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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.

Retracing Portuguese Colonialism

Retracing Portuguese Colonialism

Délio Jasse’s new and previously unseen body of work comes together in a solo exhibition, The Lost Chapter: Nampula, 1963 at London’s Tiwani Contemporary.

Gift Inspiration: Aesthetica Magazine

Gift Inspiration: Aesthetica Magazine

Treat someone special to a subscription and get their new year off to an inspirational start. Receive free gift wrap and the chance to send a personalised message. Free films come with the Dec/Jan issue.

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.

Aesthetica Issue 74 Available Now

Aesthetica Issue 74 Available Now

The December / January issue is available now. In photography, seven diverse practitioners offer works that explore urban landscapes, fine art and portraiture.

Figurative Illumination

Figurative Illumination

Iván Navarro opens a new exhibition in New York in which layers of social and political depth are identified through sculpted silence.

Changing Philosophies

Changing Philosophies

Thames & Hudson’s encyclopaedic volume surveys the innovations of inspired practitioners from the 19th century up until the present day.

Not Vital: Innerworld and Outerworlds

Not Vital: Innerworld and Outerworlds

Published alongside the exhibition at YSP, and in association with Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, a new catalogue puts the figure into context through 100 photographs.

Fred Herzog’s Innovative Colour

Fred Herzog’s Innovative Colour

Fred Herzog | Modern Color surveys the life and work of the the Canadian artist, one of the most known figures for his unusual use of colour in the 1950s and 1960s.

Lucy Raven: Merging Dimensions

Lucy Raven: Merging Dimensions

New York artist and filmmaker, Lucy Raven (b.1977), is at Serpentine Gallery, London, exploring what happens behind the camera and in-between frames.

Communicating the Museum: Engagement

Communicating the Museum: Engagement

This year’s second edition of world-leading museum conference, Communicating the Museum proved one of the most interdisciplinary yet.

American Classics

American Classics

Pace London has announced American Classics, an exhibition of key works from photographers who emerged in post-war America.

Melanie Banjo: Detailing Countercultures

Melanie Banjo: Detailing Countercultures

Foam, Amsterdam, presents Melanie Banjo’s first major solo exhibition until 7 December, centred around the absurdities within the human experience.

Jim Lambie: Perceptions of Domesticity

Jim Lambie: Perceptions of Domesticity

Electrolux at the Modern Institute, Glasgow, marks Lambie’s sixth solo exhibition with a new collection that recontextualises objects.

Bruce McLean: Versatility and Innovation

Bruce McLean: Versatility and Innovation

Acclaimed British sculptor, painter and ceramicist Bruce McLean is at Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, charting an acclaimed and versatile career.

Icons of American Life

Icons of American Life

The work of American photographer Lee Friedlander, is at Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, featuring pieces taken over the course of the past five decades.

Representational Painting

Representational Painting

The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize was created to encourage representational painting. We speak to Emma Copley, who was selected for the 2016 exhibition.

Art as Methodology

Art as Methodology

Why do we need art? The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, puts this question into conversation in their new and though-provoking exhibition On the Origin of Art.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 to See celebrates the potential of the artistic medium. We celebrate post-industrial imagery and winter landscapes.

Defining Biennials

Defining Biennials

What do, and will, we remember of art? What of art in public places? What are biennials for – a small, inclusive elite, or the people of the cities that house them?

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.

Interdisciplinary Innovation

Interdisciplinary Innovation

Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983 explores the scene-changing and interdisciplinary life of downtown New York.

Kaleidoscopic Landscapes

Kaleidoscopic Landscapes

Aspen-born photographer Chloe Sells has continued to progress as an artist that questions the finite nature of our planet, our existence and the lines in between.

Echo and Convergence

Echo and Convergence

Robin Rice Gallery, New York, presents Echo and Convergence, an exhibition by Benjamin Heller. The show invites visitors into an expressive dimension.

Surrealism and the Camera

Surrealism and the Camera

Atlas Gallery, London, presents a new exhibition exploring photographers who responded to Surrealism over the past five decades.

São Paulo Biennial: LiveUncertainty

São Paulo Biennial: LiveUncertainty

Conceptual, social, political, ecological and less visual than previous editions, the 32nd São Paulo Biennial, Living Uncertainty, was a collective process.

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.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park: 2017 Events

Yorkshire Sculpture Park: 2017 Events

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), Wakefield, has a wide range of events coming up in 2017, featuring major indoor and open-air exhibitions.

Conscious Developments

Conscious Developments

Gazelli Art House, London, introduces their new exhibition toute seule this January. An all-female show responds collectively to the modern world.

Basim Magdy: Dystopian Perspectives

Basim Magdy: Dystopian Perspectives

Egyptian artist, Basim Magdy returns to Jeu de Paume, Paris, this Autumn for its 9th Satellite Programme: No Shooting Stars to question land-based identities.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 To See poses some interesting questions, in reference to both the social and cultural issues of our time- and to the limits of artistic convention.

Life and Geometry

Life and Geometry

The Barbican Centre, London, presents Zarah Hussain’s Numina, providing an immersive and sensory experience for visitors.

Robert Rauschenberg: Multi-Disciplinary Innovation

Robert Rauschenberg: Multi-Disciplinary Innovation

Tate Modern, London, presents a major exhibition on Robert Rauschenberg, offering the first posthumous retrospective of his work in 20 years.

Metropolitan Underworlds

Metropolitan Underworlds

Benrubi Gallery, New York, presents Manhattan Sunday by Richard Renaldi, a photographic diary from 2010 to the present day, celebrating the nocturnal.

The Language of Experimentation

The Language of Experimentation

Tate Modern, London, presents The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection, featuring over 150 works from 60 artists.

Roni Horn: Mutability and Geology

Roni Horn: Mutability and Geology

Roni Horn’s sculptures made of cast glass, photographic installations and works on paper address the changeability of nature at Fondation Beyeler, Basel.

Alluring Mysteries of the Everyday

Alluring Mysteries of the Everyday

Revolt of the Sage, opening this month at Blain Southern, takes its title from a work of the same name by Giorgio de Chirico painted in 1916.

Reflections on Identity

Reflections on Identity

Ronchini Gallery, London, opens a new exhibition featuring Tameka Jenean Norris. The multi-disciplinary show explores the notion of identity.

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.

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