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Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016: Screening Passes and Events Tickets

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016: Screening Passes and Events Tickets

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2016 returns this year from 3 to 6 November in York, screening over 300 films in its Official Selection alongside a programme of industry events.

Review of Henry Hussey’s Reliquaries at Gallery 8, Duke Street, London

Review of Henry Hussey’s Reliquaries at Gallery 8, Duke Street, London

Henry Hussey’s deeply personal work draws its power from a willingness to engage with sacred elements including family, love, politics, death, and memory at his show, Reliquaries, at Gallery 8.

The Other Art Fair Bristol

The Other Art Fair Bristol

One of the UK’s best-loved fair to meet and buy art direct from fresh talent and undiscovered artists, The Other Art Fair (TOAF), returns to Bristol’s waterside Arnolfini this weekend. From 22-24 July.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

As temperatures soar this week, we take a break from the sun with a fresh pick of shows. Our 5 To See draws us into the world of William Eggleston and recollects the importance of The Beat Generation.

Edinburgh Art Festival 2016

Edinburgh Art Festival 2016

The UK’s largest annual festival of visual art returns to Edinburgh on 28 July with a dynamic programme of partner exhibitions and pop-up events taking place across the Scottish capital.

Manifesta 11: Helmhaus and Löwenbräukunst

Manifesta 11: Helmhaus and Löwenbräukunst

Löwenbräukunst and Helmhaus are amongst the main exhibition venues at Manifesta 11 2016, including installation, video, sculpture and photography works exploring diverse ideas.

Simon Starling and Graham Eatough, At Twilight, Holmwood House and The Common Guild, Glasgow

Simon Starling and Graham Eatough, At Twilight, Holmwood House and The Common Guild, Glasgow

The Common Guild, Glasgow, announces details of a new performance, entitled At Twilight: A play for two actors, one dancer, eight masks, staged in conjunction with its summer exhibition, At Twilight.

Q+A with UP Projects and Leah Lovett: Contracorrente/Upstream

Q+A with UP Projects and Leah Lovett: Contracorrente/Upstream

On 30 July, UP projects are hosting the first UK/Brazilian soap opera. We talk to artist Leah Lovett and UP Projects about the aims behind the online event.

Q+A with Artist Group Common Culture

Q+A with Artist Group Common Culture

Aesthetic talk to artist group Common Culture about their new work, Vent, which examines popular culture’s obsessive fascination with “celebrity”.

Mona Hatoum: Poetic and Political, Tate Modern, London

Mona Hatoum: Poetic and Political, Tate Modern, London

As one of the most important artists of her generation, Mona Hatoum withholds important political sentiments and a poetically charged oeuvre.

Q+A with Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist Nicolas Bernier

Q+A with Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist Nicolas Bernier

Frequencies (light quanta) was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2016. We talk to the artist about inspiration and maneuvering through his medium.

Liverpool Biennial 2016

Liverpool Biennial 2016

This year, the UK’s largest contemporary art festival, Liverpool Biennial, sees 42 artists creating work at locations across the city, from Tate Liverpool to Cains Brewery to local supermarkets.

5 To See at Art Basel

5 To See at Art Basel

In our 5 To See this weekend, we focus on Art Basel’s line-up of pioneering shows across a range of sectors: Galleries, Unlimited, Parcours, Film and Feature. Highlights include the revival of Jannis Kounellis’ To Invent on the Spot from the 1970s and the introduction of Alfredo Jaar’s The Gift.

Art Night, in Collaboration with ICA

Art Night, in Collaboration with ICA

Art Night is a new annual contemporary arts festival that transforms London for one night only, held on 2 July from 5pm, curated by the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Sculptural Imagination

Sculptural Imagination

Robert Lepage revisits his lauded production of needles and opium in a multi-layered and stunningly hypnotic reprise at the Barbican, London.

Aukland Art Fair 2016, The Cloud

Aukland Art Fair 2016, The Cloud

The Auckland Art Fair 2016 edition heralds a shift in focus to contemporary art of the wider Pacific region and brings together 40 galleries from New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific, and South America.

Future Now Symposium: Final Day

Future Now Symposium: Final Day

Today is the final day of the inaugural Future Now Symposium. Sessions include The Future of Art and Culture, Permanence of Print II and Public and Private Galleries.

Future Now Symposium: Opens Today

Future Now Symposium opens today at York St John University and continues tomorrow, with a two-day programme of talks, panel discussions and portfolio reviews.

SPLICE Audio Visual Performing Arts Festival, London

SPLICE Audio Visual Performing Arts Festival, London

The first ever SPLICE festival – the UK’s only dedicated audiovisual performing arts festival – will open this summer in London, 3 – 5 June.

Future Now Symposium: The Future of Art and Culture in Curating and Talent Development

Future Now Symposium: The Future of Art and Culture in Curating and Talent Development

Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium is an opportunity for artists and those working in the creative sector to network, discuss best practice and build new collaborations. On Day Two of the event, sessions include the Future of Art and Culture, Talent Development, and Funding and Commissions.

Free Range 2016: Graduate Art and Design Shows, The Old Truman Brewery, London

Free Range 2016: Graduate Art and Design Shows, The Old Truman Brewery, London

Now in its 16th year, Free Range returns to the Old Truman Brewery to showcase the breadth of work being produced by the UK’s emerging creatives – both to the public and to the creative industries.

Block Universe Performance Festival 2016

Block Universe Performance Festival 2016

Following their successful launch last year, Block Universe returns 30 May-5 June as London’s first annual festival dedicated to performance art.

Mayfest: Bristol’s Annual Festival of Contemporary Theatre

Mayfest: Bristol’s Annual Festival of Contemporary Theatre

Starting out in 2003 at Bristol Old Vic, Mayfest is Bristol’s annual festival of contemporary theatre. This year the event runs from 12-22 May.

Free Aesthetica Art Prize Lunchtime Talk: Connecting Audiences with Talent

Free Aesthetica Art Prize Lunchtime Talk: Connecting Audiences with Talent

The third talk in the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition series is Connecting Audiences with Artistic Talent, running on Thursday 28 April from 12:30 at York St Mary’s. Here, the team behind the Aesthetica Art Prize offers an insight into the 2016 artworks.

Discover 100 Captivating Projects by Artists in Future Now, the Aesthetica Art Prize Annual

Discover 100 Captivating Projects by Artists in Future Now, the Aesthetica Art Prize Annual

Future Now, the Aesthetica Art Prize Annual featuring this year’s longlisted and shortlisted artists is out now. Inside this book, there are descriptions and images of works from new and exciting emerging practitioners from across the world.

Frieze New York, Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan

Frieze New York, Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan

Running from 5-8 May, Frieze New York celebrates its 25th anniversary at Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan, this year. Designed to be a celebration of both emerging and established artists, Frieze boasts the work of 200 galleries.

Glasgow International Festival 2016

Glasgow International Festival 2016

The 7th edition of Glasgow International runs from 8–25 April, bringing together both international and Glasgow-based artists to showcase their work in 78 exhibitions across the city.

A life in lines: Franciszka and Stefan Themerson, Books, Camera, Ubu at Camden Arts Centre

A life in lines: Franciszka and Stefan Themerson, Books, Camera, Ubu at Camden Arts Centre

Books are in the bones of the Camden Arts Centre. The ghost of this past life reappears in the Centre’s newest show: Books, Camera, Ubu.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call For Entries: José Ramón da Cruz, Longlisted Artist 2015

Aesthetica Art Prize Call For Entries: José Ramón da Cruz, Longlisted Artist 2015

Born in Tangier in 1961, José Ramón da Cruz is a Spanish video artist with an educational background in sociology and political science and experience working across advertising, film and television. His filmmaking has also been influenced by the fact he was a member of the radical new wave/no wave experimental film collective, Group Tau.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Free Lunchtime Talks

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Free Lunchtime Talks

Running alongside the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition is a dynamic series of lunchtime talks, which are open to the public and free to attend. Taking place at York St Mary’s, the talks are led by industry experts including curators, artists and academics.

Physical Equilibrium

Physical Equilibrium

The spirit of pilgrimage is evoked in a striking new performance, Songs of the Wanderers, which looks at tradition through contemporary eyes.

Interview with Curator Valentina Fois, The Other Art Fair London

Interview with Curator Valentina Fois, The Other Art Fair London

The Other Art Fair Victoria House, London, returns for its 11th edition, 7 – 10 April. Presenting exhibitions and performance pieces from a variety of celebrated artists, the fair invites visitors to explore a diverse range of contemporary art from emerging talent to the century-defining photographer Martin Parr. Events also include film screenings from the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2015.

Review: Paul Maheke’s I Lost Track of the Swarm at South London Gallery

Review: Paul Maheke’s I Lost Track of the Swarm at South London Gallery

Though filling only two small rooms on South London Gallery’s first floor, Paul Maheke’s I Lost Track of the Swarm has scope far exceeding its confines. A ‘self-taught feminist’ with a particular interest in the pro-black and pro-sex movements, Maheke shies away from aligning his work with academia, preferring to think of it as poetical over theoretical. It is, nonetheless, both intellectually sophisticated and affectively powerful: the kind of output that can be felt and thought about with equal effect.

Aesthetica Art Prize Future Now Symposium 2016

Aesthetica Art Prize Future Now Symposium 2016

This year sees the inaugural edition of the Aesthetica Art Prize Future Now Symposium – a new two-day event running on Thursday 26 May and Friday 27 May at York St John University as part of the annual Aesthetica Art Prize. The Future Now Symposium focuses on talent development, and tackle’s themes in today’s current artistic climate through lectures, workshops and panel discussions from within the arts ecosystem and broader social context.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2016, York St Mary’s

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2016, York St Mary’s

A platform for innovation and originality, the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition returns to York St Mary’s, 14 April – 29 May. To mark its 9th year, the award invites audiences to engage with some of today’s key cultural, social, political, environmental and economic themes through a selection of works by 10 shortlisted artists. There will also be talks and a new Symposium running alongside the exhibition.

Art Basel in Asia, Hong Kong

Art Basel in Asia, Hong Kong

Following its breakthrough 2015 edition, Art Basel’s upcoming event in Hong Kong will provide an in-depth look at the region’s diversity, through both historical material and recent works.

Interview with Guillaume Piens, Fair Director, Art Paris

Interview with Guillaume Piens, Fair Director, Art Paris

The 2016 edition of Art Paris Art Fair brings together 143 galleries from 22 countries. We speak to Fair Director, Guillaume Piens, about this year’s line-up of key events and the fair’s virtual tour.

Mona Hatoum: Tate Modern

Mona Hatoum: Tate Modern

Known for her large-scale installations and sculptures which challenge the formal languages of Minimalism and Surrealism in order to expose a world characterised by conflicts and contradictions, the work of Mona Hatoum will be presented by Tate Modern this year.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Following this week’s International Women’s Day celebrations on 8 March, our 5 To See focuses on the work of female artists around the world. We highlight a series of group and solo exhibitions that consider the cultural achievements of women.

Emotional Supply Chains, Zabludowicz Collection

Emotional Supply Chains, Zabludowicz Collection

Emotional Supply Chains addresses the construction of individual identity in the digital age, with a selection of works that have all been drawn from the Zabludowicz Collection and produced since the year 2000. Including six new commissions, the show features 16 leading international artists.

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