Interview with Jasmin Vardimon about Maze at Turner Contemporary

Interview with Jasmin Vardimon about Maze at Turner Contemporary

Maze is a new performance presented by Jasmin Vardimon Company and Turner Contemporary. We speak to Vardimon about her approach to the work and her interest in the individual observer.

Scottish Dance Theatre: Miann, Southbank Centre, London, 9 April

Scottish Dance Theatre: Miann, Southbank Centre

Taking its title from the Gaelic word for craving and desire, Miann is Fleur Darkin’s first full-length work as artistic director at Scottish Dance Theatre. The piece will appear at Southbank Centre.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Free Lunchtime Talks, York St Mary’s

AAP 2015 Lunchtime Talks

This spring, a series of free lunchtime talks from leading art figures including curators and artists will run alongside the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition.

Aesthetica Issue 64 April / May Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 64 April / May Out Now

The future can only be imagined by looking back towards the past. In Issue 64 we look for a frame of reference to start from, to unpick, to tease out and then create something entirely new.

The AIPAD Photography Show, Park Avenue Armory, New York

The AIPAD Photography Show

For the 35th edition of The AIPAD Photography Show, 89 of leading fine art photography galleries will showcase a wide range of museum-quality work.

Fictional Encounters

Fictional Encounters

Acclaimed theatre producer Thelma Holt CBE brings Yukio Ninagawa’s production of Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore to the barbican this spring.

Milan Image Art Fair, The Mall, Porta Nuova Varesine, Milan

Milan Image Art Fair 2015

The fifth edition of the Milan Image Art Fair will open in the new location of Porta Nuova Varesine. This year sees the richest edition of MIA Fair with a broad cultural programme and 145 exhibitors.

Review of Wild Card, Tim Casson, Casson & Friends, Sadlers Wells, London

Review of Wild Card, Casson & Friends, Sadlers Wells

Wild Card is an opportunity for a choreographer, dancer or producer to take the reins and present a selection of work for the Sadlers Wells’ audience. The first event was curated by Tim Casson.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 Exhibition Launches Today

Today marks the exhibition preview of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015, with the show opening to the public tomorrow. The exhibition champions excellence in contemporary art from around the world.

Interview with Electronic Musician Christian Fennesz

Interview with Electronic Musician Christian Fennesz

Christian Fennesz, Austrian electronic producer and musician, teamed up with Lillevan, German artist and performer to celebrate the work of fellow Austrian Gustav Mahler. We speak to Fennesz.

Bruce Nauman: Transgressing Conventional Boundaries in Aesthetica Magazine

Transgressing Conventional Boundaries: Bruce Nauman

We delve into the Aesthetica archive and reflect on Bruce Nauman’s exhibition featured in Issue 41. In 2011 Kunsthalle Mannheim celebrated the artist’s 70th birthday with a large-scale retrospective.

Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris

Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris

140 galleries from 20 countries will converge at Paris’ Grand Palais for a fair focusing on new discoveries, including a plethora of modern and contemporary art, design and photography.

New Art West Midlands 2015: Shortlist of 30 Emerging Artists

New Art West Midlands 2015: Shortlist of Emerging Artists

Four of the UK’s leading galleries will host new works by 30 emerging artists as part of the New Art West Midlands 2015 fair. Artists presented have graduated from one of the region’s degree courses.

Review of Pronoia: Paranoia In reverse, Curated by Sophie Nibbs

Pronoia: Paranoia In reverse

Pronoia: Paranoia In reverse, an exhibition curated by Sophie Nibbs, provoked the audience to consider the pressure to constantly pursue happiness.

Aesthetica Art Prize: Interview with Denys Blacker, Longlisted Artist

Aesthetica Art Prize: Interview with Denys Blacker, Longlisted Artist

Living and working in Spain, Blacker uses performance, sculpture and drawing to explore themes of symmetry and precision. Her piece The Noble Gases appears in the Aesthetica Art Prize.

Interview with Northern Ballet Dancer Kiara Flavin

Interview with Dancer Kiara Flavin

We speak to dancer Kiara Flavin, who plays Young Cathy in Northern Ballet’s transformation of Emily Brontë’s classic novel Wuthering Heights.

Art Fair Tokyo, 20 - 22 March, 2015

Art Fair Tokyo, March 2015

Art Fair Tokyo returns this spring. The event enters into its 10th year and to celebrate this milestone event designer Masayoshi Kodaira has produced a selection of visuals for the 2015 fair.

In Conversation with Cornelia Parker in Aesthetica Magazine

In Conversation: Cornelia Parker, Aesthetica Magazine

Cornelia Parker is a British sculptor and installation artist who is interested in the potential of materials. In 2013, we spoke to Parker about her involvement with Glasstress: White Light / White Heat.

Interview with Exhibit Be Founder Brandan Odums

Interview with Exhibit Be Founder Brandan Odums

Exhibit Be is an artistic endeavour of epic proportions. Helmed by artist Brandan “BMike” Odums, it is an ode to how art disturbs the waters of our contentment without cornering us with guilt.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 Longlist: Carolina Redondo

AAP 2015: Carolina Redondo

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. This year’s longlist includes Chilean artist Carolina Redondo.

Review of Sky Academy Arts Scholarships Showcase Event

Review of Sky Academy Arts Scholarships Showcase Event

Since 2011 Sky Academy Arts Scholarships have supported artists under 30 annually with a £30,000 bursary. Last year’s Scholars include artist James Lomax and dancer Eleesha Drennan.

Review of Grace Schwindt: Only a free individual can create a free society, Site Gallery, Sheffield

Grace Schwindt, Site Gallery

Grace Schwindt’s Only a free individual can create a free society is a captivating feature-length film installation currently in place at Site Gallery, Sheffield and running until 28 February.

The Tell-Tale Heart, Chi Art Space, Hong Kong

The Tell-Tale Heart, Chi Art Space, Hong Kong

The Tell-Tale Heart, a group exhibition curated by Pilar Corrias (London), Leo Xu Projects (Shanghai) and K11 Art Foundation, will open on 13 March to coincide with Art Basel’s Hong Kong fair.

Mariano Pensotti: Cineastas (Filmmakers), Museum of Contemporray Art, Chicago

Mariano Pensotti: Cineastas

Argentine author and director, Mariano Pensotti, is best known for creating theatre that explores the tension between fiction and reality. The director is heralded as an important creative in Argentina.

Interview with Ashley Carr, Performer in Cirque Eloize

Interview with Ashley Carr, Performer in Cirque Eloize

Performance group Cirque Eloize mixes acrobatics, juggling and German wheel performances. The company are due to tour the UK with their visually arresting and stylish production, Cirkopolis.

Encounters, Art Basel, Hong Kong

Encounters, Art Basel

A sector of Art Basel’s Hong Kong show, this year’s edition of Encounters will present 20 large-scale projects by artists from a wide selection of countries including Indonesia, Germany and the U.S.

Interview with Andrew Whaley, Writer of The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco

Interview with Andrew Whaley, Writer of The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco

Andrew Whaley’s play, The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco transports the audience back to Zimbabwe in 1986. The piece focuses on Comrade Fiasco, who claims to be a freedom fighter.

The Other Art Fair 2015

The Other Art Fair 2015

Now in its eighth edition, the UK’s leading artist fair, The Other Art Fair, opens on 23 April at its new location in Bloomsbury, London.

Theatrical Animations

Theatrical Animations

Puppet Animation Scotland and manipulate support and explore the crossover between puppet theatre and animated film, breaking the boundaries and encouraging a wider audience.

We Could Be Heroes, The Photographers' Gallery, London

We Could Be Heroes, The Photographers' Gallery, London

In 20 bittersweet photographs taken over the last century from master photographers, this exhibition explores youth culture and the various rites of passage towards adulthood…

Review of Jeff Koons, Pompidou Centre, Paris

Review of Jeff Koons, Pompidou Centre, Paris

In this retrospective exhibition of American artist Jeff Koons, the Pompidou Centre has provided viewers with an illuminating chronology on the evolution of one of…

Christian Marclay, White Cube Bermondsey, London

Christian Marclay, White Cube Bermondsey, London

Continuing Christian Marclay’s long-standing interest in the relationship between image and sound, this exhibition is comprised of a series of new works on canvas and…

Sidsel Christensen, Andrew Leventis and Lisa Slominski: We Never Dream Alone, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London

We Never Dream Alone, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery

In We Never Dream Alone, works by Sidsel Christensen, Andrew Leventis and Lisa Slominski see the borders between real and unreal, fact and fiction, virtual…

Highlights of London Art Fair, 21 - 25 January, 2015

Highlights of London Art Fair, 21 - 25 January, 2015

The UK’s premier fair for Modern and contemporary British art opens for its private view today. Situated in the Business Design Centre, Islington, the 27th…

FutureEverything Festival, 25-28 February, Manchester

FutureEverything Festival, 25-28 February, Manchester

For its 20th anniversary, FutureEverything is not staging a retrospective, but a platform for a global community to collaboratively reflect on the bleeding edges of…

Highlights from the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014

Highlights from the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014

During December 2014, the small fishing town of Kochi in South India’s state of Kerala, was besieged by the international art crowd as the Kochi-Muziris…

HISTORY IS NOW: 7 Artists Take On Britain, Hayward Gallery, London

HISTORY IS NOW: 7 Artists Take On Britain, Hayward Gallery, London

In the run up to the 2015 General Election, History Is Now will look at the last 70 years of British history to offer a…

KAIROS, In Conjunction with Playtime exhibition, Cornerhouse, Manchester

KAIROS, In Conjunction with Playtime exhibition, Cornerhouse, Manchester

Group exhibition, Playtime, is the final Cornerhouse group exhibition before they make their move into HOME in May 2015. The show sees a selection of…

Review of Julie Verhoeven: Whiskers Between My Legs, ICA, London

Review of Julie Verhoeven: Whiskers Between My Legs, ICA, London

Described as a “grotto of visual excess” Julie Verhoeven’s exploration of gender identity past and present is a disturbing explosion of vulgar kitsch and womanhood…

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