Tunga: From

Tunga: From "La Voie Humide", Pilar Corrias London

The enigmatic, almost totemic, structures currently on view at Pilar Corrias in London, are the new body of work by Brazilian artist Tunga. Entitled From…

Manual Cinema: Mementos Mori, MCA Chicago

Manual Cinema: Mementos Mori, MCA Chicago

Manual Cinema‘s Mementos Mori is a feature-length cinematic shadow play that combines overhead projectors, intricate paper puppets, sound effects, a live onstage chamber ensemble, and…

João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva: Papagaio, Camden Arts Centre, London

João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva: Papagaio, Camden Arts Centre, London

For their first major show in London, Portuguese artists João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva will present a magical, immersive film installation. Their kaleidoscopic world…

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014, ICA, London

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014, ICA, London

For its 65th anniversary, Bloomberg New Contemporaries arrives at the ICA for the fifth time and selectors Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Enrico David and Goshka Macuga…

Sophie Calle’s First Solo Exhibition in China, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong

Sophie Calle’s First Solo Exhibition in China, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong

For Sophie Calle’s first solo exhibition in China, the artist has covered an entire wall with images from her Cash Machine project. The piece first…

Akram Khan Curates One Side to the Other at The Lowry, Salford Quays

Akram Khan Curates One Side to the Other at The Lowry, Salford Quays

Renowned choreographer and dancer, Akram Khan curates the second in The Lowry’s Performer as Curator series, bringing together a personal selection of his influences in…

Bolt Gallery for Russian Art and Design (GRAD), London

Bolt Gallery for Russian Art and Design (GRAD), London

GRAD aims to spark new ideas through providing international audiences with insights into Russian art, design and culture. Through costume designs and period photographs, this…

London Short Film Festival Announces 2015 Programme

London Short Film Festival Announces 2015 Programme

For the 12th year, London Short Film Festival returns with an outstanding programme of events and short films. Running 9 – 18 January at ICA…

Top 10 Exhibitions in 2014

Top 10 Exhibitions in 2014

2014 has been a great year for contemporary art exhibitions. The huge range of practices on display demonstrates the variety of artistic approaches being developed…

Disinformation, The Analysis of Beauty, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

The first instalment of gap in the air festival took place in November with a mesmerising in-situ sound and video piece by noise DJ, artist…

Playtime: Nine Artists Celebrate the Iconic Venue, Cornerhouse, Manchester

Playtime: Nine Artists Celebrate the Iconic Venue, Cornerhouse, Manchester

Moving sites in spring 2015, Manchester-based cross art form organisation, Cornerhouse, closes its current space with nine international artists, filmmakers and musicians celebrating the iconic…

World Wide Women: Ritual, Cob Studios, The Cob Gallery, London

World Wide Women: Ritual, Cob Studios, The Cob Gallery, London

Established by fine-art photographer Anouska Beckwith in 2012, World Wide Women is an all-female international collective of photographers and artists which seeks to represent the…

Artist Filmmaker Ursula Mayer Wins the 2014 Film London Jarman Award

Artist Filmmaker Ursula Mayer Wins the 2014 Film London Jarman Award

Film London has announced Ursula Mayer as winner of the 2014 Jarman Award. The Austrian-born filmmaker was selected from a shortlist of 10 visionary and…

Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology Presents the Winners and Finalists for 2014

Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology Presents the Winners and Finalists for 2014

The compelling collection of poetry and short fiction in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology unites established and emerging literary talent from around the world, and…

What is David Bowie, David Bowie in Aesthetica Magazine

What is David Bowie, David Bowie in Aesthetica Magazine

There are few musicians who can parallel the aesthetic and imaginative influence of David Bowie – master of storytelling, fantasy and re-invention – over the…

Review of John at National Theatre, London

Review of John at National Theatre, London

The use of physical theatre by DV8 honours the company’s name. Deviating from any traditional performative categories, it sits between finely tuned body language, as…

An Aesthetica Magazine Gift Subscription is the Perfect Christmas Present

An Aesthetica Magazine Gift Subscription is the Perfect Christmas Present

For those who are passionate about contemporary art and culture, Aesthetica Magazine is the ultimate guide for keeping up-to-date with the latest news from the…

5 To See at Art Basel Miami Beach

5 To See at Art Basel Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami Beach brings together contemporary works for its extensive art fair from over 250 participating galleries worldwide. Running from 4-7 December, the exhibition…

Unconventional Design: Discover Aesthetica Issue 62 with the Official Trailer

The December/ January issue of Aesthetica is now available to purchase online and in stores internationally. In Issue 62, Aesthetica focuses on the idea of…

Aesthetica Issue 62 December / January Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 62 December / January Out Now

Issue 62 of Aesthetica is out in shops now. One of the most thrilling discoveries is someone who is breaking new ground and embodying the…

Inclusive Practice, Martin Creed in Aesthetica Magazine

Inclusive Practice, Martin Creed in Aesthetica Magazine

At the 2001 Tate Turner Prize, Yorkshire-born artist Martin Creed (b. 1968) presented Work No. 227: The lights going on and off. Consisting of an…

Compelling Movement

Compelling Movement

The 39th London International Mime Festival focuses on the spaces between theatre and dance, playing with language, and making the invisible visible.

Sacred, Chelsea Theatre, London

Sacred, Chelsea Theatre, London

This autumn, the seventh Sacred season of live art and contemporary performance at Chelsea Theatre premieres new work from interdisciplinary artists, who explore our taboos…

Type Motion, FACT, Liverpool

Type Motion, FACT, Liverpool

Type Motion at FACT Liverpool features over 200 outstanding examples of text and typography being used alongside the moving image. Currently on display and running…

Review of Who Are You? Grayson Perry, National Portrait Gallery

Review of Who Are You? Grayson Perry, National Portrait Gallery

Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry presents a provocative and fascinating new exhibition which makes us question identity in modern day Britain. Perry has become a…

Corin Sworn, Talk & Performance, Max Mara Art Prize for Women, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Corin Sworn, Talk & Performance, Max Mara Art Prize for Women, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Collezione Maramotti and Whitechapel Gallery announce a special evening of conversation, reading and performance with Corin Sworn, winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for…

Review of Off the Shelf, Sheffield

Review of Off the Shelf, Sheffield

The season of literature festivals is well and truly upon us. October saw the 23rd annual Off the Shelf Festival in Sheffield. For as long…

Alex Prager, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Alex Prager, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

A new solo exhibition of the work of American photographer and filmmaker Alex Prager, opens at the National Gallery of Victoria from 14 November. Founded…

Freezer Burn, Hauser and Wirth, New York

Freezer Burn, Hauser and Wirth, New York

Drawing its title from the antithesis inherent to the making and the experience of art, Freezer Burn focuses on the idea that artists are able…

Interview with Writer of  Pomona, Alistair McDowall, at Orange Tree Theatre

Interview with Writer of Pomona, Alistair McDowall, at Orange Tree Theatre

Pomona is a sinister and surreal thriller from Alistair McDowall, writer of Talk Show, Brilliant Adventures and Captain Amazing. The play rotates around Ollie whose…

The 41st Edition of FIAC, Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain, Grand Palais, Paris

The 41st Edition of FIAC, Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain, Grand Palais, Paris

The 41st edition of leading international art fair, FIAC brings 191 galleries from 26 countries into the vast space of Paris’ Grand Palais. The fair’s…

Review of Contemporary African Art Fair 1:54, London

Review of Contemporary African Art Fair 1:54, London

The alternate title of the Contemporary African Art Fair is a neat reference to its unification of the continent’s 54 constituent countries. Yet though the…

Review of Frieze London: The Acrobatic Rise of Performance Art

Review of Frieze London: The Acrobatic Rise of Performance Art

Like some sort of spandex-clad somersaulter often found in the medium itself, performance art has, in recent years, acrobatically risen to become the red-hot property…

Frieze London 2014: Highlights for the 12th Edition

Frieze London 2014: Highlights for the 12th Edition

The leading international contemporary art fair, Frieze London, returns to the heart of the UK’s capital, London’s Regent’s Park, for its 12th edition. Sponsored by…

The Other Art Fair, 16-19 October, London

The Other Art Fair, 16-19 October, London

The Other Art Fair places the spotlight on emerging artists and connects art lovers of all tastes and experience, directly with 130 of the most…

Aesthetica Issue 61 October/November Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 61 October/November Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 61 is now available to purchase online and in stores internationally. The new edition considers progress and change. There are a few questions…

Scandinavian Choreography

Scandinavian Choreography

The wild beauty of the Nordic landscape is brought to life in Sadler’s Wells new Northern Light season, celebrating dance from the northern hemisphere.

The Future: Artist Residency at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

The Future: Artist Residency at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

Wysing Arts Centre celebrates its 25th birthday with a residency programme focusing upon ‘the future,’ exploring future potential through what we know of the past…

Interview with Artistic Director of Forced Entertainment, Tim Etchells

Interview with Artistic Director of Forced Entertainment, Tim Etchells

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, Forced Entertainment has spent the last three decades pushing the boundaries of contemporary performance. Founded in 1984 by six recently graduated…

Opening Gala at Berwick Upon Tweed Film & Media Arts Festival

Opening Gala at Berwick Upon Tweed Film & Media Arts Festival

For 10 years Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival has continued in its aim to turn the small northern town into one big screen. Over…