Joachim Koester, The Other Side of the Sky, Turner Contemporary, Margate

Joachim Koester, The Other Side of the Sky, Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary launches its 2016 season with a show by Joachim Koester. This display offers a unique opportunity to see JMW Turner’s watercolours juxtaposed with Koester’s films.

Interview with Curator Shaune Lakin, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Interview: Shaune Lakin, National Gallery of Australia

The world is beautiful explores the NGA’s diverse photography collection, including work by Diane Arbus, Bill Henson and Cindy Sherman. We interview Shaune Lakin, Senior Curator of Photography.

Aesthetica Art Prize Selected Artists Announced for the 2016 Exhibition and Book

Aesthetica Art Prize Selected Artists Announced for 2016

The Aesthetica Art Prize shortlist and longlist have been announced, featuring 100 contemporary artists from around the world. The shortlist includes 10 artists whose work will be exhibited in York from 14 April to 29 May at York St Mary’s.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sea of Buddha, Pace Gallery, New York

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sea of Buddha, Pace Gallery

Sea of Buddha, conceived in 1988 and first realised in 1995, explores Hiroshi Sugimoto’s interest in light, history and time. Pace Gallery will present a selection of 36 images from the series.

Crafting Universality

Crafting Universality

Californian Amy Harrity’s subjects are rendered universal by their relative anonymity, frozen in the most human of moments and postures.

Dismantling Documentary

Dismantling Documentary

An exhibition of women photographers from Iran and the Arab world offers insight into the complex identities of a region that is often misunderstood.

Covert Presence

Covert Presence

Michigan-born Eric Ogden draws inspiration from the landscape and inhabitants of his native Midwest, looking for unexpected angles on the familiar.

Rhythmic Articulation

Rhythmic Articulation

Roger Frei operates at the confluence of the public and private realm, capturing the functionalism of vivid, mass-manufactured structures.

Fluid Gestures

Fluid Gestures

Themes of freedom proliferate in Olivia Malone’s projects exploring the transition from the awkwardness of youth to self-assured adulthood.

Modern Elegance

Modern Elegance

Julia Hetta’s imagery provides a glimpse into an alternative world, rich with the romance and quietude associated with classical painting.

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2016

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2016

The shortlist has been announced for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2016. The selected artists, on show at The Photographer’s Gallery in London, are Laura El-Tantawy, Erik Kessels, Trevor Paglen and Tobias Zielony.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson pays homage to Italian photographer Ugo Mulas and Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery provides a platform for textile designer Tibor Reich’s pioneering career.

Simon Starling, Nine Feet Later, The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Simon Starling, Nine Feet Later, The Modern Institute

Simon Starling has been revisiting the history of forms and objects for two decades, creating installations, films, photographs and sculptures that unearth connections across space and time.

India Art Fair 2016, New Dehli

India Art Fair, New Dehli

India Art Fair returns to New Delhi from 28-31 January. Founded in 2008, the event is a crucial platform for the visual artists working in the region, and builds bridges between its creative community and a multitude of international markets.

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, J. Paul Getty Museum & LACMA, LA

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, Getty Center & LACMA, LA

This major retrospective, presented between the Getty Center and LACMA throughout spring 2016, will explore the work of one of the most significant photographers of the late 20th century.

Interview with Photographer Albert Elm, XL Catlin Art Guide 2016

Interview: Photographer Albert Elm, Catlin Art Guide

We interview Albert Elm, a recent graduate of the BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography degree at The Glasgow School of Art about his inclusion in the XL Catlin Art Guide + Exhibition in 2016.

5 to See This Weekend

5 to See This Weekend

This week’s 5 to See pays homage to the great makers and movements of the 20th century. David Zwirner dedicates a show to Light and Space pioneer Doug Wheeler and Lisson Gallery provides a survey on the interdisciplinary nature of drawing.

Janet Mendelsohn, Varna Road, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Janet Mendelsohn, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

From 27 January Ikon Gallery presents the largest exhibition to date of original prints by American photographer, academic and documentary filmmaker Janet Mendelsohn.

Performing for the Camera, Tate Modern

Performing for the Camera, Tate Modern

Tate Modern will examine the relationship between photography and performance, from the invention of photography in the 19th century to the selfie culture of today in Performing for the Camera.

In Conversation with Travelling Photographer Kirsten Mumford

Interview: Photographer Kirsten Mumford

European born but raised in South Africa, Kirsten Mumford left her home to forge a life as an expatriate, travelling the globe and applying her unique, nomadic perspective to her photographic practice.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 to See navigates through an ocean of January blues and steers a journey into intimate explorations of the self. Highlights include Steve McQueen, Ciara Phillips and Saatchi’s all-female show.

Interview: Photographer Osamu Jinguji

Osamu Jinguji was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1962. The photographer originally worked as an actor and model. Following many career changes, he settled on black and white street photography.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Open for Entries

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is now open for entries, presenting a unique opportunity for emerging and established artists around the world to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Prizes include publication. an exhibition for shortlisted artists, and up to £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox.

Review of Victor Burgin: UK 76, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London

Review of Victor Burgin: UK 76, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London

We review Victor Burgin’s seminal photo-text series and ideological snapshot of British society, UK76, at Richard Saltoun, which combined a documentary approach with mass media conventions.

Interview with Liezel Strauss of Subject Matter Art

Dealers Subject Matter Art make contemporary art photography from established and emerging international artists accessible. They passionately believe that art transforms any space.

Women: New Portraits by Annie Leibovitz, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London

Women: New Portraits, Annie Leibovitz, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London

An international tour of newly commissioned photographs by world renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz launches in January, before travelling across 10 global cities.

Lisa Oppenheim, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Lisa Oppenheim, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

American multimedia artist Lisa Oppenheim, known for her evocative camera-less photography via the photogram and experimental films, is exhibiting a new series of works taking inspiration from natural woodgrains entitled Landscape Portraits at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York.

5 To See in 2016

5 To See in 2016

The New Year is the ideal moment to plan ahead and discover what’s new. An inspiring array of shows are igniting the way in the art world, from Not Vital at YSP to Daniel Buren at BOZAR.

Don McCullin: Conflict – People – Landscape, Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Don McCullin: Conflict – People – Landscape, Hauser & Wirth Somerset

One of the world’s most celebrated photojournalists, and creator of some of the most unforgettable images of conflict around the world, this exhibition takes a broader view of Don McCullin’s career.

Interview: Photographer Larry Woodmann

Larry Woodmann’s cinematic photographs encompass roadside documentary of America, and his impressions of life on the streets of Milan, his permanent home. We speak with the photographer.

A Retrospective on Julia Margaret Cameron, V&A

A Retrospective on Julia Margaret Cameron, V&A

To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), one of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century, the V&A is showcasing more than 100 of her photographs from its own collection including original prints.

Irving Penn: Flowers at Hamiltons Gallery, London

Irving Penn: Flowers at Hamiltons Gallery, London

Hamilton’s Gallery, London, is currently showing Irving Penn’s Flowers photographs. The series initiated from an assignment by Vogue USA, and is shown here for the first time in its entirety.

Mat Collishaw, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall

Mat Collishaw, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall

For his largest UK show yet and his first in a UK public gallery for a decade, British artist Mat Collishaw is exhibiting sculpture, photography, film and installation at New Art Gallery Walsall.

Julian Charrière: For They That Sow The Wind at Parasol Unit, London

Julian Charrière: For They That Sow The Wind at Parasol Unit, London

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, presents Julian Charrière: For They That Sow the Wind, which will include sculpture, performance, installations, photographs and film.

Paz Errázuriz: Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid

Paz Errázuriz: Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid

Fundación MAPFRE presents the first major retrospective on Paz Errázuriz, one of the most internationally-recognised Chilean photographers. The self-taught photographer started her work in the 1970s, with projects that often involved risky transgressions of the rules imposed by the military regime of that period.

Top 10 Exhibitions in 2015

Top 10 Exhibitions in 2015

As the festive celebrations begin and 2015 comes to a close, we take a look at a year in the world of art and culture: from major retrospectives of the work of renowned innovators to new shows highlighting the progression of creative genres.

Nari Ward, Sun Splashed, Pérez Museum of Art, Miami

Nari Ward, Sun Splashed, Pérez Museum of Art, Miami

This extraordinary display is the largest exhibition of Nari Ward’s found object sculptures and installations to date, including works from the 1990s to today, alongside photography, video, and collage.

Interview with Artist Michael Benson, Otherworlds at The Natural History Museum

Interview: Artist Michael Benson, Otherworlds, The Natural History Museum

Otherworlds: Visions of Our Solar System at The Natural History Museum will demonstrate that the visual legacy of space exploration constitutes a vital chapter in the history of photography.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s offering promises new perspectives on people, places and things. In Paris, Shen Yuan examines social phenomena in a different light, and in Beijing, Matjaž Tančič showcases a series of 3D portraits from North Korea at Pékin Fine Arts.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

We explore how the past continues to shape and influence the present with a line-up of exhibitions featuring influential work by Sammy Slabbinck, Yoko Ono, Helmut Newton and others.