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Commercialism and Fine Art

Commercialism and Fine Art

In conversation with Aesthetica, Austria-born Clemens Ascher discusses his newest series, The Red Drink, which uses symbolism to critique advertising.

Art Stage Singapore 2017

Art Stage Singapore 2017

Art Stage Singapore returns for a seventh time in January, kick-starting the season and bringing together work from 108 exhibitors and 26 countries.

Ai Weiwei: Semantics of the Medium

Ai Weiwei: Semantics of the Medium

Fondation, previously exhibited at the Louvre and as part of a group exhibition at Baalbek archaeological site in Lebanon, is close to a Duchampian ready-made.

PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco

PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco

PHOTOFAIRS, The World Photography Organisation’s international art fair, comes to San Francisco for its first US edition, dedicated to presenting fine art photography.

Michał Siarek: New East Photo Prize 2016

Michał Siarek: New East Photo Prize 2016

Calvert 22 Foundation, London, announce Michał Siarek as the winner of the New East Photo Prize, an inaugural award for perspectives of countries of the New East.

Retracing Portuguese Colonialism

Retracing Portuguese Colonialism

Délio Jasse’s new and previously unseen body of work comes together in a solo exhibition, The Lost Chapter: Nampula, 1963 at London’s Tiwani Contemporary.

Gift Inspiration: Aesthetica Magazine

Gift Inspiration: Aesthetica Magazine

Treat someone special to a subscription and get their new year off to an inspirational start. Gift wrap, a personal message and access to films are included.

J.W. Anderson’s Disobedient Bodies

J.W. Anderson’s Disobedient Bodies

Jonathan Anderson considers ways in which the human form has been reconceived by artists and designers from at the Hepworth Wakefield, this Autumn.

Aesthetica Issue 74 Available Now

Aesthetica Issue 74 Available Now

The December / January issue is available now. In photography, seven diverse practitioners offer works that explore urban landscapes, fine art and portraiture.

Obscure Perceptions

Obscure Perceptions

Taking domestic settings as a focus, Gregory Crewdson is a master of conceptual narratives played out within the environs of the everyday.

Cultural Observation

Cultural Observation

Romina Ressia’s work is an analysis of contemporary society. Classical influences can be seen across her oeuvre as a method of decoding modernity.

Auroral Metropolis

Auroral Metropolis

Finding intrigue within the strange intersections of the metropolis, Joust uses the lens as a witness to the shifting sense of culture from day to night.

Adaptive Environments

Adaptive Environments

Giorgio Stefanoni’s bold and colourful series Unknown Geometries provides intriguing angles on metropolitan architecture, focusing on urban details.

Vanitas Remodelled

Vanitas Remodelled

Andrey-Lili’s lavish shoots are a consideration of environment and theme: rich colours and textures provide spatial variance against the domestic vanitas.

Estranged Landscapes

Estranged Landscapes

Lauren Marsolier’s style that alleviates the world of specific details. Perceptual compositions alienate viewers through bright and equivocal landscapes.

Fred Herzog’s Innovative Colour

Fred Herzog’s Innovative Colour

Fred Herzog | Modern Color surveys the life and work of the the Canadian artist, one of the most known figures for his unusual use of colour in the 1950s and 1960s.

Lucy Raven: Merging Dimensions

Lucy Raven: Merging Dimensions

New York artist and filmmaker, Lucy Raven (b.1977), is at Serpentine Gallery, London, exploring what happens behind the camera and in-between frames.

American Classics

American Classics

Pace London has announced American Classics, an exhibition of key works from photographers who emerged in post-war America.

Melanie Banjo: Detailing Countercultures

Melanie Banjo: Detailing Countercultures

Foam, Amsterdam, presents Melanie Banjo’s first major solo exhibition until 7 December, centred around the absurdities within the human experience.

Icons of American Life

Icons of American Life

The work of American photographer Lee Friedlander, is at Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, featuring pieces taken over the course of the past five decades.

Art as Methodology

Art as Methodology

Why do we need art? The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, puts this question into conversation in their new and though-provoking exhibition On the Origin of Art.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 to See celebrates the potential of the artistic medium. We celebrate post-industrial imagery and winter landscapes.

Candida Höfer: Memory and Renewal

Candida Höfer: Memory and Renewal

The artist comes to Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne. A selection of new dye transfer prints are juxtaposed with recent large-scale colour images of interiors.

Interdisciplinary Innovation

Interdisciplinary Innovation

Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983 explores the scene-changing and interdisciplinary life of downtown New York.

Kaleidoscopic Landscapes

Kaleidoscopic Landscapes

Aspen-born photographer Chloe Sells has continued to progress as an artist that questions the finite nature of our planet, our existence and the lines in between.

Echo and Convergence

Echo and Convergence

Robin Rice Gallery, New York, presents Echo and Convergence, an exhibition by Benjamin Heller. The show invites visitors into an expressive dimension.

Photo50: Mapping Adulthood

Photo50: Mapping Adulthood

Photo50 is London Art Fair’s annual exhibition of contemporary photography. We speak to Christiane Monarchi about the 2017 installment, Gravitas.

Huis Marseille: Artificial Landscapes

Huis Marseille: Artificial Landscapes

Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, present After Baldus: Travels in a Wounded Landscape, a photographic project from Theo Baart and Cary Markerink.

Surrealism and the Camera

Surrealism and the Camera

Atlas Gallery, London, presents a new exhibition exploring photographers who responded to Surrealism over the past five decades.

Conceiving Spaces

Conceiving Spaces

The fourth instalment of the Colombo Art Biennale (CAB) runs this December, the most significant contemporary art festival in Sri Lanka.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park: 2017 Events

Yorkshire Sculpture Park: 2017 Events

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), Wakefield, has a wide range of events coming up in 2017, featuring major indoor and open-air exhibitions.

Danny Lyon: Capturing Society

Danny Lyon: Capturing Society

A striking collection of photographs created by the American documentary photographer Danny Lyon is on show until 26 November at Beetles + Huxley

Conscious Developments

Conscious Developments

Gazelli Art House, London, introduces their new exhibition toute seule this January. An all-female show responds collectively to the modern world.

Basim Magdy: Dystopian Perspectives

Basim Magdy: Dystopian Perspectives

Egyptian artist, Basim Magdy returns to Jeu de Paume, Paris, this Autumn for its 9th Satellite Programme: No Shooting Stars to question land-based identities.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 To See poses some interesting questions, in reference to both the social and cultural issues of our time- and to the limits of artistic convention.

Life and Geometry

Life and Geometry

The Barbican Centre, London, presents Zarah Hussain’s Numina, providing an immersive and sensory experience for visitors.

Robert Rauschenberg: Multi-Disciplinary Innovation

Robert Rauschenberg: Multi-Disciplinary Innovation

Tate Modern, London, presents a major exhibition on Robert Rauschenberg, offering the first posthumous retrospective of his work in 20 years.

Metropolitan Underworlds

Metropolitan Underworlds

Benrubi Gallery, New York, presents Manhattan Sunday by Richard Renaldi, a photographic diary from 2010 to the present day, celebrating the nocturnal.

Alluring Mysteries of the Everyday

Alluring Mysteries of the Everyday

Revolt of the Sage, opening this month at Blain Southern, takes its title from a work of the same name by Giorgio de Chirico painted in 1916.

Reflections on Identity

Reflections on Identity

Ronchini Gallery, London, opens a new exhibition featuring Tameka Jenean Norris. The multi-disciplinary show explores the notion of identity.

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