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The 11th Creative Writing Award is Open for Entries

The 11th Creative Writing Award is Open for Entries

Internationally renowned literary prize, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for entries for its 11th year. The Prize is a platform for emerging and established poets and writers.

The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize: Now Open for Entries

The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize: Now Open for Entries

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established…

Dehumanised Perspective

Dehumanised Perspective

At a time of mass displacement, Richard Mosse presents a portrait of migrants made with a weapons-grade camera that enters the eye of a missile.

Louise Nevelson: Sculpted Consciousness

Louise Nevelson: Sculpted Consciousness

Cortesi Gallery, Lugano, plays host to a selection of 29 pieces from the late Louise Nevelson (1889-1988), spanning two decades from the 1960s to 1980s.

An Inspiring Collection of New Writing

An Inspiring Collection of New Writing

The recently published Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2017 unites 60 international writers, both established an emerging, in an inspiring collection. The book celebrates the very best in contemporary poetry and short fiction and is available to order.

Monica Bonvicini: Charged Structures

Monica Bonvicini: Charged Structures

At the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, Bonvicini undermines the relationship between architecture and sexuality.

5 To See This Weekened

5 To See This Weekened

This week’s 5-to-see has an inherent interest in juxtaposition, in the contrasts founds between past and present, the real and the fictional.

Environmental Consciousness

Environmental Consciousness

The 2016 Syngenta Photography award shortlisted artists consider the idea of Grow-Conserve, responding to a climbing demand in resources.

Idris Khan: Monument and Memory

Idris Khan: Monument and Memory

Following a competition held in early 2016, British-born Idris Khan was selected as the chosen designer of both the Memorial and the Pavilion of Honor.

Nick Cave: Social Installations

Nick Cave: Social Installations

Whilst social injustice stands as a common theme, the drive for this installation stems from the deaths of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown in police hands.

Liz West: Sensory Experiences

Liz West: Sensory Experiences

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 finalist Liz West returns to her hometown of Barnsley in a retrospective at The Civic depicting a vivid approach to light and colour.

Year-Round Inspiration: Aesthetica Subscription

Year-Round Inspiration: Aesthetica Subscription

A subscription to Aesthetica magazine gives you 12 months of the latest news in contemporary art and culture, fueling your creativity with continuous inspiration.

Ai Weiwei: One and the Multitude

Ai Weiwei: One and the Multitude

A series of installations at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by renowned activist and artist Ai Weiwei explores the individual’s relationship to social culture.

Social Kaleidoscopes

Social Kaleidoscopes

Gillian Wearing’s Rock ‘n’ Roll 70 at the ICA, Boston, consists of digitally enhanced portraits in an investigation of technology and modern day society.

Synthetic Environments

Synthetic Environments

NGV Melbourne have commissioned a dynamic reinvention of the suburban car wash built in the Grollo Equiset Garden this spring.

Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective

Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective

Previously exhibited in New York and due to show in Dusseldorf mid next year, Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective is travelling across cultural art capitals to celebrate the career of the Belgian artist.

Pipilotti Rist: Midnight Screenings

Pipilotti Rist: Midnight Screenings

Throughout January 2017 Pipilotti Rist’s Open My Glade (Flatten) 2000-2017 will be mounted across 60 synchronised electronic billboards in Times Square.

Miles Aldridge: Analogous Compositions

Miles Aldridge: Analogous Compositions

Please Return Polaroid shares a rare insight into the technical processes of shoots: from storyboarding and initial ideas to the finished composition.

5 To See

5 To See

This week’s 5 to see takes a closer look at contemporary society, including Whitechapel Gallery, London and The Met, New York.

Digital Manipulations

Digital Manipulations

In conversation with Aesthetica, Anne Hoerter discusses the development of a practice based upon the intersection between still life painting and technology.

Private and Collective Memory

Private and Collective Memory

The Donata Pizzi Collection is now revealing one of the widest representation of Italian women photographers ever exhibited in the last 20 years.

Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas Gift Guide

With art, film, and fashion ideas, Aesthetica’s 10 suggestions will spark the imagination and provide cultural opportunities all the way through into 2017.

Leeds College of Art: Colour Wheel

Leeds College of Art: Colour Wheel

In 2016 Leeds College of Art celebrated 170 years of delivering art education. A final alumni exhibition brings the anniversary commemoration to a close.

Photofairs: Cutting-Edge Photography

Photofairs: Cutting-Edge Photography

The inaugural edition of Photofairs San Francisco launches this January, expanding upon the photography showcased in the Shanghai fair.

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology 2017

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology 2017

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology returns with a selection of extraordinary short fiction and poetry to spark the literary imagination.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 To See looks at the transformation of the familiar. Roger Hiorns romanticises the everyday while Hannah Perry questions society.

Commercialism and Fine Art

Commercialism and Fine Art

In conversation with Aesthetica, Austria-born Clemens Ascher discusses his newest series, The Red Drink, which uses symbolism to critique advertising.

Helen Marten: Turner Prize 2016

Helen Marten: Turner Prize 2016

Helen Marten has been awarded the 2016 Turner Prize, as announced at Tate Britain earlier this week, one of the best-known projects for the visual arts in the world.

Ai Weiwei: Semantics of the Medium

Ai Weiwei: Semantics of the Medium

Fondation, previously exhibited at the Louvre and as part of a group show at Baalbek archaeological site in Lebanon, is close to a Duchampian ready-made.

Art Kaohsiung: Eliminating Borders

Art Kaohsiung: Eliminating Borders

Art Kaohsiung launches its fourth edition. Attracting innovative practitioners, it converges the boundaries of South-eastern and North-eastern Asian art.

Intentional Decomposition

Intentional Decomposition

Alex Hartley questions the conventional qualities of the present and the expectations that construct contemporary life at Victoria Miro gallery, London.

Retracing Portuguese Colonialism

Retracing Portuguese Colonialism

Délio Jasse’s previously unseen body of work comes together in a solo exhibition, The Lost Chapter: Nampula, 1963 at London’s Tiwani Contemporary.

Gift Inspiration: Aesthetica Magazine

Gift Inspiration: Aesthetica Magazine

Treat someone special to a subscription and get their new year off to an inspirational start. Gift wrap, a personal message and access to films are included.

Aesthetica Issue 74 Available Now

Aesthetica Issue 74 Available Now

The December / January issue is available now. Seven diverse practitioners offer works that explore urban landscapes, fine art, fashion and portraiture.

Obscure Perceptions

Obscure Perceptions

Taking domestic settings as a focus, Gregory Crewdson is a master of conceptual narratives played out within the environs of the everyday.

Interior Aspirations

Interior Aspirations

Cristina Coral plays with uncanny compositions, featuring domesticated figures that become lost in neutralised corridors and unnerving bedrooms.

Auroral Metropolis

Auroral Metropolis

Finding intrigue within the strange intersections of the metropolis, Joust uses the lens as a witness to the shifting sense of culture from day to night.

Visceral Construction

Visceral Construction

Portugal plays host to a gathering where architects and designers reflect on the spaces and systems in which we spend our daily existence.

Sculpted Expressions

Sculpted Expressions

The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, explores Viktor&Rolf’s notion of wearable art through a selection of their most iconic works.

Estranged Landscapes

Estranged Landscapes

Lauren Marsolier’s style that alleviates the world of specific details. Perceptual compositions alienate viewers through bright and equivocal landscapes.

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