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.

Haunted Reflections

Haunted Reflections

Elizabeth “Gazelle Twin” Bernholz’s new release UNFLESH trades in disturbingly sensual electronica inspired by body horror, puberty and high school sports.

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 20 October.

The Other Art Fair, London

The Other Art Fair, London

The Other Art Fair places the spotlight on emerging artists and connects art lovers of all tastes and experience, directly with 130 of the most talented and unrepresented artists. It runs from 16-19 October at the Old Truman Brewery.

Noise, Desire and Power

Noise, Desire and Power

Mish Way, front woman of fierce Vancouver outfit White Lung, meditates on her personal punk tenets for surviving and thriving in the 21st century.

RITE OF PASSAGE: The Early Years of Vienna Actionism, 1960 – 1966

RITE OF PASSAGE: The Early Years of Vienna Actionism, 1960 – 1966

RITE OF PASSAGE is New York’s first major exhibition devoted to the early years of the 20th century avant-garde movement, Vienna Actionism. The exhibition is a representative survey of the formative years of Vienna Actionism.

David Farrell, Iconic Images of the Greatest Artists, Osborne Samuel

David Farrell, Iconic Images of the Greatest Artists, Osborne Samuel

This exhibition currently on display is the first survey of works by David Farrell since his death last year, and showcases images of famous sitters from Louis Armstrong and Laurence Olivier, to Anthony Caro and the Rolling Stones.

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival is Awarded BAFTA Accreditation

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival is Awarded BAFTA Accreditation

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival is delighted to announce it is now a BAFTA recognised festival, an achievement that is unprecedented for a festival in its fourth year. Programme released in September.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Finalist Ingrid Hu

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Finalist Ingrid Hu

There is still time to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize, which welcomes submissions from artists working across media from photography to painting, installation to sculpture and performance to film.

MANIFESTA 10, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

MANIFESTA 10, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

Manifesta originated in the post-communist period in the 1990s with the aim of balancing the gap between East and West, North and South. Manifesta considers art’s poetic and political nature.

Interview with Shingai Shoniwa of the Noisettes

Interview with Shingai Shoniwa of the Noisettes

The Natural History Museum of London is a space of gargantuan proportions. The main entrance leads to a cavernous hall that comfortably houses the skeletal frame of a Diplodocus.

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 (UWRF).

Interview with Johny Dar

Interview with Johny Dar

Johny Dar approaches his artistic practice from an innovative angle, painting directly onto his models’ bodies. Dedicated to pushing boundaries, he works across fashion, installations, multimedia and events.

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 given fields.

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 celebrates innovation.

Merging Genres

Merging Genres

Genre divides in music have become increasingly irrelevant. As time goes by the boundaries continue to blur, but why now, what’s changing?

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 highlights this Prize as a must for artists wanting to make a significant impact upon the art world today.

Review of The Piano Brothers Live at Kings Place, London

Review of The Piano Brothers Live at Kings Place, London

The Piano Brothers are not brothers by blood but by divine, energetic and rich music that is accessible to everyone. Bound together by the love of all-encompassing music, Dominic Anthony Ferris and Elwin Hendrijanto began performing together in 2009 whilst studying at the Royal College of Music.

Review of Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors, Guggenheim Bilbao

Review of Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors, Guggenheim Bilbao

The notion of an entire wing of the Guggenheim Bilbao being dedicated to film and video phased me at first. Though increasing numbers of modern art installations seem to feature moving imagery, never had I encountered a space dedicated to the form.

Tom Vek and Olga Bell, Meltdown Festival, Southbank Centre, London

Tom Vek and Olga Bell, Meltdown Festival, Southbank Centre, London

In the 21 years since Meltdown’s inception, the festival has played host to a conveyor belt of counterculture greats, including David Bowie, Patti Smith, Jarvis Cocker and the late John Peel.

PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin

PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin

The theme for the fifth edition of PhotoIreland Festival is Truth, Fact, Fiction, Lies. Looking at how photography is used for storytelling, the festival presents 27 photographers exhibiting in various venues around the city centre.

Interview with Aesthetica Art Prize 2014 Winner Sybille Neumeyer

Interview with Aesthetica Art Prize 2014 Winner Sybille Neumeyer

German artist Sybille Neumeyer stunned judges with Song for the Last Queen in the Aesthetica Art Prize, a beautiful light installation comprised of 7,614 bees collected from a naturally collapsed beehive framed within vials of honey.

Interview: Anya Oderyakova & Olya Korsun, Directors of Synesthesia

Interview: Anya Oderyakova & Olya Korsun, Directors of Synesthesia

Synesthesia is a combination of digital innovation and timeless fashion. Teaming up with Fred Perry for the SS14 campaign, the website is an exploration of synesthesia, when one sensory response induces a sensation in another.

The Aesthetica Art Prize Announces £5,000 Award

The Aesthetica Art Prize Announces £5,000 Award

The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world and offers artists the opportunity to showcase their work to wider audiences and further their involvement in the international art world.

Final Week to Visit the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition

Final Week to Visit the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition

The Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition presents eight shortlisted artists contributing outstanding works to contemporary art and will continue to run until 22 June showcasing artistic talent from around the world in a ground-breaking group show.

Review of Tunday Akintan: The Yorubeat Innovator

Review of Tunday Akintan: The Yorubeat Innovator

There are those that argue that talent is not innate. Rather, it is the ironclad will to keep on practising in the face of impossibilities. Then there are others who garner talent by being born talent adjacent. Musician Tunday Akintan is lucky in both ways.

Cast Your Vote in the Aesthetica Art Prize People’s Choice Award

Cast Your Vote in the Aesthetica Art Prize People’s Choice Award

Aesthetica is inviting visitors to cast their vote for the Aesthetica Art Prize People’s Choice Award. The exhibition, housed at York St Mary’s – York Art Gallery’s contemporary art space, runs until 22 June and presents the work of eight shortlisted artists.

Tallulah Rendall: The Banshee And The Moon, Rebecca Hossack Gallery

Tallulah Rendall: The Banshee And The Moon, Rebecca Hossack Gallery

Tallulah Rendall is not a woman for half-measures. Having shed her six-piece band, the songstress stands feet astride, juggling acrobatic vocals, loop pedals and guitars in a tumult of folk fury.

Serpentine Park Nights, Serpentine Pavilion, Kensington Gardens

Serpentine Park Nights, Serpentine Pavilion, Kensington Gardens

Throughout the summer and autumn, the Serpentine Galleries will once again present Park Nights, an annual series of live art events, incorporating poetry, music, film, literature and performance. It takes place on selected Friday evenings in the Serpentine Pavilion 2014.

Theatrical and Visual Arts Experiences at Summerhall, Edinburgh Art Festival 2014

Theatrical and Visual Arts Experiences at Summerhall, Edinburgh Art Festival 2014

Rapidly becoming not only a central part of the Edinburgh Festival’s programme but a vital creative hub for the city’s all-year-round cultural scene, Summerhall unveils its strongest line-up to date.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015: Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015: Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize, which is now open for entries, is an annual award given by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine. The prize celebrates excellence in art and design from across the world.

Aesthetica Issue 59 Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 59 Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 59 is now available. The edition explores the idea of the unexpected and the notion that what actually happens is different from what was originally planned.

Lyrics With No Limits

Lyrics With No Limits

With the music industry dominated by English-speaking artists, the question remains: Can musicians have success in the global marketplace while performing in their native language?

10 Degree Shows To See

10 Degree Shows To See

Degree Show season is upon us once more and art students across the UK are in the process of preparing their final projects for examination. The concluding shows offer audiences an insight into new talents at work in the art industry.

Clifford Owens, Better the Rebel You Know, Cornerhouse, Manchester

Clifford Owens, Better the Rebel You Know, Cornerhouse, Manchester

This summer Cornerhouse in Manchester will host the first major European show by American conceptual artist Clifford Owens, across all three of its galleries. Owens’ work explores the intersection of photography, video, text and performance.

Aesthetica Art Prize Talks: Cherie Federico, Editor of Aesthetica Magazine

Aesthetica Art Prize Talks: Cherie Federico, Editor of Aesthetica Magazine

Cherie Federico is the Editor of Aesthetica Magazine, and judge for the Aesthetica Art Prize. She will be leading the fourth talk in the series held at York St Mary’s as part of the award.

GENERATION: Toby Paterson Exhibition, Kirkcaldy Galleries

GENERATION: Toby Paterson Exhibition, Kirkcaldy Galleries

GENERATION is an ongoing nationwide series of exhibitions celebrating 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland. Toby Paterson’s show, organised by FCA&C with the Scottish Touring Exhibitions Consortium, is one of the first exhibitions to have opened as part of the project.

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Continues for One More Month

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Continues for One More Month

Today there is one month left to visit the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition at York St Mary’s. The show represents the breadth and quality of work being produced today in the UK and internationally.