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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.

From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola, MoMA

Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola, MoMA

MoMA presents the first survey of avant-garde artists Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola, looking at their individual achievements in photography, film, advertising, and graphic design.

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon, National Portrait Gallery, London

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits, National Portrait Gallery

65 years after Audrey Hepburn performed at renowned West End night club Ciro’s, the National Portrait Gallery hosts a major exhibition celebrates her career as a film star and fashion icon.

The Aesthetica Art Prize is Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize is Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize is an annual award that celebrates excellence in contemporary art. It is now in its eighth year, and welcomes submissions from emerging and established artists.

Doug Aitken, Station to Station, in UK Cinemas

Internationally acclaimed artist Doug Aitken’s latest filmic piece Station to Station takes viewers on a journey from New York to San Francisco in 10 stops, over 24 days. Watch the trailer.

Penny Woolcock: Utopia, Roundhouse, London

Penny Woolcock: Utopia

The Roundhouse’s annual summer of culture returns this year with Utopia, a ground breaking installation by award winning director and filmmaker Penny Woolcock.

Shubbak Festival: London’s Largest Biennial of Arabic Art

Shubbak Festival: London’s Largest Biennial of Arabic Art

Shubbak Festival is London’s largest biennial of Arabic art and takes place across the city at various art venues. The event provides a window on the contemporary culture of the Arab world.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aesthetica Issue 65, June / July Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 65 Out Now

In Issue 65 we explore new territories. We consider how art influences fashion and how in turn these disciplines influence almost everything from architecture and interior design to popular culture.

A Certain Sense of Lawlessness

A Certain Sense of Lawlessness

The visual power of Guy Myhill’s debut fiction feature, The Goob, tears through the landscape of Norfolk, revolving around a desolate diner and the savage territory of stock-car racing.

Rural Realities Meet a TV Fairytale

Rural Realities Meet a TV Fairytale

Following the success of Corpo Celeste, The Wonders is the second collaboration between producer Carlo Cresto-Dina and director Alice Rohrwacher.

Extreme Perfection

Extreme Perfection

Solveig Melkeraaen’s fall from grace is unforgiving, but in response to it she made a unique film, Good Girl, about depression with universal resonance.

5 to See at Sheffield Doc/Fest

5 to See at Sheffield Doc/Fest

The highly anticipated Sheffield Doc/Fest, will once again arrive in the city for five days of culture and cinema. Each year, the festival offers audiences the opportunity to watch hundreds of documentaries.

Interview with Artist Julie Brook, Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 Shortlist

Interview with Artist Julie Brook, Daiwa Foundation

We speak to British artist Julie Brook about the impact of being shortlisted for the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize and her interests in working with a selection of uninhabited and remote landscapes.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talk with Dr James Boaden, Lecturer in History of Art, University of York

AAP Talk with Dr James Boaden, University of York

On Thursday 21 May Dr James Boaden, Lecturer in History of Art at the University of York, will deliver the fifth and penultimate edition of the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Lunchtime Talks.

The 46th Art Basel, Switzerland

The 46th Art Basel, Switzerland

Artists from across the globe are represented at the 46th edition of the international art show Art Basel, with 283 leading galleries presenting a selection from 33 countries which ranges from key figures of 20th century modernism to new and emerging artists at the forefront of contemporary practice.

Doc/Fest Interactive at Sheffield

Doc/Fest Interactive at Sheffield

In addition to the annual Sheffield Doc/Fest, the UK’s leading documentary film festival, Crossover, an international digital media training organisation, will curates Interactive at Sheffield.

Interview with Richard Heslop, The Raft of the Medusa, Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network Commission

Interview with Richard Heslop, The Raft of the Medusa, Film London

Artist Richard Heslop has created a film in response to a radio play by Simon Armitage. Entitled The Raft of the Medusa the project is a commission from Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network.

One Month To Go: Enter the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015

One Month To Go: ASFF 2015

There is one month to go to enter short film into ASFF 2015. Until 31 May, entries are open for the fifth year of the BAFTA qualifying festival, a dynamic addition to the international film festival circuit.

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2015: Film Now Available to Watch

A short film about the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2015 is now available to watch, presenting insights into the work of the shortlisted artists through interviews, clips from the preview night and close ups of the stunning pieces.

Lucy Beech: Me and Mine, FVU Harris Museum and Art Gallery and The Tetley

Lucy Beech: Me and Mine

Me and Mine explores empathy and the way in which entering someone else’s pain allows one to see the world through another’s eyes, to travel.

Interview with Artist Zoë Hough on The Microbial Verdict : You Live Until You Die

Interview with Zoë Hough

Arebyte Gallery opens a solo exhibition by Zoë Hough which explores issues surrounding ageing and the desire for control over our bodies.

SOLUNA: International Music & Arts Festival, Dallas Arts District

SOLUNA, Dallas Arts District

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s new classical music and fine arts festival is centred in the Dallas Arts District and is anchored by live performances.

Personne et les autres: Vincent Meessen and Guests, Belgian Pavilion, International Art Exhibition, Biennale di Venezia, Venice

Belgian Pavilion at Venice

The Belgian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale will present the work of Vincent Meessen together with a series of carefully selected guest artists.

FACT 2015 Exhibition Programme, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool

FACT 2015 Programme

FACT’s four annual exhibitions includes a selection of international new-media art, beginning with Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age.

Los Carpinteros, Parasol Unit, London

Los Carpinteros: Parasol Unit

Cuban art collective, Los Carpinteros, is formed of duo Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez who create humorous installations and sculptures.

Interview with New York-based Artist Jason Covert, Longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize

AAP Interview: Jason Covert

Jason Covert was longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize with his work Excavation, a personal journey through one man’s fears. Based in New York, Covert’s practice spans a range of media.

5 to See This Weekend

5 to See This Weekend

This exhibition round-up traverses the divide between art and politics, appearance and reality to explore fresh perspectives of human history.

Jacqueline Hassink: View, Kyoto, Benrubi Gallery, New York

Jacqueline Hassink: View, Kyoto, Benrubi Gallery, NY

Jacqueline Hassink’s View, Kyoto, is a serene and powerful series of photographs depicting 34 of Kyoto’s Zen Buddhist temples and gardens.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015: Longlisted Artist Filmmaker Annina Roescheisen

AAP: Annina Roescheisen

The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. We shine a spotlight on longlisted artist Annina Roescheisen and her melancholic video piece What are you Fishing for?

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 To See features some of the world’s top exhibitions. From The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s at the Hamburger Kunsthalle to Magda Biernat’s Adrift series at the Robert Klein Gallery.

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