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

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

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.

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, Towner

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.

Extreme Perfection

Extreme Perfection

Solveig Melkeraaen’s fall from grace is unforgiving, but in response to it she made a unique film, Good Girl, about depression with universal resonance.

5 to See at Sheffield Doc/Fest

5 to See at Sheffield Doc/Fest

The highly anticipated Sheffield Doc/Fest, will once again arrive in the city for five days of culture and cinema. Each year, the festival offers audiences the opportunity to watch hundreds of documentaries.

Interview with Artist Julie Brook, Daiwa Foundation

Interview with Artist Julie Brook, Daiwa Foundation

We speak to British artist Julie Brook about the impact of being shortlisted for the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize and her interests in working with a selection of uninhabited and remote landscapes.

AAP Talk with Dr James Boaden, University of York

AAP Talk with Dr James Boaden, University of York

On Thursday 21 May Dr James Boaden, Lecturer in History of Art at the University of York, will deliver the fifth and penultimate edition of the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Lunchtime Talks.

The 46th Art Basel, Switzerland

The 46th Art Basel, Switzerland

Artists from across the globe are represented at the 46th edition of the international art show Art Basel, with 283 leading galleries presenting a selection from 33 countries which ranges from key figures of 20th century modernism to new and emerging artists at the forefront of contemporary practice.

Doc/Fest Interactive at Sheffield

Doc/Fest Interactive at Sheffield

In addition to the annual Sheffield Doc/Fest, the UK’s leading documentary film festival, Crossover, an international digital media training organisation, will curates Interactive at Sheffield.

Interview with Richard Heslop, The Raft of the Medusa, Film London

Interview with Richard Heslop, The Raft of the Medusa, Film London

Artist Richard Heslop has created a film in response to a radio play by Simon Armitage. Entitled The Raft of the Medusa the project is a commission from Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network.

One Month To Go: ASFF 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

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

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 Zoë Hough

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, 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.

Belgian Pavilion at 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 Programme

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

Los Carpinteros: Parasol Unit

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

AAP Interview: Jason Covert

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, NY

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.

AAP: 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

HOME 2015 Opening Season

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

ASFF 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.

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 2015 Exhibition 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 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.

Pronoia: Paranoia In reverse

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 Marianna Simnett, Jerwood/FVU Award

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.