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Aesthetica Art Prize Winner and Judge: John Keane

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 30 Days To Go

Artist John Keane, winner of the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2015, joins the judging panel for next year’s award. We continue the countdown to 31 August with a look at Keane’s practice.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: One Month To Go

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Entries: One Month To Go

There is one month to go until the annual Aesthetica Art Prize call for entries closes. Shortlisted artists will participate in a group exhibition in partnership with York Museums Trust and receive editorial coverage in Aesthetica.

Review of Peter Doig at the Palazzetto Tito, Venice, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa

Review of Peter Doig at the Palazzetto Tito, Venice

Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, presents an exhibition by Peter Doig in the Palazzetto Tito. The show features new paintings and several intimately scaled works drawing on found sources.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

In Somerset, Hauser & Wirth hosts an extensive overview of American artist Jenny Holzer’s three-decade exploration of language in art, whilst in Edinburgh, Talbot Rice Gallery brings the work of Hanne Darboven to the Scottish capital.

Review of Yto Barrada: Faux Guide at Pace Gallery, London

Review of Yto Barrada: Faux Guide at Pace, London

An exhibition of new work by Yto Barrada at Pace, London, delving into her research on Moroccan fossils and dinosaurs, and exploring notions of imprint, trace and the status of archives.

Interview with Carolina Redondo, Artist, The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015

Interview with Carolina Redondo, Artist, The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015

Carolina Redondo looks to her origins in the Chilean Pucón for inspiration in her performative practice. We speak to the artist about her use of the body to explore migration and interculturality.

Review of Agnes Martin at Tate Modern, London

Review of Agnes Martin at Tate Modern, London

Tate Modern presents the first retrospective of Agnes Martin’s work since 1994, tracing her development from biomorphic abstraction to her mesmerising grid and striped canvases.

Edinburgh Art Festival 2015

Edinburgh Art Festival 2015

The UK’s largest annual visual art festival combines work from Edinburgh’s most prestigious galleries as well as artist-run spaces, and new commissions from emerging and established artists.

America Is Hard To See at the Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York

America is Hard to See: Whitney Museum, New York

Taking its title from a line in a Robert Frost poem, America Is Hard To See at the Whitney Museum Of American Art considers more than a century of modern American art in its social context.

Interview with Julian Day, Shortlisted Artist, Aesthetica Art Prize 2015

Interview with Julian Day, Shortlisted Artist, Aesthetica Art Prize 2015

Australian artist Julian Day creates simple but evocative works encompassing installation, video, sound, text and performance. His piece Requiem was exhibited as part of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 showcase at York St Mary’s.

Julie Brook: Pigment at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Julie Brook at Ikon Gallery

On view in Ikon’s small turret, the Tower Room, is filmmaker and land artist Julie Brook’s Pigment, an eight and a half minute film, shot in a cave in Namibia with three young Himba women.

BMW Tate Live: Paulina Olowska, Tate Modern

BMW Tate Live: Paulina Olowska, Tate Modern

The latest in Tate Modern’s ongoing evening performance series, BMW Tate Live, sees a gallery transformed into a theatre space for Paulina Olowska’s project The Mother: An Unsavoury Play in Two Acts and an Epilogue.

Review of Audrey Hepburn, National Portrait Gallery

Review of Audrey Hepburn, National Portrait Gallery

One of the most enduring fashion icons of all time, Audrey Hepburn has captivated generations with her unique elegance and style. The National Gallery’s current exhibition covers her early film success to her lasting media image.

Review of Images Moving Out Onto Space at Tate St. Ives

Review: Images Moving Out Onto Space, Tate St. Ives

Images Moving Out Onto Space at Tate St. Ives brings together eight artists, including Bridget Riley and Liliane Lijn, with works of kinetic painting and sculpture spanning 50 years.

Interview with Matt Gee; Nutri-Artifice at Gallery 268, London

Interview: artist Matt Gee

Gallery 268, London, presents Matt Gee: Nutri-Artifice, consisting of two bodies of work which resonate in between art and science with a visual language reminiscent of props used in a laboratory.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

In our 5 to See, we head to the Gagosian Paris, which is staging an exhibition of the work of Bruce Nauman. Across the Atlantic, MCA Chicago presents a fascinating insight into the world of the 1960’s African America avant-garde.

Review of Minjung Kim at Luxembourg & Dayan, 58th Venice Biennale

Minjung Kim at Luxembourg & Dayan, Venice Biennale

In a Venetian house in sight of the Giardini della Biennale, Luxembourg & Dayan presents Minjung Kim: The Light, The Shade, The Depth featuring the artist’s paintings from the past 15 years.

Interview with Peter Liversidge, By the Book, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

Interview with Peter Liversidge, By the Book, Sean Kelly Gallery, NY

British artist Peter Liversidge reflects on the idea of the ‘proposal’ in his conceptually-based practice, using analogue and antiquated technology to both initiate and document his artistic activities. We speak to Liversidge about new show By the Book.

Fiona Tan: Depot, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

Fiona Tan: Depot, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

The key feature of Fiona Tan’s new show is a re-imagining of the 1950s fairground attraction ‘Jonah the Giant Whale.’ Depot presents a cabinet of curiosities housed in a 71-foot long vehicle.

Aesthetica Art Prize Judge: Phillip Prodger, National Portrait Gallery

Interview: Phillip Prodger, National Portrait Gallery

Phillip Prodger is Head of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London. He has joined the judging panel for this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize. We speak to Prodger about his curatorial portfolio.

Cindy Sherman: Works from the Olbricht Collection, Olbricht Foundation, Berlin

Cindy Sherman: Works from the Olbricht Collection

Cindy Sherman: Works from the Olbricht Collection will feature 60 photographs on view at me Collectors Room, drawn from all periods of her work to provide an overview of her entire career.

Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist Kyler Zeleny: Found Polaroids

Aesthetica Art Prize Artist, Kyler Zeleny: Found Polaroids

Over the past two years, Aesthetica Art Prize longlisted artist Kyler Zeleny has been working on a project centred on found Polaroids. This project has cumulated in a website, Found Polaroids.

Aesthetica Art Prize Judge: Karin Askham, London College of Communication

Karin Askham, London College of Communication

The judges for this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize, currently open for entries, include Karin Askham, Dean of the school of Media, London College of Communication who established the UK’s first BA and MA courses in fashion photography.

Review of Ian Hamilton Finlay 1789 1794, Victoria Miro, London

Ian Hamilton Finlay at Victoria Miro

The late sculptor Ian Hamilton Finlay made reference to literature, pre-Socratic philosophy, the French Revolution and classical mythology, chronicled in a retrospective at Victoria Miro.

Interview with Simon Baker, Curator, Another Language, Les Rencontres d'Arles

Interview with Simon Baker, Les Rencontres d'Arles

Comprised of over 200 prints, Another Language presents unseen bodies of work by well-known photographers and lesser-known historic figures. We speak to the show’s curator, Simon Baker.

The M+ Sigg Collection: Chinese art from the 1970s to now, The Whitworth, Manchester

The M+ Sigg Collection, The Whitworth, Manchester

The Whitworth and M+ Sigg Collection have joined forces to devise a vibrant new show, designed to promote the emergence of contemporary art practice in China over the last 40 years.

Zarina Bhimji: Jangbar at New Art Exchange, Nottingham

Zarina Bhimji: Jangbar

Filmmaker and Turner prize nominee Zarina Bhimji has joined her portfolio of film pieces in a new installation titled Jangbar, which is currently screening at New Art Exchange, Nottingham.

Interview with Neville Redvers-Mutton, Technical Project Manager at Momart

Interview with Neville Redvers-Mutton, Technical Manager, Momart

Momart has over 40 years experience in art transport, storage and handling. We speak to Neville Redvers-Mutton, Technical Project Manager, about the company’s ethos and working practices.

Review of Dr. Lakra's Monomito at Kurimanzutto Gallery, Mexico City

Dr. Lakra: Monomito Review

Currently on view at kurimanzutto gallery in Mexico City is Dr. Lakra’s newest body of work, Monomito, the result of an anthropological and ethnographical study into the history of tattoo subculture.

Herman de Vries, to be all ways to be, 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia

Herman de Vries, to be all ways to be, Venice Biennale

Herman de Vries represents The Netherlands at the Venice Biennale with his latest exhibition, to be all ways to be. The picturesque Dutch pavilion houses an amalgam of the artist’s recent works.

Exhibition Curated by Turner Prize Winner Tony Cragg, Blain|Southern gallery

Exhibition Curated by Turner Prize Winner Tony Cragg, Blain|Southern

Turner Prize winner Tony Cragg, who has also represented Britain at the Venice Biennale, curates a show at Blain|Southern, with Andreas Schmitten, Gereon Lepper and Mathias Lanfer.

Interview with Multimedia Artist, Annina Roescheisen

Interview with Multimedia Artist, Annina Roescheisen

Annina Roescheisen is a multimedia artist. Her video piece What Are You Fishing For? was longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize, and is next showing in her first solo show in New York.

Review of Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots, Tate Liverpool

Jackson Pollock at Tate

Tate Liverpool’s major new retrospective Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots is the first exhibition in over thirty years to properly survey the artist’s late works. The show focuses on Pollock’s black pourings.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

With this weekend set to be a little cooler, it will be the perfect time to soak up some culture. Get in the mood for summer adventures with Wanderlust at the RA and Tomoko Yoneda at Grimaldi Gavin.

Sean Lynch, Adventure: Capital, Arsenale Section at La Biennale de Venezia

Sean Lynch, Adventure: Capital, Venice Biennale

Irish artist Sean Lynch presents an entirely new body of works entitled Adventure: Capital at the Venice Biennale this year. This ambitious project includes video, sculptural and archival elements.

Urs Fischer's Site-Specific Installation at the Modern Institute, Glasgow

Urs Fischer, Modern Institute

Urs Fischer, the Swiss-born, New York-based artist has created a site-specific installation which plays with scale and bisects the gallery space of his new show at the Modern Institute, Glasgow.

Interview with Bruce Gilchrist & Jo Joelson, London Fieldworks, Aesthetica Art Prize 2015

Interview with Bruce Gilchrist & Jo Joelson, London Fieldworks

London Fieldworks was formed in 2000 by artists Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson. Working across installation, sculpture, architecture, film and publishing, the collective produces work for a range of contexts, in a variety of locations.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: Submissions Open

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: Submissions Open

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Creative Writing Award is an internationally renowned literary prize for emerging and established writers. Image: Marcus Lyon, EXODUS VI, West Lamma Channel, South China Sea (2011).

Review: The UK Pavilions featuring Sarah Lucas at the 65th Venice Biennale 2015

Sarah Lucas’ British Council Commission, Venice Biennale

This year, the UK Pavilion at the 65th Venice Biennale presents a new body of work by Sarah Lucas set in a sea of Crème Anglaise, dismissing the traditional white walls for bright custard yellow.

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.

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