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Archaic Resonance

Archaic Resonance

Ruya Foundation’s exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale displays the work of contemporary Iraqi artists in dialogue with ancient artefacts.

Chaotic Consumerism

Chaotic Consumerism

The immersive installation from Sophia Al Maria, EVERYTHING MUST GO, captures the chaotic, almost apocalyptic nature of consumerism.

Aesthetica Issue 75 Available Now

Aesthetica Issue 75 Available Now

The February / March edition of Aesthetica Magazine focuses on the beauty of pausing for a while in response to contemporary existence.

Conceptual Values

Conceptual Values

Strata – the title of Amie Siegel’s newest exhibition at South London Gallery – denotes a series of layers which are embedded within moving-images.

Atmospheric Narratives

Atmospheric Narratives

On the occasion of Arte Fiera, MAST Foundation opens Work in Motion: The Video Camera’s Eye on Social and Economic Behaviour.

Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017

Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017

Two newly commissioned pieces by Patrick Hough and Lawrence Lek are premiered as part of the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017.

Artes Mundi 7: Global Connections

Artes Mundi 7: Global Connections

John Akomfrah OBE has been awarded £40,000 courtesy of Artes Mundi for the 2016 film Auto Da Fé, chosen from six socially responsive works.

Responses to Globalisation

Responses to Globalisation

Japanese artist Tamao Narukawa takes a poetic approach, using metaphors and parables, creating a juxtaposition of humour and seriousness.

Tate: David Hockney

Tate: David Hockney

Widely regarded as one of the most recognised artists of our time, David Hockney’s continuing cultural relevance is shown in an retrospective opening at Tate.

Revisiting Revolution

Revisiting Revolution

The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution from the Calvert 22 Foundation reflects on the nature of social transformation and of writing history itself.

Ritualised Gestures

Ritualised Gestures

To kick-start Camden Art Centre’s 2017 programme, Joachim Koester takes over three gallery spaces with an immersive installation of film, digital video, photography and audio, spanning a 12 year career.

Francis Alÿs: Spatial Justice

Francis Alÿs: Spatial Justice

Francis Alÿs is included in The Ruya Foundation’s National Pavilion of Iraq at the 57th Venice Biennale in May 2017, encompassing the notion of conflict.

Pipilotti Rist: Midnight Screenings

Pipilotti Rist: Midnight Screenings

Throughout January 2017 Pipilotti Rist’s Open My Glade (Flatten) 2000-2017 is mounted across 60 synchronised electronic billboards in Times Square.

5 To See

5 To See

This week’s 5 to see takes a closer look at contemporary society, including Whitechapel Gallery, London and The Met, New York.

Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitecture

Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitecture

Celebrated in a major exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, the first in over two decades, Matta-Clark is showcased as a 1970s avant-garde legend.

Gift Inspiration: Aesthetica Magazine

Gift Inspiration: Aesthetica Magazine

Treat someone special to a subscription and get their new year off to an inspirational start. Gift wrap, a personal message and access to films are included.

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 show, Beirut-based 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.

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