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Gift Inspiration: Aesthetica Magazine

Gift Inspiration: Aesthetica Magazine

Treat someone special to a subscription and get their new year off to an inspirational start. Receive free gift wrap and the chance to send a personalised message. Free films come with the Dec/Jan issue.

J.W. Anderson’s Disobedient Bodies

J.W. Anderson’s Disobedient Bodies

Jonathan Anderson considers ways in which the human form has been reconceived by artists and designers from at the Hepworth Wakefield, this Autumn.

Lucy Raven: Merging Dimensions

Lucy Raven: Merging Dimensions

New York artist and filmmaker, Lucy Raven (b.1977), is at Serpentine Gallery, London, exploring what happens behind the camera and in-between frames.

Nishat Awan: Migrant Narratives of Citizenship

Nishat Awan: Migrant Narratives of Citizenship

YSP hosts a collaborative exhibition by artist and academic, Nishat Awan. Migrant Narratives of Citizenship traces the route of the refugee crisis.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 to See celebrates the potential of the artistic medium. We celebrate post-industrial imagery and winter landscapes.

Photo50: Mapping Adulthood

Photo50: Mapping Adulthood

Photo50 is London Art Fair’s annual exhibition of contemporary photography. We speak to Christiane Monarchi about the 2017 installment, Gravitas.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 To See poses some interesting questions, in reference to both the social and cultural issues of our time- and to the limits of artistic convention.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: Celebrating 20 Years

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: Celebrating 20 Years

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its opening, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has announced a special programme of events to commemorate the occasion.

Istanbul Design Biennial: Design and Humanity

Istanbul Design Biennial: Design and Humanity

The 3rd instalment of the Istanbul Design Biennial promises an inward look at the inherent nature of design in our everyday lives.

Generational Perceptions Through Digital Mediums

Generational Perceptions Through Digital Mediums

The Institute of Contemporary Art, London, welcomes back Bloomberg New Contemporaries into its galleries this November.

Hammer Projects: Investigating Contemporary Lebanon

Hammer Projects: Investigating Contemporary Lebanon

In a Hammer Projects exhibition, Beirut-based artist Marwa Arsanios investigates the state of contemporary Lebanon through the lens of its landfills.

Frieze Art Fair 2016: Gallery Highlights

Frieze Art Fair 2016: Gallery Highlights

Frieze Art Fair features more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries.. As one of the largest events of its kind this year, we list ten highlights from the 2016 event.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

As September rolls into October, a whole host of new exhibitions open their doors, leaving us spoilt for choice when it comes to 5 To See.

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

Human Ecology

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

The Revolutionary Impact of Printing

The Revolutionary Impact of Printing

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

Kaleidoscopic Projections

Kaleidoscopic Projections

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

Politics, Architecture and Conflict

Politics, Architecture and Conflict

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.

Utilising the Digital Sphere

Utilising the Digital Sphere

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.

Sonic Phenomenons

Sonic Phenomenons

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: Future Now Anthology

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 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: The Margins of Society

Danny Lyon: The Margins of Society

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: Developing Talent

Met Film School: Developing Talent

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: Avant-Garde Filmmaking

Bruce Conner: Avant-Garde Filmmaking

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.

The Beauty of Hazardous Landscapes

The Beauty of Hazardous Landscapes

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.

Intersecting Technology, Art and Culture

Intersecting Technology, Art and Culture

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

Uniting Fragmented Nations

Uniting Fragmented Nations

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.

Restoration through Nature

Restoration through Nature

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.

Post-Soviet Identity

Post-Soviet Identity

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: Imaginative Sensibility

Francis Alÿs: Imaginative Sensibility

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.

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