Angus McBean at 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: Artist and 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

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 with 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 Bilbao

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

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, London

...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 ECM Artist 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, Paris

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, London

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, London

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…

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…

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…