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…

David Farrell: Iconic Images of the Greatest Artists from the 20th Century, Osborne Samuel, London

David Farrell: Iconic Images of the Greatest Artists from the 20th Century, Osborne Samuel, London

This exhibition currently on display is the first survey of works by David Farrell (1919-2013) since his death earlier last year, and showcases images of…

Aesthetica Short Film Festival is Awarded BAFTA Accreditation

Aesthetica Short Film Festival is Awarded BAFTA Accreditation

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is delighted to announce it is now a BAFTA recognised festival, an achievement that is unprecedented for a festival…

Last Chance to Enter the Aesthetica Art and Creative Writing Prizes

Last Chance to Enter the Aesthetica Art and Creative Writing Prizes

There is still time today to enter Aesthetica’s creative opportunities for artists and writers. The Aesthetica Art Prize, now in its eighth year, celebrates excellence…

Interview with Artist Yael Bartana

Interview with Artist Yael Bartana

Cultural identity and the constructed systems of belief within society are questioned in the practice of Yael Bartana (b. 1970). Born in Israel, the artist…

Review of Digital Revolution, Barbican Centre, London

Review of Digital Revolution, Barbican Centre, London

“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers” said Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, in 1943, proving again that in the realm…

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: A Selection of Longlisted Artists

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: A Selection of Longlisted Artists

The Aesthetica Art Prize invites submissions from artists at all stages in the career, working in any medium and celebrates innovation and excellence in technical…

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival: A Celebration of Global Creativity

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival: A Celebration of Global Creativity

Over 150 leading authors and artists from more than 30 countries come together for South-East Asia’s most exciting literary event, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival…

Review of Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York

Review of Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York

As much as it might seem provincial that non-western art is categorised by geography and ethnicity, Here and Elsewhere at the New Museum, New York…

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Experimental Video Art

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Experimental Video Art

The latest edition of the Aesthetica Art Prize featured outstanding artists working in video, installation and performance. These practitioners are breaking new ground within their…

Yang Fudong , SALT, Sandhornøy, Arctic Circle

Yang Fudong , SALT, Sandhornøy, Arctic Circle

Remote, beautiful – and increasingly endangered – the Arctic has long been a subject of fascination for many and a source of inspiration for artists…

Special 60th Edition of Aesthetica Out Now

Special 60th Edition of Aesthetica Out Now

Questioning the world around us is a continuous necessity and the desire to challenge everyday systems reinvigorates daily life. This special 60th edition of Aesthetica…

Intimacies of an Icon

Intimacies of an Icon

A fictionalised 24 hours in the life of Nick Cave, replaces traditional rockumentary aesthetics with an exploration of how we spend our time on earth.

Extreme Solutions

Extreme Solutions

Kelly Reichardt’s fifth feature film, Night Moves, follows a group of three very different left-wing environmentalists as their well-intentioned morals take a terrible turn for the worse.

Cass Art Recommends the Aesthetica Art Prize for Aspiring Artists

Cass Art Recommends the Aesthetica Art Prize for Aspiring Artists

Exciting times lie ahead as we move into the phase of one month left to submit your work to the Aesthetica Art Prize. Cass Art…

Aesthetica Art Prize: Judging Panel Announced

Aesthetica Art Prize: Judging Panel Announced

We are delighted to present the Judging Panel for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015. The Prize is open for submissions until 31 August 2014. Spanning…

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Artist Sarah Jane Palmer

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Artist Sarah Jane Palmer

Artist Filmmaker and Designer Sarah Jane Palmer was selected for the Aesthetica Art Prize longlist with her film Net. The work is an ongoing performance/installation…