5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

As August brings Olympics-mania to our TV screens, our 5 To See lines up engaging alternatives this season. From Berlin and London to Los Angeles, we present a fresh selection of shows for summer.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: 28 Days To Go, Winners & Finalists

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: 28 Days To Go, Winners & Finalists

The Aesthetica Art Prize is back for its 10th instalment. With 28 days to go to enter your artwork, we take a look at past winners and finalists, focusing on their ensuing successes since their exposure.

Land, Sea and Air, The New Art Gallery Walsall

Land, Sea and Air, The New Art Gallery Walsall

Bringing together a diverse group of international artists, The New Art Gallery Walsall delves into the notion of the map, and the different connotations attached to this inspiring source material.

Asia Hotel Art Fair, Seoul

Asia Hotel Art Fair, Seoul

First established in 2008, Asia Hotel Art Fair is today one of Asia’s principal international art events. Dedicated to the promotion of the Asian art market, AHAF is Asia’s first and largest hotel art fair.

The Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival

One of the largest cultural events of the year, the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), returns to the capital city on 5 August to exhibit some of the world’s greatest artists and performers.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: One Month to Go

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: One Month to Go

As the month of August unfolds, we invite you to explore a variety of artists, themes and disciplines from the Aesthetica Art Prize in our countdown to the 2016 Call for Entries deadline.

Visual Language

Visual Language

Contemporary theatre company Vanishing Point experiments with the potential of the actor at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival.

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016: Preview Participants

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016: Preview Participants

The Edinburgh Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, is about to return with thousands of performers to present shows for every taste.

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.

Uniting Fragmented Nations

Uniting Fragmented Nations

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

Aesthetica 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 Projects by Artists in Future Now, Aesthetica Art Prize Annual

Discover 100 Projects by Artists in Future Now, 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 texts and images of projects from international practitioners.

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.

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. Taking place at York St Mary’s, the talks are led by industry experts including curators 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 returns for its 11th edition. Presenting shows and performance pieces from a variety of celebrated artists, the fair invites visitors to explore a diverse range of art.