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The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: Last Chance

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: Last Chance

Its the last day of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 call for submissions, so be sure to register your entry before today’s deadline at midnight. We take a look at previous years’ successes.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 16 Days to Go - Installation

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 16 Days to Go

Artists working in all media at any stage in their career are invited to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize, which remains open for entries until 31 August. In the countdown to the end of the month, we highlight longlisted artist Noémie Goudal.

Review of Marvin Gaye Chetwynd's The King Must Die at Edinburgh Art Festival

Review of Marvin Gaye Chetwynd's The King Must Die at Edinburgh Art Festival

Artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd contributes to Edinburgh Art Festival’s commissioning strand The Improbable City with a hallucinatory interpretation of the world of historical novelist Mary Renault.

The Edinburgh International Festival, Programme Line-up 2015, Edinburgh

The Edinburgh International Festival, Programme Line-up 2015

The Edinburgh International Festival opened on Friday 7 August with The Harmonium Project. This year’s programme features 2,300 artists from 39 countries, showcasing opera, theatre, music and dance from across the world.

Shaped in Mexico, Bargehouse, London

Shaped in Mexico, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, London

Following its successful inauguration in 2014, Shaped in Mexico returns to London with a selection of over 150 works by 32 international artists. On view from 3 September, this unique, free show will take place at the Bargehouse.

Wu Tien-Chang: Never Say Goodbye, Taipei Fine Arts Museum of Taiwan, Collateral Event of the 56th La Biennale di Venezia

Wu Tien-Chang: Never Say Goodbye, Collateral Event, Venice Biennale

Taiwanese artist Wu Tien-Chang’s series of light box stills, interactive video projections and installation explore westernisation in post-war Taiwan in a Collateral Event of the 56th International Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: One Month To Go

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Entries: One Month To Go

There is one month to go until the annual Aesthetica Art Prize call for entries closes. Shortlisted artists will participate in a group exhibition in partnership with York Museums Trust and receive editorial coverage in Aesthetica.

Interview with Carolina Redondo, Artist, The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015

Interview with Carolina Redondo, Artist, The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015

Carolina Redondo looks to her origins in the Chilean Pucón for inspiration in her performative practice. We speak to the artist about her use of the body to explore migration and interculturality.

Edinburgh Art Festival 2015

Edinburgh Art Festival 2015

The UK’s largest annual visual art festival combines work from Edinburgh’s most prestigious galleries as well as artist-run spaces, and new commissions from emerging and established artists.

BMW Tate Live: Paulina Olowska, Tate Modern

BMW Tate Live: Paulina Olowska, Tate Modern

The latest in Tate Modern’s ongoing evening performance series, BMW Tate Live, sees a gallery transformed into a theatre space for Paulina Olowska’s project The Mother: An Unsavoury Play in Two Acts and an Epilogue.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

In our 5 to See, we head to the Gagosian Paris, which is staging an exhibition of the work of Bruce Nauman. Across the Atlantic, MCA Chicago presents a fascinating insight into the world of the 1960’s African America avant-garde.

Review of The Crocodile, Manchester International Festival

Review of The Crocodile, Manchester International Festival

Fyoder Dostoyevsky’s The Crocodile was made into a hilarious play for this year’s Manchester International Festival. The bizarre comedy involves a civil servant who is swallowed up by a crocodile.

Interview with Peter Liversidge, By the Book, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

Interview with Peter Liversidge, By the Book, Sean Kelly Gallery, NY

British artist Peter Liversidge reflects on the idea of the ‘proposal’ in his conceptually-based practice, using analogue and antiquated technology to both initiate and document his artistic activities. We speak to Liversidge about new show By the Book.

The M+ Sigg Collection: Chinese art from the 1970s to now, The Whitworth, Manchester

The M+ Sigg Collection, The Whitworth, Manchester

The Whitworth and M+ Sigg Collection have joined forces to devise a vibrant new show, designed to promote the emergence of contemporary art practice in China over the last 40 years.

Herman de Vries, to be all ways to be, 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia

Herman de Vries, to be all ways to be, Venice Biennale

Herman de Vries represents The Netherlands at the Venice Biennale with his latest exhibition, to be all ways to be. The picturesque Dutch pavilion houses an amalgam of the artist’s recent works.

Interview with Multimedia Artist, Annina Roescheisen

Interview with Multimedia Artist, Annina Roescheisen

Annina Roescheisen is a multimedia artist. Her video piece What Are You Fishing For? was longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize, and is next showing in her first solo show in New York.

Review: The Skriker at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester International Festival

Review: The Skriker

Caryl Churchill’s The Skriker is a nightmarish, politically charged play performed at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre as part of the Manchester International Festival.

Sean Lynch, Adventure: Capital, Arsenale Section at La Biennale de Venezia

Sean Lynch, Adventure: Capital, Venice Biennale

Irish artist Sean Lynch presents an entirely new body of works entitled Adventure: Capital at the Venice Biennale this year. This ambitious project includes video, sculptural and archival elements.

Interview with Bruce Gilchrist & Jo Joelson, London Fieldworks, Aesthetica Art Prize 2015

Interview with Bruce Gilchrist & Jo Joelson, London Fieldworks

London Fieldworks was formed in 2000 by artists Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson. Working across installation, sculpture, architecture, film and publishing, the collective produces work for a range of contexts, in a variety of locations.

British Art Show 8, Artists Line-up, Hayward Touring, Nationwide

British Art Show 8, Artists Line-up, Hayward Touring

Hayward Touring celebrates contemporary British practices with an extraordinary line-up of artists including Cally Spooner, Ciara Phillips and Laure Prouvost, for this year’s British Art Show.

Interview with CFCCA Director Zoe Dunbar and Associate Curator Lu Pei-yi, Micro Micro Revolution

Interview with CFCCA Director Zoe Dunbar and Curator Lu Pei-yi

CFCCA opens its gallery to socially and environmentally concerned artists in Micro Micro Revolution. We speak to Director Zoe Dunbar and Curator Lu Pei-yi ahead of the preview launch.

From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola, MoMA

Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola, MoMA

MoMA presents the first survey of avant-garde artists Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola, looking at their individual achievements in photography, film, advertising, and graphic design.

Interview with Ed Atkins, Performance Capture, Manchester International Festival

Interview with Ed Atkins

As part of this year’s Manchester International Festival (MIF), artist Ed Atkins will be drawing back the digital curtain with Performance Capture. At Manchester Art Gallery from 4 July.

The Aesthetica Art Prize is Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize is Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize is an annual award that celebrates excellence in contemporary art. It is now in its eighth year, and welcomes submissions from emerging and established artists.

Doug Aitken, Station to Station, in UK Cinemas

Internationally acclaimed artist Doug Aitken’s latest filmic piece Station to Station takes viewers on a journey from New York to San Francisco in 10 stops, over 24 days. Watch the trailer.

Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions, Tate Liverpool

Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions, Tate Liverpool

Glenn Ligon, one of America’s most significant contemporary artists, has curated a show which could be deemed his ‘ideal museum’. Featured artists include Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol.

Shubbak Festival: London’s Largest Biennial of Arabic Art

Shubbak Festival: London’s Largest Biennial of Arabic Art

Shubbak Festival is London’s largest biennial of Arabic art and takes place across the city at various art venues. The event provides a window on the contemporary culture of the Arab world.

ART Santa Fe, 9-12 July

Art Santa Fe, 9-12 July

The city of Santa Fe welcomes artists from around the world for its annual celebration of contemporary art and culture, this year marking the 15th anniversary of renowned festival, Art Santa Fe.

Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening, Barbican Centre, London

Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening, Barbican Centre

American multi-media artist Doug Aitken curates a vast project encompassing the indoor and outdoor spaces of Barbican for 30 days, including work from 100 artists such as Martin Creed and Jeremy Deller.

VOLTA 11, Basel, 15-20 June

Opening in Basel for its 11th anniversary, VOLTA proves its worth as a champion of new and emerging artists. VOLTA made its debut in 2005, creating a platform for international galleries.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See: Smell of First Snow is a breath-taking and ethereal exhibition from Shirazeh Houshiary in London, standing in sharp contrast to the Louise Bourgeois show at Haus der Kunst in Munich.

10 Degree Shows to See

With an influx of art students leaving university over the summer, Aesthetica has pin-pointed the top 10 degree shows to attend in order to keep up to speed with new emerging artist talent.

The heart is deceitful above all things, HOME, Manchester

The heart is deceitful above all things, HOME

HOME’s inaugural exhibition, The heart is deceitful above all things, presents a mixture of exciting new commissions and existing artworks and is co-curated by Sarah Perks and Omar Kholeif.

Interview with Experience Bryon, Course Leader at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

We Speak to Experience Bryon, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Through both practical and conceptual work, Performance Practice as Research at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama provides students the space to study performance.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 To See is a whirlwind tour around the globe. Frédéric Brenner decorates the walls of the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York, and Tate plays host to a retrospective of Agnes Martins’ work.

Aesthetica Issue 65, June / July Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 65 Out Now

In Issue 65 we explore new territories. We consider how art influences fashion and how in turn these disciplines influence almost everything from architecture and interior design to popular culture.

Acrobats Demystified

Acrobats Demystified

The 7 Fingers return with their acclaimed piece, Traces, which explores what it means to have a shared human experience.

Julia Vogl: Tysons Tiles, Tysons, Virginia

Julia Vogl: Tysons Tiles, Tysons, Virginia

Set up by the Arts Council of Fairfax County, from May 18 through to August 3, artist Julia Vogl will begin installing public artworks across Tysons following a community engagement project.

Chorlton Arts Festival, Manchester

Chorlton Arts Festival, Manchester

Live music, satirical cartoons and theatre on wheels – these are some of the spectacles showcased at Chorlton Arts Festival in Manchester, whose eclectic programme is as ambitious as ever.

Interview with Artist Julie Brook, Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 Shortlist

Interview with Artist Julie Brook, Daiwa Foundation

We speak to British artist Julie Brook about the impact of being shortlisted for the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize and her interests in working with a selection of uninhabited and remote landscapes.

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