5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This Easter weekend our 5 to See explores an alternative side to the art world, and ventures into the production, distribution, and presentation of influential imagery. With shows at Walker Art Center, Lisson Gallery and more.

Review: Paul Maheke's I Lost Track of the Swarm at South London Gallery

Though filling only two small rooms on South London Gallery’s first floor, Paul Maheke’s I Lost Track of the Swarm has scope far exceeding its confines. A ‘self-taught feminist’ with a particular interest in the pro-black and pro-sex movements, Maheke shies away from aligning his work with academia, preferring to think of it as poetical over theoretical. It is, nonetheless, both intellectually sophisticated and affectively powerful: the kind of output that can be felt and thought about with equal effect.

Interview with Digital and Video Artist David Claerbout

Belgian artist David Claerbout (b.1969) explores the conceptual impact of the passage of time through his use of video and digital photography. His oevure maniuplates both moving and still imagery, evoking an ethereal quality that is suggestive of another plane of existence. Within this undefined space, the artist moves between past and present, whilst adhering to a meticulous attention to details. We catch up with him about his exhibition LIGHT/WORK at Sean Kelly Gallery and the imaginative processes behind his work.

Interview: Painting with Light, Tate Britain, London

Interview: Painting with Light, Tate Britain, London

Tate hosts the first major exhibition to celebrate the spirited conversation between early photography and British art. It brings together photographs and paintings including Pre-Raphaelite, Aesthetic and British impressionist works.

Aesthetica Art Prize Future Now Symposium, New for 2016

Aesthetica Art Prize Future Now Symposium 2016

This year sees the inaugural edition of the Aesthetica Art Prize Future Now Symposium – a new two-day event running on Thursday 26 May and Friday 27 May at York St John University as part of the annual Aesthetica Art Prize. The Future Now Symposium focuses on talent development, and tackle’s themes in today’s current artistic climate through lectures, workshops and panel discussions from within the arts ecosystem and broader social context.

John Baldessari, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles

John Baldessari, Sprüth Magers, LA

John Baldessari’s recent works, created in the past year, examine the relationship between language and image, primarily through dislocation and the juxtaposing text and pictures at Sprueth Magers.

Review of The Koppel Project's Pandiculate! The Joy Of Stretching

Review of The Koppel Project's Pandiculate! The Joy Of Stretching

The Koppel Project, led by Gabriella Sonabend and Hannah Thorne is a creative hub bringing together a contemporary art gallery, project space, cafe and Phaidon pop-up bookshop. Located at 93 Baker Street, London, in a recently decommissioned Barclays Bank vault, the inaugural group exhibition currently on display – Pandiculate! The Joy of Stretching – sees the viewer delve deep into stage-set of unseen characters and absurd trophies amalgamated by tropes equally triggered by the viewer’s curiosity and physical demands of the architecture as commercial function of the bank is reallocated and adapts to becoming an exhibition space.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2016, York St Mary's

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2016, York St Mary's

A platform for innovation and originality, the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition returns to York St Mary’s, 14 April – 29 May. To mark its 9th year, the award invites audiences to engage with some of today’s key cultural, social, political, environmental and economic themes through a selection of works by 10 shortlisted artists. There will also be talks and a new Symposium running alongside the exhibition.

Fox Talbot, Dawn of the Photograph, Media Space, Science Museum, London

Fox Talbot, Dawn of the Photograph, Media Space, Science Museum

Revealing the impact of William Henry Fox Talbot’s experiments with the form, the Science Museum unveils a major exhibition on the rise of a medium that changed the way people saw the world.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

As spring approaches, we become inspired by a vibrant array of shows opening across Europe and the rest of the world. Featured artists include Louise Bourgeois, Alfredo Jaar and Tacita Dean.

Interview With Guido Mocafico On His Current Exhibition, Blaschka

Interview With Guido Mocafico On His Current Exhibition, Blaschka

Opening tomorrow at the Hamiltons Gallery, London, Mocafico’s work features the intricate glass designs of the Blaschka family. Ethereal, introspective and arresting, the works inspired him to create a series of photographs which blur the lines of perception in their audience. We talk with the artist about inspiration, ownership, and the concept of beauty.

Q+A With Martin Barnes, Curator of Paul Strand: Photography and Film

A hugely influential American photographer and film maker, Paul Strand, will be featured in a major retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, as the first exhibition in the UK since his death. We catch up with Martin Barnes, the Senior Curator of Photographs at the V&A to discuss the impact of the work that resonates today.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Call For Entries, Longlisted Artist Mat Hay

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Call For Entries, Longlisted Artist Mat Hay

True Hunting’s Over was conceived through a desire to develop a free-flowing approach to a creative methodology, wishing to push perceived boundaries of how unrelated contextual, social, historical, or visual sources of inspiration could be channelled to create a single series of images.

Les années 1980, l’insoutenable légèreté, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Les années 1980, l’insoutenable légèreté, Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou revives an iconic decade through its collection of film and photographs. Les Années 1980 displays works that focus on the Western and American experience of the era.

Art Basel in Asia, Hong Kong

Art Basel in Asia, Hong Kong

Following its breakthrough 2015 edition, Art Basel’s upcoming event in Hong Kong will provide an in-depth look at the region’s diversity, through both historical material and recent works.

Interview with Aparajita Jain, Founder of Saat Saath Arts Foundation

Interview with Aparajita Jain, Founder of Saat Saath Arts Foundation

Within India there is very little or no government support for the arts, but within the country there are a number of highly passionate individuals who are taking it upon themselves to fill the country’s arts funding gap. Seeing it as a vital part of her nation’s development, after two decades working with emerging contemporary Indian artists, curators and collectors, in 2010, Aparajita Jain founded the Saat Saath Arts Foundation (SSAF).

Interview with Guillaume Piens, Director, Art Paris Art Fair

Interview with Guillaume Piens, Fair Director, Art Paris

The 2016 edition of Art Paris Art Fair brings together 143 galleries from 22 countries. We speak to Fair Director, Guillaume Piens, about this year’s line-up of key events and the fair’s virtual tour.

Re-thinking Home Decor: A Review of Sasha Galitzine and Olga Mackenzie's Playroom

The best pieces in Playroom are those that manage to poke fun at the idea of having a function to them, that joyfully play at having a raison d’être. They visibly pretend to be serious, which in turn becomes satirical of the forces that ask them to be serious in the first place, yet remain full of fun.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Jasmine Targett, Longlisted Artist 2015

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Jasmine Targett, Longlisted Artist

At night, when looking through her telescope, Jasmine Targett often wonders if there could be another person looking back at her. Targett’s work was longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Following this week’s International Women’s Day celebrations on 8 March, our 5 To See focuses on the work of female artists around the world. We highlight a series of group and solo exhibitions that consider the cultural achievements of women.

Preview: Basilico Before Basilico

In the summer of 1970, a young Gabriele Basilico – “before he was Basilico”, set out from his parent’s house in Caorle on the Venetian Riviera for Kabul. Little did he know he would become a genius for freezing moments of haunting beauty in the unlikeliest places.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Call For Entries

Aesthetica Art Prize: Call For Entries

From her background in Landscape architecture, Sanitas Pradittasnee been interested in sculptural space and how involves human interaction. Her work Khao Mo Siam Square (Mythical Escapsim), longlisted in 2015, explores the philosophy of “the impermanence of objects” and the form of nothingness.

Women in Photography Panel at The Photography Show 2016, Birmingham

Women in Photography Panel at The Photography Show 2016, Birmingham

The Women in Photography panel at The Photography Show 2016 will bring together Max Houghton, Marcia Michel, Vicki Churchill and Juno Calypso in a discussion about the industry.

Interview with International Artist Karen Thomas

Karen Thomas (b.1963) is acclaimed world-wide for her pop-culture figures and loosely dynamic painting style. We speak with the painter about her distinguishable style and recent projects.

Interview with Maroesjka Lavigne, Land of Nothingness, Robert Mann Gallery

Interview with Maroesjka Lavigne, Land of Nothingness

Photographer Maroesjka Lavigne’s latest exhibition Land of Nothingness is currently on view at Robert Mann Gallery, New York. Lavigne’s second show with the gallery invites viewers to step into the unforgiving landscape of Namibia.

Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph, Science Museum

Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Presenting the dawn of photography in Britain within its industrial and social context, and revealing the extent and impact of William Henry Fox Talbot’s pioneering experiments with the form, London’s Science Museum presents a major new exhibition on the rise of a medium that changed the way people saw themselves and the world.

Exhibition Review of The Earth Is Our Radio, KARST

Exhibition Review of The Earth Is Our Radio, KARST

KARST’s white gallery warehouse is preoccupied by surfaces in its latest seven person show. The Earth is Our Radio draws on all manner of barriers, boards and blockades, with tell-tale markings of run down urban environments and revalued economics.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Journeys to new places are a common theme in this week’s 5 To See. Matthew Barney details the journey of author Norman Mailer’s spirit through the Egyptian afterlife, and Nico Vascellai links two of earth’s most mysterious chasms.

Interview with Brittany Nelson, Exhibiting with Morgan Lehman Gallery at VOLTA NY

Brittany Nelson’s medium of choice is the tintype, a unique direct-positive exposure used for portrait photography. Tintype in the 1850’s was the foremost technological advancement in photography, and Nelson adds a further dimension to this process, combining it with 21st century practices and bringing it into the purely material realm.

The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards, Shortlist Announced

The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards, Shortlist Announced

The Sony World Photography Awards announces the shortlists for its Professional, Open and Youth competitions, featuring over 270 creatives from 60 countries, including 21 British photographers.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries 2016: Photographer Mansoureh Pakzad

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries 2016: Photographer Mansoureh Pakzad

The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of art from across the globe, and is now open for entries: we explore the work of Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 Longlisted photographer Mansoureh Pakzad.

Philippe Halsman: Astonish Me! Kunsthal Rotterdam

Philippe Halsman: Astonish Me! Kunsthal Rotterdam

Kunsthal Rotterdam’s exhibition Astonish Me!, is a collaboration with Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, and includes more than 300 never-before exhibited works, including prints and photomontages.

Emotional Supply Chains, Zabludowicz Collection

Emotional Supply Chains, Zabludowicz Collection

Emotional Supply Chains addresses the construction of individual identity in the digital age, with a selection of works that have all been drawn from the Zabludowicz Collection and produced since the year 2000. Including six new commissions, the show features 16 leading international artists.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

In the USA, ultra-technologist collective teamLab explores the potential of digital art to nurture creativity and curiosity, and Galerie Lelong celebrates Ana Mendieta’s lifetime of filmmaking in a showcase of recently discovered works.

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered, Contemporary Jewish Museum

The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s exhibition Roman Vishniac Rediscovered, reveals the full range of Vishniac’s radically diverse body of work, much of it only recently discovered.

Saul Leiter: Retrospective, The Photographers’ Gallery, London

Saul Leiter: Retrospective, The Photographers’ Gallery

In over 100 photographs, sketchbooks and ephemera, this exhibition explores the motivation behind Saul Leiter’s work and is the artist’s first major show in a British public gallery.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Call for Entries

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is currently open for entries, presenting an opportunity for budding and established artists to showcase their work to a wider audience. The Aesthetica Art Prize holds talent development at its core, and awards two winners, one for the Main Prize and one for the Student Prize, a number of prizes that will support their future projects.

Interview with Tim Jefferies on Hiro at Hamiltons Gallery, London

Interview: Tim Jefferies on Hiro at Hamiltons Gallery

For the first time in over 20 years, Hamiltons Gallery, London, is presenting the work of esteemed photographer Hiro. This retrospective is just a small selection from his diverse and dynamic ouevre.

Interview with Sarah Smith, Longlisted Artist, Aesthetica Art Prize 2015

Interview with Sarah Smith, Artist, Aesthetica Art Prize

Sarah Smith’s As the Crow Flies was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2015. Her photography concerns itself with the continuous search for something that is elusive and unattainable.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 To See begins in Paris with a showcase of Fernell Franco’s personal work from Cali and continues with a photographic theme with a selection Horst P. Horst’s imagery from his time at Vogue, alongside lesser-known pieces.