Whitstable Biennale 2016

Whitstable Biennale 2016

Over its fourteen-year lifespan the Whitstable Biennale has earned a solid reputation for promoting artists working predominantly in sound, installation and film. Its theme this…

Art Basel 2016

Art Basel 2016

Art Basel returns for its 47th edition of the show from 16 June-19 June. This year, 286 leading international galleries will present works ranging from the early 20th century to recent projects by key contemporary artists.

Interview with Artist Fanny Allié, VOLTA 12

Interview with Artist Fanny Allié, VOLTA 12

Artist Fanny Allié explores the outlines of the human form, using collage and emotive neon installations, to question our relationship with our bodies.

Mapping the Invisible at the Rhode Island School Of Design

Mapping the Invisible at the Rhode Island School Of Design

Graduating shows at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) are always inspiring for the new perspectives their young minds unfailingly provide.

Q&A with Plymouth College of Art Degree Show Graduate, Sophie Holland

Q&A with Plymouth College of Art Degree Show Graduate, Sophie Holland

Sophie Holland, one of the graduating students at Plymouth College of Art talks to Aesthetica about her artistic practice and her future plans.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Longlisted Artist Ian Chamberlain

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Longlisted Artist Ian Chamberlain

Ian Chamberlain is inspired by machine forms. Seeing in them the true synthesis between form and function, Chamberlain reinterprets the superficially uninspiring structures into monuments of their time.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

In our 5 To See this week, we celebrate the beginning of summer with a selection of vibrant shows. Providing viewers with a glimpse into beach-life is Massimo Vitali at Ronchini Gallery, while Jeu de Paume hosts a Josef Sudek retrospective.

Under a Falling Sky, Laura Bartlett Gallery

Under a Falling Sky, Laura Bartlett Gallery

Under a falling sky, a group exhibition by John Divola, Cyprien Gaillard, Beatrice Gibson, Michail Pirgelis and Daniel Turner ran at Laura Bartlett Gallery.

Trevor Paglen Awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize

Trevor Paglen Awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize

Trevor Paglen has been announced as the winner of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize at a ceremony at The Photographers’ Gallery. Paglen was selected for his exhibition The Octopus at Frankfurter Kunstverein.

Paolo Gioli, Peep-Hole, Milan

Paolo Gioli, Peep-Hole, Milan

Since the 1960s Paolo Gioli has conducted complex research on the genesis of images, the nature of aesthetic experience and visual processes.

New Designers 2016, London

New Designers 2016, London

The 31st edition of New Designers takes place over two weeks this summer. Part 1 covers textiles and fashion, costume design, jewellery and contemporary design crafts, while Part 2 will focus on furniture, product and industrial design.

Christopher Gray, Winner of the XL Catlin Art Prize 2016

Christopher Gray, Winner of the XL Catlin Art Prize 2016

Christopher Gray has been awarded the XL Catlin Art Prize 2016 for his film Death by Chair winning £5,000. Jamie Fitzpatrick won the Visitor Vote.

Design Miami/ 2016, Basel, Switzerland

Design Miami/ 2016, Basel, Switzerland

Design Miami/ returns to Basel for its 11th edition with an array of exhibitions from 14-19 June. A global forum for design, each fair brings together an influential list of collectors, designers and curators from around the world.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Longlisted Artist Daniel Rich

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Longlisted Artist Daniel Rich

Daniel Rich has been noted for his labor-intensive process, translating Google images, newspaper clippings and photographs into paintings through a variety of tools.

The Rhubarb Triangle and Other Stories, The Hepworth Wakefield

The Rhubarb Triangle and Other Stories, The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield showcases Martin Parr’s most recent work in their latest exhibition The Rhubarb Triangle and Other Stories: the largest Martin Parr exhibition in the UK since 2002.

Interview with Longlisted Artist, Vikram Kushwah

Interview with Longlisted Artist, Vikram Kushwah

Vikram Kushwah’s photographic series Memoirs of Lost Time discusses memory, and the tension between how memory reconstructs events and how they really happened.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

In our 5 To See this weekend we explore a wealth of exhibitions that draw upon the skills of international craftsmanship and also comment on cultural identity in today’s changing society.

Maud Sulter: Passion, Impressions Gallery

Maud Sulter: Passion, Impressions Gallery

Passion surveys the most significant and intriguing work of Scottish-Ghanian artist, Maud Sulter (1960-2008), at Impressions Gallery, Bradford.

SCOPE Art Show 2016, Basel

SCOPE Art Show 2016, Basel

SCOPE Art Show celebrates its 10th anniversary in Basel at its new location, Clarahuus. SCOPE’s well-appointed venue offers guests a view of the contemporary art world, and in 2016, SCOPE welcomes 85 international exhibitors.

Interview with Future Now Panellist David Drake, Director, Ffotogallery and Diffusion, Cardiff

Interview with Future Now Panellist David Drake, Director, Ffotogallery and Diffusion, Cardiff

Last week’s Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium saw David Drake, Director, Ffotogallery and Diffusion meet with a panel of experts to discuss the photography in the digital age. We speak to Drake about shifts in the medium.

Aesthetica Issue 71 June/July 2016

Aesthetica Issue 71 June/July 2016

This issue has a strong focus on differing positions across the creative sector. We’re also exploring a new generation of designers who focus on sustainability.

Voiceless Landscapes

Voiceless Landscapes

A formal background in architecture informs Parisian photographer Jérôme Bryon’s muted urban landscapes in latest series Grand Sud.

Suburban Explorations

Suburban Explorations

Holly Andres transfixes viewers by presenting a concentrated experience of suburbia which urges them to linger within the unsettling narratives.

Cultural Microcosm

Cultural Microcosm

James Casebere is renowned for a pioneering use of models in his constructed photographs. Architecture populates the otherwise uninhabited images.

Playful Disposition

Playful Disposition

Los Angeles-based Jimmy Marble is a director, photographer and designer whose highly-animated work explodes with colourful potential.

Utopian Abstraction

Utopian Abstraction

With a thematic focus on staged worlds, Clemens Ascher’s photographic series In the Garden is a bright depiction of utopia.

Ecological Consideration

Ecological Consideration

The 31st edition of the fair highlights the increasing responsibility we feel for our surroundings, leading to a revival of craft and zero waste.

Tangible Portraiture

Tangible Portraiture

Currently based in New York and San Francisco, Russian-born artist Kristina Varaksina creates works which are highly sensitive towards human emotion.

Interview with Italian Artist, Francesca Pasquali

Interview with Italian Artist, Francesca Pasquali

Italian artist Francesca Pasquali creates innovative sculptures from everyday objects, concentrating on the semantics behind the very materials of her work.

Massimo Bartolini: Landscape Phenomena

Massimo Bartolini: Landscape Phenomena

Paesaggio is the fourth Massimo Bartolini (1962, Cecina, Tuscany. He lives and works in Cecina) solo show at Massimo De Carlo, in Milan.

Aukland Art Fair 2016, The Cloud

Aukland Art Fair 2016, The Cloud

The Auckland Art Fair 2016 edition heralds a shift in focus to contemporary art of the wider Pacific region and brings together 40 galleries from New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific, and South America.

Future Now Symposium: Final Day

Future Now Symposium: Final Day

Today is the final day of the inaugural Future Now Symposium. Sessions include The Future of Art and Culture, Permanence of Print II and Public and Private Galleries.

Cornelia Parker: FOUND, Foundling Museum

Cornelia Parker: FOUND, Foundling Museum

Making reference to Foundling Museum’s heritage, Cornelia Parker invites over 50 artists, writers and musicians to respond to the thematic concept of “found”.

Future Now Symposium: Opens Today

Future Now Symposium opens today at York St John University and continues tomorrow, with a two-day programme of talks, panel discussions and portfolio reviews.

RSA Open Exhibition 2016

Applications close for the RSA Open Exhibition on 1 June, 5PM, with a long-standing history of celebrating the best of contemporary practice.

Charting Talent: Degree Shows to See this Summer

Charting Talent: Degree Shows to See this Summer

Amidst the season of Degree Shows, students across the UK are finalising and displaying their works as part of a nationwide collective of talent.

Future Now Symposium: The Value of Art, Design Advancements and Gallery Relationships

Future Now Symposium: The Value of Art, Design Advancements and Gallery Relationships

Two days to go until Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium begins. The inaugural event invites audiences to consider contemporary practices in the present day. Here’s our final line-up of sessions for the 2016 programme.

Q&A with Future Now Speaker Julia Michalska, The Art Newspaper

Q&A with Future Now Speaker Julia Michalska, The Art Newspaper

Julia Michalska, Deputy Web Editor at The Art Newspaper, joins Future Now as a panelist in Session 10: The Permanence of Print Part II for a discussion on print in today’s digital world.

Future Now Symposium: The Future of Art and Culture in Curating and Talent Development

Future Now Symposium: The Future of Art and Culture in Curating and Talent Development

Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium is an opportunity for artists and those working in the creative sector to network, discuss best practice and build new collaborations. On Day Two of the event, sessions include the Future of Art and Culture, Talent Development, and Funding and Commissions.

Patrick Hough and Lawrence Leck, Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017

Patrick Hough and Lawrence Leck, Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017

The Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017 has been awarded to Patrick Hough and Lawrence Leck. They will be given £20,000 each to contribute to the spring 2017 exhibition.