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Surrealist Reflections

Hawk Alfredson is a New York-based artist born in Sweden. He has worked exclusively in oil for 40 years, exhibiting in galleries and museums internationally. We talk to the painter about his life and practice.

EIF: Cultural Exchange

Edinburgh International Festival celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2017 and will welcome 2,020 artists from 40 nations to perform in Scotland’s capital.

Aesthetica in CE50

Aesthetica Short Film Festival has been selected for Creative England’s 2017 report, CE50, which highlights the top 50 creative businesses in England.

Rodney Graham: Shape-Shifter

BALTIC hosts a major retrospective of renowned Canadian artist Rodney Graham. That’s Not Me marks his first large-scale UK exhibition since 2002.

Altruistic Collaboration

Wayne McGregor, Olafur Eliasson and Jamie xx transform Jonathan Safran Foer’s book into an event that transcends individual disciplines.

Cultural Illumination

In the hidden depths of Australia’s most extraordinary museum, United Visual Artists uncover the lineage of creative expression.

The Power of Cover Art

With renowned album art from bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Pink Floyd and David Bowie, the power of cover art is something to be marvelled at.

Cultural Revolution

You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-70 investigates the social and cultural significance of the decade through atmospheric installations.

Northern Influence

Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, delves into the cultural tapestry of North England, highlighting its profound influence on fashion, visual arts, culture and music.

Interdisciplinary Innovation

Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983 explores the scene-changing and interdisciplinary life of downtown New York.

Towards Hyper-Reality

Somerset House constructs a brand new world for artistic pioneer Björk, whose quest for audience integration ventures beyond cultural peripheries.

Liberation and Shifting Consciousness

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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