Graham Fagen, Venice Biennale, Palazzo Fontana

Graham Fagen, Venice Biennale, Palazzo Fontana

Leading contemporary artist Graham Fagen, senior lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, is representing Scotland at the Venice Biennale 2015 until 22 November.

Ekebergparken: Oslo’s Eccentric Philanthropist brings World Class Sculpture to The People’s Park

Ekebergparken Oslo Review

Overlooking the pale blue waters of the Oslo fjord, out upon the jagged peaks of Oslo’s Langøyene, Hovedøya and Gressholmen islands is Ekebergparken, the public sculpture park.

Interview with Sama Alshaibi

Interview with Sama Alshaibi

Sama Alshaibi is an Iraqi-Palestinian multi-media artist who is currently on a Fulbright Scholarship to the Palestinian West Bank. We speak to the artist about the themes and motifs in her work.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See: Smell of First Snow is a breath-taking and ethereal exhibition from Shirazeh Houshiary in London, standing in sharp contrast to the Louise Bourgeois show at Haus der Kunst in Munich.

10 Degree Shows to See

With an influx of art students leaving university over the summer, Aesthetica has pin-pointed the top 10 degree shows to attend in order to keep up to speed with new emerging artist talent.

Interview with Artist Robin Meier, Audemars Piguet, Art Basel 2015

Interview with Robin Meier, Audemars Piguet, Art Basel

Audemars Piguet presents Synchronicity by artist and composer Robin Meier at Art Basel 2015. Meier reveals his interests in self-organisation among fireflies – a key theme of this immersive installation.

The heart is deceitful above all things, HOME, Manchester

The heart is deceitful above all things, HOME

HOME’s inaugural exhibition, The heart is deceitful above all things, presents a mixture of exciting new commissions and existing artworks and is co-curated by Sarah Perks and Omar Kholeif.

Sam Leach: Crossing Borders, Palazzo Bembo, Venice

Sam Leach: Crossing Borders

The Venice Biennale presents work by some of the world’s finest artists. Australian artist, Sam Leach has his oil paintings displayed in Venice, Palazzo Bembo. He is represented by Sullivan+Strumpf.

Interview with Jack Shainman, Gallerist and Owner, Art Basel 2015

Interview with Gallerist Jack Shainman, Art Basel 2015

We speak to Jack Shainman about the gallery’s presentation of work by influential contemporary African-American artist Carrie Mae Weems in the Feature sector at Art Basel this year.

Interview with Experience Bryon, Course Leader at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

We Speak to Experience Bryon, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Through both practical and conceptual work, Performance Practice as Research at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama provides students the space to study performance.

Interview with Sarah Tuck, Cultural Practitioner and Editor of After the Agreement

Q&A with Sarah Tuck, Editor and Cultural Practitioner

After the Agreement by Sara Tuck draws on conversations prompted by the photographs of John Duncan, Kai Olaf Hesse, Mary McIntyre, David Farrell, Paul Seawright and Malcolm Craig Gilbert.

Pablo Bartholomew: Outside In, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

Pablo Bartholomew: Outside In, Thomas Erben Gallery

Pablo Bartholomew’s black and white images at the Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, are shot across locations in India, New Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta and are a paean to his generation.

Images Moving Out Onto Space, Tate St Ives

Images Moving Out Onto Space, Tate

Tate St Ives invites audiences to explore motion in art through a new, interactive exhibition. Images Moving Out Onto Space unites the work of eight artists, including Bridget Riley and Dan Flavin.

Minjung Kim, The Light, The Shade, The Depth, Luxembourg & Dayan, Venice Biennale

Minjung Kim, Luxembourg & Dayan, Venice Biennale

Luxembourg & Dayan presents The Light, The Shade, The Depth, a survey exhibition of Minjung Kim’s works at this year’s International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia until 27 September.

Review of Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist, Imperial War Museum, London

Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist

Peter Kennard, patron of the UK protest movement and one of the country’s most revered yet under-celebrated political artists presents his latest exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, London.

Interview with New Designers Curator Rheanna Lingham

Interview with Rheanna Lingham, New Designers

Every year New Designers highlights 3,000 graduates from Britain’s leading design courses, offering visitors the chance to purchase new products directly from emerging creators.

Doc/Fest Director Saeed Taji Farouky on Tell Spring Not to Come This Year

Tell Spring Not to Come This Year

Saeed Taji Farouky and Michael McEvoy’s documentary Tell Spring Not to Come This Year follows soldiers from the Afghan National Army during their first year fighting without NATO.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 To See is a whirlwind tour around the globe. Frédéric Brenner decorates the walls of the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York, and Tate plays host to a retrospective of Agnes Martins’ work.

Interview: Liverpool Hope University Art Graduates

Liverpool Hope University’s Department of Fine and Applied Art focuses on exploring visual possibilities. We speak to students on the Fine Art & Design courses about the value of their experience.

Review of Pedro Friedeberg, Mandril y Alefato, FIFTY24MX Gallery, Mexico

Review of Pedro Friedeberg, FIFTY24MX Gallery, Mexico

At 76, Pedro Friedeberg is still producing fresh and mesmerising works that stay true to the artist’s eccentric nature. His latest show Mandril y Alefato is on view at FIFTY24MX’s new gallery space.

Review of Beneath the Surface, Somerset House

Review of Beneath the Surface, Somerset House

Beneath the Surface is a show that asks the audience to do just that and look beyond the apparent reality. This exhibition at Somerset House in London questions the practice of photography.

Review of Cathleen Naundorf: Noah's Ark, Hamiltons Gallery, London

Cathleen Naundorf: Noah's Ark, Hamiltons Gallery

Noah’s Ark goes haute couture in Hamiltons’ current exhibition with Paris-based photographer Cathleen Naundorf. Taxidermy animals are propped next to models clothed in iconic fashion designs.

Newcastle Fine Art Degree Show 2015

Newcastle University Fine Art Degree Show 2015

The graduating artists at Newcastle University will present their degree show at London’s SCIN Gallery, Old Street from the 23 to 28 June. The exhibition will feature a variety of disciplines.

Interview with Emma Morris, Executive Director & Curator of Richard Billingham: Panoramic, Towner, Eastbourne

Interview with Emma Morris, Executive Director, Towner

Towner presents a major exhibition by English artist and photographer Richard Billingham. We speak to Emma Morris, Executive Director and Curator of Panoramic, about the show’s impact.

Artist / Gambler - Exploring the Work of Loz Taylor

With the gamble of life all around, it seems strange that so few artists major in the subject. Step forward Loz Taylor, who, as a gambler of 30 years, is well equipped to conjure up images based on the theme.

Aesthetica Issue 65, June / July Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 65 Out Now

In Issue 65 we explore new territories. We consider how art influences fashion and how in turn these disciplines influence almost everything from architecture and interior design to popular culture.

Redefining Market Forces

Redefining Market Forces

Kostas Murkudis challenges the way fashion is perceived, created and curated, through a celebration of freethinking this Summer.

Visualising Globalisation: Shipping Container Homes

Visualising Globalisation

Shipping containers have defined global trade since the 1950s. Now, they are being re-purposed with a growing trend in today’s architecture.

Fictional Contrasts

Fictional Contrasts

Cig Harvey transforms the familiar themes of home, family and nature, uncovering cinematic moments in the ordinary movement of life.

Geometric Architecture

Geometric Architecture

Carlo Cafferini’s striking and large-format images uncover a specific intersection between a building and its various human inhabitants.

Intriguing Landscapes

Intriguing Landscapes

In a desire to reconnect with nature, Ellie Davies makes collages of photographs that depict rich forestry and the night sky.

Poignant Memories

Poignant Memories

At the start of the 1940s, during World War II, Brazil was the destination of choice for thousands of immigrants. During this time, the country went through a process of modernisation that touched every part of society.

Whimsical Romantics

Whimsical Romantics

Sisters Sally Ann & Emily May Gunawan have nurtured a love of photography since their youth, which was inspired by the distinctive nature of fashion editorials.

The Lungs  of the World

The Lungs of the World

The multifaceted histories of photography, art and politics are juxtaposed in an exhibition of the sprawling city and the shrinking rainforest.

Existence Abandoned

Existence Abandoned

American photographer Lori Nix shoots fading libraries, abandoned hair salons, neglected classrooms, empty bars and silent shops.

Identifying Perspectives

Identifying Perspectives

A new presentation of the contemporary collections of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, provides a comprehensive overview of art since the 1980s.

Grayson Perry: Provincial Punk, Turner Contemporary

Grayson Perry: Provincial Punk, Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary’s exhibition surveys Grayson Perry’s career from his earliest watercolours to his latest architectural project, showing him as an unflinching commentator on society and art.

Petrina Hicks: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Michael Reid, Sydney

Review of Petrina Hicks

Petrina Hicks is known for her detailed photographs of subjects in crisp and bemusing environments. Her latest show The Unbearable Lightness of Being is on view at Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney.

Momentum 8: 8th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art

Momentum 8: 8th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art

The 8th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art explores the idea of Tunnel Vision and presents innovative art in Moss, just outside of Oslo and in which Edvard Munch lived for four years.

Review of Richard Diebenkorn , Royal Academy, London

Richard Diebenkorn at RA London

Richard Diebenkorn’s retrospective at London’s Royal Academy of Arts spans his entire career without exhausting the visitor. Its three rooms are dedicated to each of the great periods of his oeuvre.