Aesthetica Art Prize Talks: James Boaden, Lecturer in History of Art at the University of York

Aesthetica Art Prize Talks: James Boaden, Lecturer in History of Art at the University of York

The third in the series of free lunchtime talks taking place as part of the Aesthetica Art Prize is led by University of York Lecturer and Art Historian, James Boaden. Join Boaden at York St Mary’s as he talks about the evolution of film.

Hanna Tuulikki: Away with the Birds, Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Hanna Tuulikki: Away with the Birds, Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Hanna Tuulikki’s Away with the Birds is a performance piece exploring the mimesis of birds in Gaelic song. The performance is an ambitious site-specific project on the Isle of Canna and is an outdoor staging of Tuulikki’s score.

Bang on a Can Plays Art, MASS MoCA, North Adams

Bang on a Can Plays Art, MASS MoCA, North Adams

Bang on a Can Plays Art is the culmination of the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA. The festival takes places in the beautiful mountains of Western Massachusetts.

Turner Prize 2014 Shortlist Announced

Turner Prize 2014 Shortlist Announced

The four artists nominated for the Turner Prize 2014 have now been announced. Those shortlisted for the award are: Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richards and Tris Vonna-Michell.

Aesthetica Art Prize Reviewed In The Northern Echo

Aesthetica Art Prize Reviewed In The Northern Echo

The Aesthetica Art Prize is on show at York St Mary’s – York Art Gallery’s contemporary art space, presenting the works of eight shortlisted artists spanning media from painting and photography to installation and performance.

Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist Kathy Hinde

Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist Kathy Hinde

Piano Migrations by Kathy Hinde features in the Aesthetica Art Prize longlist of 100 artists from around the world. Her work unites the two practices of visual art and music composing.

Angus McBean, Glyndebourne 2014

Angus McBean, Glyndebourne 2014

Glyndebourne Festival returns for its 80th year and to celebrate the momentous anniversary the opera house will be exhibiting rare images of Glyndebourne in the 1940s and 1950s from surrealist photographer Angus McBean.

NOISE Festival Open for Entries

NOISE Festival Open for Entries

NOISE Festival is now open for entries. The award-winning national arts charity has announced an outstanding line up of Curators to handpick online entries for the 2014 event, including fashion designer Giles Deacon and many more.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talks: Finalist Deb Covell

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talks: Finalist Deb Covell

Join leading contemporary artist and Aesthetica Art Prize finalist Deb Covell at the first in a series of talks that will discuss and debate developments in the art world. Starting on 23 April, the talks run on Wednesdays from 12.30 – 1pm at York St Mary’s.

The Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s, Belfast

The Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s, Belfast

The Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s is Ireland’s biggest festival seeing over 60, 000 people attend from all over the world. Running for over 50 years the event has attracted some of the most famous names in the arts including Jimi Hendrix.

Interview with Samaris

Interview with Samaris

Samaris combine electronica and bold, percussive beats with haunting lyrics from 19th century Icelandic poems. The Icelandic trio, made up of Þórður Kári Steinþórsson, Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir and Jófríður Ákadóttir mix computerised sounds with clarinet and vocals.

Vijay Iyer: Mutations, Haus der Kunst, Munich

Vijay Iyer: Mutations, Haus der Kunst, Munich

In the booklet of his new album, Mutations, Vijay Iyer states: “our intent, as players and observers, is to place ourselves fully in the moment with sound.” This desire was perfectly executed at the European Premiere of the record at Haus der Kunst, Munich.

Winners of the Aesthetica Art Prize Announced

Winners of the Aesthetica Art Prize Announced

German artist Sybille Neumeyer was announced as the winner of the Main Prize for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2014 at the exhibition preview last night. Her stunning light installation Song for the Last Queen is comprised of 7,614 bees.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Shortlisted Artists

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Shortlisted Artists

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition opens this week at York St Mary’s. Celebrating innovative and outstanding artworks, the display features shortlisted pieces from international artists.

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

The Biennale of Sydney and Art Paris Art Fair bring together fascinating and varied selections, while exhibitions at the Camden Arts Centre and Ffotogallery showcase the work of individual artists.

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

Interview: 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 and established talent in contemporary art internationally.

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

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

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 and late husband.

Interview with Woman’s Hour Vocalist Fiona Burgess

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), along with Nick (bass) and Josh (keyboards).

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 & Other Animals. The compilation covers the styles fans will be accustomed to and continues to defy labels.

…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. It features the likes of John Cage, Alexandrina Hemsley and Lina Lapelytė.

Interview with Norwegian Pianist Tord Gustavsen

Interview with Norwegian Pianist 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 summer. The Norwegian pianist is joined once more by his quartet.

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 Bristol and the University of Bristol.

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. Aesthetica brings you the latest news in contemporary art.

Art14 London

Art14 London

Art14 London will return to Olympia Grand, welcoming over 180 galleries from 40 countries. Running from 28 February until 2 March, the fair brings together contemporary and modern art.

Aesthetica Issue 57 February/March Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 57 February/March Out Now

Experimentation is the key component to innovation. Inside Issue 57, we begin with a discussion around the parameters of photography and the key roles that light, colour and subject play.

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. The extensive programme includes Main, New Art and Projections – the second edition of the video section.

Review of Ivan Argote: Strengthlessness, Galerie Perrotin

Review of Ivan Argote: Strengthlessness, Galerie Perrotin

Colombian artist Ivan Argote has been based in France since 2005, where he commenced studies at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Beaux-Arts. He works with a multitude of media, always being provocative in his statements.

Harry Benson: 50 Years from Behind the Lens, MALLETT

Harry Benson: 50 Years from Behind the Lens, MALLETT

The work of celebrated photojournalist and portrait photographer Harry Benson CBE will be represented in the first major retrospective, 50 Years Behind the Lens, in England at MALLETT this February.

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

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

Carroll/ Fletcher’s Now Showing is conceived as a journey that explores the fundamental elements constituting filmmaking; each piece investigates approaches towards technical processes.

The New York Moment, Saint-Etienne Nouveau Siècle Festival

The New York Moment, Saint-Etienne Nouveau Siècle Festival

Working with the Opéra Théâtre de Saint-Étienne and the Musée d’art moderne, Nouveau Siècle Festival creates a focal point for American art through a new strand, The New York Moment.

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 artist has filmed on location in New York.

Artangel Open 2014 Deadline

Artangel Open 2014 Deadline

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 landscape. Championing innovation and creativity is at the heart of this project.

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 debut album, Puppet Loosely Strung.

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 America, Latin America, Asia, and Africa make up the impressive list of exhibitors at this year’s event.

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: Paul Green, Director of the Halcyon Gallery, on Bob Dylan’s New Sculpture Exhibition

Interview: Paul Green, Director of the Halcyon Gallery, on Bob Dylan’s New Sculpture Exhibition

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 Series in 2007 at the Kunstsammlungen in Chemnitz, Germany.

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

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

AV Festival 14: EXTRACTION takes place at venues across the North East of England, including Mima, Sage Gateshead, BALTIC, Tyneside Cinema, NGCA, Star & Shadow, Laing Art Gallery and other spaces.

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. It is neither documentary nor constructed reality.