David Bailey’s East End at Compressor House, Newham

It is a little known fact that David Bailey has photographed east London streets and their inhabitants from the early 1960s to the present day, returning time and time again to Newham.

Portrait of the Artist As… The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House

Portrait of the Artist As… looks at the ways in which artists have portrayed themselves, their peers and predecessors over centuries. Organised by Courtauld’s Curating the Art Museum students.

Aesthetica Art Prize: Photographic & Digital Art Showcase

As a celebration of excellence in art from across the world, the Aesthetica Art Prize welcomes entries from artists working in all mediums. Artists may submit their work into any one of the four categories.

Zoe Strauss: 10 Years: A Slideshow at Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York

Zoe Strauss (b. 1970) is a self-taught photographer and installation artist. This exhibition at Bruce Silverstein gallery marks the culmination of Strauss’ I-95 project, a 10-year long endeavour.

Stéphane Coutelle: Shoebox Studio

There’s no doubt that Stéphane Coutelle’s Shoebox Studio is a striking collection of images. Published by Damiani, Shoebox Studio features portraits of young women, all new to modelling.

Anouk Mercier: Excursus at Antlers Gallery, Bristol.

Bristol-based artist Anouk Mercier has been championing the art of drawing within Bristol since graduated from UWE in 2008. Her latest exhibition Excursus open in…

Bruce Nauman: Days and SOUNDWORKS, ICA, London

Entering through the sliding doors of the ICA, a perceptible chatter drifts around the corner from the gallery’s ground floor exhibition space. It sounds as if the private view of the show is still underway.

Heatherwick Studio: Designing The Extraordinary at V&A, London

The Rolling Bridge is one of the studio’s better known projects, along with the Seed Cathedral, East Beach Café in Littlehampton, the B of the Bang sculpture, and most recently the new Routemaster bus.

Simon Pope: Memory Marathon, John Hansard Gallery Central

Simon Pope explores the interactions of memory and dialogue in relation to landscape representation. His work Memory Marathon will be on show at John Hansard Gallery Central during July.

Graham Gussin: In and Out, Back and Forth at New Art Centre, Salisbury

Graham Gussin (b. 1960) is renowned for using diverse media, including text, photography, drawing, film and installation, to explore perceptions of time and space. We spoke to the artist recently.

Polly Morgan Talks About Endless Plains at All Visual Arts, London

Ever since we spoke to Polly Morgan last month, we have been following her movements as she elevates taxidermy to an art form by creating vignettes that emphasise the beauty of nature.

Alessandro Imbriaco: The Garden

Photographer Alessandro Imbriaco is the 19th winner of the European Publishers Award for Photography, and will see his project – The Garden – published in a book in five European countries.

Interview with Nigel Walker, Curator of Creation Fine Arts, Beverley

Creation Fine Arts is a brand new art gallery in Beverley, East Yorkshire, showcasing the work of talented artists from the local area and around the globe. Aesthetica spoke to Curator, Nigel Walker.

Obsession at Louis Vuitton Maison, New Bond Street

Collaborations between fashion houses and the art world are nothing new. Unlike some of the commercial tie-ins we witness today, everyone is a winner when these spheres work creatively together.

Yto Barrada: RIFFS at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Yto Barrada’s RIFFS is a highly anticipated and significant exhibition for Ikon. The show focuses on the realities around her, in particular the process of the “new” into a society where the “old” prevails.

The Dead of Night: William Eckersley: Dark City at VEGAS Gallery, London

In our Dec/Jan 2011 issue, we previewed photographer William Eckersley’s book Dark City. Eckersley’s vision of nocturnal London dissembles the conventional imagery of built environments.

FormContent: It’s Moving from I to It at Eastside Projects, Birmingham

Tucked away in the far corner of Eastside Projects in a side-room is the exhibition It’s Moving from I to It. This exhibition is put on by the performance group FormContent, made up of six participants.

Re-coding Narratives: Aesthetica speaks to Laureana Toledo

With a background in photography, Laureana Toledo’s (b. 1970, Mexico) practice incorporates various media, chosen in relation to a specific concept or theme of the work.

The Kunsthalle Zürich Re-Opens: Interview with Director, Beatrix Ruf

Switzerland’s leading contemporary art organisation, the Kunsthalle Zürich will open to the public this weekend in its new home within the Löwenbräukunst for a special preview week.

Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences at Victoria Miro, London

Standing in the entrance of Grayson Perry’s exhibition at the Victoria Miro gallery I find myself caught between two images. On the left, a child is cradled in the arms of a young mother.