Highlights of London Art Fair, 21 - 25 January, 2015

Highlights of London Art Fair, 21 - 25 January, 2015

The UK’s premier fair for Modern and contemporary British art opens for its private view today. Situated in the Business Design Centre, Islington, the 27th edition of the London Art Fair will be on view to the public 21-25 January.

Nástio Mosquito: Daily Lovemaking, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Nástio Mosquito: Daily Lovemaking, Ikon Gallery

Exciting, contemporary and devoid of delineation, Nástio Mosquito defies categorisation and points towards a new culture of art that combines pop, performance, fine art and politics.

Kevin Cooley: A Thousand Miles an Hour, Ryan Lee Gallery, New York

Kevin Cooley: A Thousand Miles an Hour, Ryan Lee Gallery, New York

Kevin Cooley considers our evolving relationship with technology, nature, and ultimately each other. The underlying conceptual framework of his work is how these forces contend with each other.

FutureEverything Festival, 25-28 February, Manchester

FutureEverything Festival, 25-28 February, Manchester

FutureEverything is not staging a retrospective, but a platform for a global community to collaboratively reflect on the bleeding edges of art, academia, design and business.

Highlights from the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014

Highlights from the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014

During December 2014, the small fishing town of Kochi in South India’s state of Kerala, was besieged by the international art crowd as the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 (KMB) opened its second edition.

London Fashion Week: International Fashion Showcase, Brewer Street Car Park, London

London Fashion Week: International Fashion Showcase, London

For the fourth year in a row 130 emerging designers from 30 countries will come together in the largest public fashion exhibition of its kind.

HISTORY IS NOW: 7 Artists Take On Britain, Hayward Gallery, London

HISTORY IS NOW: 7 Artists Take On Britain, Hayward Gallery, London

In the run up to the 2015 General Election, History Is Now will look at the last 70 years of British history to offer a new way of thinking about how we got to where we are today.

Ori Gersht: Don’t Look Back, Towner, Eastbourne

Ori Gersht: Don’t Look Back, Towner, Eastbourne

The practice of photographer and film maker Ori Gersht addresses post war trauma by documenting the landscapes that have witnessed it. Don’t Look Back revisits three bodies of work.

Review of Julie Verhoeven: Whiskers Between My Legs, ICA, London

Review of Julie Verhoeven: Whiskers Between My Legs, ICA, London

Described as a “grotto of visual excess” Julie Verhoeven’s exploration of gender identity past and present is a disturbing explosion of kitsch and womanhood.

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Refraction. The image of Sense, Blain | Southern, London

Refraction. The image of Sense, Blain | Southern, London

This group show curated by Peter J. Amdam brings together artists who accentuate how art operates in an era of new media, and in a…

Manual Cinema: Mementos Mori, MCA Chicago

Manual Cinema: Mementos Mori, MCA Chicago

Manual Cinema‘s Mementos Mori is a feature-length cinematic shadow play that combines overhead projectors, intricate paper puppets, sound effects, a live onstage chamber ensemble, and…

Penelope Umbrico: Sun/Screen, The Photographers’ Gallery, London

Penelope Umbrico: Sun/Screen, The Photographers’ Gallery, London

This new work by award-winning New York based artist Penelope Umbrico continues her exploration into the consumption of photographs online, particularly focusing on the persistence…

Jean Desmet’s Dream Factory: The Adventurous Years of Film (1907- 1916), EYE, Amsterdam

Jean Desmet’s Dream Factory: The Adventurous Years of Film (1907- 1916), EYE, Amsterdam

The beginning of the 20th century was an era of new technology, artistic ingenuity and creative entrepreneurship — comparable to today’s world where developments in…

João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva: Papagaio, Camden Arts Centre, London

João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva: Papagaio, Camden Arts Centre, London

For their first major show in London, Portuguese artists João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva will present a magical, immersive film installation. Their kaleidoscopic world…

Sophie Calle’s First Solo Exhibition in China, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong

Sophie Calle’s First Solo Exhibition in China, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong

For Sophie Calle’s first solo exhibition in China, the artist has covered an entire wall with images from her Cash Machine project. The piece first…

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…