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Zaha Hadid: Foundation of Art

Zaha Hadid: Foundation of Art

A new exhibition of renowned architect Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) showcases not only a practice as a structural designer, but also reveals her work created as an artist.

Bruce McLean: Versatility and Innovation

Bruce McLean: Versatility and Innovation

Acclaimed British sculptor, painter and ceramicist Bruce McLean is at Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, charting an acclaimed and versatile career.

Representational Painting

Representational Painting

The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize was created to encourage representational painting. We speak to Emma Copley, who was selected for the 2016 exhibition.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 to See celebrates the potential of the artistic medium. We celebrate post-industrial imagery and winter landscapes.

Interdisciplinary Innovation

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.

Kaleidoscopic Landscapes

Kaleidoscopic Landscapes

Aspen-born photographer Chloe Sells has continued to progress as an artist that questions the finite nature of our planet, our existence and the lines in between.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park: 2017 Events

Yorkshire Sculpture Park: 2017 Events

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), Wakefield, has a wide range of events coming up in 2017, featuring major indoor and open-air exhibitions.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 To See poses some interesting questions, in reference to both the social and cultural issues of our time- and to the limits of artistic convention.

Robert Rauschenberg: Multi-Disciplinary Innovation

Robert Rauschenberg: Multi-Disciplinary Innovation

Tate Modern, London, presents a major exhibition on Robert Rauschenberg, offering the first posthumous retrospective of his work in 20 years.

The Language of Experimentation

The Language of Experimentation

Tate Modern, London, presents The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection, featuring over 150 works from 60 artists.

Alluring Mysteries of the Everyday

Alluring Mysteries of the Everyday

Revolt of the Sage, opening this month at Blain Southern, takes its title from a work of the same name by Giorgio de Chirico painted in 1916.

Reflections on Identity

Reflections on Identity

Ronchini Gallery, London, opens a new exhibition featuring Tameka Jenean Norris. The multi-disciplinary show explores the notion of identity.

Art Basel: Transformational Experiences

Art Basel: Transformational Experiences

Art Basel at Miami Beach opens on 30 November, 2016 marking the fourth year that Nicholas Baume has directed and curated the event.

Rana Begum: Cultural Conversations

Rana Begum: Cultural Conversations

A new and outdoor work by Bangladeshi-British artist Rana Begum is currently installed at King’s Cross, marking the start of a new series of public commissions.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: Celebrating 20 Years

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: Celebrating 20 Years

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its opening, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has announced a special programme of events to commemorate the occasion.

Istanbul Design Biennial: Design and Humanity

Istanbul Design Biennial: Design and Humanity

The 3rd instalment of the Istanbul Design Biennial promises an inward look at the inherent nature of design in our everyday lives.

John Keane’s Sites of Memory

John Keane’s Sites of Memory

In response to the commemoration of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, the former official British War Artist John Keane has created a new series of paintings.

Algorithms of Nature

Algorithms of Nature

Nikki Stevens specialises in large-scale watercolours which explore our relationship with nature. Animals roam freely amongst symbols of society.

Shifting Perceptions

Shifting Perceptions

The Nanjing International Art Festival comes to the capital of the Jiangsu province in China this winter and explores the theme Historicode: Scarcity and Supply for its third edition.

Sculpture Reimagined

Sculpture Reimagined

Following on from Polka Dots at David Zwirner’s London location, this second iteration of the show marks Carol Bove’s (b.1971) first presence at the gallery’s adjacent spaces in Chelsea, New York.

Visual Territories

Visual Territories

Tomas Harker recontextualises images culled from classical paintings and found photographs. Aesthetica talk to the artist about traditional inspiration.

Experimental Textures

Experimental Textures

Swiss artist Fabien Bruttin’s work is based on experimental approaches with different paints. We delve into his fascination behind accidental creations.

Spatial Layers

Spatial Layers

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, continues their showcase of installation artist Sara Barker, in collaboration with The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

As the seasonal celebrations guide us from one month to another, our 5 To See provides a meeting place for painterly and digital works. Featured shows include Camille Henrot at MCA Chicago.

Wilfredo Lam: Cuban Modernism

Wilfredo Lam: Cuban Modernism

The EY Exhibition: Wifredo Lam is a major exhibition at Tate Modern, London which explores and identifies with the cultural and political contexts of the Cuban artist.

Post-War Aesthetics

Post-War Aesthetics

For Frieze Masters, Luxembourg and Dayan featured a collection inspired by the L’Informe: mode d’emploi exhibition. Almost in tandem, the gallery opened the first UK solo exhibition of Rodolfo Aricò.

South Africa: The Art of the Nation

South Africa: The Art of the Nation

The British Museum, London, opens an all-inclusive and decade-spanning exhibition which presents the rich artistic and cultural tapestry of South Africa.

Protest: Visual Autonomy

Protest: Visual Autonomy

Victoria Miro, London, stages a group exhibition by artists concerned with socio-political issues of their day, who question the status quo and the power structures found within societies.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

We inject a sense of nature and colour into our 5 To See, mimicking the autumnal flora. Ai Weiwei’s tree trunks adorn the interior of Lisson, and Otobong Nkanga’s tapestries draw on botanical histories.

Frieze Art Fair: Nostalgia and Discovery

Frieze Art Fair: Nostalgia and Discovery

With director Victoria Siddall describing this year’s fair as having a “sense of discovery”, Frieze London 2016 offered endless opportunities of exploration.

Personal and Collective Memory

Personal and Collective Memory

Carmen Selma is a Spain-based painter. Memory is one of the fundamental pillars of her work. We talk to the artist about the influence of historical contexts.

Agnes Martin: Nuance and Variation

Agnes Martin: Nuance and Variation

Guggenheim dedicates its autumn show to the work of painter Agnes Martin. The comprehensive showcase begins with early experiments in the 1950s.

Sol LeWitt: Oblique Complex Forms

Sol LeWitt: Oblique Complex Forms

The prolific career of artist Sol LeWitt is poignantly marked in Paula Cooper Gallery’s current exhibition. On view until 22 October, the show illuminates the pioneering scope of the artist’s oeuvre.

Expressing the Unconscious

Expressing the Unconscious

Moich Abrahams has been selected for numerous exhibitions including ICA, Hayward Gallery and Whitechapel. We talk to him about his practice.

Textural Abstraction

Textural Abstraction

We talk to painter Carl Melegari’s about his exploration of form and colour through the physicality of paint and his upcoming show at Edgar Modern, Bath.

Frieze Masters 2016: New Discoveries across Art History

Frieze Masters 2016: New Discoveries across Art History

In conjunction with Frieze London 2016, the fifth edition of Frieze Masters takes place from 6 October until 9 October 2016. Find out about the fair.

Intersections and Historical Contexts

Intersections and Historical Contexts

Ahead of her new show Circles are Slices of Spheres at Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, Rosie Morris talks to Aesthetica about collaboration and historical contexts.

Frieze Art Fair 2016: Gallery Highlights

Frieze Art Fair 2016: Gallery Highlights

Frieze Art Fair features more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries.. As one of the largest events of its kind this year, we list ten highlights from the 2016 event.

The Other Art Fair: Future Ambition

The Other Art Fair: Future Ambition

Presenting 130 of the best emerging artists, handpicked by an influential selection committee The Other Art Fair returns to East London’s Old Truman Brewery on 6-9 October.

Examining Visual Languages

Examining Visual Languages

Jo McGonigal uses found and everyday materials, alongside the made, to closely examine the formal grammar of pictorial language. Her work is featured in the Aesthetica Art Prize Annual, Future Now.

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