Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talk: Bridging the Real and Virtual Spheres

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talk: Bridging the Real and Virtual Spheres

The fifth talk in the series takes place at the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, York St Mary’s, on Thursday 12 May at 12.30pm. This talk, Bridging the Real and Virtual Spheres, is led by Sarah Brown, Curator of Exhibitions at Leeds Art Gallery.

Filipa César, The Solid Image: Red Africa season at Calvert 22, London

Filipa César, The Solid Image: Red Africa season at Calvert 22, London

Filipa César’s The Solid Image – Notes on the ‘Luta ca caba inda’, belongs to the intriguing Red Africa season that exhibited at Calvert 22, London.

Melanie Manchot at Towner: People, Places, Propositions

Melanie Manchot at Towner: People, Places, Propositions

Melanie Manchot manages to avoid dramatising the effects of addiction in her exhibition at Towner, Eastbourne.

Future Now Symposium: Book Your Sessions & Meet the UK’s Leading Art Organisations

Future Now Symposium: Book Your Sessions & Meet the UK’s Leading Art Organisations

With Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium just over one month away, we highlight a selection of sessions taking place on the first day. Join lectures, discussions and portfolio reviews with representatives from leading art organisations.

Interview with Multi-Disciplinary Artist Gianluca Sodaro

Interview with Multi-Disciplinary Artist Gianluca Sodaro

Gianluca Sodaro is an artist and film director. We speak to him about the processes behind his work and the human imagination.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call For Entries: José Ramón da Cruz, Longlisted Artist 2015

Aesthetica Art Prize Call For Entries: José Ramón da Cruz, Longlisted Artist 2015

Born in Tangier in 1961, José Ramón da Cruz is a Spanish video artist with an educational background in sociology and political science and experience working across advertising, film and television.

Interview with Curator Valentina Fois, The Other Art Fair London

Interview with Curator Valentina Fois, The Other Art Fair London

The Other Art Fair Victoria House returns for its 11th edition. Presenting shows and performance pieces from a variety of celebrated artists, the fair invites visitors to explore a diverse range of art.

Kalliopi Lemos’ In Balance at Gazelli Art House

Kalliopi Lemos’ In Balance at Gazelli Art House

Kalliopi Lemos’ work has been dedicated to raising questions about the processes and politics that cause forced migration and the impact that ‘neo-capitalism and the irresponsibility of political powers’ have on its victims, particularly women.

Aesthetica Art Prize Future Now Symposium 2016

Aesthetica Art Prize Future Now Symposium 2016

This year sees the inaugural edition of the Aesthetica Art Prize Future Now Symposium – a new two-day event running on Thursday 26 May and Friday 27 May at York St John University as part of the annual Aesthetica Art Prize. The Future Now Symposium focuses on talent development, and tackle’s themes in today’s current artistic climate through lectures, workshops and panel discussions from within the arts ecosystem and broader social context.

Artistic Champion

Artistic Champion

Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s portrait of the patron of modern art provides insight into an individual’s relationship with her creative contemporaries.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2016, York St Mary’s

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2016, York St Mary’s

A platform for innovation and originality, the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition returns to York St Mary’s, 14 April – 29 May. To mark its 9th year, the award invites audiences to engage with some of today’s key cultural, social, political, environmental and economic themes through a selection of works by 10 shortlisted artists. There will also be talks and a new Symposium running alongside the exhibition.

Mona Hatoum: Tate Modern

Mona Hatoum: Tate Modern

Known for her large-scale installations and sculptures which challenge the formal languages of Minimalism and Surrealism in order to expose a world characterised by conflicts and contradictions, the work of Mona Hatoum will be presented by Tate Modern this year.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Following this week’s International Women’s Day celebrations on 8 March, our 5 To See focuses on the work of female artists around the world. We highlight a series of group and solo exhibitions that consider the cultural achievements of women.

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.