The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: Interview with Clare Lilley, Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 24 Days to Go - Interview with Clare Lilley

Clare Lilley is Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), Wakefield, and a member of the judging panel for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016. We speak with Lilley about her work at YSP and curatorial projects further afield.

Review of John Waters: Beverly Hills John at Sprüth Magers Gallery, London

Review of Beverly Hills John at Sprüth Magers, London

John Waters’ Beverly Hills John continues at Sprüth Magers, London, and finds Waters in a more reflective mood, hoping to resolve issues about childhood fame and the horrors of nouveau-riche excess.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 25 Days to Go - Interview with Lottie Davies, Photographer

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 25 Days to Go - Interview with Lottie Davies

As part of our countdown to the Aesthetica Art Prize call for entries deadline, we speak to photographer Lottie Davies about her intimate depictions of past moments and hear about her developing career.

Discover Indonesia Celebrates Indonesian Culture And 70 Years Of Independence

Discover Indonesia Marks 70 Years Of Independence

This August marks the 70th anniversary of Indonesian independence. As part of the celebration Cryptic (Glasgow) are putting together the largest show case of Indonesian culture within the UK.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston, offers a collaborative exploration of mankind’s impact on nature in The Disrupted Landscape, while the work of fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent, is exhibited at the Bowes Museum in County Durham.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 26 Days To Go - Artists' Film

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 26 Days To Go

Conceptual artist Denys Blacker uses performance, sculpture and drawing to explore themes of symmetry and precision, as in The Noble Gases, which featured in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015.

Review of ExtraORDINARY at The Lowry, Manchester

Review: ExtraORDINARY at The Lowry, Manchester

ExtraORDINARY at The Lowry, Manchester, explores everyday objects and actions in contemporary art, and will allow visitors to interact and contribute to the fabric of this engaging exhibition.

Wu Tien-Chang: Never Say Goodbye, Taipei Fine Arts Museum of Taiwan, Collateral Event of the 56th La Biennale di Venezia

Wu Tien-Chang: Never Say Goodbye, Collateral Event, Venice Biennale

Taiwanese artist Wu Tien-Chang’s series of light box stills, interactive video projections and installation explore westernisation in post-war Taiwan in a Collateral Event of the 56th International Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 29 Days To Go - Drawing

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 28 Days to Go

In the countdown to the Aesthetica Art Prize call for entries deadline on 31 August, we look in detail at one of last year’s finalists, Chiang Lup Hong, a fine art illustrator based in Kuala Lumpur.

Ilona Szalay: Witness at Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh

Ilona Szalay: Witness at Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh

Renowned for her trademark oil on glass paintings, award-winning Beirut-born artist Ilona Szalay presents a selection of new work made specially for her first solo exhibition at Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 29 Days To Go - Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 29 Days To Go

With 29 days to go until the Aesthetica Art Prize call for entries closes, we shine a spotlight on Bangkok-based artist and designer Sanitas Pradittasnee’s longlisted sculpture KHOA MO (Mythical Escapism).

Karen Thomas paints dynamic Pop Culture Icons

Karen Thomas, a British artist based in France, creates dynamic, painterly depictions of pop culture icons such as Mickey Mouse, which are characterised by their thick, quick brush strokes.

Pushkin: Pushkin’s Fold, Fairhurst Gallery, Norwich

Pushkin: Pushkin’s Fold, Fairhurst Gallery, Norwich

Pushkin’s Fold is the first solo show by artist Pushkin. Based in Norwich for the past 11 years, his exhibition at Fairhurst Gallery is his first venture into focusing and dedicating all his time to his art.

Aesthetica Art Prize Winner and Judge: John Keane

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 30 Days To Go

Artist John Keane, winner of the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2015, joins the judging panel for next year’s award. We continue the countdown to 31 August with a look at Keane’s practice.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: One Month To Go

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Entries: One Month To Go

There is one month to go until the annual Aesthetica Art Prize call for entries closes. Shortlisted artists will participate in a group exhibition in partnership with York Museums Trust and receive editorial coverage in Aesthetica.

Review of Peter Doig at the Palazzetto Tito, Venice, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa

Review of Peter Doig at the Palazzetto Tito, Venice

Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, presents an exhibition by Peter Doig in the Palazzetto Tito. The show features new paintings and several intimately scaled works drawing on found sources.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

In Somerset, Hauser & Wirth hosts an extensive overview of American artist Jenny Holzer’s three-decade exploration of language in art, whilst in Edinburgh, Talbot Rice Gallery brings the work of Hanne Darboven to the Scottish capital.

Review of Yto Barrada: Faux Guide at Pace Gallery, London

Review of Yto Barrada: Faux Guide at Pace, London

An exhibition of new work by Yto Barrada at Pace, London, delving into her research on Moroccan fossils and dinosaurs, and exploring notions of imprint, trace and the status of archives.

Interview with Carolina Redondo, Artist, The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015

Interview with Carolina Redondo, Artist, The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015

Carolina Redondo looks to her origins in the Chilean Pucón for inspiration in her performative practice. We speak to the artist about her use of the body to explore migration and interculturality.

Review of Agnes Martin at Tate Modern, London

Review of Agnes Martin at Tate Modern, London

Tate Modern presents the first retrospective of Agnes Martin’s work since 1994, tracing her development from biomorphic abstraction to her mesmerising grid and striped canvases.

Edinburgh Art Festival 2015

Edinburgh Art Festival 2015

The UK’s largest annual visual art festival combines work from Edinburgh’s most prestigious galleries as well as artist-run spaces, and new commissions from emerging and established artists.

America Is Hard To See at the Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York

America is Hard to See: Whitney Museum, New York

Taking its title from a line in a Robert Frost poem, America Is Hard To See at the Whitney Museum Of American Art considers more than a century of modern American art in its social context.

Interview with Julian Day, Shortlisted Artist, Aesthetica Art Prize 2015

Interview with Julian Day, Shortlisted Artist, Aesthetica Art Prize 2015

Australian artist Julian Day creates simple but evocative works encompassing installation, video, sound, text and performance. His piece Requiem was exhibited as part of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 showcase at York St Mary’s.

Julie Brook: Pigment at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Julie Brook at Ikon Gallery

On view in Ikon’s small turret, the Tower Room, is filmmaker and land artist Julie Brook’s Pigment, an eight and a half minute film, shot in a cave in Namibia with three young Himba women.

BMW Tate Live: Paulina Olowska, Tate Modern

BMW Tate Live: Paulina Olowska, Tate Modern

The latest in Tate Modern’s ongoing evening performance series, BMW Tate Live, sees a gallery transformed into a theatre space for Paulina Olowska’s project The Mother: An Unsavoury Play in Two Acts and an Epilogue.

Review of Audrey Hepburn, National Portrait Gallery

Review of Audrey Hepburn, National Portrait Gallery

One of the most enduring fashion icons of all time, Audrey Hepburn has captivated generations with her unique elegance and style. The National Gallery’s current exhibition covers her early film success to her lasting media image.

Review of Images Moving Out Onto Space at Tate St. Ives

Review: Images Moving Out Onto Space, Tate St. Ives

Images Moving Out Onto Space at Tate St. Ives brings together eight artists, including Bridget Riley and Liliane Lijn, with works of kinetic painting and sculpture spanning 50 years.

Interview with Matt Gee; Nutri-Artifice at Gallery 268, London

Interview: artist Matt Gee

Gallery 268, London, presents Matt Gee: Nutri-Artifice, consisting of two bodies of work which resonate in between art and science with a visual language reminiscent of props used in a laboratory.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

In our 5 to See, we head to the Gagosian Paris, which is staging an exhibition of the work of Bruce Nauman. Across the Atlantic, MCA Chicago presents a fascinating insight into the world of the 1960’s African America avant-garde.

Review of Minjung Kim at Luxembourg & Dayan, 58th Venice Biennale

Minjung Kim at Luxembourg & Dayan, Venice Biennale

In a Venetian house in sight of the Giardini della Biennale, Luxembourg & Dayan presents Minjung Kim: The Light, The Shade, The Depth featuring the artist’s paintings from the past 15 years.

Interview with Peter Liversidge, By the Book, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

Interview with Peter Liversidge, By the Book, Sean Kelly Gallery, NY

British artist Peter Liversidge reflects on the idea of the ‘proposal’ in his conceptually-based practice, using analogue and antiquated technology to both initiate and document his artistic activities. We speak to Liversidge about new show By the Book.

Fiona Tan: Depot, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

Fiona Tan: Depot, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

The key feature of Fiona Tan’s new show is a re-imagining of the 1950s fairground attraction ‘Jonah the Giant Whale.’ Depot presents a cabinet of curiosities housed in a 71-foot long vehicle.

Aesthetica Art Prize Judge: Phillip Prodger, National Portrait Gallery

Interview: Phillip Prodger, National Portrait Gallery

Phillip Prodger is Head of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London. He has joined the judging panel for this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize. We speak to Prodger about his curatorial portfolio.

Cindy Sherman: Works from the Olbricht Collection, Olbricht Foundation, Berlin

Cindy Sherman: Works from the Olbricht Collection

Cindy Sherman: Works from the Olbricht Collection will feature 60 photographs on view at me Collectors Room, drawn from all periods of her work to provide an overview of her entire career.

Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist Kyler Zeleny: Found Polaroids

Aesthetica Art Prize Artist, Kyler Zeleny: Found Polaroids

Over the past two years, Aesthetica Art Prize longlisted artist Kyler Zeleny has been working on a project centred on found Polaroids. This project has cumulated in a website, Found Polaroids.

Aesthetica Art Prize Judge: Karin Askham, London College of Communication

Karin Askham, London College of Communication

The judges for this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize, currently open for entries, include Karin Askham, Dean of the school of Media, London College of Communication who established the UK’s first BA and MA courses in fashion photography.

Review of Ian Hamilton Finlay 1789 1794, Victoria Miro, London

Ian Hamilton Finlay at Victoria Miro

The late sculptor Ian Hamilton Finlay made reference to literature, pre-Socratic philosophy, the French Revolution and classical mythology, chronicled in a retrospective at Victoria Miro.

Interview with Simon Baker, Curator, Another Language, Les Rencontres d'Arles

Interview with Simon Baker, Les Rencontres d'Arles

Comprised of over 200 prints, Another Language presents unseen bodies of work by well-known photographers and lesser-known historic figures. We speak to the show’s curator, Simon Baker.

The M+ Sigg Collection: Chinese art from the 1970s to now, The Whitworth, Manchester

The M+ Sigg Collection, The Whitworth, Manchester

The Whitworth and M+ Sigg Collection have joined forces to devise a vibrant new show, designed to promote the emergence of contemporary art practice in China over the last 40 years.

Zarina Bhimji: Jangbar at New Art Exchange, Nottingham

Zarina Bhimji: Jangbar

Filmmaker and Turner prize nominee Zarina Bhimji has joined her portfolio of film pieces in a new installation titled Jangbar, which is currently screening at New Art Exchange, Nottingham.