Redefining Audiences

Redefining Audiences

Opera, and indeed classical music generally, is healthy and thriving. However, there is still a need to attract the attention of the younger generation.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This weekend offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the best of contemporary art. The Biennale of Sydney and Art Paris Art Fair bring together fascinating…

Interview with Video Artist Clara Aparicio Yoldi, Longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize

Interview with Video Artist Clara Aparicio Yoldi, Longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2014 opens its new ground-breaking exhibition this spring, showcasing the very best of emerging talent in contemporary art internationally. Managed by…

Review of Yoko Ono: Half-a-Wind Show, Guggenheim Bilbao

Review of Yoko Ono: Half-a-Wind Show, Guggenheim Bilbao

Described by John Lennon as the world’s most famous unknown artist, Yoko Ono has spent a lifetime living in the shadow of her famous marriage…

Interview with Woman's Hour Vocalist Fiona Burgess

Woman’s Hour are a four piece band based in London and formed in 2011. The band consists of siblings Fiona Jane (vocals) and William (guitar…

Interview with Gabby Young and Other Animals

Interview with Gabby Young and Other Animals

One Foot in Front of the Other is the latest album to be released by Gabby Young and Other Animals, and will be available from…

... all silent but for the buzzing … Royal College of Art

... all silent but for the buzzing … Royal College of Art

This new exhibition, featuring graduating RCA Contemporary Art Students, explores the indistinct spaces that reside between chatter and silence. Open 6 until 23 March at…

Interview with ECM Artist Tord Gustavsen

Interview with ECM Artist Tord Gustavsen

Tord Gustavsen has recorded his sixth album for ECM and is due to go on tour across the USA, UK and Europe this spring and…

Bristol New Music

Bristol New Music

Five key organisations across Bristol join forces to present Bristol New Music from 21 February until 23 February. Colston Hall, Arnolfini, Spike Island, St George’s…

Read Aesthetica on Your iPad, iPhone and Android Devices

Read Aesthetica on Your iPad, iPhone and Android Devices

You can now read Aesthetica Magazine wherever you are with our new digital subscriptions accessible via iPad, iPhone and Android devices. A bi-monthly publication, Aesthetica…

Art14 London

Art14 London

At the end of February Art14 London will return to Olympia Grand, welcoming over 180 galleries from 40 countries. Running from 28 February until 2…

Aesthetica Issue 57 February/March Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 57 February/March Out Now

Experimentation is the key component to innovation. It’s essential to try new things and to gather your inspiration from as many sources as possible. This…

Height of Fashion

Height of Fashion

Music and fashion have a closer relationship than ever; however, the question remains: can musicians be good designers and do the two media interact?

Art Rotterdam

Art Rotterdam

For its 15th edition, Art Rotterdam has moved to a new location at the Van Nellefabriek. Running 6 – 9 February, the fair now brings…

Review of Ivan Argote: Strengthlessness, Galerie Perrotin, Paris

Review of Ivan Argote: Strengthlessness, Galerie Perrotin, Paris

Ivan Argote is a young Colombian artist, who has been based in France since 2005, where he commenced studies at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de…

Harry Benson: 50 Years from Behind the Lens, MALLETT, London

Harry Benson: 50 Years from Behind the Lens, MALLETT, London

The work of celebrated photojournalist and portrait photographer Harry Benson CBE will be represented in the first major retrospective in England at MALLETT this February…

Now Showing: A Group Exhibition of Artists' Film, Carroll / Fletcher, London

Now Showing: A Group Exhibition of Artists' Film, Carroll / Fletcher, London

Carroll / Fletcher‘s current exhibition Now Showing is conceived as a journey that explores the fundamental elements constituting filmmaking; each piece investigates experimental approaches towards…

The New York Moment, Saint-Etienne Nouveau Siècle Festival

The New York Moment, Saint-Etienne Nouveau Siècle Festival

The third edition of the Saint-Etienne Nouveau Siècle Festival returns to Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, France this spring. Working with the Opéra Théâtre de Saint-Étienne and the Musée…

Stan Douglas: Luanda-Kinshasa at David Zwirner, New York

Stan Douglas: Luanda-Kinshasa at David Zwirner, New York

For Stan Douglas‘ 12 solo show at David Zwirner, the artist will debut a new film Luanda-Kinshasa on 9 January, marking the first time the…

Artangel Open - Deadline 28 February 2014

Artangel Open - Deadline 28 February 2014

Artangel Open is inviting artists working in all media across the UK to submit bold, site-specific proposals that will transform and enrich the UK’s cultural…

The Making of The Correspondents' Fear and Delight

The new single from The Correspondents, Fear and Delight, is out today via From Our Own. The release proceeds next year’s March launch of their…

Art Basel Miami Beach Day Two

Art Basel Miami Beach Day Two

The second day of Art Basel Miami Beach is upon us and there are still hundreds of galleries to check out. Participants from Europe, North…

Issue 56 December / January Out Now

Issue 56 December / January Out Now

Issue 56 December / January of Aesthetica is in shops now! In this edition we consider the importance of reflecting upon the things you have…

Documenting Musicians

Documenting Musicians

Over the past decade the number of music documentaries under production has significantly increased, and there doesn’t seem to be a clear cut reason why.

Interview with Paul Green, Director of the Halcyon Gallery, on Bob Dylan's new sculpture exhibition, Mood Swings

Bob Dylan, known more so for his poetry, music and writing, began introducing his artwork to the world with an exhibition of his Drawn Blank…

AV Festival 14: EXTRACTION, North East England, March 2014

AV Festival 14: EXTRACTION, North East England, March 2014

AV Festival 14: EXTRACTION takes place 1-31 March 2014 at venues across the North East of England, including mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art), Sage…

Review of All This Can Happen, by Siobhan Davies and David Hinton

Review of All This Can Happen, by Siobhan Davies and David Hinton

All This Can Happen, a 50-minute film by David Hinton and choreographer Siobhan Davies, opens with images of men who cannot walk. One lies immobile…

Issue 55 October/November Aesthetica Out Now

Issue 55 October/November Aesthetica Out Now

Issue 55 of Aesthetica is in shops now. This issue concentrates on redefinitions as a way of constructing new meaning. The artists featured expand across…

Let the Music Pay

Let the Music Pay

Musicians and corporations working together isn’t a new concept. However, lately the suits have been making some interesting moves. This is a tale of hip-hop, basketball and ice cream.

Interview with Rufio Summers

Interview with Rufio Summers

The Shoreditch Fashion Show returns again this autumn. Running on 12 October, the second show for 2013 follows the success of the first in April…

RECON Festival, Leeds and Bradford

RECON Festival, Leeds and Bradford

RECON is a series of pioneering music, art and film events culminating 22 – 29 September across Leeds and Bradford. Bringing together innovators, experimenters, risk-takers…

Body/Head, MCA Chicago

Body/Head, MCA Chicago

The co-founder and bassist of Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon, returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) to perform as Body/Head, a project with…

Interview with BAFTA award-winning sound recordist, Chris Watson

Interview with BAFTA award-winning sound recordist, Chris Watson

Chris Watson is one of the UK’s pre-eminent sound recordists. He has worked all over the globe and won a BAFTA in 2012 for his…

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Count Down 4 Days to Go – Hyung-Gyu Kim

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Count Down 4 Days to Go – Hyung-Gyu Kim

Hyung-Gyu Kim was selected as one of last year’s finalists for the Aesthetica Art Prize, capturing the judges’ attention with his installation Chromaphone II that…

Sensoria Festival 2013 , Sheffield

Sensoria Festival 2013 , Sheffield

Sensoria features a unique, eclectic mix of film screenings, live music, exhibitions, installations and talks rolled out across four days across the city of Sheffield…

A Journey Through London’s Subculture: 1980s to Now, ICA Off-Site

A Journey Through London’s Subculture: 1980s to Now, ICA Off-Site

A Journey Through London’s Subculture: 1980s to Now at the Old Selfridges Hotel in London is part of the ICA’s Off-Site summer series, which started…

Frieze London 2013: Frieze Talks Announced

Frieze London 2013: Frieze Talks Announced

For this year’s Frieze London 2013, Frieze Talks will include: Jérôme Bel, Meredith Monk and Stephen Shore as part of the line up of international…

Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, Bristol

This September Encounters returns to Bristol to showcase the very best of short film and animation from across the globe. Running 17-22 September, the event…

Laura Buckley: The Magic Know-How, Site Gallery

Plunging audiences into a landscape of video and light, The Magic Know-How is Laura Buckley’s 3D sensory sound and light collage. Exhibited at Site Gallery…

Local Natives

Local Natives

Californian notes of catharsis, melodic intensity and momentary euphoria.