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, NY

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, 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, Venice Biennale

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

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, Venice Biennale

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

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

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 Curator Lu Pei-yi

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.

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

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

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.

A Window Into Arab Culture

A Window Into Arab Culture

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

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

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

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

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.

We Speak to Experience Bryon, 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.

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

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.

The 46th Art Basel, Switzerland

The 46th Art Basel, Switzerland

Artists from across the globe are represented at the 46th edition of the international art show Art Basel, with 283 leading galleries presenting a selection from 33 countries which ranges from key figures of 20th century modernism to new and emerging artists at the forefront of contemporary practice.

Interview with Cecilia Alemani, Curator of Frieze Projects & Sounds

Interview with Cecilia Alemani, Curator of Frieze Projects & Sounds

Frieze New York 2015 sees Cecilia Alemani curate the art fair’s Projects and Sounds programme which features work from Korakrit Arunanondchai, Pia Camil, Alicja Kwade and Xaviera Simmons.

One Month To Go: ASFF 2015

One Month To Go: ASFF 2015

There is one month to go to enter short film into ASFF 2015. Until 31 May, entries are open for the fifth year of the BAFTA qualifying festival, a dynamic addition to the international film festival circuit.

Numbercult – Articulations, CCA Glasgow

Numbercult – Articulations, CCA Glasgow

For the latest in their Cryptic Nights series of events, Glasgow producing art house Cryptic presents new work from Craig Ritchie Allan, who, under the name Numbercult, creates performances.

Defining the Territory: Ends of the Earth, Land Art to 1974

Defining the Territory: Ends of the Earth, Land Art to 1974

The first large-scale survey of Land Art took place at MOCA, Los Angeles, in 2012. This exhibition looked at the historical origins of artists’ interactions with landscape. Featured in issue 48.

AAP Interview: Cliff Andrade

AAP Interview: Cliff Andrade

Inspired by research-based social documentary projects, Andrade transforms real objects and events into dramatically-lit photographic tableaux.

Interview with Matt Hawthorn, Aesthetica Art Prize Speaker

Interview with Matt Hawthorn, Aesthetica Art Prize Speaker

We speak to Matt Hawthorn, Head of Art and Design at York St John University, about his current research into the identity and importance of performance in today’s contemporary art world.

Interview with Zoë Hough

Interview with Zoë Hough

Arebyte Gallery opens a solo exhibition by Zoë Hough which explores issues surrounding ageing and the desire for control over our bodies.

Interview with Alexander Whitley, Choreographer of Frames, London

Interview with Alexander Whitley, Choreographer of Frames, London

Alexander Whitley continues his collaboration with artists Tuur Van Balen and Revital Cohen to create a piece that explores how ideas of production relate to and make an impact upon the body.