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Captivating Engagement

Enhance your experience of the Aesthetica Art Prize by joining us at the lunchtime talks. Led by artists, curators and academics.

AAP Identifying Themes

Griselda Goldsbrough leads an informative tour identifying themes in the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition from 12:30 on 8 June at York Art Gallery.

Creating Connections

Future Now 2017 looked at the importance of contemporary art as a necessary mode of communication, establishing social networks.

Balenciaga: Influential Design

Shaping Fashion at the V&A is the first ever UK show dedicated to the minimal aesthetic and formal innovation of Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga.

AAP Winners Announced

The winners were announced for the Main Prize and the Emerging Prize at last night’s Private View and Prize Giving at the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition.

5 To See: This Weekend

In our 5 To See for 26-28 May, we reflect on the innovative methods that artists use to communicate with their audiences. Doug Wheeler creates an optical and acoustic experience at the Guggenheim.

Future Now: Day Two

Big Ideas. Small World. Future Now continues today; topics include arts journalism, the importance of place, the creative city and talent development.

Introspective Practices

The fifth Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition opens on 26 May and continues until 10 September, presenting innovative works by 16 international artists.

Cultural Landmark

Turner Contemporary in Margate has been revealed as the host venue for the Turner Prize 2019., promoting cultural regeneration in Kent.

Future Now: Day One

A Renewed Understanding of Living: Contemporary art is the mechanism that enables us to respond to the 21st century. Read about the sessions on 25 May.

Human Narratives

From February to June 2016, Narciso Contreras travelled around post-Gaddafi Libya documenting what he saw. The results are on display at Saatchi.

Exchanging Ideas

On the first day of the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, there is a unique opportunity to hear directly from a selection of shortlisted artists.

Global Exposure

Scott Gray, founder of PHOTOFAIRS and the Sony World Photography organisation expands on his experience within the sector ahead of Future Now.

Societal Portraits

Dana Lixenberg has won the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize. She is known for her work with communities on the margins of society.

Comme des Garçons: Sculptural Visions

Known for avant-garde designs which challenge conventional notions of beauty and taste, Rei Kawakubo has redefined the aesthetics of our time.

Contemporary Visions

During the international festival of photography, Les Rencontres d’Arles, fotofever exhibits 10 artists working in documentary photography.

Addressing Diversity

Ahead of a panel at Future Now on the state of the multicultural world, Laurence Sillars expands on the relevance of diversity in his role at BALTIC.

Gregory Crewdson: Palpable Landscapes

Cathedral of the Pines evokes palpable tension in glacial scenes, transforming the rural town of Becket into a spectral land charged with human emotion.

Honar: Universal Resonance

Honar: The Afkhami Collection of Modern Contemporary Art showcases a vibrant country that is producing a wealth of vital cultural expression.

Environmental Restoration

An-My Lê captures current concerns around war and immigration whilst alluding to the past; The Silent General references Walt Whitman’s Specimen.

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