Review of Pipilotti Rist: Worry Will Vanish Horizon, Hauser & Wirth, London

Review of Pipilotti Rist: Worry Will Vanish Horizon, Hauser & Wirth, London

Hauser & Wirth’s north gallery on Savile Row is a space that has been transformed in many possible ways, but this time the micro environment…

London Short Film Festival Announces 2015 Programme

London Short Film Festival Announces 2015 Programme

For the 12th year, London Short Film Festival returns with an outstanding programme of events and short films. Running 9 – 18 January at ICA…

Playtime: Nine Artists Celebrate the Iconic Venue, Cornerhouse, Manchester

Playtime: Nine Artists Celebrate the Iconic Venue, Cornerhouse, Manchester

Moving sites in spring 2015, Manchester-based cross art form organisation, Cornerhouse, closes its current space with nine international artists, filmmakers and musicians celebrating the iconic…

Artist Filmmaker Ursula Mayer Wins the 2014 Film London Jarman Award

Artist Filmmaker Ursula Mayer Wins the 2014 Film London Jarman Award

Film London has announced Ursula Mayer as winner of the 2014 Jarman Award. The Austrian-born filmmaker was selected from a shortlist of 10 visionary and…

An Aesthetica Magazine Gift Subscription is the Perfect Christmas Present

An Aesthetica Magazine Gift Subscription is the Perfect Christmas Present

For those who are passionate about contemporary art and culture, Aesthetica Magazine is the ultimate guide for keeping up-to-date with the latest news from the…

Frederick Wiseman: National Gallery UK Release January 2015

Frederick Wiseman: National Gallery UK Release January 2015

Frederick Wiseman’s National Gallery takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution and into the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of…

The 2014 Jarman Award Touring Programme

The 2014 Jarman Award Touring Programme

Derek Jarman is one of Britain’s most important and ground-breaking artists of the late 20th century. The Jarman Award is inspired by his practice and…

Unconventional Design: Discover Aesthetica Issue 62 with the Official Trailer

The December/ January issue of Aesthetica is now available to purchase online and in stores internationally. In Issue 62, Aesthetica focuses on the idea of…

Aesthetica Issue 62 December / January Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 62 December / January Out Now

Issue 62 of Aesthetica is out in shops now. One of the most thrilling discoveries is someone who is breaking new ground and embodying the…

Cinematic Explorations

Cinematic Explorations

BAFTA accredited Aesthetica Short Film Festival showcases international short films, highlighting established and emerging filmmakers across 10 genres.

Alternate Perspective

Alternate Perspective

Electricity opens up the world of epilepsy by creating a unique visual narrative which captures the first-person experience of living with the condition.

Interview with Shortlisted Jarman Award Nominee, Laura Buckley

Interview with Shortlisted Jarman Award Nominee, Laura Buckley

Laura Buckley expertly combines moving image, kinetics, sound, light, sculpture and digital print, to recontextualise the everyday. She uses scanned imagery to create projected videos…

Shezad Dawood: Towards the Possible Film & Elín Jakobsdóttir: Eyes Cast, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds

Shezad Dawood: Towards the Possible Film & Elín Jakobsdóttir: Eyes Cast, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds

Shezad Dawood’s Towards the Possible Film brings together new film, textile painting and neon work, alongside his selected works from the collection to inspire a…

Art Basel Presents its 2014 Film Programme, Miami Beach, Miami, Florida

Art Basel Presents its 2014 Film Programme, Miami Beach, Miami, Florida

Since a few Basel gallerists put their passion and determination behind an ambitious vision in 1970, Art Basel has continued to grow in size and…

Nordic Film Festival, Institute of Contemporary Arts and Other Venues, London

Nordic Film Festival, Institute of Contemporary Arts and Other Venues, London

Presented by London based independent film company Day for Night, Nordic Film Festival returns to the UK with a diverse mix of fresh and classic…

Type Motion, FACT, Liverpool

Type Motion, FACT, Liverpool

Type Motion at FACT Liverpool features over 200 outstanding examples of text and typography being used alongside the moving image. Currently on display and running…

Review of Who Are You? Grayson Perry, National Portrait Gallery

Review of Who Are You? Grayson Perry, National Portrait Gallery

Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry presents a provocative and fascinating new exhibition which makes us question identity in modern day Britain. Perry has become a…

Corin Sworn, Talk & Performance, Max Mara Art Prize for Women, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Corin Sworn, Talk & Performance, Max Mara Art Prize for Women, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Collezione Maramotti and Whitechapel Gallery announce a special evening of conversation, reading and performance with Corin Sworn, winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for…

Outstanding Filmmaking Talent Recognised at ASFF Awards Ceremony 2014

Outstanding Filmmaking Talent Recognised at ASFF Awards Ceremony 2014

The last night of the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival saw filmmakers and filmgoers alike gathered in the beautiful ballroom of the De Grey…

A Fantastic Start: ASFF 2014 Opening Night Launches the Fourth Edition of the Festival

A Fantastic Start: ASFF 2014 Opening Night Launches the Fourth Edition of the Festival

Attendees at the ASFF Opening Night launch party were treated to a special preview selection of the incredible films on offer at this year’s festival…

The ASFF 2014 Festival Hub is Officially Up and Running at Visit York

The ASFF 2014 Festival Hub is Officially Up and Running at Visit York

Taking place across the city of York, ASFF celebrates independent short film from around the world. This morning, the team officially opened the Festival Hub…

Q&A with Turner Prize Nominee Isaac Julien: Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Q&A with Turner Prize Nominee Isaac Julien: Aesthetica Short Film Festival

At BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival: ASFF, we welcome Turner Prize nominee Isaac Julien for a special Q&A hosted by Art Historian Dr James…

Interview with Gemma Metheringham, Chief Creative Officer at Karen Millen

Director Mary Nighy and Karen Millen teamed up to produce No More Tiaras for the launch of the company’s two global flagships. The 3 minute…

Review of Frieze London: The Acrobatic Rise of Performance Art

Review of Frieze London: The Acrobatic Rise of Performance Art

Like some sort of spandex-clad somersaulter often found in the medium itself, performance art has, in recent years, acrobatically risen to become the red-hot property…

Frieze London 2014: Highlights for the 12th Edition

Frieze London 2014: Highlights for the 12th Edition

The leading international contemporary art fair, Frieze London, returns to the heart of the UK’s capital, London’s Regent’s Park, for its 12th edition. Sponsored by…

Jo-ey Tang, curator at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, discusses Inside China

Jo-ey Tang, curator at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, discusses Inside China

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, continues to enhance it’s international agenda with Inside China – L’intérieur du Géant, running alongside the major exhibition, Inside, and opening…

Turner Prize 2014 Tate Britain, London

Turner Prize 2014 Tate Britain, London

The Turner Prize is an annual arts event never to be missed, and this year the shortlisted artists – Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richards…

Shinro Ohtake, Parasol Unit, London

Shinro Ohtake, Parasol Unit, London

The work of Japanese artist Shinro Ohtake appears in a solo exhibition at Parasol Unit, London, this autumn. Running 12 October – 12 December, the…

Review of Horst Photographer of Style, V&A, London

Review of Horst Photographer of Style, V&A, London

The work of fashion photographer Horst P. Horst, whose evocative images are some of the most well known of the 20th century, is showcased in…

Aesthetica Issue 61 October/November Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 61 October/November Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 61 is now available to purchase online and in stores internationally. The new edition considers progress and change. There are a few questions…

Surviving War and Conflict

Surviving War and Conflict

Yann Demange’s debut feature film ’71 explores the universal anguish of war and civil conflict through its central character: a disorientated British soldier.

Questioning Identity

Questioning Identity

Ida is a stark portrayal of post-war Poland, challenging notions of religion and family bonds through a road trip undertaken by a Jewish nun and her Communist aunt.

Opening Gala at Berwick Upon Tweed Film & Media Arts Festival

Opening Gala at Berwick Upon Tweed Film & Media Arts Festival

For 10 years Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival has continued in its aim to turn the small northern town into one big screen. Over…

Artes Mundi 6, National Museum Cardiff, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff and ffotogallery Penarth

Artes Mundi 6, National Museum Cardiff, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff and ffotogallery Penarth

Artes Mundi 6 is a major contemporary art prize based in the UK, taking place bi-annually to bring together through an exhibition some of the…

RITE OF PASSAGE: The Early Years of Vienna Actionism, 1960 – 1966, Hauser & Wirth, New York

RITE OF PASSAGE: The Early Years of Vienna Actionism, 1960 – 1966, Hauser & Wirth, New York

RITE OF PASSAGE is New York’s first major exhibition devoted to the early years of the 20th century avant-garde movement, Vienna Actionism. Through a rare…

Review of Folkestone Triennial 2014: Lookout, Folkestone, Kent

Review of Folkestone Triennial 2014: Lookout, Folkestone, Kent

In a town whose faded seaside glamour is both complimented and disturbed by a swath of public art, it is only at low tide that…

The Work of Dave Wise: Photography to Film-making

Dave Wise was once described by the producers of hit TV show Britain’s Next Top Model as “… part of the fashion elite” and is…

About Town, Birmingham Hippodrome

About Town, Birmingham Hippodrome

International video art is celebrated in an exhibition at Birmingham Hippodrome and across the city this November. About Town is presented in partnership with Ikon…

Re-imagine: Black Women in Britain, Black Heritage Centre, London

Re-imagine: Black Women in Britain, Black Heritage Centre, London

The opening of the Black Cultural Archives (BCA) in Brixton marks a significant milestone in the life-cycle of the south London borough of Lambeth. Proudly…

City Visions: A season of films, talks and debates exploring modern cities, Barbican Cinema, Barbican Centre, London

City Visions: A season of films, talks and debates exploring modern cities, Barbican Cinema, Barbican Centre, London

50% of the earth’s population live in urban centres, a figure that is predicted to rise to over 75% by 2050; City Visions is a…