Versions of the Real World

New works by the influential artist Isa Genzken challenge the dominant norms of gender and scale within sculpture in a new show at Hauser & Wirth, London.

Feminism & Humanism

A new exhibition of colour photography by Dorothy Bohm at The Museum of London celebrates women in the capital city and challenges their representation from the 1990s to the present day.

Revealing the Unknown

The radical work of Croatian artist Sanja Ivekovic opens in london this winter,
exploring ideas of identity, political unrest and the heroines overlooked by time.

Nicolas Righetti: Yes To A Rosy Future

Yes To A Rosy Future is a collection of unsettling photographs that cast new light on the conflict in Syria. Nicolas Righetti arrived in Damascus when preparations for the Syrian election were under way.

Light From the Middle East: New Photography Review

Light from the Middle East: New Photography is an intriguing show currently on display at the V&A. Curated by Marta Weiss it showcases 30 artists from 13 Middle Eastern countries.

Valentino: Master of Couture, Somerset House

Valentino the man and Valentino the fashion brand are inseparable. In recognition of this Somerset House presents Valentino: Master of Couture, a celebration of the designer’s life and work.

Jo Longhurst: Open Spaces Review, Ffotogallery

Jo Longhurst’s exhibition Other Spaces at Ffotogallery looks at the concept of perfection and the social, physical and psychological undertones of a culturally bound and highly codified performance.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012 at the ICA in London

Bloomberg New Contemporaries opened this week at the ICA for the third year running. Independent of place and democratic to the core, New Contemporaries is open to all.

Nordic Film Festival, London

Taking place across London at Riverside Studios, Ciné lumière, and Prince Charles Cinema, Nordic Film Festival aims to celebrate the best in regional filmmaking, both past and present.

ÉCU Call for Submissions

The world is always in need of a good story, and one of the most popular ways to digest stories is via film. In acknowledgement of this, ÉCU searches to uncover talented story tellers.

Interview with Frances Barber, Julius Caesar at Donmar Warehouse

Later this month, an all-female version of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar opens at London’s Donmar Warehouse, under the direction of the acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!).

Interview with Tim Etchells of Forced Entertainment

Produced by performance group, Forced Entertainment, artistic director, Tim Etchells, speaks to Aesthetica about his approach to theatre and his soon to be released book, Vacuum Days.

Jannis Kounellis, Parasol Unit, London

Considered a protagonist of Arte Povera, an art movement that emerged in Italy during the 1960s, Jannis Kounellis embarked on his career by creating some of the most radical art works of the time.

Lawrence Weiner, Lisson Gallery, London

In his new show at Lisson, Lawrence Weiner focuses on the concept of truncation, a mathematical term referring to the discarding of unnecessary digits, as an inherent meaning and material reality.

The Vivisector, Spruth Magers, London

Mannequins and prosthetics provide a new way for us to view the human body. The Vivisector investigates this idea through two bodies of work by Cindy Sherman; Sex Pictures and Broken Dolls.

The Other Art Fair, London

Cutting edge work will be available to both view and purchase tomorrow as The Other Art Fair opens it’s second exhibition this year, following the success of it’s earlier May edition. From 22 November.

Wade Guyton OS Review, New York

When the printing press was invented in the 15th century by Johannes Gutenberg, it was a scandal. The source of the scandal was the replacement of hand-made works with thoughtless reproductions.

Interview with DC Moore, Playwright of Straight

Throwing out the provocative question of, “when is your best friend not your best friend?”, Straight is a play that deals with the intriguing topic of friendship and age. From 28 November until 22 December.

Abstract Possible, The Birmingham Beat, Eastside Projects, Birmingham

Abstract Possible revisits a quintessential 20th century movement that was also to produce the backbone to many more subsequent movements, but has since taken intriguing routes in the 21st century.

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2012 Review

It’s been just over a week since ASFF closed, hosting its annual Closing Night and Awards Ceremony at which The Sugar Bowl took Best of Fest and Hollow scooped up the People’s Choice award.