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EDITION VI: Film(ic), The Wapping Project Bankside

EDITION VI: Film(ic), The Wapping Project Bankside

The Wapping Project Bankside has selected for its new group exhibition artists whose practice includes elements of film and moving image or who employ the tropes associated with the cinematic.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

With Wimbledon well underway, there is a plethora of art and culture to seek out in London this weekend when the tennis all gets too much. Opera Gallery showcases powerful fashion photography in London.

Interview with Barrie Dale

Barrie Dale believes that the natural world represents a largely untapped source of artistic interest. He sees no barriers or even distinctions between the Arts and the Sciences.

Art Monaco 2015, Opus Eventi

Art Monaco '15, Opus Eventi

2015 sees the sixth edition of Art Monaco, which creates a meeting point and platform to promote cultural exchanges and to exhibit and sell art. Opus Events also presents Art Ibiza.

From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: 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.

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon, National Portrait Gallery, London

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits, National Portrait Gallery

65 years after Audrey Hepburn performed at renowned West End night club Ciro’s, the National Portrait Gallery hosts a major exhibition celebrates her career as a film star and fashion icon.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

With the passing of the summer solstice last week and the commencement of the UK festival season with Glastonbury this weekend, it is the perfect time to explore culture available across the globe.

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.

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.

Shubbak Festival: London’s Largest Biennial of Arabic Art

Shubbak Festival: London’s Largest Biennial of Arabic Art

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.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

The work of Ian Hamilton Finlay is ensconced at the Victoria Miro in London, and across the city at David Zwirner, the provocative and playful exhibition Black Mould continues to intrigue the public.

Soldiers and Suffragettes: the Photography of Christina Broom, Museum of London Docklands, London

Christina Broom, Museum of London Docklands

The Museum of London Docklands presents Soldiers and Suffragettes: the Photography of Christina Broom, the first British female press photographer and an unsung master of her craft.

Review of Shirana Shahbazi

If photographs are traditionally meant to freeze specific moments in time that one can retrieve at a future date, Shirana Shahbazi’s exhibition at On Stellar Rays, New York, does just the opposite.

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.

Interview with Sukanya Rajaratnam, Mnuchin Gallery, Art Basel 2015

Interview with Sukanya Rajaratnam, Mnuchin Gallery, Art Basel 2015

At Art Basel 2015, Mnuchin Gallery returns with a showcase of exceptional works by Agnes Martin, Anselm Kiefer and Tavares Strachan. We speak to Sukanya Rajaratnam, Partner at Mnuchin Gallery.

Gillian Laub: Southern Rites, Benrubi Gallery, New York

Gillian Laub: Southern Rites, Benrubi Gallery, New York

Award-winning photographer Gillian Laub, one of today’s most daring practitioners, looks at racial tensions that have existed for generations in a new body of work at Benrubi Gallery, New York.

Industry, Now, MAST, Bologna

Industry, Now, MAST, Bologna

Industry, Now at MAST, Bologna, reflects on contemporary industry through the perspectives of 24 photographers and artists who are interested in production processes and their links with society.

Interview with Sama Alshaibi

Interview with Sama Alshaibi

Sama Alshaibi is an Iraqi-Palestinian multi-media artist who is currently on a Fulbright Scholarship to the Palestinian West Bank. We speak to the artist about the themes and motifs in her work.

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

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, Manchester

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.

Interview with Jack Shainman, Gallerist and Owner, Art Basel 2015

Interview with Gallerist Jack Shainman, Art Basel 2015

We speak to Jack Shainman about the gallery’s presentation of work by influential contemporary African-American artist Carrie Mae Weems in the Feature sector at Art Basel this year.

Interview with Sarah Tuck, Cultural Practitioner and Editor of After the Agreement

Q&A with Sarah Tuck, Editor and Cultural Practitioner

After the Agreement by Sara Tuck draws on conversations prompted by the photographs of John Duncan, Kai Olaf Hesse, Mary McIntyre, David Farrell, Paul Seawright and Malcolm Craig Gilbert.

Pablo Bartholomew: Outside In, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

Pablo Bartholomew: Outside In, Thomas Erben Gallery

Pablo Bartholomew’s black and white images at the Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, are shot across locations in India, New Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta and are a paean to his generation.

Images Moving Out Onto Space, Tate St Ives

Images Moving Out Onto Space, Tate

Tate St Ives invites audiences to explore motion in art through a new, interactive exhibition. Images Moving Out Onto Space unites the work of eight artists, including Bridget Riley and Dan Flavin.

Doc/Fest Director Saeed Taji Farouky on Tell Spring Not to Come This Year

Tell Spring Not to Come This Year

Saeed Taji Farouky and Michael McEvoy’s documentary Tell Spring Not to Come This Year follows soldiers from the Afghan National Army during their first year fighting without NATO.

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.

Review of Beneath the Surface, Somerset House

Review of Beneath the Surface, Somerset House

Beneath the Surface is a show that asks the audience to do just that and look beyond the apparent reality. This exhibition at Somerset House in London questions the practice of photography.

Review of Cathleen Naundorf: Noah's Ark, Hamiltons Gallery, London

Cathleen Naundorf: Noah's Ark, Hamiltons Gallery

Noah’s Ark goes haute couture in Hamiltons’ current exhibition with Paris-based photographer Cathleen Naundorf. Taxidermy animals are propped next to models clothed in iconic fashion designs.

Interview with Emma Morris, Executive Director & Curator of Richard Billingham: Panoramic, Towner, Eastbourne

Interview with Emma Morris, Executive Director, Towner

Towner presents a major exhibition by English artist and photographer Richard Billingham. We speak to Emma Morris, Executive Director and Curator of Panoramic, about the show’s impact.

Aesthetica Issue 65, June / July Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 65 Out Now

In Issue 65 we explore new territories. We consider how art influences fashion and how in turn these disciplines influence almost everything from architecture and interior design to popular culture.

Petrina Hicks: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Michael Reid, Sydney

Review of Petrina Hicks

Petrina Hicks is known for her detailed photographs of subjects in crisp and bemusing environments. Her latest show The Unbearable Lightness of Being is on view at Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney.

Momentum 8: 8th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art

Momentum 8: 8th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art

The 8th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art explores the idea of Tunnel Vision and presents innovative art in Moss, just outside of Oslo and in which Edvard Munch lived for four years.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

In London, we take a look at the growth of luxury brands at The V&A and in Paris, Bruce Nauman takes over the main space of the Fondation Cartier. Across the pond in New York, Gagosian presents Richard Prince’s collection of books and letters.

The View From Here, Tiwani Contemporary, London

The View From Here, Tiwani Contemporary, London

The View From Here showcases work by seven emerging photographers from Africa and its diasporas around the world, some of whom are presenting their work in London for the first time.

Paul Strand, Fundación Mapfre, Madrid

Paul Strand, Fundación Mapfre, Madrid

The most comprehensive exhibition to explore the work of American artist Paul Strand (1890 – 1976) will be on display at Madrid’s Fundación Mapfre. Strand’s career spans six decades, from the 1910s to the 1960s, and the exhibit will take visitors through his life and work.

Review of Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Review: Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams’s ascetic aesthetic mode is the subject of a traveling mid-career retrospective, The Production Line of Happiness, on view at Whitechapel Gallery, London, until the end of June.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talk with Marcus Lyon, Shortlisted Artist

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talk with Artist Marcus Lyon

Marcus Lyon, shortlisted artist in this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize, will be at York St Mary’s on Thursday 28 May to discuss his photographic practice, process and involvement in the art world.

Interview with Timothy Taylor Gallery on Photo London

Interview with Timothy Taylor Gallery on Photo London

Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, hosts a major retrospective of the work of Diane Arbus as part of the inaugural Photo London image fair, with a particular focus on Arbus’s portraits of couples.

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