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.

Art Beijing 2016, China National Agriculture Exhibition Center

Art Beijing 2016, China National Agriculture Exhibition Center

Taking place this weekend at the National Agriculture Exhibition Center, Art Beijing returns for its 10th edition with an engaging and diverse presentation of galleries, individuals artists and special projects from across the world.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

As we leave those April showers behind and look towards a milder May, we round-up a selection of engaging shows to uplift and inspire you this Bank Holiday weekend. Our 5 To See travels from the UK and Norway to Australia and the USA.

Melanie Manchot at Towner: People, Places, Propositions

Melanie Manchot manages to avoid dramatising the effects of addiction in her exhibition at Towner, Eastbourne.

In Conversation with Croatian Artist, Ana Sladetić

Ana Sladetić’s works combine traditional with modern media, examining various topics, such as visual perception, epistemology and alienation from society.

Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival 2016, Somerset House

Somerset House is being taken over by the top emerging and established names in illustration and design for the seventh annual Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival.

Still (the) Barbarians, EVA International, Limerick

Still (the) Barbarians, EVA International, Limerick

The EVA International Biennial of Contemporary Art is a 12-week programme of exhibitions and events that engages with the people and city of Limerick every two years and aims to lead the production, commissioning and exhibiting of art in Ireland.

From Pigment To Form: Review of Spray Paintings, Lisson Gallery London

Ten years on from the death of visionary conceptual artist John Latham (1921–2006), his works still strike the viewer as remarkably contemporary.

Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA, The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA, The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA comprises works from MOCA’s collection that identify the decade’s key concerns and transformations. It was a decade that saw the end of the Cold War, the rise of the internet and more.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Vote for the People's Choice

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Vote for the People's Choice

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Main and Student Prize winners have been announced, however, the People’s Choice is yet to be revealed. Here’s your chance to vote for your favourite artwork showcased at the Art Prize Exhibition.

Bulthaup Designs, Milan 2016

Bulthaup Designs, Milan 2016

Bulthaup is known for its functional, ergonomic designs; showcasing in Milan 12-17 April, the company introduced new works for 2016 with a focus on simplicity.

The Real Guerrilla Girls, Galerie Lelong, New York

The Real Guerrilla Girls, four mysterious photographs hang dramatically under spotlights in a room of their own, among the group show Narrative/Collaborative.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Shortlisted Artist James Winter, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Shortlisted Artist James Winter, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture

Shortlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016, London-based artist James Winter created a site-specific installation for this year’s exhibition at York St Mary’s. Winter discusses the concepts behind his Spatial Light Constructs series.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

From nostalgic over-shoulder glances at our artistic past in Conceptual Art in Britain at Tate to the fresh-faced novelty of Dan Flavin’s show at Ikon, the art world boasts something for everyone.

Nasreen Mohamedi – A Philosophy in Life at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Nasreen Mohamedi – A Philosophy in Life at Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s brand new enterprise, The Met Breuer, opened with a major retrospective of the Indian artist Nasreen Mohamedi.

Frieze New York, Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan

Frieze New York, Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan

Running from 5-8 May, Frieze New York celebrates its 25th anniversary at Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan, this year. Designed to be a celebration of both emerging and established artists, Frieze boasts the work of 200 galleries.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call For Entries: Longlisted Artist, Val Wecerka

Aesthetica Art Prize Call For Entries: Longlisted Artist, Val Wecerka

Wecerka’s practice covers an entire spectrum of topics and forms, from figurative to abstract and ornamental, holding a keen interest in experimenting with different materials to express ideas.

Nostalgia for bare feet, Lumière Brothers Centre for Photography

Nostalgia for bare feet, Lumière Brothers Centre for Photography

Lumière Brothers Centre for Photography holds an exhibition of Antanas Sutkus’ Nostalgia for bare feet, featuring more than one hundred works, many of which have never been shown before.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Lunchtime Talks: Composing Time & Space with Dr Christina Kolaiti and Desmond Brett, YSJU

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Lunchtime Talks: Composing Time & Space, Dr Christina Kolaiti & Desmond Brett

The Aesthetica Art Prize free lunchtime talks continue this Thursday from 12.30pm with Composing Time & Space, led by Dr Christina Kolaiti and Desmond Brett, York St John University.

Radical Seafaring, The Parrish Art Museum, New York

Radical Seafaring, The Parrish Art Museum, NY

Opening on 8 May, Radical Seafaring collates the diverse work of 25 artists or collectives, ranging from vessels to documentation of expeditions, to designs for alternative communities at sea.

Interview with Tanya Barson, Curator, Georgia O’Keeffe, Tate Modern, London

Interview with Tanya Barson, Curator, Georgia O’Keeffe, Tate Modern, London

Tate Modern continues its dedication to the work of major women artists with its upcoming summer exhibition, Georgia O’Keeffe, which brings together over 100 of the artist’s most important works.

Art New York and CONTEXT New York, at Pier 94

Art New York and CONTEXT New York, at Pier 94

Art New York returns this year with the addition of CONTEXT New York for this year. The events showcase artwork from more than 150 galleries around the world, representing 1,200 artists.

Free Range 2016, Q + A with Showcased Artist, Joe Earley

Free Range 2016, Q + A with Showcased Artist, Joe Earley

Free Range is an Art and Design Graduate Art Show taking place at The Truman Brewery from 10th June to 18th July, displaying works across a variety of media.

Winners Announced for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016

Winners Announced for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016

Artists and industry figures travelled from locations such as Vienna, Germany, Scotland, Northern Ireland and across the UK to experience the show and hear the announcement of the winners.

Guan Xiao Flattened Metal, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Guan Xiao Flattened Metal, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Flattened Metal, Guan Xiao’s first solo exhibition, runs from 20 April – 19 June, at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: The 2016 Spring Exhibition Opens

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: The 2016 Spring Exhibition Opens

This year’s Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition opens tonight at York St. Mary’s Church, featuring a range of innovative works in multiple media.

Review of The Other Art Fair, Victoria House

Review of The Other Art Fair, Victoria House

Now in its fifth year, The Other Art Fair has firmly established itself as an alternative way for buyers to access art. This year the fair infiltrated the great, dilapidated basement of Victoria House.

Ana Mendieta and Nazgol Ansarinia, Galleria Raffaella Cortese

Galleria Raffaella Cortese presents three solo shows in Milan, settled into different spaces. Through their works, the artists show both parallels and dissimilarities.

Art Cologne 2016 Edition

Art Cologne 2016 Edition

Running from 14 – 17 April, Art Cologne is the world’s oldest art fair for the showcase of contemporary art of the 20th and 21st century.

Glasgow International Festival 2016

Glasgow International Festival 2016

The 7th edition of Glasgow International runs from 8–25 April, bringing together both international and Glasgow-based artists to showcase their work in 78 exhibitions across the city.

Aesthetica Issue 70 Is Available Now

Aesthetica Issue 70 Out Now

This issue is about both beginnings and ends, and in many ways the spaces in between. We explore green fashion and diversity in photography.

A life in lines: Franciszka and Stefan Themerson, Books, Camera, Ubu at Camden Arts Centre

Books are in the bones of the Camden Arts Centre. The ghost of this past life reappears in the Centre’s newest show: Books, Camera, Ubu.

Louise Zhang: The Paradoxical Grotesque

Louise Zhang: The Paradoxical Grotesque

Sydney based artist, Louise Zhang, creates sculptures and paintings that represent the grotesque: layered with beauty and repulsion simultaneously.

Interview with Deb Covell, Previous Shortlisted Artist in the Aesthetica Art Prize

Interview with Deb Covell, Previous Shortlisted Artist in the Aesthetica Art Prize

Deb Covell was shortlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2014 with work from her acrylic paint series Black and White (2013), and has since exhibited at Middlesbrough…

Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet

Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet

FotoFest, the photography biennale in Houston, Texas, takes the theme of Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet for its 16th edition. The festival takes a fresh angle on climate change by focusing on what’s poetic, mysterious, wondrous and awe-inspiring about the natural world.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Free Lunchtime Talks

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Free Lunchtime Talks

Running alongside the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition is a dynamic series of lunchtime talks, which are open to the public and free to attend. Taking place at York St Mary’s, the talks are led by industry experts including curators, artists and academics.

Designing Functionality

Designing Functionality

Centre Pompidou launches a retrospective of the still influential French designer whose craft, power and pragmatism set his work apart from 1960s pop.