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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, Pioneerworks, Brooklyn

Shezad Dawood, It was a time that was a time, Pioneerworks, Brooklyn

Pioneerworks, 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.

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.

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