Shared Existence

Shared Existence

Carol Morley’s fourth feature film, The Falling, explores the struggles and pressures of adolescence through an unusual fainting epidemic in an English girl’s school in the 1960s.

Review of Niki de Saint Phalle, Guggenheim Bilbao

Review of Niki de Saint Phalle, Guggenheim Bilbao

Niki de Saint Phalle’s Mamas are huge, bounding, ecstatic forms, but this major retrospective at Guggenheim Bilbao shows that there is much more to the artist than her voluptuous figures.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 Exhibition Launches Today

Today marks the exhibition preview of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015, with the show opening to the public tomorrow. The exhibition champions excellence in contemporary art from around the world.

Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris

Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris

140 galleries from 20 countries will converge at Paris’ Grand Palais for a fair focusing on new discoveries, including a plethora of modern and contemporary art, design and photography.

New Art West Midlands 2015: Shortlist of 30 Emerging Artists

New Art West Midlands 2015: Shortlist of Emerging Artists

Four of the UK’s leading galleries will host new works by 30 emerging artists as part of the New Art West Midlands 2015 fair. Artists presented have graduated from one of the region’s degree courses.

Review of Pronoia: Paranoia In reverse, Curated by Sophie Nibbs

Pronoia: Paranoia In reverse

Pronoia: Paranoia In reverse, an exhibition curated by Sophie Nibbs, provoked the audience to consider the pressure to constantly pursue happiness.

Interview with Jerwood/FVU Award Winner, Marianna Simnett

Interview with Marianna Simnett, Jerwood/FVU Award

This March artists Marianna Simnett and Lucy Clout, winners of the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2015, premiere new moving-image works at Jerwood Visual Arts. We speak to Simnett about her work Blood.

Maggi Hambling: War Requiem & Aftermath, The Cultural Institute at King’s College London, London

Maggi Hambling: War Requiem & Aftermath

Encompassing film, painting, sculpture and installation, War Requiem explores victimhood and the imagination through thick impasto paintings which transform before the eyes into nameless portraits.

Interview with 22-year-old Qatari Filmmaker Sarah Al-Derham

Interview: Sarah Al-Derham

To mark International Women’s Day today, we celebrate women in film with an interview with Qatari Filmmaker Sarah Al-Derham. At just 22-years-old, Al-Derham has already directed six films.

Aesthetica Art Prize Interview: Shortlisted Artist Matt Parker

Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 Interview: Artist Matt Parker

Inspired by soundscape artist R. Murray Schafer, shortlisted artist Matt Parker’s research investigates the ways in which sound and space influence both our individual and collective experiences.

Desiree Akhavan: Appropriate Behaviour in Cinemas

Former student of Ira Sachs and previously known for her cult web series, The Slope, and short film, Nose Job, writer and director Desiree Akhavan is set to be one of the emerging stars of 2015.

Review of Grace Schwindt: Only a free individual can create a free society, Site Gallery, Sheffield

Grace Schwindt, Site Gallery

Grace Schwindt’s Only a free individual can create a free society is a captivating feature-length film installation currently in place at Site Gallery, Sheffield and running until 28 February.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Belgian designer Dries van Noten invites visitors to explore his creative inspirations at the MoMu in Antwerp. Meanwhile, the work of Georges Noël is on display at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris.

The Tell-Tale Heart, Chi Art Space, Hong Kong

The Tell-Tale Heart, Chi Art Space, Hong Kong

The Tell-Tale Heart, a group exhibition curated by Pilar Corrias (London), Leo Xu Projects (Shanghai) and K11 Art Foundation, will open on 13 March to coincide with Art Basel’s Hong Kong fair.

Mariano Pensotti: Cineastas (Filmmakers), Museum of Contemporray Art, Chicago

Mariano Pensotti: Cineastas

Argentine author and director, Mariano Pensotti, is best known for creating theatre that explores the tension between fiction and reality. The director is heralded as an important creative in Argentina.

Review of History Is Now: 7 Artists Take On Britain, Hayward Gallery, London

History Is Now: 7 Artists Take On Britain, Hayward Gallery

Hayward Gallery has put on a brave set of displays curated by seven artists, who each look at elements of British history from 1945 to the present day. The central part of the exhibition is deeply political.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This weekend’s 5 To See reflects on photography. Tate St Ives presents its largest display of the art form, whilst Iveta Vaivode connects with her family home on a personal journey at CAM Houston.

Encounters, Art Basel, Hong Kong

Encounters, Art Basel

A sector of Art Basel’s Hong Kong show, this year’s edition of Encounters will present 20 large-scale projects by artists from a wide selection of countries including Indonesia, Germany and the U.S.

Review of Mimmo Rotella, Robilant + Voena, London

Review of Mimmo Rotella, Robilant + Voena, London

In a career spanning more than 50 years, Mimmo Rotella experimented with a number of different working methods, trying to overcome traditional languages of expression and representation.

Embracing Collaboration

Embracing Collaboration

Seventeen film directors, choreographers, actors, animators and visual artists collaborate to transform Australia’s bestselling novel into a kaleidoscopic piece of filmic theatre.

Solitude Abandoned

Solitude Abandoned

Italian filmmaker Uberto Pasolini researches the social lives of others by way of fish and chip shops and funeral parlours to reflect upon the life of a man who works for the dead.

Rights of Nature: Art and Ecology in the Americas, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham

Rights of Nature: Art and Ecology in the Americas

In Nottingham Contemporary‘s latest exhibition, 20 international artists reflect upon the ecological, economic, political, and cultural crises of our modern world, opening up topics such…

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

There’s plenty to get involved with this weekend in the art world. Ronchini Gallery, London, is home to the UK’s first solo exhibition of Pier…

Sidsel Christensen, Andrew Leventis and Lisa Slominski: We Never Dream Alone, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London

We Never Dream Alone, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery

In We Never Dream Alone, works by Sidsel Christensen, Andrew Leventis and Lisa Slominski see the borders between real and unreal, fact and fiction, virtual…

Highlights of London Art Fair, 21 - 25 January, 2015

Highlights of London Art Fair, 21 - 25 January, 2015

The UK’s premier fair for Modern and contemporary British art opens for its private view today. Situated in the Business Design Centre, Islington, the 27th…

Nástio Mosquito: Daily Lovemaking, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Nástio Mosquito: Daily Lovemaking, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

This is a bold, provocative exhibition of the work of emerging artist, Nástio Mosquito. Exciting, contemporary and devoid of delineation, his work defies categorisation and…

Kevin Cooley: A Thousand Miles an Hour, Ryan Lee Gallery, New York

Kevin Cooley: A Thousand Miles an Hour, Ryan Lee Gallery, New York

Throughout his practice, Los Angeles-based artist Kevin Cooley considers our evolving relationship with technology, nature, and ultimately each other. The underlying conceptual framework of his…

FutureEverything Festival, 25-28 February, Manchester

FutureEverything Festival, 25-28 February, Manchester

For its 20th anniversary, FutureEverything is not staging a retrospective, but a platform for a global community to collaboratively reflect on the bleeding edges of…

Highlights from the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014

Highlights from the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014

During December 2014, the small fishing town of Kochi in South India’s state of Kerala, was besieged by the international art crowd as the Kochi-Muziris…

London Fashion Week: International Fashion Showcase, Brewer Street Car Park, London

London Fashion Week: International Fashion Showcase, Brewer Street Car Park, London

For the fourth year in a row 130 emerging designers from 30 countries will come together in the largest public fashion exhibition of its kind…

HISTORY IS NOW: 7 Artists Take On Britain, Hayward Gallery, London

HISTORY IS NOW: 7 Artists Take On Britain, Hayward Gallery, London

In the run up to the 2015 General Election, History Is Now will look at the last 70 years of British history to offer a…

Ori Gersht: Don’t Look Back, Towner, Eastbourne

Ori Gersht: Don’t Look Back, Towner, Eastbourne

The practice of photographer and film maker Ori Gersht addresses post war trauma by documenting the landscapes that have witnessed it. Don’t Look Back revisits…

Review of Julie Verhoeven: Whiskers Between My Legs, ICA, London

Review of Julie Verhoeven: Whiskers Between My Legs, ICA, London

Described as a “grotto of visual excess” Julie Verhoeven’s exploration of gender identity past and present is a disturbing explosion of vulgar kitsch and womanhood…

Get 50% Off Aesthetica in the January Sale: 12 Month Subscription for Just £12 Plus p&p

Get 50% Off Aesthetica in the January Sale: 12 Month Subscription for Just £12 Plus p&p

Subscriptions to Aesthetica are now available from as little as £12 in the January Sale, providing readers with a chance to save 50% on subscriptions…

Refraction. The image of Sense, Blain | Southern, London

Refraction. The image of Sense, Blain | Southern, London

This group show curated by Peter J. Amdam brings together artists who accentuate how art operates in an era of new media, and in a…

Manual Cinema: Mementos Mori, MCA Chicago

Manual Cinema: Mementos Mori, MCA Chicago

Manual Cinema‘s Mementos Mori is a feature-length cinematic shadow play that combines overhead projectors, intricate paper puppets, sound effects, a live onstage chamber ensemble, and…

Penelope Umbrico: Sun/Screen, The Photographers’ Gallery, London

Penelope Umbrico: Sun/Screen, The Photographers’ Gallery, London

This new work by award-winning New York based artist Penelope Umbrico continues her exploration into the consumption of photographs online, particularly focusing on the persistence…

Jean Desmet’s Dream Factory: The Adventurous Years of Film (1907- 1916), EYE, Amsterdam

Jean Desmet’s Dream Factory: The Adventurous Years of Film (1907- 1916), EYE, Amsterdam

The beginning of the 20th century was an era of new technology, artistic ingenuity and creative entrepreneurship — comparable to today’s world where developments in…

João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva: Papagaio, Camden Arts Centre, London

João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva: Papagaio, Camden Arts Centre, London

For their first major show in London, Portuguese artists João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva will present a magical, immersive film installation. Their kaleidoscopic world…

Sophie Calle’s First Solo Exhibition in China, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong

Sophie Calle’s First Solo Exhibition in China, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong

For Sophie Calle’s first solo exhibition in China, the artist has covered an entire wall with images from her Cash Machine project. The piece first…