Stretching the Physical Limitations of Art, Mark Handforth: Rolling Stop, MOCA, North Miami

Mark Handforth’s (b. 1969) Rolling Stop opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, for Art Basel Miami Beach. Curated by MOCA Executive Director Bonnie Clearwater.

The Language of Television, Dara Birnbaum, South London Gallery

The main room of South London Gallery is entirely taken up by Birnbaum’s Arabesque. Before even entering the room, the flowing piano of Robert Schumann’s composition Arabesque Opus 18 reaches out to draw one into the space.

Paloma Varga Weisz, Spirits of my Flesh, Chapter Gallery

Taking its place in Chapter’s 2011 roll call directly after Resident, WITH Collective’s über-conceptual Autumn show, Paloma Varga Weisz’s solo outing at the Cardiff gallery is a difficult one to approach.

A Peep Through The Looking Glass, Alice in Wonderland, Tate Liverpool

Since their original publication in 1865, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass have had an unprecedented influence on the visual arts.

Things Which Come Together; Then Fall Apart, Martin Boyce Wins The Turner Prize 2011

When Mario Testino announced Glasgow-based Martin Boyce as the winner of this year’s Turner Prize at the Baltic last Monday night, he accepted the award with modesty to the point of bashfulness.

Two New Collections From Aesthetica, Artists & Writers

At Aesthetica we encourage creativity and innovation, fostering artists and writers through the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition. This year’s competition saw a fantastic response.

In The Presence, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011, ICA, London

The Bloomberg New Contemporaries has long presented art lovers with an annual snapshot of emerging talent from the next generation of artists in the UK. The first exhibition was held in 1949.

Confronting the Past

Tel Aviv Museum of Art is that rarest of institutions: an art gallery with a political legacy. The original building was the former home of the first mayor of Tel Aviv, who bequeathed the property in his will.

History in Context

There are unseen lines that cross the earth, lines that make little concession to land or water but are owed and owing to both, through industry and habitation.

Industrial Realism

Lunch Break is an unsentimental, yet deeply humane, portrait that examines the changing roles of workers, depicting the drastic shift in the social, political and economic landscape of the 21st century.

The Way We Live Now

Were you to walk down a street today and look through the windows of the houses, you would witness a wide variety of living spaces: homeowners today are preoccupied with design and the arrangement of the world around them.

Talking Images

This year’s Taylor Wessing includes thought-provoking and captivating works. Jooney Woodward won this prize for her portrait, Harriet and Gentleman Jack.

An Unfamiliar Reality

Camilo Echeverri’s series SuperWomen employs a deliberate reworking of visual vocabulary, subverting notions of nostalgia, happiness and myth.

Speak To Me

Each issue of Aesthetica features works by rising stars in photography from around the world. The following images are a highlight of this year’s works.

Spectral Images of a Dark City

Eckersley’s vision of nocturnal London dissembles the conventional imagery of built environments where abandoned estates and neon-lit corner shops reign.

Don’t Miss This, Rashid Rana: Everything Is Happening At Once, The Cornerhouse, Manchester

Everything Is Happening At Once is the first solo UK exhibition in a public institution by Rashid Rana. Rana’s work explores how physical realities and social practices affect our culture and identity.

A Celebration of Swedish Art History, Moment-Ynglingagatan 1, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Celebrating Swedish Art History in the 1990s, Moderna Museet unveils their new show Moment-Ynglingagatan 1: a non-commercial gallery that was a vital forum for Swedish art in the 1990s.

Max Mara Art Prize for Women 2011 Winner Announced

Laure Prouvost has been announced as the winner of Whitechapel’s Max Mara Art Prize for Women. Iwona Blazwick, OBE, Director of the Whitechapel Gallery revealed the winner this evening.

Bo Christian Larsson, Run To The Hills, Steinle Contemporary, Munich

Swedish artist, Bo Christian Larsson combines sculpture, video, and works on paper. Larsson’s previous exhibitions have featured a central work – often a large-scale installation or a performance.

Last Chance To See, ING Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London

ING Discerning Eye is an exhibition of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from the art world. This year’s selector are: Artists, Eileen Cooper RA and Lisa Wright, amongst others.