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Yinchuan Biennale 2016

Yinchuan Biennale 2016

Tucked away on the third floor at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Yinchuan, China, is Sonia Mehra Chawla’s immersive installation, Residue (2016).

ASFF 2016: Official Selection Trailer

ASFF 2016: Official Selection Trailer

The BAFTA qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival returns for its sixth year, running 3 – 6 November and taking place in 15 distinct venues across York.

Human Ecology, Galeria Nara Roesler, New York

Human Ecology, Galeria Nara Roesler, New York

In each of the pieces in Human Ecology at Galeria Nara Roesler, humans reflect their environment in specific and condensed gestures.

Jikji Korea: The Golden Seed

Jikji Korea: The Golden Seed

This September, art historian and curator Stephanie Seungmin Kim has combined the work of 35 contemporary artists, to create Jikji, The Golden Seed.

Pipilotti Rist, Pixel Forest, New Museum, New York

Pipilotti Rist, Pixel Forest, New Museum, New York

The New Museum hosts the first New York survey of work by Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, recognised internationally for her multimedia installations.

Jane and Louise Wilson, Undead Sun: We Put the World Before You, mima, Middlesbrough

Jane and Louise Wilson, Undead Sun: We Put the World Before You, mima, Middlesbrough

This October, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art hosts an exhibition by Turner Prize-nominated artists Jane and Louise Wilson: a focus on World War One.

Performer/Audience/Mirror, Lisson Gallery, London

Performer/Audience/Mirror, Lisson Gallery, London

Performer/Audience/Mirror: Lisson Gallery highlights the dynamic medium of film. The work on view spans hours accommodating the work of 18 conceptual artists, and extending behind the gallery.

Clément Cogitore: L’intervalle de résonance, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Clément Cogitore: L’intervalle de résonance, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

The moment you enter the Palais de Tokyo you’re already in a parallel universe. The viewer is invited to experience a video installation by Clément Cogitore (b. 1983).

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 17 Days to Go, Future Now Anthology

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 17 Days to Go, Future Now Anthology

We’re now over half way through our Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown. Today, we highlight the opportunity to gain exposure in our annual publication: the Future Now anthology.

Berliner Liste 2016

Berliner Liste 2016

Berlin has many great cultural things to offer, from museums and architecture to an exciting music scene. Another of these things is Berliner Liste, whose 13th edition will run from 15-18 September.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 18 Days to Go. Video, Installation & Performance

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 18 Days to Go. Video, Installation & Performance

In today’s countdown to this year’s call for entries, we shine a spotlight on Andrea Luke Zimmerman. Shortlisted for the last Aesthetica Art Prize, Estate, is a film forged by, and from within, a community.

Danny Lyon, Message to the Future, Whitney Museum, New York

Danny Lyon, Message to the Future, Whitney Museum, New York

The Whitney Museum hosts the first comprehensive retrospective of the career of photographer Danny Lyon to be displayed in 25 years. The exhibition premieres in New York this summer.

Met Film School Alumni Q+A: Megan K. Fox and Ben Calloway

Met Film School Alumni Q+A: Megan K. Fox and Ben Calloway

Aesthetica talk to Met Film School MA graduates Megan Fox (Directing) and Ben Calloway (Cinematography) about their education and how their practise has since developed.

Bruce Conner, It’s All True, MoMA, New York

Bruce Conner, It’s All True, MoMA, New York

MoMA stages Bruce Conner’s (1933–2008) first monographic museum exhibition in New York. Comprised of 250 objects, It’s All True is the largest survey of the artist’s work in 16 years.

Janet Biggs, SCAD Museum, USA

Janet Biggs, SCAD Museum, USA

Janet Biggs is drawn to hazardous territories and forbidding landscapes. Afar, her new three-channel 9-minute video installation opens at SCAD Museum.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016: Screening Passes and Events Tickets

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016: Screening Passes and Events Tickets

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2016 returns this year from 3 to 6 November in York, screening over 300 films in its Official Selection alongside a programme of industry events.

The Art Conference: Cutting-Edge Art in Historic London

The Art Conference: Cutting-Edge Art in Historic London

Evoking achievable aspirations in attendees, The Art Conference is a two-day arts festival that explores the intersection of technology, art and culture.

Q+A with UP Projects and Leah Lovett: Contracorrente/Upstream

Q+A with UP Projects and Leah Lovett: Contracorrente/Upstream

On 30 July, UP projects are hosting the first UK/Brazilian soap opera. We talk to artist Leah Lovett and UP Projects about the aims behind the online event.

Interview with Harriet Sutcliffe, Aesthetica & York St John Fine Arts Graduate Prize

Interview with Harriet Sutcliffe, Aesthetica & York St John Fine Arts Graduate Prize

Each year Aesthetica selects an undergraduate student from York St John University for its Fine Arts Graduate Prize. The 2016 recipient, Harriet Sutcliffe, impressed judges with her contemplative video piece, Uncertainty.

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016: The Highlights

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016: The Highlights

With 160 documentaries, plus a whole host of talks and workshops, Sheffield Doc/Fest was a whirlwind of information-absorption. From one film to the next, attendees found themselves jumping between continents, topics and themes.

5 To See at Art Basel

5 To See at Art Basel

In our 5 To See this weekend, we focus on Art Basel’s line-up of pioneering shows across a range of sectors: Galleries, Unlimited, Parcours, Film and Feature. Highlights include the revival of Jannis Kounellis’ To Invent on the Spot from the 1970s and the introduction of Alfredo Jaar’s The Gift.

Interview with Artist Lado Pochkhua, VOLTA 12

Interview with Artist Lado Pochkhua, VOLTA 12

Artist Lado Pochkhua takes on post-Soviet identity in his draftsman-quality renderings of Georgian aristocracy. We speak to Pochkhua ahead of VOLTA 12, where is presented by Project ArtBeat.

Francis Alÿs, David Zwirner Gallery, London

Francis Alÿs, David Zwirner Gallery, London

David Zwirner gallery, London, will be hosting Ciudad Juárez projects, an exhibition of recent works by Francis Alÿs. Over the past three decades, Alÿs has…

Under a Falling Sky, Laura Bartlett Gallery

Under a Falling Sky, Laura Bartlett Gallery

Under a falling sky, a group exhibition by John Divola, Cyprien Gaillard, Beatrice Gibson, Michail Pirgelis and Daniel Turner ran at Laura Bartlett Gallery.

Future Now Symposium: Final Day

Future Now Symposium: Final Day

Today is the final day of the inaugural Future Now Symposium. Sessions include The Future of Art and Culture, Permanence of Print II and Public and Private Galleries.

Future Now Symposium: Opens Today

Future Now Symposium opens today at York St John University and continues tomorrow, with a two-day programme of talks, panel discussions and portfolio reviews.

Charting Talent: Degree Shows to See this Summer

Charting Talent: Degree Shows to See this Summer

Amidst the season of Degree Shows, students across the UK are finalising and displaying their works as part of a nationwide collective of talent.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talk: Bridging the Real and Virtual Spheres

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talk: Bridging the Real and Virtual Spheres

The fifth talk in the series takes place at the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, York St Mary’s, on Thursday 12 May at 12.30pm. This talk, Bridging the Real and Virtual Spheres, is led by Sarah Brown, Curator of Exhibitions at Leeds Art Gallery.

Filipa César, The Solid Image: Red Africa season at Calvert 22, London

Filipa César, The Solid Image: Red Africa season at Calvert 22, London

Filipa César’s The Solid Image – Notes on the ‘Luta ca caba inda’, belongs to the intriguing Red Africa season that exhibited at Calvert 22, London.

Melanie Manchot at Towner: People, Places, Propositions

Melanie Manchot at Towner: People, Places, Propositions

Melanie Manchot manages to avoid dramatising the effects of addiction in her exhibition at Towner, Eastbourne.

Future Now Symposium: Book Your Sessions & Meet the UK’s Leading Art Organisations

Future Now Symposium: Book Your Sessions & Meet the UK’s Leading Art Organisations

With Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium just over one month away, we highlight a selection of sessions taking place on the first day. Join lectures, discussions and portfolio reviews with representatives from leading art organisations.

Interview with Multi-Disciplinary Artist Gianluca Sodaro

Interview with Multi-Disciplinary Artist Gianluca Sodaro

Gianluca Sodaro is an artist and film director. We speak to him about the processes behind his work and the human imagination.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call For Entries: José Ramón da Cruz, Longlisted Artist 2015

Aesthetica Art Prize Call For Entries: José Ramón da Cruz, Longlisted Artist 2015

Born in Tangier in 1961, José Ramón da Cruz is a Spanish video artist with an educational background in sociology and political science and experience working across advertising, film and television.

Interview with Curator Valentina Fois, The Other Art Fair London

Interview with Curator Valentina Fois, The Other Art Fair London

The Other Art Fair Victoria House returns for its 11th edition. Presenting shows and performance pieces from a variety of celebrated artists, the fair invites visitors to explore a diverse range of art.

Kalliopi Lemos’ In Balance at Gazelli Art House

Kalliopi Lemos’ In Balance at Gazelli Art House

Kalliopi Lemos’ work has been dedicated to raising questions about the processes and politics that cause forced migration and the impact that ‘neo-capitalism and the irresponsibility of political powers’ have on its victims, particularly women.

Aesthetica Art Prize Future Now Symposium 2016

Aesthetica Art Prize Future Now Symposium 2016

This year sees the inaugural edition of the Aesthetica Art Prize Future Now Symposium – a new two-day event running on Thursday 26 May and Friday 27 May at York St John University as part of the annual Aesthetica Art Prize. The Future Now Symposium focuses on talent development, and tackle’s themes in today’s current artistic climate through lectures, workshops and panel discussions from within the arts ecosystem and broader social context.

Artistic Champion

Artistic Champion

Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s portrait of the patron of modern art provides insight into an individual’s relationship with her creative contemporaries.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2016, York St Mary’s

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2016, York St Mary’s

A platform for innovation and originality, the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition returns to York St Mary’s, 14 April – 29 May. To mark its 9th year, the award invites audiences to engage with some of today’s key cultural, social, political, environmental and economic themes through a selection of works by 10 shortlisted artists. There will also be talks and a new Symposium running alongside the exhibition.

Mona Hatoum: Tate Modern

Mona Hatoum: Tate Modern

Known for her large-scale installations and sculptures which challenge the formal languages of Minimalism and Surrealism in order to expose a world characterised by conflicts and contradictions, the work of Mona Hatoum will be presented by Tate Modern this year.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Following this week’s International Women’s Day celebrations on 8 March, our 5 To See focuses on the work of female artists around the world. We highlight a series of group and solo exhibitions that consider the cultural achievements of women.

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