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Synthesised Identity

Synthesised Identity

The processes of identity and image production are intertwined in Martine Syms’ practice, who exposes the public’s constant interaction with mass culture.

Spatial Linguistics

Spatial Linguistics

Fabrica Director Liz Whitehead brings Ipek Duben’s multi-screen film installation THEY/ONLAR to to the Brighton-based gallery after seeing it at SALT, Istanbul.

Conciliating Landscapes

Conciliating Landscapes

Elger Esser’s current focus is on the countries of the near East; Morgenland was created during his travels in Lebanon, Egypt and Israel from 2004 to 2015.

5 To See

5 To See

We line up an extraordinary series of shows this bank holiday weekend. LACMA surveys the Dwan Gallery and LOOK/17 explores urbanism in photography.

Unearthing Narratives

Unearthing Narratives

Excavating layers of urban developments and ruinous archaeological sites, Maeve Brennan’s The Drift (2017) traces shifting economies in contemporary Lebanon.

Static Liberty

Static Liberty

MoMA displays Steve McQueen’s Static (2009), a recently acquired digital projection of a 35mm film in The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium.

Aesthetica Magazine Issue 76 Available Now

Aesthetica Magazine Issue 76 Available Now

The 2017 April / May edition of Aesthetica is now available, with seven photography features and coverage of international arts events and exhibitions.

Aesthetica in CE50

Aesthetica in CE50

Aesthetica Short Film Festival has been selected for Creative England’s 2017 report, CE50, which highlights the top 50 creative businesses in England.

Future Now Symposium

Future Now Symposium

Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Future Now Symposium, a two-day event encompassing sessions and networking alongside leading arts organisations.

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.

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