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.

Joachim Brohm: Vernacular & Modern, Grimaldi Galvin

Joachim Brohm: Vernacular & Modern, Grimaldi Galvin

Joachim Brohm rose to prominence in the 1980s as one of the first photographers in Europe to shoot exclusively in colour. Brohm connected colour photography with an “everyday cultural landscape.”

Realigning Architecture, Bernard Tschumi in Aesthetica Magazine

Realigning Architecture, Bernard Tschumi in Aesthetica Magazine

The Pompidou Centre looks to the work of Bernard Tschumi and unusually, perhaps because Tschumi espouses more theory than most, equal weight is given to both his finalised projects.

Rediscovering Domesticity, Elmgreen & Dragset in Aesthetica Magazine

Rediscovering Domesticity, Elmgreen & Dragset in Aesthetica Magazine

The first person to have driven by Prada Marfa, Elmgreen & Dragset’s re-creation of a Prada store set within the desolate Texan landscape, must have thought they had stumbled upon a mirage.

The Art of Our Time, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

The Art of Our Time, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Located on an old port, on the banks of the river Nervion is the titanium-clad, cathedral like Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Designed by Frank Gehry and built in 1997, the museum resembles a fantasy ship, with soaring elevated arcs.

Women Fashion Power, Design Museum, London

Women Fashion Power, Design Museum, London

Women Fashion Power at the Design Museum celebrates the exceptional and influential women from the spheres of politics, culture, business and fashion, and features cutting-edge creatives who have had an impact on the world stage.

The 41st Edition of FIAC, Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, Grand Palais

The 41st Edition of FIAC, Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, Grand Palais

The 41st edition of leading international art fair, FIAC brings 191 galleries from 26 countries into the vast space of Paris’ Grand Palais. The fair’s founding principles are to be attentive to the evolutions of contemporary creation.

Frieze London 2014: Highlights for the 12th Edition

Frieze London 2014: Highlights for the 12th Edition

Frieze London, returns to the heart of the UK’s capital, London’s Regent’s Park, for its 12th edition. Sponsored by Deutsche Bank and designed by Universal Design Studio, the fair sees new additions with the inclusion of two specialist sections.

Fotofever, Photography Art Fair: An All-Encompassing Photography Platform

Fotofever, Photography Art Fair: An All-Encompassing Photography Platform

The Carrousel du Louvre welcomes the international photography fair for the fifth time. Founded by Cécile Schall, this is an inimitable Parisian event which presents the opportunity to view works soaring in popularity amongst collectors.

Opening of The Fondation Louis Vuitton in the Jardin d’Acclimatation

Opening of The Fondation Louis Vuitton in the Jardin d’Acclimatation

The Fondation Louis Vuitton is a new Parisian centre for contemporary French and international artistic creation, contained within a building commissioned by Bernard Arnault, and designed by the American architect Frank Gehry.

Review of Folkestone Triennial 2014: Lookout, Folkestone, Kent

Review of Folkestone Triennial 2014: Lookout, Folkestone, Kent

The Folkestone Triennial mobilises the past to bring contemporary art into public dialogue about a bright future. Lewis Biggs has curated site-specific works that range from experiments in relational aesthetics to proposals for regeneration.

James Reka: Trip The Light, StolenSpace Gallery, London

James Reka: Trip The Light, StolenSpace Gallery, London

With his London debut, Berlin-based Australian artist James Reka explores the splendour of the dancing female form using fluid lines to create a hypnotic and dynamic movement. Until 5 October.

Rashid Johnson: Dutchman, Red Square Russian and Turkish Baths

Rashid Johnson: Dutchman, Red Square Russian and Turkish Baths

This September, Rashid Johnson’s critically acclaimed piece, Dutchman, will run at Chicago’s Red Square Russian and Turkish Baths for five evenings as part of Performa 10 Years.