Photo Romania Festival 2014

The fourth edition of Photo Romania Festival has launched three photography competitions. Praised as “the most important photography festival in Eastern Europe”, it has brought photography into the spotlight of Romanian culture.

Review of Robert Mapplethorpe, Grand Palais

Robert Mapplethorpe is an artist who is primarily associated with his provocative photographs of the underground BDSM and gay scene in New York in the 1960s and 1970s. Now on display in Paris.

Aesthetica Art Prize: Michelee Scott, Route 66-A-Series

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition at York St Mary’s features eight shortlisted artists in the categories of Photographic and Digital, Three Dimensional Design and Sculpture, Painting and Drawing and Video, Installation and Performance.

Interview with Nave8 Artist / Photographer Jehan Legac

Jehan Legac’s exotic and provocative artwork is on display at Nave8, Ibiza. Legac is a well-known fashion photographer and he also works in oil painting to capture the female form.

The Aesthetica Art Prize: People’s Choice Award

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition brings dynamic, contemporary art to a medieval setting in the heart of York. From thousands who entered, eight artists have been selected for exhibition in the categories of Photographic and Digital Art; Three Dimensional Design and Sculpture; Painting and Drawing, and Video, Installation and Performance.

Art Monaco, 24 – 27 April

Art Monaco is celebrating its fifth year as the fastest growing contemporary and modern art fair in the French Riviera. Opening this week, the fair is dedicated to promoting contemporary and modern art in an elegant environment.

York Art Gallery’s Art Walk

York Art Gallery’s next Contemporary Art Walk takes place on 23 April, starting with the Aesthetica Art Prize at York St Mary’s. This event leads audiences on a tour around exhibitions and outdoor spaces.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talks: Finalist Deb Covell

Join leading contemporary artist and Aesthetica Art Prize finalist Deb Covell at the first in a series of talks that will discuss and debate developments in the art world. Starting on 23 April, the talks run on Wednesdays from 12.30 – 1pm at York St Mary’s.

Review of Art:i:curate: Restate, NEO Bankside, London

As New Yorkers know from experience, artists are the shock troops of gentrification. As a Londoner this is taken more like an axiom than a principle but still seems to hold true.

RSA Annual Exhibition , Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture

The RSA Annual Exhibition is a focal point of the Royal Scottish Academy’s programme, showcasing work from academicians the length and breadth of Scotland. It is now in its 188th year.

An Insight into About Time at Maddox Arts, London

Six practices, wildly diverse in culture, generation and medium, are united in their subject: our varying perceptions and measurements of time in the exhibition About Time, currently showing at Maddox Arts until 31 May.

YIA Art Fair Open for Registration

YIA Art Fair runs in Paris 23 – 26 October during FIAC. Founded in 2010 the event supports the emerging contemporary art scene. The fair seeks out unique venues to allow visitors to experience special spaces and this year the participants take over Carreau du Temple.

Science Fiction: New Death at FACT, Liverpool

What does “science fiction” mean in the 21st century? A traditional definition is that it is writing, or other artistic works, that presuppose a technology, or an effect of technology, such as humanity has not yet experienced.

Interview with Fashion Photographer and Filmmaker Kourtney Roy

Kourtney Roy’s striking fashion photography is currently on the cover of Aesthetica. Roy began her career with the intention of becoming a painter. However, after taking a photography course she quickly found a passion for this art form.

Review of Art Paris Art Fair

This year at the Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, there was a dizzyingly fascinating gathering of art galleries from around the world. China was the guest of honour, after Russia last year.

The Other Art Fair, London

The UK’s leading artist-led fair returns to Ambika P3 this April for its sixth edition. The Other Art Fair runs 24 – 27 April and will feature work by 100 of the best, unrepresented artists coupled with a dynamic program of talks, workshops and events.

Bill Viola Retrospective at Grand Palais, Paris

Recently opened at the Grand Palais until 21 July, this retrospective shows off 20 works and is the first video art exhibition at the National Galleries. The experience of going to the exhibition visit is conceived as a journey.

Winners of the Aesthetica Art Prize Announced

German artist Sybille Neumeyer was announced as the winner of the Main Prize for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2014 at the exhibition preview last night. Her stunning light installation Song for the Last Queen is comprised of 7,614 bees.

Interview with Damien O’Mara Winner of the Aesthetica Art Prize

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2014 launches today. In anticipation of tonight’s opening, we speak to last year’s winner Damien O’Mara who took home the Main Prize award with his photographic piece.

Prix Pictet at The Victoria & Albert Museum, London

This year’s Prix Pictet exhibition will go on show at the V&A in London. The show marks a collaboration between the Prix Pictet and the V&A museum, which was the first museum in the world to begin collecting photography as an art form.