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 and Whitechapel Weekender

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.

Award-winning Artist 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: I must first apologise... 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, Moving Stillness (Mt. Rainier), 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 & Thirteen 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

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.

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival Unveils Fifth Anniversary 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, 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.

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.