One Month To Go: Enter the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015

One Month To Go: ASFF 2015

There is one month to go to enter short film into ASFF 2015. Until 31 May, entries are open for the fifth year of the BAFTA qualifying festival, a dynamic addition to the international film festival circuit.

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2015: Film Now Available to Watch

A short film about the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2015 is now available to watch, presenting insights into the work of the shortlisted artists through interviews, clips from the preview night and close ups of the stunning pieces.

Lucy Beech: Me and Mine, FVU Harris Museum and Art Gallery and The Tetley

Lucy Beech: Me and Mine

Me and Mine explores empathy and the way in which entering someone else’s pain allows one to see the world through another’s eyes, to travel.

Interview with Artist Zoë Hough on The Microbial Verdict : You Live Until You Die

Interview with Zoë Hough

Arebyte Gallery opens a solo exhibition by Zoë Hough which explores issues surrounding ageing and the desire for control over our bodies.

SOLUNA: International Music & Arts Festival, Dallas Arts District

SOLUNA, Dallas Arts District

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s new classical music and fine arts festival is centred in the Dallas Arts District and is anchored by live performances.

Personne et les autres: Vincent Meessen and Guests, Belgian Pavilion, International Art Exhibition, Biennale di Venezia, Venice

Belgian Pavilion at Venice

The Belgian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale will present the work of Vincent Meessen together with a series of carefully selected guest artists.

FACT 2015 Exhibition Programme, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool

FACT 2015 Programme

FACT’s four annual exhibitions includes a selection of international new-media art, beginning with Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age.

Los Carpinteros, Parasol Unit, London

Los Carpinteros: Parasol Unit

Cuban art collective, Los Carpinteros, is formed of duo Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez who create humorous installations and sculptures.

Interview with New York-based Artist Jason Covert, Longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize

AAP Interview: Jason Covert

Jason Covert was longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize with his work Excavation, a personal journey through one man’s fears. Based in New York, Covert’s practice spans a range of media.

5 to See This Weekend

5 to See This Weekend

This exhibition round-up traverses the divide between art and politics, appearance and reality to explore fresh perspectives of human history.

Jacqueline Hassink: View, Kyoto, Benrubi Gallery, New York

Jacqueline Hassink: View, Kyoto, Benrubi Gallery, NY

Jacqueline Hassink’s View, Kyoto, is a serene and powerful series of photographs depicting 34 of Kyoto’s Zen Buddhist temples and gardens.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015: Longlisted Artist Filmmaker Annina Roescheisen

AAP: Annina Roescheisen

The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. We shine a spotlight on longlisted artist Annina Roescheisen and her melancholic video piece What are you Fishing for?

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 To See features some of the world’s top exhibitions. From The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s at the Hamburger Kunsthalle to Magda Biernat’s Adrift series at the Robert Klein Gallery.

Wim Wenders: Places, Strange and Quiet, in Aesthetica Magazine

Wim Wenders: Places, Strange and Quiet in Aesthetica Magazine

In 2011 Haunch of Venison showcased a collection of work by director and photographer, Wim Wenders. Featured in Aesthetica Issue 40, the show highlighted the artist’s distinctive style and imagery.

HOME 2015 Opening Season, Manchester

HOME 2015 Opening Season

HOME is an international centre for contemporary visual arts, theatre and film, whose opening programme features international collaborations.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015: Call for Entries

ASFF 2015: Call for Entries

With the call for entries open, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015 presents an opportunity for international filmmakers to showcase their work.

Bruce Nauman, Fondation Cartier, Paris

Bruce Nauman, Fondation Cartier, Paris

Creating artworks and performances that traverse genres and mediums, Bruce Nauman defies classification and stands as one of the most influential contemporary artists working today.

Aesthetica Issue 64 April / May Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 64 April / May Out Now

The future can only be imagined by looking back towards the past. In Issue 64 we look for a frame of reference to start from, to unpick, to tease out and then create something entirely new.

Precarious Disorientation

Precarious Disorientation

Norwegian director Eskil Vogt envisions a breathtakingly perceptive film about the fears and fantasies of a 30-something woman who loses her sight.

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 Exhibition 2015 Preview Launches Today

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.