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.

Anri Sala, New Museum

Anri Sala, New Museum

Albanian-born artist Anri Sala takes a poetic and conceptual approach to music and architecture, exploring how the experience of sound can affect our perceptions of space and time.

Review: The Inoperative Community at Raven Row

Review: The Inoperative Community at Raven Row

The Inoperative Community at Raven Row, London, is an exhibition of experimental narrative film and video that addresses ideas of community and the shifting nature of social relations.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 to See navigates through an ocean of January blues and steers a journey into intimate explorations of the self. Highlights include Steve McQueen, Ciara Phillips and Saatchi’s all-female show.

John Akomfrah, Lisson Gallery, London

John Akomfrah, Lisson Gallery, London

Lisson Gallery presents new and recent work by John Akomfrah, demonstrating his rich visual style, which is as poetic as it is political and fuses contemporary issues with history and fiction.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Open for Entries

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is now open for entries, presenting a unique opportunity for emerging and established artists around the world to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Prizes include publication. an exhibition for shortlisted artists, and up to £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox.

Lisa Oppenheim, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Lisa Oppenheim, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

American multimedia artist Lisa Oppenheim, known for her evocative camera-less photography via the photogram and experimental films, is exhibiting a new series of works taking inspiration from natural woodgrains entitled Landscape Portraits at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York.

Interview with Jonathan Watkins, Dinh Q. Lê, The Colony, Ikon Gallery

Interview with Jonathan Watkins, Dinh Q. Lê, The Colony, Ikon Gallery

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, in collaboration with Artangel, unveils The Colony (2016), a major new commission of video work by acclaimed Vietnamese artist Dinh Q. Lê. Opening on 27 January.

Lina Selander: Moment. Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Lina Selander: Moment. Moderna Museet, Stockholm

One of Sweden’s most innovative filmmakers, currently exhibiting both at the Venice Biennale and at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Lina Selander’s work contrasts temporal images to explore the territories between fight and flight, boundaries and ownership.

John Akomfrah, Vertigo Sea, Arnolfini, Bristol

John Akomfrah, Vertigo Sea, Arnolfini, Bristol

John Akomfrah’s (b.1957) multi-screen installation Vertigo Sea draws inspiration from two striking and harrowing literary works: Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and Heathcote Williams’ poem Whale Nation.

Film London Jarman Award 2015 Winner Announced

Film London Jarman Award 2015 Winner Announced

The latest recipient of the Film London Jarman Award was announced yesterday at The Whitechapel Gallery in London. The Belfast-based artist filmmaker Seamus Harahan (b.1968) was selected as this year’s winner from a shortlist of six distinguished creatives.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Takashi Hamaguchi’s Dissidents reveals the neglected aesthetic dimension of photojournalism and Agnieszka Kurant’s short film Cutaways bridges conceptual art and real-world issues, proving that the two are not so far removed after all.

The Jarman Award 2015 Shortlist

The Jarman Award 2015 Shortlist

Organised by Film London, the annual Jarman Award recognises and supports artists working with moving image. Now in its eighth year, the award has built a reputation for identifying and showcasing the work of emerging talents in the UK.

Shezad Dawood Wins ASFF 2015 Artists’ Film Award

Shezad Dawood Wins ASFF 2015 Artists’ Film Award

Aesthetica Short Film Festival celebrated its 5th anniversary with a grand finale by announcing the category winners including Best Artists’ Film Shezad Dawood’s Towards the Possible Film.

The Raft of the Medusa, Richard Heslop & Simon Armitage, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival

The Raft of the Medusa, Richard Heslop & Simon Armitage, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival

The 5th anniversary edition of the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival is nearly here! This year ASFF welcomes a special showing of Richard Heslop and playwright Simon Armitage’s collaborative filmic work, The Raft of the Medusa.

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige at HOME, Manchester

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige at HOME, Manchester

Beirut-based visual artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige map out a genealogy of e-mail scams through film and installation in the latest exhibition taking place at Manchester’s HOME.

Bill Viola, Blain|Southern, London

Bill Viola, Blain|Southern, London

Blain|Southern offers viewers the opportunity to see rarely exhibited work by leading video artist Bill Viola. The show focuses on the artist’s stand-alone piece, Moving Stillness (Mt. Rainier)

Frieze Film: Charles Atlas, Xavier Cha, Gery Georgieva & 13 Black Cats

Frieze Film: Charles Atlas, Xavier Cha, Gery Georgieva & 13 Black Cats

Each year Frieze London features a curated non-profit programme of works and events, and the artist film strand of this showcases new works which have been commissioned from both established and emerging artists.

Trailer Premiere: Francesco Clerici’s Hand Gestures

Trailer Premiere: Francesco Clerici’s Hand Gestures

Francesco Clerici’s Hand Gestures follows the process of creating one of Velasco Vitali’s dog sculptures, from wax to bronze, at Fonderia Artistica Battaglia (Battaglia Artistic Foundry), Milan.

BAFTA Qualifying ASFF Announces 2015 Programme

BAFTA Qualifying ASFF Announces 2015 Programme

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival announces its programme for 2015. This year’s enticing line-up of films and specials events is now available to view and download online.

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015 – Tickets Now on Sale

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015 – Tickets Now on Sale

The fifth anniversary edition of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) will take place this year from 5 – 8 November. Tickets are now on sale for the four day event, which invites audiences to explore the city of York while experiencing world-class cinema.

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, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn

Shezad Dawood, It was a time that was a time, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn

Pioneer Works, 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

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

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.