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Synthesised Identity

Synthesised Identity

The processes of identity production and image production are intertwined in artist Martine Syms’ (b.1988) practice. Syms is known for her use of original and found…

Timeless Youth

Timeless Youth

A gap of nearly 50 years is bridged by Michael Hoppen Gallery in new exhibition, Untethered, which celebrates the work of Joseph Szabo and Sian Davey.

Innovative Design

Innovative Design

One Year On at New Designers 2017 is a widely anticipated showcase of new creatives providing a unique opportunity to discover bold ideas, contemporary styles and product innovation.

Cindy Sherman: Challenging Representation

Cindy Sherman: Challenging Representation

Cindy Sherman is an artist who has consistently refused to be the subject of acceptance, undermining the voyeur through re-invented compositions.

Global Imagination

Global Imagination

The Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr – 2017 Exhibition showcases the 10 winners of the Open categories and the National Awards.

5 To See

5 To See

Our 5 To See dives deep into the fabric of modern living in the 20th and 21st centuries. Kiasma deciphers the world of the digital revolution, while Moderna Museet reflects on Malmö’s subculture.

Viva Arte: 10 to See

Viva Arte: 10 to See

The 57th Venice Biennale, VIVA ARTE VIVA will feature 120 artists from 51 countries, as well as 85 National Participations in the Giardini Pavilions.

Spatial Linguistics

Spatial Linguistics

Fabrica Director Liz Whitehead brings Ipek Duben’s multi-screen film installation THEY/ONLAR to to the Brighton-based gallery after seeing it at SALT, Istanbul.

Digital Living

Digital Living

The European Media Art Festival collates a diverse selection of artists and contributors under the title of Push: Living in the Hyper Information Age.

documenta 14: Multi-Dimensional Representation

documenta 14: Multi-Dimensional Representation

documenta 14 and the National Museum of Contemporary Art collaborate on a programme that spans both both institutions and their founding cities.

Conciliating Landscapes

Conciliating Landscapes

Elger Esser’s current focus is on the countries of the near East; Morgenland was created during his travels in Lebanon, Egypt and Israel from 2004 to 2015.

Artistic Celebration

Artistic Celebration

Edinburgh Art Festival announces details of its 14th edition, including partner exhibitions and pop-up events by contemporary and modern artists.

Aesthetica Art Prize Shortlist

Aesthetica Art Prize Shortlist

The fifth Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition opens 26 May and continues until 10 September at York Art Gallery, showcasing the 16 shortlisted artists.

Communicative Methods

Communicative Methods

The 33rd edition of the annual ICP Infinity Awards will once again celebrate outstanding achievements in visual culture on 24 April.

5 To See

5 To See

We line up an extraordinary series of shows this bank holiday weekend. LACMA surveys the Dwan Gallery and LOOK/17 explores urbanism in photography.

Franki Raffles: Social Campaign

Franki Raffles: Social Campaign

The Glasgow School Of Art presents a retrospective of Franki Raffles, drawing on three main bodies of work from the Edinburgh-based photographer.

Refugee Housing

Refugee Housing

Making Heimat, Germany. Arrival Country, Atlas of Refugee Housing takes stock of the various types of housing available in German arrival cities.

Historical Transformations

Historical Transformations

New York’s Rubin Museum of Art presents Henri Cartier-Bresson: India in Full Frame, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Magnum Photos.

Paralleled Worlds

Paralleled Worlds

Art Beijing, opening on 29 April, brings an energetic selection of regional and international exhibitors to the fore for its 12th consecutive exhibition.

Juxtaposed Vitality

Juxtaposed Vitality

Viviane Sassen’s Of Mud and Lotus engages in a conversation on transformation, procreation and fecundity at Stevenson Gallery in Johannesburg.

Pictoral Deconstruction

Pictoral Deconstruction

Currently on view at Edel Assanti, London, is Gordon Cheung’s Unknown Knowns, taking inspiration from Donald Rumsfeld’s theory of knowledge.

Dual Masquerade

Dual Masquerade

The work of British artist Gillian Wearing and French photographer Claude Cahun are displayed together for the first time at the National Portrait Gallery.

Unearthing Narratives

Unearthing Narratives

Excavating layers of urban developments and ruinous archaeological sites, Maeve Brennan’s The Drift (2017) traces shifting economies in contemporary Lebanon.

Visual Supremacy

Visual Supremacy

In The Centrifugal Soul, artist Mat Collishaw draws on various forms of illusion in a series of new sculpture, installation and paintings.

Digitalised Reflections

Digitalised Reflections

From Selfie to Self-Expression at Saatchi, London, asks questions about the changing notion of photography, portraiture and the digital era.

Roger Ballen: Archetypal Compositions

Roger Ballen: Archetypal Compositions

Hamiltons gallery, London, presents Roger Ballen’s most recent and highly anticipated body of work The Theatre of Apparitions for the first time as a series.

5 To See

5 To See

Tomás Saraceno invites visitors to a cosmic concert at the Museo de Arte Moderno and YSP examines Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art.

Somerset House Studios: Dynamic Communities

Somerset House Studios: Dynamic Communities

Joining the 33 onsite artists, a further 25 creatives take up the residency this April, promising to enhance the existing community and practices.

Bodily Perfection

Bodily Perfection

Robert Mapplethorpe breaks down the boundaries between life and art. His desire to achieve aesthetic perfection is a central part of this new retrospective.

Responsive Spaces

Responsive Spaces

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, presents a previously unseen collection of Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photography, highlighting time and space.

Appropriated Language

Appropriated Language

Stefan Brüggemann’s masterful wordplay and conceptual rigour coalesce to create a body of work that focuses on appropriation and displacement.

Layered Histories

Layered Histories

Inspired by Gustave Flaubert and Maxime du Camp’s journey through Egypt, Fouad Elkoury captures an essence of romanticism in Suite Egyptienne.

Futuristic Argentina

Futuristic Argentina

Since its founding 25 years ago, arteBA has established itself as one of the most important fairs in Argentina and a key industry meeting point.

Wolfgang Tillmans: Societal Discourse

Wolfgang Tillmans: Societal Discourse

As far as timely exhibitions go, Wolfgang Tillmans’ current exhibition at Tate Modern, London, is charged with the heartbeat of today’s news.

Shifting Terms

Shifting Terms

The Turner Prize is making some historic changes to its eligibility criteria. Tate reveals that the renowned award will now welcome artists of any age.

Static Liberty

Static Liberty

MoMA displays Steve McQueen’s Static (2009), a recently acquired digital projection of a 35mm film in The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium.

Visual Quest

Visual Quest

Jasmine Targett’s installation What the eyes do not see demonstrates how perception challenges the way individuals understand the world.

Aesthetica Magazine Issue 76 Available Now

Aesthetica Magazine Issue 76 Available Now

The 2017 April / May edition of Aesthetica is now available, with seven photography features and coverage of international arts events and exhibitions.

Magnum Photos: Universal Dialogues

Magnum Photos: Universal Dialogues

Held in the birth-place of naturalist Charles Darwin, Evolution Explored chronicles the universal and regional shifts taking place across the world.

Artistic Mementos

Artistic Mementos

The original Belgian art fair returns to the capital for its 35th edition in April. In 2017, Art Brussels unites 144 galleries from 28 countries in three sections.

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