Design Innovation

Design Innovation

MoMA’s Latin America in Construction explores how revolutionary approaches allowed the continent to create a breed of Modernism entirely of its own.

Façade Revealed

Façade Revealed

Norwegian photographer Anja Niemi’s latest series, Darlene & Me (2014), is a complex and striking investigation into the perception of the self.

Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s, V&A, London

Staying Power at the V&A

Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s features more than 50 photographs recently acquired from the Black Cultural Archives.

Aesthetica Art Prize Talk: Dr Sam Lackey, Curator at The Hepworth Wakefield

AAP Interview with Dr Sam Lackey, Curator at The Hepworth Wakefield

For the second talk in the series that runs alongside the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, we hear from Dr Sam Lackey, Curator at The Hepworth Wakefield who will discuss current approaches to art.

Subodh Gupta: Seven Billion Light Years, Hauser & Wirth

In Seven Billion Light Years artist Subodh Gupta’s middle class everyman is replaced by references to the underprivileged in Indian society. On display at Hauser & Wirth, London, until 25 April.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 To See features some of the world’s top exhibitions. From The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s at the Hamburger Kunsthalle to Magda Biernat’s Adrift series at the Robert Klein Gallery.

Interview with Duncan Forbes, Curator of SITUATIONS at Fotomuseum Winterthur

Interview with Dr Duncan Forbes, SITUATIONS, Fotomuseum Winterthur

We Speak to Dr Duncan Forbes about photographic culture in the digital age and Fotomuseum Winterthur’s new exhibition format, SITUATIONS.

Review of Art Paris Art Fair

Review of Art Paris Art Fair

This year Art Paris Art Fair demonstrated how inventive and abundant the art scene in Asia still is with Galerie Géraldine Banier’s presentation of work by Korean Jung Min Choi and Francesca Gagliardi.

Armenity: Contemporary Artists from the Armenian Diaspora, The National Pavilion for the Republic of Armenia, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice

Armenity: Armenia in Venice

The National Pavilion for the Republic of Armenia opens at the Venice Biennale in May. Armenia will focus on the curatorial concept of Armenity and reflect on the centenary of the Armenian Genocide.

Cig Harvey: Gardening At Night, Robert Klein Gallery

British-born Cig Harvey, now a resident of Maine and a full-time artist, uses photography to reveal the complexities underlying everyday life and our relationships with family and friends.

The Aesthetica Art Prize: Interview with Shortlisted Artist Vera Drebusch

The Aesthetica Art Prize: Interview with Shortlisted Artist Vera Drebusch

Vera Drebusch has been shortlisted in this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize. Her performance pieces Preservation and Chocolates can be seen in the Art Prize exhibition, on display at York St Mary’s.

Andrew Browne, Glimpse, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney, Australia

Andrew Browne, Glimpse

Dark shadows, contrasting colours, smooth and ruptured textures fill the works created by artist Andrew Browne (b. 1960) in his latest series Glimpse.

Wim Wenders: Places, Strange and Quiet, in Aesthetica Magazine

Wim Wenders: Places, Strange and Quiet in Aesthetica Magazine

In 2011 Haunch of Venison showcased a collection of work by director and photographer, Wim Wenders. Featured in Aesthetica Issue 40, the show highlighted the artist’s distinctive style and imagery.

HOME 2015 Opening Season, Manchester

HOME 2015 Opening Season

HOME is an international centre for contemporary visual arts, theatre and film, whose opening programme features international collaborations.

Review of Evan Roth: Voices Over the Horizon, Carroll/Fletcher, London

Review of Evan Roth: Voices Over the Horizon, Carroll/Fletcher, London

The internet exists in the physical world spectrally, at once oppressively — or conveniently – pervasive and seemingly intangible, invisible and indefinite.

Nástio Mosquito, Orario di San Ludovico at La Biennale de Venezia, Venice

Nástio Mosquito, Orario di San Ludovico in Venice

Presented by Ikon and Nuova Icona, the Oratorio di San Ludovico will be home to a new video and performance project by Nástio Mosquito. The artist creates exciting and irreverent installations.

Review of Will Shannon: The Closet Craftsman, mac Birmingham

Will Shannon: The Closet Craftsman, Birmingham

Will Shannon describes himself as: “designer, maker, artist, architect, prototyper, workplace designer, maybe”. His exhibition at mac Birmingham seeks to unite the areas of art, craft and design.

Interview with Jasmin Vardimon about Maze at Turner Contemporary

Interview with Jasmin Vardimon about Maze at Turner Contemporary

Maze is a new performance presented by Jasmin Vardimon Company and Turner Contemporary. We speak to Vardimon about her approach to the work and her interest in the individual observer.

Aesthetica Art Prize: John Keane, Artist's Talk, York St Mary's

AAP2015 Talk: John Keane

On 9 April, winner of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015, John Keane, will be appearing at York St Mary’s to discuss the key inspirations behind his large-scale paintings of arrested victims from the great Stalinist terror of the 1930s.

Scottish Dance Theatre: Miann, Southbank Centre, London, 9 April

Scottish Dance Theatre: Miann, Southbank Centre

Taking its title from the Gaelic word for craving and desire, Miann is Fleur Darkin’s first full-length work as artistic director at Scottish Dance Theatre. The piece will appear at Southbank Centre.

Bruce Nauman, Fondation Cartier, Paris

Bruce Nauman, Fondation Cartier, Paris

Creating artworks and performances that traverse genres and mediums, Bruce Nauman defies classification and stands as one of the most influential contemporary artists working today.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Free Lunchtime Talks, York St Mary’s

AAP 2015 Lunchtime Talks

This spring, a series of free lunchtime talks from leading art figures including curators and artists will run alongside the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition.

Aesthetica Issue 64 April / May Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 64 April / May Out Now

The future can only be imagined by looking back towards the past. In Issue 64 we look for a frame of reference to start from, to unpick, to tease out and then create something entirely new.

Redefined Expectation

Redefined Expectation

The housewife stereotype, the conventional: the history of feminist artists of the 1970s addressed in a radical reshaping of art history at the Hamburger Kunsthalle.

Future Perspective

Future Perspective

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 features work that challenges perceptions, tackles difficult themes and presents the state of the world through a different lens. From over 3,500 entries, eight pioneering finalists were selected for the Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition and another 92 outstanding practitioners were chosen for the art prize anthology, Future Now.

Exquisite  Refinement

Exquisite Refinement

What is Luxury?, a new visually stimulating exhibition at the V&A explores the concept and craftsmanship of luxury, and the meaning of this in a modern, materialistic society.

Image Pioneers

Image Pioneers

A group show of emerging artists opens at Pioneer Works, New York, showcasing 10 Canadian and American practitioners who are forging new approaches to the photographic form.

Interview with Artist Henrietta Dubrey

Interview with Henrietta Dubrey, Edgar Modern

Rough Deluxe: Sweet Candy and Wild Women is a new collection from painter Henrietta Dubrey. The exhibition features a new body of work, encompassing both abstract and figurative works.

Alfredo Jaar, Realities Represented in Aesthetica Magazine

Alfredo Jaar, Realities Represented in Aesthetica

This year’s edition of the Venice Biennale is fast-approaching. In Issue 53, we spoke to curator Madeleine Grynsztejn about Latin American art and Jaar’s installation Venezia, Venezia.

SP-Arte Latin American Art Fair 2015, São Paulo, Brazil

SP-Arte Latin American Art Fair 2015, São Paulo, Brazil

The leading Latin American art fair will return for its 11th edition in the Ciccillo Matarazzo pavilion at the Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo, Brazil, designed by Pritzker Laureate and Oscar Niemeyer.

Milan Image Art Fair, The Mall, Porta Nuova Varesine, Milan

Milan Image Art Fair 2015

The fifth edition of the Milan Image Art Fair will open in the new location of Porta Nuova Varesine. This year sees the richest edition of MIA Fair with a broad cultural programme and 145 exhibitors.

Aesthetica Art Prize: Interview with Saliha Elhoussaini, Shortlisted Artist

Interview with Aesthetica Art Prize Artist Saliha Elhoussaini

To celebrate the opening of the Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition at York St Mary’s and call for entries for next year’s award, we speak to Saliha Elhoussaini about her intricate drawing series.

Review of Wild Card, Tim Casson, Casson & Friends, Sadlers Wells, London

Review of Wild Card, Casson & Friends, Sadlers Wells

Wild Card is an opportunity for a choreographer, dancer or producer to take the reins and present a selection of work for the Sadlers Wells’ audience. The first event was curated by Tim Casson.

Review of Masterpieces of Fashion Photography, LUMAS, London

Review of Masterpieces of Fashion Photography, LUMAS, London

Fashion photography has been evolving over the past 100 years, and Mayfair’s LUMAS gallery is currently shining light on the genre’s masterpieces in a preview before opening the official exhibition.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015: Exhibition Launch and Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015: Exhibition Launch and Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition is open to the public. On display at York St Mary’s until 31 May, the Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in contemporary art from across the world.

Review of Pushing an Ism, Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires

Pushing an Ism, Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires

Pushing an Ism at MAMBA, Buenos Aires, is a contradictory proposition. It urges us to re-acquaint ourselves with the original inspiration of much abstract art of today and the last century: the body.

The Aesthetica Art Prize: Winners Announced for the 2015 Awards

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 Winners Announced

John Keane was announced as the winner of the Main Prize and rising star Suzanne Mooney took home the Student Prize at the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 exhibition preview at York St Mary’s.

Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth House

Contemporary chair design exhibition, Make Yourself Comfortable showcases furniture by innovative designers such as Thomas Heatherwick, Amanda Levete, Marc Newson, and Moritz Waldemeyer.

Review of Niki de Saint Phalle, Guggenheim Bilbao

Review of Niki de Saint Phalle, Guggenheim Bilbao

Niki de Saint Phalle’s Mamas are huge, bounding, ecstatic forms, but this major retrospective at Guggenheim Bilbao shows that there is much more to the artist than her voluptuous figures.

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2015 Preview Launches Today

AAP 2015 Preview

Today marks the exhibition preview of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015, with the show opening to the public from 10am tomorrow. Taking place in the…