Review of Christopher Page: Dawn, Hunter/Whitfield

Christopher Page: Dawn, Hunter/Whitfield

The proof of painting’s liveliness is to be found in Christopher Page’s second solo show at Hunter/Whitfield. His paintings only really begin to work when you are in front of them.

Simon Hantaï, Pliage: The First Decade, Mnuchin Gallery, New York

Simon Hantaï, Mnuchin Gallery, New York

For the first time in the USA, Hungarian-born, Paris-based artist, Simon Hantaï presents work from the 1960s, a period in which his work matured and he began to develop pliage, or “folding” method.

ART Santa Fe, 9-12 July

Art Santa Fe, 9-12 July

The city of Santa Fe welcomes artists from around the world for its annual celebration of contemporary art and culture, this year marking the 15th anniversary of renowned festival, Art Santa Fe.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

The work of Ian Hamilton Finlay is ensconced at the Victoria Miro in London, and across the city at David Zwirner, the provocative and playful exhibition Black Mould continues to intrigue the public.

Soldiers and Suffragettes: the Photography of Christina Broom, Museum of London Docklands, London

Christina Broom, Museum of London Docklands

The Museum of London Docklands presents Soldiers and Suffragettes: the Photography of Christina Broom, the first British female press photographer and an unsung master of her craft.

Review of Shirana Shahbazi

If photographs are traditionally meant to freeze specific moments in time that one can retrieve at a future date, Shirana Shahbazi’s exhibition at On Stellar Rays, New York, does just the opposite.

Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening, Barbican Centre, London

Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening, Barbican Centre

American multi-media artist Doug Aitken curates a vast project encompassing the indoor and outdoor spaces of Barbican for 30 days, including work from 100 artists such as Martin Creed and Jeremy Deller.

VOLTA 11, Basel, 15-20 June

Opening in Basel for its 11th anniversary, VOLTA proves its worth as a champion of new and emerging artists. VOLTA made its debut in 2005, creating a platform for international galleries.

Interview with Sukanya Rajaratnam, Mnuchin Gallery, Art Basel 2015

Interview with Sukanya Rajaratnam, Mnuchin Gallery, Art Basel 2015

At Art Basel 2015, Mnuchin Gallery returns with a showcase of exceptional works by Agnes Martin, Anselm Kiefer and Tavares Strachan. We speak to Sukanya Rajaratnam, Partner at Mnuchin Gallery.

Yves Klein, Lucio Fontana and Gunther Uecker: Burning, Cutting, Nailing, Skarstedt Gallery

Review of Burning, Cutting, Nailing, Skarstedt Gallery

The title of this exhibition at Skarstedt Gallery suggests a trichotomy of violence and destruction. The works present a wilful reforming of the canvas through burning, cutting and nailing.

Gillian Laub: Southern Rites, Benrubi Gallery, New York

Gillian Laub: Southern Rites, Benrubi Gallery, New York

Award-winning photographer Gillian Laub, one of today’s most daring practitioners, looks at racial tensions that have existed for generations in a new body of work at Benrubi Gallery, New York.

Shirazeh Houshiary: Smell of First Snow, Lisson Gallery, London

Shirazeh Houshiary: Smell of First Snow, Lisson Gallery

For her eighth exhibition at Lisson Gallery, Shirazeh Houshiary presents a series of large-scale works in pale ocean hues – pencilled with words, sprawling like branches or undulating ripples.

Review of Susanna Bauer: In Leaf, Lemon Street Gallery, Cornwall

Review of Susanna Bauer: In Leaf, Lemon Street Gallery

German artist Susanna Bauer creates delicate and intricate works using naturally dried magnolia leaves, dried wood and yarn. She uses simple crochet and darning stitches over natural shapes.

Peter "Snopix" Higgins - Exploring Digital Art

Creator Peter “Snopix” Higgins had no idea he’d still be creating in 2015. Having no formal training just the desire to create, he has gone on an almost 40 year adventure leaving him rich in works of art.

Industry, Now, MAST, Bologna

Industry, Now, MAST, Bologna

Industry, Now at MAST, Bologna, reflects on contemporary industry through the perspectives of 24 photographers and artists who are interested in production processes and their links with society.

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.