Hello Darkness, My Old Friend: Review of Marcel Wanders and Misha Kahn

Every so often, something happens on the gallery scene that pushes a fresh perspective into the wider cultural viewfinder. When Friedman Benda recently launched a splashy double show in New York, we all left with the funny feeling that we’d been transported to somewhere new, somewhere that might be sacred, and somewhere that is softly transforming the frontier where art and design co-mingle.

In Conversation with Pedro Reyes and Daniel Rajunov, One Step Ahead of the Revolution

In Conversation: Pedro Reyes and Daniel Rajunov, One Step Ahead of the Revolution

Known for his multi-didactic works that go from staging group therapies to theatre plays, Pedro Reyes is constantly renovating his oeuvre and exploring new ways of involving the audience.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Call For Entries

Aesthetica Art Prize: Call For Entries

From her background in Landscape architecture, Sanitas Pradittasnee been interested in sculptural space and how involves human interaction. Her work Khao Mo Siam Square (Mythical Escapsim), longlisted in 2015, explores the philosophy of “the impermanence of objects” and the form of nothingness.

Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change, Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C

For his first US museum survey outside of California for 40 years, this new exhibition displays Robert Irwin’s work from 1958-1970, a time in which the artist developed dramatically.

Women in Photography Panel at The Photography Show 2016, Birmingham

Women in Photography Panel at The Photography Show 2016, Birmingham

The Women in Photography panel at The Photography Show 2016 will bring together Max Houghton, Marcia Michel, Vicki Churchill and Juno Calypso in a discussion about the industry.

Interview with International Artist Karen Thomas

Karen Thomas (b.1963) is acclaimed world-wide for her pop-culture figures and loosely dynamic painting style. We speak with the painter about her distinguishable style and recent projects.

Interview with Maroesjka Lavigne, Land of Nothingness, Robert Mann Gallery

Interview with Maroesjka Lavigne, Land of Nothingness

Photographer Maroesjka Lavigne’s latest exhibition Land of Nothingness is currently on view at Robert Mann Gallery, New York. Lavigne’s second show with the gallery invites viewers to step into the unforgiving landscape of Namibia.

Interview with Ying Tan, Curator, 30 Years of CFCCA, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Arts, Manchester

Interview with Ying Tan, Curator, CFCCA, Manchester

Coinciding with Manchester’s Year of the Monkey celebrations, the CFCCA launched its 30th anniversary programme in February. We speak to curator Ying Tan about the centre’s commitment to representing Chinese arts in the UK.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call For Entries 2016: Longlisted Artist Masha Knyazeva-Trotzky

Aesthetica Art Prize Call For Entries 2016: Artist Masha Knyazeva-Trotzky

Masha Knyazeva-Trotzky sees photography as vitally important not only to expose existing reality but also to construct a new version of it. Her work was longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Journeys to new places are a common theme in this week’s 5 To See. Matthew Barney details the journey of author Norman Mailer’s spirit through the Egyptian afterlife, and Nico Vascellai links two of earth’s most mysterious chasms.

Omer Fast, Present Continuous, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

Omer Fast, Present Continuous, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

BALTIC presents the first solo UK exhibition by Omer Fast, best known for his video works that question the conventions of storytelling, media reportage and historical representation.

The Armory Show 2016, New York

The Armory Show, New York

Taking place in New York City, from the 3-6 March, The Armory Show represents an essential event in the artistic calendar. The 22nd edition features emerging and established artists, represented by 205 galleries from 36 countries worldwide.

In Conversation with Curator Emily Sargent, States of Mind, Wellcome Collection

In Conversation with Curator Emily Sargent, States of Mind, Wellcome Collection

Wellcome Collection has opened the second part of a year-long exploration into human consciousness. States of Mind examines the universal topic of conscious experience. We speak to the curator.

Review of Michael Simpson: Flat Surface Painting at Spike Island, Bristol

Review: Michael Simpson at Spike Island, Bristol

Michael Simpson’s Flat Surface Painting at Spike Island, Bristol, is rooted in a fascination with Venetian and early Flemish painting, questioning the nature of painting itself. We review the show.

Interview with Robin Kang, Field Projects, at VOLTA NY

American artist Robin Kang (b.1981) threads nuances between technological advances and the history of the textile industry via Jacquard loom handwork and patterned circuitry imagery.

Interview with Mary Griffiths, Curator, Ben Rivers, The Whitworth, Manchester

Interview with Mary Griffiths, Ben Rivers, The Whitworth, Manchester

The Whitworth brings Ben Rivers’s most ambitious work to date to Manchester. We speak to Mary Griffiths about Rivers’s film that migrates between the realms of documentary, fantasy and fable.

Review of Subodh Gupta: Invisible Reality at Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Review of Subodh Gupta: Invisible Reality, Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Hauser & Wirth Somerset are hosting a major solo exhibition of new and recent work by Subodh Gupta, bringing together a sculptures and installations by the New Delhi-based artist. We review the show.

Interview with Sarah McCrory, Director of the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art

Interview: Sarah McCrory, Director of the Glasgow International Festival

Glasgow International Festival’s seventh edition opens on 8 April 2016. Directed by Sarah McCrory, the 2016 programme is comprised of new works, site-specific commissions and events across the city.

Alberto Giacometti: In His Own Words – Sculptures 1925-34, Luxembourg & Dayan, London

Alberto Giacometti: In His Own Words – Sculptures 1925-34, Luxembourg & Dayan, London

Focused on a series of sculptures from a crucial decade in Alberto Giacometti’s life, this London show provides a deep insight into the development of the Swiss sculptor and painter’s practice.

Review of Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966), Whitechapel Gallery, London

Review: Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966), Whitechapel Gallery, London

Whitechapel Gallery’s Electronic Superhighway brings together over 100 works to show the impact of computer and Internet technologies on artists from the mid-1960s to the present day.

The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards, Shortlist Announced

The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards, Shortlist Announced

The Sony World Photography Awards announces the shortlists for its Professional, Open and Youth competitions, featuring over 270 creatives from 60 countries, including 21 British photographers.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries 2016: Photographer Mansoureh Pakzad

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries 2016: Photographer Mansoureh Pakzad

The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of art from across the globe, and is now open for entries: we explore the work of Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 Longlisted photographer Mansoureh Pakzad.

Philippe Halsman: Astonish Me! Kunsthal Rotterdam

Philippe Halsman: Astonish Me! Kunsthal Rotterdam

Kunsthal Rotterdam’s exhibition Astonish Me!, is a collaboration with Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, and includes more than 300 never-before exhibited works, including prints and photomontages.

Interview with Dean Melbourne, This Myth at Gallery 8, Curated by Coates and Scarry

Interview: Dean Melbourne, This Myth at Gallery 8, Curated by Coates and Scarry

Dean Melbourne unveils his second solo show in London this February at Gallery 8. Curated by Coates and Scarry, the exhibition showcases Melbourne’s most recent paintings and works on paper.

World Art Dubai 2016, Dubai World Trade Centre

World Art Dubai 2016

Returning for its second year as part of Dubai Art Season, World Art Dubai will take place from 6-9 April at the Dubai World Trade Centre and will showcase a global collection of more than 3,000 paintings, sculptures and photographs.

Review of Xu Bing: Book from the Ground at CFCCA, Manchester

Xu Bing: Book from the Ground at CFCCA Manchester

CFCCA Manchester is currently showing Xu Bing’s Book from the Ground, a novel written in a universal language of icons, alongside a recreation of the artist’s studio: we explore the exhibition.

Interview with Olga Woszczyna, Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist

Interview with Olga Woszczyna, Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist

The Aesthetica Art Prize celebrates the work of emerging and established artists from around the world, championing excellence in art across a range of media. Olga Woszczyna was longlisted with her work Entity III, which is influenced by contemporary architecture and goldsmithing. She is inspired by cities with their variety of cultural and design influences and the art of jewellery.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Call for Entries. Painting & Drawing: Neil Douglas

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Call for Entries. Painting & Drawing: Neil Douglas

Artist Neil Douglas was longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 with his painting Council Blossoms. The painting technique involves stepping back and slowing the pace, providing time to analyse thoughts and consider one’s role within the chaos outside.

Emotional Supply Chains, Zabludowicz Collection

Emotional Supply Chains, Zabludowicz Collection

Emotional Supply Chains addresses the construction of individual identity in the digital age, with a selection of works that have all been drawn from the Zabludowicz Collection and produced since the year 2000. Including six new commissions, the show features 16 leading international artists.

Review of Betty Woodman: The Theatre of the Domestic at ICA, London

Review: Betty Woodman, The Theatre of the Domestic, ICA

We explore the first UK solo presentation of works by Betty Woodman, one of the most important contemporary artists working with ceramics today, including a number of new mixed media pieces.

Review of Giacomo Manzù at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

Review: Giacomo Manzù at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

20th century sculptor Giacomo Manzù is best known for delicate and moving work focusing predominantly on portraiture and religious imagery. We review his current exhibition at the Estorick Collection.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries 2016: Longlisted Artist Stephen Hendee

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Longlisted Artist Stephen Hendee

Stephen Hendee’s creative output, which spans the past two decades, has mirrored the ascent of digital culture, speculative fiction and ephemeral architecture through installations and sculpture.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

In the USA, ultra-technologist collective teamLab explores the potential of digital art to nurture creativity and curiosity, and Galerie Lelong celebrates Ana Mendieta’s lifetime of filmmaking in a showcase of recently discovered works.

WOKA, Vienna-based Manufacturer of Iconic 20th Century Lighting Design

WOKA, Vienna-based Manufacturer of Iconic 20th Century Lighting Design

Vienna-based manufacturer WOKA reproduces iconic lamp designs from the early 20th century, including pieces by the Wiener Werkstätte and the Bauhaus, which have fallen out of production.

Design Shanghai 2016, Shanghai Exhibition Centre

Design Shanghai 2016, Shanghai Exhibition Centre

Design Shanghai returns for its fourth iteration from 9-12 March. Taking place at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre, this year’s fair promises to feature work from over 300 product and design brands.

Review of Park Seo-Bo Ecriture: 1967-1981 at White Cube Mason's Yard, London

Review: Park Seo-Bo at White Cube Mason's Yard

White Cube Mason’s Yard presents an exhibition of paintings by Korean artist Park Seo-Bo, best known for his Ecriture series of the late 1960s. We review the show, which traces the works’ origins.

Saul Leiter: Retrospective, The Photographers’ Gallery, London

Saul Leiter: Retrospective, The Photographers’ Gallery

In over 100 photographs, sketchbooks and ephemera, this exhibition explores the motivation behind Saul Leiter’s work and is the artist’s first major show in a British public gallery.

Premiums: Interim Projects 2016 at the Royal Academy, London

Premiums Interim Projects at the Royal Academy, London

The Premiums: Interim Projects 2016 show features the work of artists at the midpoint of their studies at the Royal Academy Schools. We speak to exhibiting artists Adam Shield and Richie Moment.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Call for Entries

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is currently open for entries, presenting an opportunity for budding and established artists to showcase their work to a wider audience. The Aesthetica Art Prize holds talent development at its core, and awards two winners, one for the Main Prize and one for the Student Prize, a number of prizes that will support their future projects.

Suspended Animation, Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

Suspended Animation, Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Roughly a century after the production of the first animated film, the Hirshhorn Museum takes stock of the current state of the art form and considers what it can reveal to us about the information age.