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Aesthetica Art Prize Selected Artists Announced for the 2016 Exhibition and Book

Aesthetica Art Prize Selected Artists Announced for 2016

The Aesthetica Art Prize shortlist and longlist have been announced, featuring 100 contemporary artists from around the world. The shortlist includes 10 artists whose work will be exhibited in York from 14 April to 29 May at York St Mary’s.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson pays homage to Italian photographer Ugo Mulas and Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery provides a platform for textile designer Tibor Reich’s pioneering career.

Pipilotti Rist: Retrospective and New Works, Kunsthaus Zürich

Pipilotti Rist: Retrospective and New Works, Kunsthaus

Renowned worldwide for her pioneering video installations, Pipilotti Rist will transform the Kunsthaus Zürich with sensual works that encounter convention and taboo with humour and irony.

Anri Sala, Answer Me, New Museum, New York

Anri Sala, New Museum

Albanian-born artist Anri Sala takes a poetic and conceptual approach to music and architecture, exploring how the experience of sound can affect our perceptions of space and time.

Review of The Inoperative Community at Raven Row, London

Review: The Inoperative Community at Raven Row

The Inoperative Community at Raven Row, London, is an exhibition of experimental narrative film and video that addresses ideas of community and the shifting nature of social relations.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 to See navigates through an ocean of January blues and steers a journey into intimate explorations of the self. Highlights include Steve McQueen, Ciara Phillips and Saatchi’s all-female show.

John Akomfrah, Lisson Gallery, London

John Akomfrah, Lisson Gallery, London

Lisson Gallery presents new and recent work by John Akomfrah, demonstrating his rich visual style, which is as poetic as it is political and fuses contemporary issues with history and fiction.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Open for Entries

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is now open for entries, presenting a unique opportunity for emerging and established artists around the world to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Prizes include publication. an exhibition for shortlisted artists, and up to £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox.

Lisa Oppenheim, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Lisa Oppenheim, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

American multimedia artist Lisa Oppenheim, known for her evocative camera-less photography via the photogram and experimental films, is exhibiting a new series of works taking inspiration from natural woodgrains entitled Landscape Portraits at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York.

Interview with Jonathan Watkins, Dinh Q. Lê, The Colony, Ikon Gallery

Interview with Jonathan Watkins, Dinh Q. Lê, The Colony, Ikon Gallery

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, in collaboration with Artangel, unveils The Colony (2016), a major new commission of video work by acclaimed Vietnamese artist Dinh Q. Lê. Opening on 27 January.

Lina Selander: Moment. Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Lina Selander: Moment. Moderna Museet, Stockholm

One of Sweden’s most innovative filmmakers, currently exhibiting both at the Venice Biennale and at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Lina Selander’s work contrasts temporal images to explore the territories between fight and flight, boundaries and ownership.

John Akomfrah, Vertigo Sea, Arnolfini, Bristol

John Akomfrah, Vertigo Sea, Arnolfini, Bristol

John Akomfrah’s (b.1957) multi-screen installation Vertigo Sea draws inspiration from two striking and harrowing literary works: Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and Heathcote Williams’ poem Whale Nation.

An Aesthetica Subscription is the Perfect Gift this Christmas

An Aesthetica Subscription is the Perfect Gift this Christmas

For those who are passionate about contemporary art and culture, Aesthetica Magazine is the ultimate guide for keeping up-to-date with the latest news from the international art scene. Save 30% on newsstand prices and receive free gift wrap and a personal message.

Film London Jarman Award 2015 Winner Announced

Film London Jarman Award 2015 Winner Announced

The latest recipient of the Film London Jarman Award was announced yesterday at The Whitechapel Gallery in London. The Belfast-based artist filmmaker Seamus Harahan (b.1968) was selected as this year’s winner from a shortlist of six distinguished creatives.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Takashi Hamaguchi’s Dissidents reveals the neglected aesthetic dimension of photojournalism and Agnieszka Kurant’s short film Cutaways bridges conceptual art and real-world issues, proving that the two are not so far removed after all.

The Jarman Award 2015 Shortlist and Whitechapel Weekender

The Jarman Award 2015 Shortlist

Organised by Film London, the annual Jarman Award recognises and supports artists working with moving image. Now in its eighth year, the award has built a reputation for identifying and showcasing the work of emerging talents in the UK.

Award-winning Artist Shezad Dawood Wins ASFF 2015 Artists’ Film Award

Shezad Dawood Wins ASFF 2015 Artists’ Film Award

Aesthetica Short Film Festival celebrated its 5th anniversary with a grand finale by announcing the category winners including Best Artists’ Film Shezad Dawood’s Towards the Possible Film.

The Raft of the Medusa, Richard Heslop & Simon Armitage, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival

The Raft of the Medusa, Richard Heslop & Simon Armitage, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival

The 5th anniversary edition of the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival is nearly here! This year ASFF welcomes a special showing of Richard Heslop and playwright Simon Armitage’s collaborative filmic work, The Raft of the Medusa.

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige: I must first apologise... at HOME, Manchester

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige at HOME, Manchester

Beirut-based visual artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige map out a genealogy of e-mail scams through film and installation in the latest exhibition taking place at Manchester’s HOME.

Bill Viola, Moving Stillness (Mt. Rainier), Blain|Southern, London

Bill Viola, Blain|Southern, London

Blain|Southern offers viewers the opportunity to see rarely exhibited work by leading video artist Bill Viola. The show focuses on the artist’s stand-alone piece, Moving Stillness (Mt. Rainier)

Frieze Film: Charles Atlas, Xavier Cha, Gery Georgieva & Thirteen Black Cats

Frieze Film: Charles Atlas, Xavier Cha, Gery Georgieva & 13 Black Cats

Each year Frieze London features a curated non-profit programme of works and events, and the artist film strand of this showcases new works which have been commissioned from both established and emerging artists.

Trailer Premiere: Francesco Clerici's Hand Gestures

Francesco Clerici’s Hand Gestures follows the process of creating one of Velasco Vitali’s dog sculptures, from wax to bronze, at Fonderia Artistica Battaglia (Battaglia Artistic Foundry), Milan.

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival Unveils Fifth Anniversary Programme

BAFTA Qualifying ASFF Announces 2015 Programme

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival announces its programme for 2015. This year’s enticing line-up of films and specials events is now available to view and download online.

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015 - Tickets Now on Sale

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015 - Tickets Now on Sale

The fifth anniversary edition of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) will take place this year from 5 – 8 November. Tickets are now on sale for the four day event, which invites audiences to explore the city of York while experiencing world-class cinema.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: Prizes

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: Prizes

It’s the last weekend of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 call for submissions. Open until 31 August, the competition has an array of goodies up for grabs. Prizes include up to £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox and editorial coverage in Aesthetica.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

August may be drawing to a close; however a new season of visual art is only beginning. This weekend we present to you five exhibitions of diverse and exciting media opening around the globe.

Shezad Dawood, It was a time that was a time, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn

Shezad Dawood, It was a time that was a time, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn

Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, opens a new exhibition of work by London-based artist Shezad Dawood, in conjunction with the French Institute Alliance Francaise’s 2015 Crossing the Line Festival.

Review of IM Heung-soon: Reincarnation at MoMA PS1, New York

Review of IM Heung-soon: Reincarnation at MoMA PS1

Currently on view at MoMA PS1, New York, Korean artist IM Hueng-soon’s video installation titled Reincarnation is a deeply ponderous work on the burden of grief, loss and the consequences of war.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 9 Days to Go - Artists' Film

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 9 Days to Go

There are nine days left in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 call for entries. In the countdown, we spotlight Lorenzo Gattorna, whose artists’ film Marshy Place Across (2014) was selected for the publication Future Now.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 14 Days to Go - Sculpture

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 14 Days to Go - Sculpture

There are two weeks left in the call for submissions for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016. This year’s longlisted artists, published in Future Now which accompanied the exhibition, include Nathaniel Foley with his sculpture inspired by aviation and travel.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 15 Days to Go - Artists' Film

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 15 Days to Go

The Aesthetica Art Prize celebrates projects in a wide variety of mediums. Half-way through our countdown to the 2016 call for entries deadline, we reflect on Lorenza Ippolito’s artists’ film.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 16 Days to Go - Installation

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 16 Days to Go

Artists working in all media at any stage in their career are invited to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize, which remains open for entries until 31 August. In the countdown to the end of the month, we highlight longlisted artist Noémie Goudal.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: Three Weeks To Go - Artists' Film

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: Three Weeks To Go - Artists' Film

With three weeks to go until the Aesthetica Art Prize call for entries closes, we reflect on the striking variety of artists’ film submitted to the competition including José Ramón Da Cruz’s audiovisual composition Madre Quentina.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 26 Days To Go - Artists' Film

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 26 Days To Go

Conceptual artist Denys Blacker uses performance, sculpture and drawing to explore themes of symmetry and precision, as in The Noble Gases, which featured in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: One Month To Go

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Entries: One Month To Go

There is one month to go until the annual Aesthetica Art Prize call for entries closes. Shortlisted artists will participate in a group exhibition in partnership with York Museums Trust and receive editorial coverage in Aesthetica.

Julie Brook: Pigment at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Julie Brook at Ikon Gallery

On view in Ikon’s small turret, the Tower Room, is filmmaker and land artist Julie Brook’s Pigment, an eight and a half minute film, shot in a cave in Namibia with three young Himba women.

Fiona Tan: Depot, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

Fiona Tan: Depot, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

The key feature of Fiona Tan’s new show is a re-imagining of the 1950s fairground attraction ‘Jonah the Giant Whale.’ Depot presents a cabinet of curiosities housed in a 71-foot long vehicle.

Zarina Bhimji: Jangbar at New Art Exchange, Nottingham

Zarina Bhimji: Jangbar

Filmmaker and Turner prize nominee Zarina Bhimji has joined her portfolio of film pieces in a new installation titled Jangbar, which is currently screening at New Art Exchange, Nottingham.

Interview with Multimedia Artist, Annina Roescheisen

Interview with Multimedia Artist, Annina Roescheisen

Annina Roescheisen is a multimedia artist. Her video piece What Are You Fishing For? was longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize, and is next showing in her first solo show in New York.

EDITION VI: Film(ic), The Wapping Project Bankside

EDITION VI: Film(ic), The Wapping Project Bankside

The Wapping Project Bankside has selected for its new group exhibition artists whose practice includes elements of film and moving image or who employ the tropes associated with the cinematic. With work by photographer Thomas Zanon-Larcher.

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