeppe Hein: A New End, Art and the Landscape, Massachusetts

Internationally celebrated Jeppe Hein has created a new site-specific labyrinth installation at Massachusetts’ World’s End in Hingham. We interview the artist.

Question the wall itself, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Question the wall itself, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

The Walker Art Center presents Question the wall itself, a multi-disciplinary exploration of the political, social and cultural qualities in interior architecture.

Nostalgia and Development

Nostalgia and Development

Sunlife have launched a new campaign featuring past and present views into notable cities, including Birmingham, York and London. Aesthetica catch up with the company about the relevance of nostalgia.

The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon.

The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon.

Hoping to offer a new centrepiece to Belém’s rich cultural offerings is the soon-to-open Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology (MAAT).

SITElines.2016: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas

SITElines.2016: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas

In its second iteration under the new vision of Director Irene Hofmann, the 2016 SITElines Santa Fe Biennial, Much Wider Than A Line, breaks away from the stereotyped narrative of non-white art.

Land, Sea and Air, The New Art Gallery Walsall

Land, Sea and Air, The New Art Gallery Walsall

Bringing together a diverse group of international artists, The New Art Gallery Walsall delves into the notion of the map, and the different connotations attached to this inspiring source material.

The Modernist County: Radical Essex

The Modernist County: Radical Essex

The history of architecture in Britain could be documented as a page bound in technicolour. Due to this, some might argue it should be celebrated…

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham Lakeside Arts

This August, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, unveils Making Beauty: a large-scale display of work by Macedonian born artist Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva. Curated by Neil Walker and Gill Hedley.

Unified Construction

Unified Construction

The 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale redefines architecture in the face of contemporary concerns as a socially and politically engaged practice.

Le Corbusier Sites Added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Le Corbusier Sites Added to UNESCO World Heritage List

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee met earlier this month to inscribe new sites to its World Heritage List. Amongst the selection in 2016 are 17 projects by the iconic French architect Le Corbusier.

Bulthaup: Aesthetica’s 5 Favourite Living Spaces

Bulthaup: Aesthetica’s 5 Favourite Living Spaces

bulthaup designs are built to be more than simply functional; Aesthetica has handpicked 5 favourite bulthaup living spaces for today.

Zaha Hadid Architects: New Melbourne CBD Tower

Zaha Hadid Architects: New Melbourne CBD Tower

Zaha Hadid Architects and Plus Architecture’s design for a new 54-storey tower in Melbourne has been approved. The proposed structure will be situated in Melbourne’s Central Business District.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

With the Wimbledon finals fast approaching and temperatures creeping up, our 5 to See handpicks a series of thought-provoking presentations to ease you into the month of July.

Q+A with Design-Led Construction: The Pilcrow Pub, Manchester

Q+A with Design-Led Construction: The Pilcrow Pub, Manchester

The Pilcrow pub uses design as a catalyst to build a neighbourhood. Aesthetica catches up with Director Ben Young to discuss social integration with design.

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.

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.

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.

Aesthetica Issue 71 June/July 2016

Aesthetica Issue 71 June/July 2016

This issue has a strong focus on differing positions across the creative sector. We’re also exploring a new generation of designers who focus on sustainability.

Sensuous Architecture

Sensuous Architecture

A new book presents an extensive overview of the visionary designs generated by one of France’s most celebrated contemporary architects.

Bulthaup Designs, Milan 2016

Bulthaup Designs, Milan 2016

Bulthaup is known for its functional, ergonomic designs; showcasing in Milan 12-17 April, the company introduced new works for 2016 with a focus on simplicity.

Aesthetica Issue 70 Out 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.

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.

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.

Interview with Guillaume Piens, Fair Director, Art Paris

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.

Luminous Construction

Luminous Construction

Lighting transforms the spaces we inhabit, and as technology makes our homes ever more responsive, a new book takes stock of the possibilities.