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Christina Sanders: Short Fiction Winner

Christina Sanders: Short Fiction Winner

Christina Sanders, winner of the Short Fiction category in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2017, discusses opportunities presented by short form.

Breaking Tradition

Breaking Tradition

The location chosen for V&R’s most recent shows, Palais de Tokyo, is Paris’s most experimental art museum, showcasing the trajectory of the brand.

New Aesthetics

New Aesthetics

Polka Galerie’s retrospective of Joel Meyerowitz concentrates on street photography in New York City, and the embrace of landscape and light.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

The exhibitions in this week’s 5 To See reimagine everyday concepts; the artists provide audiences with fresh encounters of the ordinary.

Meditative Processes

Meditative Processes

New York-based Chinese photographer Shen Wei sets out on a journey across continents for Between Blossoms at Flowers Gallery, New York.

Archaic Resonance

Archaic Resonance

Ruya Foundation’s exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale displays the work of contemporary Iraqi artists in dialogue with ancient artefacts.

Reflective Structures

Reflective Structures

For his first solo show since 2010, and the first in the new space at Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, James Casebere returns to exploring interior spaces.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 to see reflects on the quotidian, such as Agnieszka Polska’s reinvention of average objects to muse on the linear nature of time.

Visionary Collaborations

Visionary Collaborations

Jeu de Paume joins forces with the Centre Pompidou for a retrospective of Eli Lotar, which draws upon the Centre’s photographic archives.

A’ Design Awards & Competition: Call for Entries

A’ Design Awards & Competition: Call for Entries

The A’ Design Award was founded in 2010 in order to highlight, advertise and become an advocate for design that looks towards a better future.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 To See reflects on the everyday experiences, from a consideration of migration, to an examination of rapidly increasing capitals.

Digitalised Constructivism

Digitalised Constructivism

Thomas Dane gallery, London, hosts Kasten’s first solo, UK-based exhibition, introducing the medium of moving image for the first time.

Aesthetica Issue 75 Available Now

Aesthetica Issue 75 Available Now

The February / March edition of Aesthetica Magazine focuses on the beauty of pausing for a while in response to contemporary existence.

Illusory Silhouettes

Illusory Silhouettes

Ricardo Bofill’s La Muralla Roja in Alicante pays homage to the Arab Mediterranean, in particular to the adobe towers of North Africa.

Prismatic Compositions

Prismatic Compositions

Innovative photographic duo JUCO’s material provides an explosion of energy and blurs the lines between fine art and commercial assignments.

Visual Sanctuaries

Visual Sanctuaries

Reginald Van de Velde’s photographs provide an oasis for reflection on the passage of time, offering a new perspective on abandoned settings.

Integral Topographies

Integral Topographies

A new publication from Phaidon highlights the shifting relationship between architecture and natural forms, taking the land as inspiration.

Gestural Frameworks

Gestural Frameworks

In Anna Di Prospero’s Urban self-portrait series angles of contemporary cities reach an intriguing equilibrium with expressive bodily contortions.

Youthful Effervescence

Youthful Effervescence

Aaron Feaver’s infectious oeuvre snapshots youth with optimism and compositional air. Bold, indulgent palettes reflect the lifestyles within the frames.

Dynamic Imagination

Dynamic Imagination

From established to couture brands, Scandinavian designers are gearing traditional ideas of timelessness and practicality towards sustainability.

Cylindrical Phenomena

Cylindrical Phenomena

Perception, movement and the relationship between the viewer and their surroundings are central themes within Olafur Eliasson’s practice.

Ian M Dudley: Poetry Winner

Ian M Dudley: Poetry Winner

Poetry Winner Ian M Dudley’s sequence, entitled Business Class, explores the notion of work in a large multinational company.

PHOTOFAIRS: Digital Horizons

PHOTOFAIRS: Digital Horizons

Lauren Marsolier’s images alleviate the world of specific details and are displayed at PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco, courtesy of Robert Koch Gallery.

Artes Mundi 7: Global Connections

Artes Mundi 7: Global Connections

John Akomfrah OBE has been awarded £40,000 courtesy of Artes Mundi for the 2016 film Auto Da Fé, chosen from six socially responsive works.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

A focus on digitalisation forms the central strand of this week’s 5 to see, encompassing surveillance technologies right through to science fiction.

Roger Mayne: Youthful Nuances

Roger Mayne: Youthful Nuances

The Photographers’ Gallery, London, hosts the first major exhibition (since 1999) of Roger Mayne, including the notorious 1960s snapshots of London.

The 11th Creative Writing Award is Open for Entries

The 11th Creative Writing Award is Open for Entries

Internationally renowned, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for entries for its 11th year, inviting both emerging and established writers.

The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize: Now Open for Entries

The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize: Now Open for Entries

The 11th award is now open for entries, until 31 August, offering two separate accolades: the Main Art Prize and the Emerging Art Prize.

Dehumanised Perspective

Dehumanised Perspective

At a time of mass displacement, Richard Mosse depicts migrants through 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, 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.

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

Social injustice is a common theme in the works of Nick Cave; 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 for the whole of 2017.

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.

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