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 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.

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, 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.

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.

Future Museums

Future Museums

Charting an evolution in form and function from traditional architecture to buildings that are radically transforming today’s built environment.

Alice Theobald + Atomik Architecture at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

Alice Theobald + Atomik Architecture at BALTIC

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and Ryder Architecture is currently hosting the second in a series of new commissions exploring the relationship between art and architecture.

Review of Radical Disco: Architecture and Nightlife in Italy, 1965-1975, at ICA, London

Review of Radical Disco: Architecture and Nightlife in Italy, 1965-1975, at ICA

We review Radical Disco: Architecture and Nightlife in Italy, 1965-1975, currently on show at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, which explores an architect’s role in society.

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.

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.

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.

Interview with Roland Spieth of Bulthaup, Designers of Bespoke Kitchens

Interview: Roland Spieth of Bulthaup Bespoke Kitchens

We interview Roland Spieth, Director of Export Sales at Bulthaup GmbH & Co, designers of bespoke kitchens, about the company’s philosophy and the process of designing custom-made interiors.

The World of Charles and Ray Eames, Barbican Centre, London, Opens Tomorrow

The World of Charles and Ray Eames, Barbican Centre

The World of Charles and Ray Eames at the Barbican Centre surveys the Eameses’ pioneering work in 20th century furniture, architecture and graphic design, and their continuing influence in the design community.

Strata Unravelled

Strata Unravelled

Western architectural styles fuse with traditional Mughal details, adorning the grand 18th century façades and domestic interiors of Kolkata.

State of the Art

State of the Art

A showcase of over 100 international innovators in spatial design, in the extraordinary city which forged the world’s first skyscraper.

Alpine Constructs

Alpine Constructs

Set against an Alpine backdrop of mountain peaks and lakes, New Swiss Architecture surveys a new generation of architectural practitioners.

Lawrence Weiner, Within a Realm of Distance, Blenheim Palace

Lawrence Weiner, Within a Realm of Distance, Blenheim Art Foundation

Within a Realm of Distance will display various pieces produced throughout American artist Lawrence Weiner’s career. Known for his role in the 1960s Conceptual Art movement, the artist’s work takes the form of typographic texts.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

As we take those first few steps into the month of September, we look to an exciting few weeks ahead with five top shows to discover. Sprueth Magers celebrates the work of Keith Arnatt and Marian Goodman displays pavilion designs by Dan Graham.

Crow’s Eye View: The Korean Peninsula, Tina Kim Gallery, New York

Crow’s Eye View: The Korean Peninsula, Tina Kim Gallery

This exhibition will bring the Korean Pavilion of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, at La Biennale di Venezia, to New York. Crow’s Eye View has been inspired by a poem of the same name, written by Korean poet Yi Sang.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Galleries in Copenhagen and Madrid redefine how we perceive culture with a survey of African architecture at the Louisiana and a study of the peoples of South America by Javier Silva Meinel.

Dusseldorf Photography: Bernd & Hilla Becher and Beyond, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London

Dusseldorf Photography: Bernd & Hilla Becher, Ben Brown Fine Arts

Bernd and Hilla Becher are best known for their heavy-contrast photographs featuring formalist architecture beneath overcast skies, having championed the German ‘New Objectivity’ style.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 29 Days To Go - Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 29 Days To Go

With 29 days to go until the Aesthetica Art Prize call for entries closes, we shine a spotlight on Bangkok-based artist and designer Sanitas Pradittasnee’s longlisted sculpture KHOA MO (Mythical Escapism).

Ernesto Neto & the Huni Kuin, Aru Kuxipa, Sacred Secret, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary – Augarten, Vienna

Ernesto Neto & Huni Kuin, Aru Kuxipa, Sacred Secret

TBA21’s latest artist centred initiative, Aru Kuxipa, Sacred Secret, concerns the commissioning of interdisciplinary and unconventional projects devoted to social and environmental concerns.

Interview with Manuelle Gautrand, Women Architect of the Year

Interview with Manuelle Gautrand, Women Architect of the Year

We speak to architect Manuelle Gautrand about the recently completed extension and renovation of the Comédie de Béthune, and the refurbishment of the Metz Galeries Lafayette façade.

10 Degree Shows to See

With an influx of art students leaving university over the summer, Aesthetica has pin-pointed the top 10 degree shows to attend in order to keep up to speed with new emerging artist talent.

Visualising Globalisation: Shipping Container Homes

Visualising Globalisation

Shipping containers have defined global trade since the 1950s. Now, they are being re-purposed with a growing trend in today’s architecture.

Julia Vogl: Tysons Tiles, Tysons, Virginia

Julia Vogl: Tysons Tiles, Tysons, Virginia

Set up by the Arts Council of Fairfax County, from May 18 through to August 3, artist Julia Vogl will begin installing public artworks across Tysons following a community engagement project.

Olafur Eliasson, Expanding Environments in Aesthetica Magazine

Olafur Eliasson in Aesthetica

In 2014 Olafur Eliasson’s Riverbed took over the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, for the museum’s first solo exhibition of his work.

Alluring Landmarks

Alluring Landmarks

Guillaume Grasset’s series Angelino Heights, a haunting collection of images documenting the second-oldest district of California.

Design Innovation

Design Innovation

MoMA’s Latin America in Construction explores how revolutionary approaches allowed the continent to create a breed of Modernism entirely of its own.

Urban Terrain

Urban Terrain

Drawn to bold structures, Jürgen Schrepfer explores cityscapes with his camera, uncovering moments of artistic beauty in the modern metropolis.

Aesthetica Art Prize Talk: Dr Sam Lackey, Curator at The Hepworth Wakefield

AAP Interview with Dr Sam Lackey, Curator at The Hepworth Wakefield

For the second talk in the series that runs alongside the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, we hear from Dr Sam Lackey, Curator at The Hepworth Wakefield who will discuss current approaches to art.

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2015 Preview Launches Today

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 Exhibition Launches Today

Today marks the exhibition preview of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015, with the show opening to the public tomorrow. The exhibition champions excellence in contemporary art from around the world.

Interview with Exhibit Be Founder Brandan Odums

Interview with Exhibit Be Founder Brandan Odums

Exhibit Be is an artistic endeavour of epic proportions. Helmed by artist Brandan “BMike” Odums, it is an ode to how art disturbs the waters of our contentment without cornering us with guilt.

Mariano Pensotti: Cineastas (Filmmakers), Museum of Contemporray Art, Chicago

Mariano Pensotti: Cineastas

Argentine author and director, Mariano Pensotti, is best known for creating theatre that explores the tension between fiction and reality. The director is heralded as an important creative in Argentina.

Geometric Architecture

Geometric Architecture

Matthias Heiderich explores urban environments, finding surprising angles and colours within cityscapes. His shots are framed in a distinct way, focusing on corners, sides and small sections of buildings. Consequently, he does not just record what he sees; rather he transforms the ordinary into dream-like spaces that suggest a futuristic universe.

Liberating Constructions

Liberating Constructions

Architecture of Independence, a new exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, explores the boom in modernist architecture in Africa following independence in the 1950s and 1960s.

Stephen McKenna and Derek Eland Exhibitions at mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Stephen McKenna and Derek Eland Exhibitions at mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

This February Stephen McKenna: Perspectives of Europe 1980 – 2014 opens at mima in partnership with Hugh Lane Gallery, and is the artist’s largest museum solo presentation in a decade.

Simon Norfolk: Stratographs, Benrubi Gallery, New York

Simon Norfolk: Stratographs, Benrubi Gallery, New York

Two series of long-exposure photographs document impressions on the surface of the planet, one capturing Kenya’s Lewis Glacier, the second depicting the Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan.