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You Say You Want a Revolution?, V&A, London

You Say You Want a Revolution?, V&A, London

A major new exhibition at the V&A seeks to encapsulate a monumental time, both in British culture and internationally: the late 1960’s. You Say You Want a Revolution?

Q+A with Musician and Visual Artist, Mike de Sousa

Q+A with Musician and Visual Artist, Mike de Sousa

Mike de Sousa works with light, sound and words – sometimes in isolation, and often together. Aesthetica caught up with the artist to discuss his creative practice.

Art Night, in Collaboration with ICA

Art Night, in Collaboration with ICA

Art Night is a new annual contemporary arts festival that transforms London for one night only, held on 2 July from 5pm, curated by the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Review of Tame Impala Live at Alexandra Palace, London

Review of Tame Impala Live at Alexandra Palace, London

We review Australian psych-pop band Tame Impala’s sold out, accomplished recent live show at Alexandra Palace, London, which was nothing short of regal rock, filled with enraptured gig-goers.

Review: Cryptic’s Sonica Festival, Kings Place, London

Review: Cryptic’s Sonica Festival, Kings Place, London

Since 2012 Sonica has delivered a year round, international programme of sonic and visual art, culminating in a bi-annual festival in Glasgow and now, a two-day travelling show at London’s Kings Place.

Interview with Multi-Instrumentalist and Soul Singer Royce Wood Junior

Interview with Multi-Instrumentalist and Soul Singer Royce Wood Junior

London songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and soul singer Royce Wood Junior discusses his album The Ashen Tang, which incorporates elements of nostalgia with modern, multi-layered production.

Interview with Marina Abramovic, Goldberg, Park Avenue Armory

Interview with Marina Abramovic, Goldberg, Park Avenue Armory

Read our interview with seminal performance artist Marina Abramovic on her recent installation and interpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, at Park Avenue Armory, alongside Igor Levit.

Review: Rufus Wainwright’s Opera Prima Donna, Athens

Review: Rufus Wainwright’s Opera Prima Donna, Athens

We review Canadian-American singer and composer Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna opera, performed at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus theatre as part of the Athens Epidaurus Festival 2015.

Sonica Festival of Multimedia Arts; Cryptic, Glasgow

Sonica Festival of Multimedia Arts; Cryptic, Glasgow

Sonica is a showcase of the best in visually exciting sonic art, which brings together leading international artists and emerging talent from across the UK to Glasgow from 29 October – 8 November.

Interview with Tom Furse

Interview with Tom Furse

Universal Music together with Lo Recordings have announced the release of a collection of some of its archived production music tracks, curated by Tom Furse of psych-rock outfit The Horrors.

Interview: Andreya Triana

Interview: Andreya Triana

Aesthetica talks to experimental singer-songwriter Andreya Triana about her eclectic sound of soul, jazz and acoustic. Triana has collaborated with musicians Flying Lotus and Bonobo amongst others.

Interview with BARLI

Interview with BARLI

London-based Barli is making waves with her stunning vocals and minimal electronic beats. She released her critically acclaimed debut E.P. Pebbles, produced by Ton Epoch, in 2014.

The Aesthetica Art Prize is Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize is Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize is an annual award that celebrates excellence in contemporary art. It is now in its eighth year, and welcomes submissions from emerging and established artists.

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.

Interview with Robin Meier, Audemars Piguet, Art Basel

Interview with Robin Meier, Audemars Piguet, Art Basel

Audemars Piguet presents Synchronicity by artist and composer Robin Meier at Art Basel 2015. Meier reveals his interests in self-organisation among fireflies – a key theme of this immersive installation.

Experimenting with Sound

Experimenting with Sound

Wolf Alice – the London-based foursome fronted by Ellie Rowsell – is proving that British indie guitar music is in rude health.

Being Part of the Underground

Being Part of the Underground

Punk husband/wife duo The Lovely Eggs are currently on tour with their album, This Is Our Nowhere – a self-released statement of intent.

Review of Barbarossa’s New Album Imager

Review of Barbarossa’s New Album Imager

Londoner James Mathé aka Barbarossa builds on his contemplative and introspective 2013 album Bloodlines with his latest offering Imager, an album that melds romanticism with melancholy.

Interview with Ellis Ludwig-Leone from San Fermin on New Album Jackrabbit

Interview with Ellis Ludwig-Leone from San Fermin on New Album Jackrabbit

We take a moment to speak to San Fermin band leader Ellis Ludwig-Leone, who studied music composition at Yale and was an assistant to contemporary classical music composer and arranger Nico Muhly.

Interview with Marko Nyberg of Husky Rescue

Interview with Marko Nyberg of Husky Rescue

Husky Rescue’s new album The Long Lost Friend: Special Edition is out on Catskills Records now. The title of the album comes from the story of a real lost friend.

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.

Scottish Dance Theatre: Miann, Southbank Centre

Scottish Dance Theatre: Miann, Southbank Centre

Taking its title from the Gaelic word for craving and desire, Miann is Fleur Darkin’s first full-length work as artistic director at Scottish Dance Theatre. The piece will appear at Southbank Centre.

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.

Abstract Designs Amongst Colours and Forms- The Art of Anna Edholm

Abstract Designs Amongst Colours and Forms- The Art of Anna Edholm

Self taught Swedish artist Anna Edholm works with layers of acrylic paint on canvas. With her abstract designs aim to direct the viewer to use their imagination and to find patterns and meanings.

Collective Inspiration

Collective Inspiration

Songstress Esmé Patterson has crafted a bright, bold and intriguing collection of songs that give voice to music’s most known – and famously silent – female muses.

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.

Interview with Electronic Musician Christian Fennesz

Interview with Electronic Musician Christian Fennesz

Christian Fennesz, Austrian electronic producer and musician, teamed up with Lillevan, German artist and performer to celebrate the work of fellow Austrian Gustav Mahler. We speak to Fennesz.

Interview with Exhibit Be Founder Brandan Odums

Interview with Exhibit Be Founder Brandan Odums

Exhibit Be is an artistic endeavour of epic proportions. Helmed by artist Brandan “BMike” Odums, it is an ode to how art disturbs the waters of our contentment without cornering us with guilt.

Interview with Artist Magne Furuholmen, Exhibiting at Dovecot Studios

Interview with Artist Magne Furuholmen, Exhibiting at Dovecot Studios

Dovecot Studios opens a new exhibition of work by Norwegian artist and musician Magne Furuholmen. We speak to Furuholmen about his move into tapestry and how Dovecot inspired the new work.

Mariano Pensotti: Cineastas

Mariano Pensotti: Cineastas

Argentine author and director, Mariano Pensotti, is best known for creating theatre that explores the tension between fiction and reality. The director is heralded as an important creative in Argentina.

Interview with Andy Holden of The Grubby Mitts

Interview with Andy Holden of The Grubby Mitts

Acclaimed artist Andy Holden has teamed up with Roger Illingworth, Johnny Parry, John Blamey and James MacDowell to form an experimental band breaking the boundaries between art and music.

Picturing New Sounds

Picturing New Sounds

For four decades, with his ground-breaking label, Manfred Eicher has changed how jazz and other experimental genres are thought about, recorded and visually represented.

Interview with Christopher Wilmot-Sitwell on Art Fund and cazenove+loyd

Interview with Christopher Wilmot-Sitwell on Art Fund and cazenove+loyd

The Art Fund has teamed up with one of the most respected names in the travel industry, cazenove+loyd, to offer audiences insightful and luxurious art tours to international destinations.

Review of Jeff Koons, Pompidou Centre, Paris

Review of Jeff Koons, Pompidou Centre, Paris

In this retrospective of American artist Jeff Koons, Pompidou Centre provides viewers with an illuminating chronology on the evolution of one of contemporary art’s most controversial figures.

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.

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 live actors to discuss digital culture.

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 short films. Running 9 – 18 January, the festival aims to prove that the UK is truly a hotbed of film creativity.

Playtime, Cornerhouse, Manchester

Playtime, Cornerhouse, Manchester

Moving sites in spring 2015, Manchester-based cross art form organisation, Cornerhouse, closes its current space with nine artists, filmmakers and musicians celebrating the iconic venue: Rosa Barba, Niklas Goldbach and more.

What is David Bowie, David Bowie in Aesthetica Magazine

What is David Bowie, David Bowie in Aesthetica Magazine

There are few musicians who can parallel the aesthetic and imaginative influence of David Bowie – master of storytelling, fantasy and re-invention – over the past five decades. The characters and constructions of Bowie’s imagination have transcended the boundaries of music.

Unconventional Design: Discover Aesthetica Issue 62, Official Trailer

Unconventional Design: Discover Aesthetica Issue 62, Official Trailer

The December/ January issue of Aesthetica is available to purchase online and in stores internationally. In Issue 62, we focus on the unconventional. It’s a celebration of practitioners who are experimenting in their field.

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