Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, J. Paul Getty Museum & LACMA, LA

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, Getty Center & LACMA, LA

This major retrospective, presented between the Getty Center and LACMA throughout spring 2016, will explore the work of one of the most significant photographers of the late 20th century.

Review of Miró’s Studio, Mayoral Galeria d'Art, Duke Street, London

Review: Miró’s Studio, Mayoral Galeria d'Art

Marking 60 years since Joan Miró’s studio was founded in Majorca, Mayoral Gallery, London, presents an immersive, authentic exhibition recreating Miró’s atelier. We review the show, on until 12 February.

Interview with Photographer Albert Elm, XL Catlin Art Guide 2016

Interview: Photographer Albert Elm, Catlin Art Guide

We interview Albert Elm, a recent graduate of the BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography degree at The Glasgow School of Art about his inclusion in the XL Catlin Art Guide + Exhibition in 2016.

5 to See This Weekend

5 to See This Weekend

This week’s 5 to See pays homage to the great makers and movements of the 20th century. David Zwirner dedicates a show to Light and Space pioneer Doug Wheeler and Lisson Gallery provides a survey on the interdisciplinary nature of drawing.

Pipilotti Rist: Retrospective and New Works, Kunsthaus Zürich

Pipilotti Rist: Retrospective and New Works, Kunsthaus

Renowned worldwide for her pioneering video installations, Pipilotti Rist will transform the Kunsthaus Zürich with sensual works that encounter convention and taboo with humour and irony.

Interview with Marina Abramovic, Goldberg, Park Avenue Armory, New York

Interview with Marina Abramovic, Goldberg, Park Avenue Armory

Read our interview with seminal performance artist Marina Abramovic on her recent installation and interpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, at Park Avenue Armory, alongside Igor Levit.

Janet Mendelsohn, Varna Road, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Janet Mendelsohn, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

From 27 January Ikon Gallery presents the largest exhibition to date of original prints by American photographer, academic and documentary filmmaker Janet Mendelsohn.

Review of the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Review: Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, QAG

APT is the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane’s flagship exhibition focused on the art of Asia, the Pacific and Australia. We review the eighth edition, which explores performance in recent art.

Interview with Natasha Hoare, Dialogues Curator, London Art Fair

Interview with Natasha Hoare, Dialogues Curator, London Art Fair

London Art Fair returns for its 28th edition this week with a host of special talks and gallery sectors. We speak to guest curator Natasha Hoare about the 2016 Art Projects exhibitors.

Digital Artists FIELD.io Discuss Lumiere London Installation Spectra-3, Kings Cross

Interview: Digital Artists FIELD.io, Lumiere London

FIELD digital art studio co-founder Vera-Maria Glahn talks to us about creating their immersive, audio-visual radio telescope-inspired artwork, Spectra-3, for the recent Lumiere Festival in London.

Anri Sala, Answer Me, New Museum, New York

Anri Sala, New Museum

Albanian-born artist Anri Sala takes a poetic and conceptual approach to music and architecture, exploring how the experience of sound can affect our perceptions of space and time.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 to See navigates through an ocean of January blues and steers a journey into intimate explorations of the self. Highlights include Steve McQueen, Ciara Phillips and Saatchi’s all-female show.

Review of Fiona Banner: Scroll Down And Keep Scrolling at Ikon, Birmingham

Review of Fiona Banner: Scroll Down And Keep Scrolling at Ikon, Birmingham

Scroll Down And Keep Scrolling is the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by Fiona Banner. Ikon represents key early projects alongside recent and unseen works: we review the show.

Lumiere London 2016

Lumiere London 2016

Lumiere London, the largest light festival to hit the capital, is set to illuminate four winter evenings this January. The event features 3D projections, interactive installations and pioneering light works.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Open for Entries

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is now open for entries, presenting a unique opportunity for emerging and established artists around the world to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Prizes include publication. an exhibition for shortlisted artists, and up to £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox.

The Museum of Innocence, Somerset House, London

The Museum of Innocence, Somerset House, London

Created by the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk as a physical manifestation of his text by the same name, The Museum of Innocence is relocating from its Istanbul base to Somerset House.

Review of Victor Burgin: UK 76, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London

Review of Victor Burgin: UK 76, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London

We review Victor Burgin’s seminal photo-text series and ideological snapshot of British society, UK76, at Richard Saltoun, which combined a documentary approach with mass media conventions.

KAWS, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

KAWS, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

For the first UK museum exhibition by the renowned American artist KAWS, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is showing over 20 works inside the Longside Gallery and outside in the grounds of the park itself.

Interview: Painter Shulin Sun

Shulin Sun grew up in Beijing, China, combining traditional Chinese painting techniques with elements from contemporary American and European art to convey the strength of nature.

Alice Theobald + Atomik Architecture at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

Alice Theobald + Atomik Architecture at BALTIC

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and Ryder Architecture is currently hosting the second in a series of new commissions exploring the relationship between art and architecture.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

The New Year is a time to revitalise a new you and to explore new ways of thinking. Our top five choices for this week cover a spectrum of concepts into what it is to be human in the present day.

Interview with Liezel Strauss of Subject Matter Art

Dealers Subject Matter Art make contemporary art photography from established and emerging international artists accessible. They passionately believe that art transforms any space.

Miró’s Studio, Mayoral at 6 Duke Street, London

Miró’s Studio, Mayoral

60 years since Joan Miró’s studio was founded in Mallorca, the workshop has been reconstructed in London: a detailed work that mirrors the poetic environment of the avant-garde artist’s atelier.

Review of EMERGENCY 2015/16 at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

Review: EMERGENCY at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

Currently occupying the main space in Portsmouth’s Aspex Gallery is EMERGENCY, a group exhibition showcasing the work of 10 early-career artists working across varied media.

Women: New Portraits by Annie Leibovitz, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London

Women: New Portraits, Annie Leibovitz, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London

An international tour of newly commissioned photographs by world renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz launches in January, before travelling across 10 global cities.

Artist Erik Parker In Conversation: Undertow at Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

Erik Parker In Conversation: Undertow at Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

Erik Parker continues to critically chart the world’s current political, social, and economic landscapes in the vibrant compositions featured in his current show Undertow at Paul Kasmin Gallery, NY.

Kickstart 2016 with 50% Off Aesthetica in the January Sale

Kickstart 2016 with 50% Off Aesthetica in the January Sale

We welcome in the New Year with the launch of the Aesthetica January Sale. Kickstart your 2016 with 12 months of unmissable news from the international art world for half the price.

Review of Michael Craig-Martin: Transience at the Serpentine Gallery, London

Review of Michael Craig-Martin: Transience, Serpentine Gallery

The Serpentine Gallery’s current exhibition on Michael Craig-Martin brings together era-defining works from 1981 to 2015 that highlight the increasing transience of technological innovation.

Lisa Oppenheim, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Lisa Oppenheim, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

American multimedia artist Lisa Oppenheim, known for her evocative camera-less photography via the photogram and experimental films, is exhibiting a new series of works taking inspiration from natural woodgrains entitled Landscape Portraits at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York.

Art Dealer Theo Waddington Discusses Hoyland, Caro, Noland at Pace Gallery, London

Art Dealer Theo Waddington Discusses Hoyland, Caro, Noland at Pace Gallery

Pace London is currently exhibiting works by John Hoyland, Anthony Caro and Kenneth Noland, celebrating the friendship, connections and mutual influence between the three artists.

Review of Qwaypurlake at Hauser and Wirth Somerset

Review of Qwaypurlake at Hauser and Wirth Somerset

We explore Hauser & Wirth Somerset’s Qwaypurlake, a group exhibition that presents a fictional reimagining of the Somerset landscape, constructing an alternative, dystopian future for the area.

5 To See in 2016

5 To See in 2016

The New Year is the ideal moment to plan ahead and discover what’s new. An inspiring array of shows are igniting the way in the art world, from Not Vital at YSP to Daniel Buren at BOZAR.

Don McCullin: Conflict – People – Landscape, Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Don McCullin: Conflict – People – Landscape, Hauser & Wirth Somerset

One of the world’s most celebrated photojournalists, and creator of some of the most unforgettable images of conflict around the world, this exhibition takes a broader view of Don McCullin’s career.

Interview with Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Assistant Curator, Alexander Calder, Tate Modern

Interview with Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Assistant Curator, Alexander Calder, Tate Modern

Furthering Tate Modern’s reassessments of key figures in modernism, Performing Sculpture reveals how motion, performance and theatricality underpinned Alexander Calder’s practice.

A Retrospective on Julia Margaret Cameron, V&A

A Retrospective on Julia Margaret Cameron, V&A

To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), one of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century, the V&A is showcasing more than 100 of her photographs from its own collection including original prints.

Interview with Jonathan Watkins, Dinh Q. Lê, The Colony, Ikon Gallery

Interview with Jonathan Watkins, Dinh Q. Lê, The Colony, Ikon Gallery

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, in collaboration with Artangel, unveils The Colony (2016), a major new commission of video work by acclaimed Vietnamese artist Dinh Q. Lê. Opening on 27 January.

Shirazeh Houshiary: Through Mist, Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong

Shirazeh Houshiary, Through Mist, Lehmann Maupin, HK

Shirazeh Houshiary’s paintings, sculptures and animations play with binaries such as transparency and opacity, presence and absence, materiality and intangibility, and light and darkness.

Review of Brave New World, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague

Review: Brave New World, DOX Centre, Prague

The Brave New World exhibition at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, is based on a comparison of social models as described by Huxley and Orwell with the work of contemporary artists.

Susan Philipsz, War Damaged Musical Instruments, Tate Britain

Susan Philipsz, War Damaged Musical Instruments, Tate

As part of its ongoing commemorations of the centenary of the First World War, Tate Britain presents a new sound installation by the Turner prize-winning artist Susan Philipsz.

Review of Gerhard Richter: Colour Charts, Dominique Lévy Gallery, London

Review Gerhard Richter at Dominique Lévy, London

Dominique Lévy, London, is showing Gerhard Richter’s original Colour Charts from the 1960s. At once paradoxical and coalescent, the Colour Charts highlight an important moment in the artist’s career.