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.

Review: Cryptic’s Sonica Festival, Kings Place, London

Review: Cryptic’s Sonica Festival, Kings Place, London

Since 2012 Sonica has delivered a year round, international programme of sonic and visual art, culminating in a bi-annual festival in Glasgow and now, a two-day travelling show at London’s Kings Place.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 To See begins in Paris with a showcase of Fernell Franco’s personal work from Cali and continues with a photographic theme with a selection Horst P. Horst’s imagery from his time at Vogue, alongside lesser-known pieces.

Merce Cunningham, Common Time, The Walker Art Center

Merce Cunningham, Common Time, The Walker Art Center

The Walker Art Center and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago unveil plans for a major survey, entitled Merce Cunningham: Common Time, due to open in February 2017.

Aesthetica Art Prize Selected Artists Announced for 2016

Aesthetica Art Prize Selected Artists Announced for 2016

The Aesthetica Art Prize shortlist and longlist have been announced, featuring 100 contemporary artists from around the world. The shortlist includes 10 artists whose work will be exhibited in York from 14 April to 29 May at York St Mary’s.

Inevitable Movement

Inevitable Movement

Anna Nilsson’s dynamic show flirts with the transience of life and the march of time via an innovative combination of theatre and circus arts.

5 to See This Weekend

5 to See This Weekend

This week’s 5 to See pays homage to the great makers and movements of the 20th century. David Zwirner dedicates a show to Light and Space pioneer Doug Wheeler and Lisson Gallery provides a survey on the interdisciplinary nature of drawing.

Interview with Marina Abramovic, Goldberg, Park Avenue Armory

Interview with Marina Abramovic, Goldberg, Park Avenue Armory

Read our interview with seminal performance artist Marina Abramovic on her recent installation and interpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, at Park Avenue Armory, alongside Igor Levit.

Anri Sala, New Museum

Anri Sala, New Museum

Albanian-born artist Anri Sala takes a poetic and conceptual approach to music and architecture, exploring how the experience of sound can affect our perceptions of space and time.

Performing for the Camera, Tate Modern

Performing for the Camera, Tate Modern

Tate Modern will examine the relationship between photography and performance, from the invention of photography in the 19th century to the selfie culture of today in Performing for the Camera.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Open for Entries

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is now open for entries, presenting a unique opportunity for emerging and established artists around the world to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Prizes include publication. an exhibition for shortlisted artists, and up to £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox.

Julian Charrière: For They That Sow The Wind at Parasol Unit, London

Julian Charrière: For They That Sow The Wind at Parasol Unit, London

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, presents Julian Charrière: For They That Sow the Wind, which will include sculpture, performance, installations, photographs and film.

Nari Ward, Sun Splashed, Pérez Museum of Art, Miami

Nari Ward, Sun Splashed, Pérez Museum of Art, Miami

This extraordinary display is the largest exhibition of Nari Ward’s found object sculptures and installations to date, including works from the 1990s to today, alongside photography, video, and collage.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s offering promises new perspectives on people, places and things. In Paris, Shen Yuan examines social phenomena in a different light, and in Beijing, Matjaž Tančič showcases a series of 3D portraits from North Korea at Pékin Fine Arts.

Art Basel Miami Beach 2015

Art Basel Miami Beach 2015

Art Basel heads to the U.S. for its highly popular Miami Beach event, bringing together a total of 267 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Interview with Sasha Waltz, Sacre, Sadler’s Wells, London

Interview with Sasha Waltz, Sacre, Sadler’s Wells, London

Sadler’s Wells welcomes choreographer Sasha Waltz and her tribute to Igor Stravinsky’s masterpiece, The Rite of Spring, to the stage. Waltz’s reimagining draws on the savage forces that inspired the Russian composer 100 years ago.

Review: Rufus Wainwright’s Opera Prima Donna, Athens

Review: Rufus Wainwright’s Opera Prima Donna, Athens

We review Canadian-American singer and composer Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna opera, performed at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus theatre as part of the Athens Epidaurus Festival 2015.

Review: Frieze London 2015

Review: Frieze London 2015

The multi-sensory and new unfolded over four days in Regent’s Park during Frieze Art Fair. Now in its 13th year, the fair has evolved with its expansion, integrating innovation as it progresses with its prizes, programming, and projects.

Sonica Festival of Multimedia Arts; Cryptic, Glasgow

Sonica Festival of Multimedia Arts; Cryptic, Glasgow

Sonica is a showcase of the best in visually exciting sonic art, which brings together leading international artists and emerging talent from across the UK to Glasgow from 29 October – 8 November.

Performa 15, New York

Performa 15, New York

Performa, the organisation dedicated to promoting new work in the field of live performance, celebrates 10 years of its Performa Biennial with a programme of events across New York City.

Moving Architecture

Moving Architecture

Designer Hussein Chalayan builds a new world on stage for Gravity Fatigue, combining fashion, architecture and dance at sadler’s wells.

Interview with Aaron Wright, Programmes Manager, LADA

Interview with Aaron Wright, Programmes Manager, LADA

The Live Art Development Agency (LADA) is an influential and key player in the realm of performance art in the UK and internationally. LADA supports artists through a portfolio of resources, opportunities and publishing activities.

Interview with Thierry Raspail, Biennale de Lyon

Interview with Thierry Raspail, Biennale de Lyon

The 13th Biennale de Lyon, La Vie Moderne, brings together artists from 28 different countries who explore the contradictory character of contemporary culture in varied regions of the world. We speak to Thierry Raspail, Artistic Director.

Sydney Contemporary 2015, Carriageworks, Sydney

Sydney Contemporary 2015, Carriageworks, Sydney

Australia’s international art fair, Sydney Contemporary, returns from 10 until 13 September. The event will exhibit over 90 esteemed galleries from 13 different countries across the expansive interior of large-scale arts space, Carriageworks.

Interview with Didy Veldman

Interview with Didy Veldman

We interview choreographer Didy Veldman about her new adaptation of Picasso’s The Three Dancers, bringing to life the painter’s vivid Cubist imagery with its themes of ecstasy and doom.

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.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 16 Days to Go

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

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, Oxo Tower, 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,  Collateral Event, Venice Biennale

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 Entries: 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.