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Influential Modernism

Influential Modernism

Widely acclaimed as a central figure of the Bloomsbury Group, Vanessa Bell was a pivotal player in 20th century British art; Dulwich Picture Gallery illuminate her life.

Radical Transformations

Radical Transformations

The Arts Council Collection sheds new light on the rich and diverse nature of 1960s art, casting fresh perspectives over the creations of the period.

Dynamic Relationships

Dynamic Relationships

Gabriella Kosa explores the relationship between mankind and nature. Within her works, the small squares and geometric forms represent desire for control.

Representational Worlds

Representational Worlds

A lyrical witticism lies at the heart of Lenny Cornforth’s paintings; her pieces rely on the gentle rhythm of instinctive colour decisions and an attention to form.

Redefining Gender

Redefining Gender

A major group exhibition of contemporary women artists responds to The Fine Art Society’s, London, showcase of the radical and androgynous artist Gluck.

Tumultuous Absorption

Tumultuous Absorption

The Abstract Expressionism show at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is fresh from a groundbreaking run at London’s Royal Academy of Arts.

Fierce Individuality

Fierce Individuality

The Fine Art Society, London, hosts a major retrospective of the British painter Gluck, shedding light on one of the most significant artists of the 20th century.

Evoking Photorealism

Evoking Photorealism

An award-winning artist based in New Zealand, Shirley Cresswell has developed an attention to light, resulting in three-dimensional compositions.

Order and Spontaneity

Order and Spontaneity

The volatility of Chinese ink provides a new language through which Paula Klien contemplates change and the construction of art.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

A focus on digitalisation forms the central strand of this week’s 5 to see, encompassing surveillance technologies right through to science fiction.

India Art Fair 2017

India Art Fair 2017

India Art Fair is South Asia’s principal showcase of contemporary art and a gateway to the region’s cultural produce returning to New Delhi from 2-5 February.

5 To See

5 To See

The exhibitions in this week’s 5 To See combine mediums to create intense multidisciplinary compositions which muse on contemporary events.

Contemporary Riot Grrrls

Contemporary Riot Grrrls

Riot Grrrls celebrates a plethora of loud and adventurous paintings by female artists. The exhibition responds to the sexism that pervades the creative world.

Bold Assemblages

Bold Assemblages

Figurative Geometry, placed within Collezione Maramotti’s headquarters, represents a balance between stillness and provocation.

Communicative Spaces

Communicative Spaces

French Canadian artist Micheline Robinson seek to challenge our perceptions and notions of beauty whilst playing with our sense of light and space.

London Art Fair 2017

London Art Fair 2017

The London Art Fair returns this January for its 29th edition. The UK’s premiere festival for contemporary art showcases the best in contemporary practice.

Transitional Environments

Transitional Environments

ShanghART Gallery marked its 20th anniversary with the opening of Holzwege, taking its title from the philosopher Martin Heidegger.

Year-Round Inspiration: Aesthetica Subscription

Year-Round Inspiration: Aesthetica Subscription

A subscription to Aesthetica magazine gives you 12 months of the latest news in contemporary art and culture, fueling your creativity for the whole of 2017.

Visual Landscapes

Visual Landscapes

Copiously applied oil paint forms the thick, textural layers of Jason Martin’s new works at Lisson Gallery, London, pushing boundaries into sculpture.

Diagrammatic Expression

Diagrammatic Expression

Moich Abrahams discusses the dialogues between contemporary practice and the digital age, including spontaneity and the longevity of painting.

Art Brussels 2017

Art Brussels 2017

2017 sees the 35th edition of Art Brussels, one of Europe’s most significant fairs. Since its inception, the festival has evolved into an influential event.

Possibilities of Realism

Possibilities of Realism

Hitoshi Tsuboyama tests a neutral approach to space, bringing together a Western three-dimensional style with an oriental planar style of painting.

Colour as Symbol

Colour as Symbol

British painter Laurence Wood is currently living and working in Hong Kong. Aesthetica discuss with him the notion of influence and cultural awareness.

Celebrating Indigenous Female Art

Celebrating Indigenous Female Art

Who’s Afraid of Colour? at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, brings together over 200 creations from 118 indigenous Australian women.

Zaha Hadid: Early Paintings and Drawings

Zaha Hadid: Early Paintings and Drawings

In Zaha Hadid’s early paintings and drawings, at Serpentine Galleries, London, viewers see her looking beyond the utopianist forbears.

5 To See

5 To See

This week’s 5 to see takes a closer look at contemporary society, including Whitechapel Gallery, London and The Met, New York.

Narratives of History

Narratives of History

FIELD WORK from Tiwani Contemporary brings together eight contemporary artists whose creative practice has foundations in the analysis of the mechanics of history.

Manipulated Dimensions

Manipulated Dimensions

Cherish Marshall’s manipulated canvasses explore vulnerability, both in how it effects the sufferer and observer. The artist discusses human performance in society.

Reflective Disillusionment

Reflective Disillusionment

American Painting in the 1930s: The Age of Anxiety, at the Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris, feels topical in a year characterised – for many people – by uncertainty.

Abstracted Functionality

Abstracted Functionality

In conversation with Aesthetica, Dénesh Ghyczy discusses the nature of realism set against a digital world and embedded perspectives within compositions.

The Griffin Art Prize: Supporting Graduates

The Griffin Art Prize: Supporting Graduates

The Griffin Art Prize is designed “to have a meaningful impact” on the career of one recent art school graduate, boosting the ambitions of an emerging painter.

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, questioning 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.

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