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RSA Open Exhibition 2016

RSA Open Exhibition 2016

Applications close for the RSA Open Exhibition on 1 June, 5PM, with a long-standing history of celebrating the best of contemporary practice.

Charting Talent: Degree Shows to See this Summer

Amidst the season of Degree Shows, students across the UK are finalising and displaying their works as part of a nationwide collective of talent.

Two Days To Go: Future Now Symposium, The Value of Art, Design Advancements and Gallery Relationships

Future Now Symposium: The Value of Art, Design Advancements and Gallery Relationships

Two days to go until Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium begins. The inaugural event invites audiences to consider contemporary practices in the present day. Here’s our final line-up of sessions for the 2016 programme.

Q&A with Future Now Speaker Julia Michalska, The Art Newspaper

Q&A with Future Now Speaker Julia Michalska, The Art Newspaper

Julia Michalska, Deputy Web Editor at The Art Newspaper, joins Future Now as a panelist in Session 10: The Permanence of Print Part II for a discussion on print in today’s digital world.

Future Now Symposium: The Future of Art and Culture in Curating and Talent Development

Future Now Symposium: The Future of Art and Culture in Curating and Talent Development

Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium is an opportunity for artists and those working in the creative sector to network, discuss best practice and build new collaborations. On Day Two of the event, sessions include the Future of Art and Culture, Talent Development, and Funding and Commissions.

Patrick Hough and Lawrence Leck, Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017

Patrick Hough and Lawrence Leck, Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017

The Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017 has been awarded to Patrick Hough and Lawrence Leck. They will be given £20,000 each to contribute to the spring 2017 exhibition.

Restriction and Release: Fashion and Freedom at Manchester Art Gallery

Restriction and Release: Fashion and Freedom at Manchester Art Gallery

Fashion and Freedom at the Manchester Art Gallery sees established designers present works in response to the social changes women went through in WWI.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

As Photo London brings together artists, galleries, curators and collectors at its annual fair at Somerset House, we take a look at the abundant photography exhibitions being held across the UK capital this weekend. Explore something new in our 5 To See.

Interview with Scarlett Bowman, Hyperion Frieze New York 2016

Interview with Scarlett Bowman, Hyperion Frieze New York 2016

Hyperion took place during Frieze New York 2016. We catch up with Scarlett Bowman, one of the multimedia artists involved in the project.

Free Range 2016: Graduate Art and Design Shows, The Old Truman Brewery, London

Free Range 2016: Graduate Art and Design Shows, The Old Truman Brewery, London

Now in its 16th year, Free Range returns to the Old Truman Brewery to showcase the breadth of work being produced by the UK’s emerging creatives – both to the public and to the creative industries.

Imitation of Life: Melodrama and Race in the 21st Century, HOME, Manchester

Imitation of Life: Melodrama and Race in the 21st Century, HOME, Manchester

Racial identity lies at the heart of the latest exhibition at HOME. Fittingly, the event is named after Douglas Sirk’s film Imitation of Life (1959).

Athens Digital Arts Festival 2016

Athens Digital Arts Festival

Athens Digital Arts Festival hosts its 12th edition in the historic city of Athens from 19-22 May. This year, ADAF will present a selection of artworks and audiovisual performances that capture the different aspects of Pop in the digital era.

Explore the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Exhibition: Film

Explore this year’s shortlist with the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition video, featuring a selection of works in-situ, accompanied by exclusive interviews with artists including Rachel Ara, Ellie Davies, Henry Driver and David Hochgatterer.

Katie Paterson and Zeller & Moye, Hollow, Situations, Bristol

Katie Paterson and Zeller & Moye, Hollow, Bristol

A new public artwork has taken residence in Bristol. Produced by Situations and commissioned by University of Bristol, Hollow invites viewers to see the history of our planet through a microcosm of each of its forests.

The Future Now Symposium: Two Weeks To Go, Portfolio Reviews

The Future Now Symposium: Two Weeks To Go, Portfolio Reviews

Alongside talks, panel discussions and networking opportunities, Future Now will host a series of Portfolio Reviews. These sessions are designed for practitioners working across all media, including painting, photography and sculpture.

Urs Fischer: False Friends, Museum of Art and History, Geneva

The Deste Foundation, which celebrates its 33rd anniversary in 2016, has just presented Urs Fischer – False Friend, an exhibition at Museum of Art and History.

Interview with Future Now Symposium Speaker Dr Alistair Payne, The Glasgow School of Art

Interview with Future Now Symposium Speaker Dr Alistair Payne, The Glasgow School of Art

Dr Alistair Payne, Head of the School of Fine Art, The Glasgow School of Art offers a new perspective on the potential of painting in the modern age, highlighting its current interdisciplinary status at the Future Now Symposium later this month.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

From leading practitioners of the late 20th century such as Gerhard Richter and Carl Andre, to new experiments and collaborations in photography by Annette Kelm and Eamonn Doyle, this line-up spans projects from several decades.

Enter Through the Headset: Gazelli Art House

Group exhibition Through the Headset sees artists Iain Nicholls, Tom Szirtes, SkullMapping and Matteo Zamagni working in the medium of Virtual Reality.

The Turner Prize 2016 Shortlist Announced, Tate Britain

Turner Prize 2016 Shortlist Announced, Tate Britain

Tate Britain reveals the four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2016. The artists are: Michael Dean, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in December.

What is Done Cannot be Undone, Warrior Studios, OVADA

Ninety-nine years after the Surrealists are playing what would have become “Exquisite corpse by airmail”, Warrior Studios comes to OVADA.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call For Entries: 2015 Longlisted Artist, Dorota Borowa

Aesthetica Art Prize Call For Entries: 2015 Longlisted Artist, Dorota Borowa

The idea of exploration is Dorota Borowa’s main source of inspiration. In her work, she looks for a place between reality and abstraction.

Found, Curated by Cornelia Parker, The Foundling Museum, London

Found, Curated by Cornelia Parker, The Foundling Museum, London

Cornelia Parker has invited 60 artists from a range of disciplines to respond to the theme of ‘found’, reflecting on the Museum’s long-standing history and heritage. Opening on 27 May, this show unites new work with historic objects.

Junkie: Jac Leirner at White Cube, Mason's Yard

Junkie: Jac Leirner at White Cube, Mason's Yard

The subject of drugs in art is a longstanding tradition. Jac Leirner’s solo exhibition at White Cube Mason’s Yard takes a simpler approach to dependence.

Photo London 2016, Somerset House, London

Photo London 2016, Somerset House, London

From the 19-22 May, Photo London will be celebrating the ever popular medium of photography across the capital by bringing some of the world’s leading practitioners, curators, exhibitors and dealers together with the public.

Q+A with Berlin-Based Multimedia Artist Peter Vahlefeld

Peter Vahlefeld is a Berlin-based multi-media artist. His work combines analog and digital painting on canvas and explores the currency of advertisements.

Interview with Symposium Speaker Agnieszka Prendota, Creative Director, Arusha Gallery

Interview with Symposium Speaker Agnieszka Prendota, Creative Director, Arusha Gallery

Agnieszka Prendota, Creative Director at Arusha Gallery is a speaker at Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium 2016, running 26-27 May at York St John University. Prendota’s talk The Symbiotic Relationship Between Public and Private Galleries, takes the form of a panel discussion and will explore the relationship between public and private galleries.

In conversation with Ceramic Artist, Michael Boroniec

We speak to American artist Michael Boroniec about his ceramic practice as well as the processes and the mutual effects of art on the individual.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

With the weekend promising warm weather and New York’s Art Week in full swing, there is no shortage of shows to attend over the coming days. Featured exhibits include Martin Creed’s Understanding at Brooklyn Bridge Park and Mona Hatoum’ survey show at Tate.

Filipa César, The Solid Image: Red Africa season at Calvert 22, London

Filipa César, The Solid Image: Red Africa season at Calvert 22, London

Filipa César’s The Solid Image – Notes on the ‘Luta ca caba inda’, belongs to the intriguing Red Africa season that exhibited at Calvert 22, London.

Ai Weiwei at Cycladic, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens

Ai Weiwei, Cycladic, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens

As an artist who looks into the craftsmanship of the past, Ai Weiwei’s first Greek exhibition sees him work with the archaeological collections of the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens.

Australian Exotica, Monash Gallery of Art, Australia

Australian Exotica, Monash Gallery of Art, Australia

Monash Gallery of Art’s (MGA) latest exhibition Australian exotica showcases the works of some of Australia’s most celebrated artists.

Q+A with Symposium Speaker Remco de Blaaij, Curator at Centre for Contemporary Arts

Q+A with Symposium Speaker Remco de Blaaij, Curator at Centre for Contemporary Arts

Remco de Blaaij, Senior Curator at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Glasgow is one of the speakers for Curating for the Future: A Collaborative Approach. We catch up with him.

Art Fair Tokyo 2016

Art Fair Tokyo 2016

First established in 1992 as Nippon International Contemporary Art Fair, Art Fair Tokyo is now the biggest fair of its kind in Japan and has branched out to showcase a variety of artistic styles and disciplines from a range of eras.

Art16, Olympia London

Art16, Olympia London

Held at Olympia London from 20-22 May, Art16 will present a total of 1000 pieces from locations such as Senegal, South Korea, Cuba and the Czech Republic. This year’s instalment is set to bring together buyers, gallerists and enthusiasts.

Sarah Lucas: Temporary ob-scenarios, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi

The Nicola Trussardi Foundation has decided to explore new territories and modes of presenting contemporary art; Sarah Lucas’s project at Albergo Diurno is deeply consistent with this intent.

Interview with Ellie Davies, Aesthetica Art Prize Shortlisted Artist

Interview with Ellie Davies, Aesthetica Art Prize Shortlisted Artist

Ellie Davies is one of the shortlisted artists in this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, showing at York St Mary’s until 29 May. The artist’s photographic work Stars considers the fragility of our relationship with the natural world.

Jodie Carey: Early Old at Galerie Rolando Anselmi

In Jodie Carey’s (b.1981) sculptures and installations, she examines textures as well as their material consistency and their immaterial reactions.

Q+A with Painter, Lisa Wright

Q+A with Painter, Lisa Wright

Lisa Wright’s paintings are conceived with a mix of historical knowledge and discipline with drawing. We speak to the artist about her the processes behind her works and compositional intentions.

One Month To Go: Future Now Symposium 2016 - Print, Painting and Art Prizes

One Month: Future Now Symposium, Print, Painting and Art Prizes

We’re gearing up for next month’s Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium, taking place on 26-27 May at York St John University. Speakers include representatives from Frieze, Glasgow School of Art, Hepworth Wakefield and Whitechapel Gallery.

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