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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. His filmmaking has also been influenced by the fact he was a member of the radical new wave/no wave experimental film collective, Group Tau.

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, London, returns for its 11th edition, 7 – 10 April. Presenting exhibitions and performance pieces from a variety of celebrated artists, the fair invites visitors to explore a diverse range of contemporary art from emerging talent to the century-defining photographer Martin Parr. Events also include film screenings from the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2015.

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.

Interview with Ying Tan, Curator, CFCCA, Manchester

Interview with Ying Tan, Curator, CFCCA, Manchester

Coinciding with Manchester’s Year of the Monkey celebrations, the CFCCA launched its 30th anniversary programme in February. We speak to curator Ying Tan about the centre’s commitment to representing Chinese arts in the UK.

Exhibition Review of The Earth Is Our Radio, KARST

Exhibition Review of The Earth Is Our Radio, KARST

KARST’s white gallery warehouse is preoccupied by surfaces in its latest seven person show. The Earth is Our Radio draws on all manner of barriers, boards and blockades, with tell-tale markings of run down urban environments and revalued economics.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Journeys to new places are a common theme in this week’s 5 To See. Matthew Barney details the journey of author Norman Mailer’s spirit through the Egyptian afterlife, and Nico Vascellai links two of earth’s most mysterious chasms.

Omer Fast, Present Continuous, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Omer Fast, Present Continuous, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

BALTIC presents the first solo UK exhibition by Omer Fast, best known for his video works that question the conventions of storytelling, media reportage and historical representation.

Interview with Mary Griffiths, Ben Rivers, The Whitworth, Manchester

Interview with Mary Griffiths, Ben Rivers, The Whitworth, Manchester

The Whitworth brings Ben Rivers’s most ambitious work to date to Manchester. We speak to Mary Griffiths about Rivers’s film that migrates between the realms of documentary, fantasy and fable.

Emotional Supply Chains, Zabludowicz Collection

Emotional Supply Chains, Zabludowicz Collection

Emotional Supply Chains addresses the construction of individual identity in the digital age, with a selection of works that have all been drawn from the Zabludowicz Collection and produced since the year 2000. Including six new commissions, the show features 16 leading international artists.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

In the USA, ultra-technologist collective teamLab explores the potential of digital art to nurture creativity and curiosity, and Galerie Lelong celebrates Ana Mendieta’s lifetime of filmmaking in a showcase of recently discovered works.

Art Prize Open For Entries: Alexandra Vacaroiu; Video, Installation & Performance

Art Prize Open For Entries: Alexandra Vacaroiu; Video, Installation & Performance

The Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries. We rediscover Alexandra Vacaroiu’s work in film, which featured in the Video, Installation & Performance strand of the Art Prize 2015 Longlist.

Suspended Animation, Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Suspended Animation, Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Roughly a century after the production of the first animated film, the Hirshhorn Museum takes stock of the current state of the art form and considers what it can reveal to us about the information age.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 To See begins in Paris with a showcase of Fernell Franco’s personal work from Cali and continues with a photographic theme with a selection Horst P. Horst’s imagery from his time at Vogue, alongside lesser-known pieces.

Joachim Koester, The Other Side of the Sky, Turner Contemporary

Joachim Koester, The Other Side of the Sky, Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary launches its 2016 season with a show by Joachim Koester. This display offers a unique opportunity to see JMW Turner’s watercolours juxtaposed with Koester’s films.

Enter the Aesthetica Art Prize: Cecilia Stenbom, Video, Installation & Performance

Enter the Aesthetica Art Prize: Cecilia Stenbom, Video, Installation & Performance

The Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries: rediscover the work of filmmaker Cecilia Stenbom, who featured in the Video, Installation & Performance strand of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 Longlist.

Aesthetica Art Prize Selected Artists Announced for 2016

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

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.

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