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…

Artes Mundi 6, National Museum Cardiff, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff and ffotogallery Penarth

Artes Mundi 6, National Museum Cardiff, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff and ffotogallery Penarth

Artes Mundi 6 is a major contemporary art prize based in the UK, taking place bi-annually to bring together through an exhibition some of the…

RITE OF PASSAGE: The Early Years of Vienna Actionism, 1960 – 1966, Hauser & Wirth, New York

RITE OF PASSAGE: The Early Years of Vienna Actionism, 1960 – 1966, Hauser & Wirth, New York

RITE OF PASSAGE is New York’s first major exhibition devoted to the early years of the 20th century avant-garde movement, Vienna Actionism. Through a rare…

Review of Folkestone Triennial 2014: Lookout, Folkestone, Kent

Review of Folkestone Triennial 2014: Lookout, Folkestone, Kent

In a town whose faded seaside glamour is both complimented and disturbed by a swath of public art, it is only at low tide that…

Rashid Johnson: Dutchman, Red Square Russian and Turkish Baths, Chicago

Rashid Johnson: Dutchman, Red Square Russian and Turkish Baths, Chicago

This September, Rashid Johnson’s critically acclaimed piece, Dutchman, will run at Chicago’s Red Square Russian and Turkish Baths for five evenings with performances beginning at…

David Farrell: Iconic Images of the Greatest Artists from the 20th Century, Osborne Samuel, London

David Farrell: Iconic Images of the Greatest Artists from the 20th Century, Osborne Samuel, London

This exhibition currently on display is the first survey of works by David Farrell (1919-2013) since his death earlier last year, and showcases images of…

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Dover Street Market, London

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Dover Street Market, London

To celebrate ten years of existence, Dover Street Market holds The Next Ten Years: a series of events, installations and special products. For the duration…

Double Take: Redefining spectatorship at the Edinburgh International Festival 2014

Double Take: Redefining spectatorship at the Edinburgh International Festival 2014

In his Festival lecture The Culture of Violence in the Twentieth Century, Alan Kramer points out that, unlike the Germans, the English did not during…

Aesthetica Short Film Festival is Awarded BAFTA Accreditation

Aesthetica Short Film Festival is Awarded BAFTA Accreditation

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is delighted to announce it is now a BAFTA recognised festival, an achievement that is unprecedented for a festival…

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Anne Collier, Studio Voltaire, London

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Anne Collier, Studio Voltaire, London

Turner Prize nominee Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and American photographer Anne Collier mark the 20th anniversary of Studio Voltaire with their first solo presentations to take…

Last Chance to Enter the Aesthetica Art and Creative Writing Prizes

Last Chance to Enter the Aesthetica Art and Creative Writing Prizes

There is still time today to enter Aesthetica’s creative opportunities for artists and writers. The Aesthetica Art Prize, now in its eighth year, celebrates excellence…

Fierce Festival, Birmingham, 2 -12 October

Fierce Festival, Birmingham, 2 -12 October

Fierce is an international festival of live art centred in Birmingham, 2 – 12 October. The festival embraces a diverse range of contemporary artforms and…

Interview with Lacey Contemporary Gallery Director Andrew Lacey

Interview with Lacey Contemporary Gallery Director Andrew Lacey

Lacey Contemporary Gallery is set to open this autumn in Notting Hill London. Placing its artists at the heart of the business, director Andrew Lacey…

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Finalist Ingrid Hu

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Finalist Ingrid Hu

There is still time to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize, which welcomes submissions from artists at all levels working across media from photography to painting…

MANIFESTA 10, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

MANIFESTA 10, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Manifesta originated in the post-communist period in the 1990s with the aim of balancing the information gap between the East and West, North and South…

Interview with Shingai Shoniwa of the Noisettes

Interview with Shingai Shoniwa of the Noisettes

The Natural History Museum of London is a space of gargantuan proportions. The main entrance leads to a cavernous hall that comfortably houses the skeletal…

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: A Selection of Longlisted Artists

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: A Selection of Longlisted Artists

The Aesthetica Art Prize invites submissions from artists at all stages in the career, working in any medium and celebrates innovation and excellence in technical…

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival: A Celebration of Global Creativity

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival: A Celebration of Global Creativity

Over 150 leading authors and artists from more than 30 countries come together for South-East Asia’s most exciting literary event, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival…

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Interview with Karl Singporewala

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Interview with Karl Singporewala

As the final month to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize is upon us, we catch up with last year’s longlisted artist Karl Singporewala to discover…

Interview with Artist Johny Dar

Interview with Artist Johny Dar

Johny Dar approaches his artistic practice from an innovative angle, painting directly onto his models’ bodies. Dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what is perceived…

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Experimental Video Art

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Experimental Video Art

The latest edition of the Aesthetica Art Prize featured outstanding artists working in video, installation and performance. These practitioners are breaking new ground within their…