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: Roland Spieth of Bulthaup 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

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 Art Foundation

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

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, Ben Brown Fine Arts

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

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 & Huni Kuin, Aru Kuxipa, Sacred Secret

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

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

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 in Aesthetica

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.

AAP Interview with 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 2015 Exhibition 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

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.

Highlights from the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014

Highlights from the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014

During December 2014, the small fishing town of Kochi in South India’s state of Kerala, was besieged by the international art crowd as the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 (KMB) opened its second edition.

London Fashion Week: International Fashion Showcase, London

London Fashion Week: International Fashion Showcase, London

For the fourth year in a row 130 emerging designers from 30 countries will come together in the largest public fashion exhibition of its kind.

A Sensory Experience: Ernesto Neto

A Sensory Experience: Ernesto Neto

The organic sculptures and magical universe of Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto take over the gallery at Guggenheim Bilbao, allowing audiences to engage with art using their senses.

Temporal Measures, White Rainbow Gallery, London

Temporal Measures, White Rainbow Gallery, London

Berlin-based Japanese artists Futo Akiyoshi, Kouichi Tabata and Takahiro Ueda hold the first group show to take place within White Rainbow gallery. Each artist creates works surrounding the themes of time, space and psychology.

Top 10 Exhibitions in 2014

Top 10 Exhibitions in 2014

2014 has been a great year for contemporary art exhibitions. The huge range of practices on display demonstrates the variety of artistic approaches being developed across the world. From Martin Creed to Annette Messager, all of the artists listed here demonstrate both skill and thought.

The Art Fund Launch Nationwide Search for Museum of the Year 2015

The Art Fund Launch Nationwide Search for Museum of the Year 2015

The Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year launches its competition for 2015. The search for the next top UK museum or gallery begins this week, after director of the Art Fund and chair of the judging panel, Stephen Deuchar, revealed the international jury line-up of professionals.

Disinformation, The Analysis of Beauty, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Disinformation, The Analysis of Beauty, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

The first instalment of gap in the air festival took place in November with a mesmerising in-situ sound and video piece by noise DJ, artist and researcher Joe Banks. Working under the guise of Disinformation since 1995, Banks has pioneered the use of ‘radio’ noise.

Unconventional Design: Discover Aesthetica Issue 62, Official Trailer

Unconventional Design: Discover Aesthetica Issue 62, Official Trailer

The December/ January issue of Aesthetica is available to purchase online and in stores internationally. In Issue 62, we focus on the unconventional. It’s a celebration of practitioners who are experimenting in their field.

Composed Architecture

Composed Architecture

Frank Gehry, an architect responsible for some of the world’s most visually and technically outstanding constructions, is celebrated in a major retrospective.

Seeing Through Light, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Collection

Seeing Through Light, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Collection

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi’s new exhibition introduces the future museum’s curatorial vision through a theme-based collection presentation, featuring artworks by 18 international artists from the 1960s to today and exploring the theme of light.