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Kasten: Spatial Materiality

Kasten: Spatial Materiality

Barbara Kasten’s restless innovation and unique artistic vision comes to the fore of Intervals, an exhibition that encompasses both historic and recent work.

Conflict and Regeneration

Conflict and Regeneration

FORMAT17 is centred around the concept of habitat, with work by more than 200 international artists who document the world around them.

Tate: David Hockney

Tate: David Hockney

Widely regarded as one of the most recognised artists of our time, David Hockney’s continuing cultural relevance is shown in an retrospective opening at Tate.

London Art Fair 2017

London Art Fair 2017

The London Art Fair returns this January for its 29th edition. The UK’s premiere festival for contemporary art showcases the best in contemporary practice.

5 To See This Weekened

5 To See This Weekened

This week’s 5-to-see has an inherent interest in juxtaposition, in the contrasts founds between past and present, the real and the fictional.

Environmental Consciousness

Environmental Consciousness

The 2016 Syngenta Photography award shortlisted artists consider the idea of Grow-Conserve, responding to a climbing demand in resources.

Fighting for Peace

Fighting for Peace

The Imperial War Museum, London, illustrates the evolution of the anti-war movement, ranging from the activism of WW1 to the present day.

Modernist Personas

Modernist Personas

Georgia O’Keeffe returns to the Brooklyn Museum 90 years following her first solo exhibition at the gallery in 1927, offering new perspectives her legacy.

Roger Ballen: Theatrical Mechanics

Roger Ballen: Theatrical Mechanics

Roger Ballen aims to capture the full creative scope of a figure known for his investigations into the human unconscious.

The 1960s Cultural Revolution

The 1960s Cultural Revolution

You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-70 investigates the social and cultural significance of the decade through atmospheric installations.

Harold Feinstein: Contagious Optimism

Harold Feinstein: Contagious Optimism

Harold Feinstein, The Early Years (1940s-1950s): Contagious Optimism is part of a retrospective series looking back at his immeasurable talent and legacy.

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Revisiting Revolution

Revisiting Revolution

The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution from the Calvert 22 Foundation reflects on the nature of social transformation and of writing history itself.

Social Kaleidoscopes

Social Kaleidoscopes

Gillian Wearing’s Rock ‘n’ Roll 70 at the ICA, Boston, consists of digitally enhanced portraits in an investigation of technology and modern day society.

Transitional Compositions

Transitional Compositions

A major solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, showcases the work of Bill Henson, whose practice is characterised by powerful images.

William Eggleston: Portraits

William Eggleston: Portraits

William Eggleston Portraits at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, surveys the career of the ground-breaking American artist who is regarded as a pioneer of colour photography.

Pipilotti Rist: Midnight Screenings

Pipilotti Rist: Midnight Screenings

Throughout January 2017 Pipilotti Rist’s Open My Glade (Flatten) 2000-2017 will be mounted across 60 synchronised electronic billboards in Times Square.

Photographic Dependence

Photographic Dependence

Fondazione Prada finally opens Osservatorio, a reconverted space dedicated to photography and visual languages.

Art Brussels 2017

Art Brussels 2017

2017 sees the 35th edition of Art Brussels, one of Europe’s most significant fairs. Since its inception, the festival has evolved into an influential event.

Celebrating Indigenous Female Art

Celebrating Indigenous Female Art

Who’s Afraid of Colour? at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, brings together over 200 creations from 118 indigenous Australian women.

Making Africa

Making Africa

Making Africa is a collaboration of over 120 artists who aim to provide a new insight into contemporary African design, celebrating its impact upon the art world.

Miles Aldridge: Analogous Compositions

Miles Aldridge: Analogous Compositions

Please Return Polaroid shares a rare insight into the technical processes of shoots: from storyboarding and initial ideas to the finished composition.

5 To See

5 To See

This week’s 5 to see takes a closer look at contemporary society, including Whitechapel Gallery, London and The Met, New York.

Digital Manipulations

Digital Manipulations

In conversation with Aesthetica, Anne Hoerter discusses the development of a practice based upon the intersection between still life painting and technology.

Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitecture

Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitecture

Celebrated in a major exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, the first in over two decades, Matta-Clark is showcased as a 1970s avant-garde legend.

Private and Collective Memory

Private and Collective Memory

The Donata Pizzi Collection is now revealing one of the widest representation of Italian women photographers ever exhibited in the last 20 years.

Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas Gift Guide

With art, film, and fashion ideas, Aesthetica’s 10 suggestions will spark the imagination and provide cultural opportunities all the way through into 2017.

Representations of the Self

Representations of the Self

Stephanie Pfriender Stylander discusses the tensions between Eastern and Western culture and fragments of personal histories in her compositions.

Magnum Photos: I Welcome

Magnum Photos: I Welcome

Marking Magnum Photos’ 70th anniversary nearly 20 photographers come together to depict the refugee crisis since the second world war.

Narratives of History

Narratives of History

FIELD WORK from Tiwani Contemporary brings together eight contemporary artists whose creative practice has foundations in the analysis of the mechanics of history.

Photofairs: Cutting-Edge Photography

Photofairs: Cutting-Edge Photography

The inaugural edition of Photofairs San Francisco launches this January, expanding upon the photography showcased in the Shanghai fair.

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 show 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 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

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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. Seven diverse practitioners offer works that explore urban landscapes, fine art, fashion and portraiture.

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