The Intimate World of Josef Sudek, Jeu de Paume, Paris

The Intimate World of Josef Sudek, Jeu de Paume, Paris

Josef Sudek was the creator of deeply-felt photographs that made use of the everyday sights he encountered in order unearth moments of great beauty and the potential for great destructiveness.

Liverpool Biennial 2016

Liverpool Biennial 2016

This year, the UK’s largest contemporary art festival, Liverpool Biennial, sees 42 artists creating work at locations across the city, from Tate Liverpool to Cains Brewery to local supermarkets.

Q+A with Aesthetica Cover Photographer, Kourtney Roy

Q+A with Aesthetica Cover Photographer, Kourtney Roy

Having featured on the cover of Aesthetica for two issues, we catch up with Kourtney Roy about her most recent photographic series, Northern Noir.

PHotoEspaña 2016, Madrid

PHotoEspaña 2016, Madrid

The 19th International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts PHotoEspaña takes place this summer. Following its opening at the beginning of June, PHotoEspaña continues to host a wealth of exhibitions across the city of Madrid.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

The last weekend in June promises a plethora of diverse shows, harking the continuation of a summer full of innovative and thought-provoking works of art. Featured artists include Mary Heilmann, Thomas Demand and more.

Wolfgang Tillmans, Maureen Paley, London

Wolfgang Tillmans, Maureen Paley, London

Shedding lights on the borders, both visible and invisible, that can define and control us, Wolfgang Tillmans’ exhibition at Maureen Paley in London features new and previously unseen work.

Q+A with Musician and Visual Artist, Mike de Sousa

Q+A with Musician and Visual Artist, Mike de Sousa

Mike de Sousa works with light, sound and words – sometimes in isolation, and often together. Aesthetica caught up with the artist to discuss his creative practice.

Charlotte Colbert: Ordinary Madness, Gazelli Art House

Charlotte Colbert: Ordinary Madness, Gazelli Art House

Charlotte Colbert’s works come to Gazelli Art House, London, this July. Colbert creates visual narratives using the familiar emojis of instant communication.

Q&A with Sally Ann and Emily May Gunawan

Q&A with Sally Ann and Emily May Gunawan

Sisters Sally Ann & Emily May Gunawan have nurtured a love of photography since their youth, which was inspired by the distinctive nature of fashion editorials.

Q+A with Founder of Francesca Maffeo Gallery, Essex

Q+A with Founder of Francesca Maffeo Gallery, Essex

Ahead of its official opening on 18th June, Aesthetica speak to Francesca Genovese about The Francesca Maffeo Gallery in Leigh-on-sea, Essex.

5 To See at Art Basel

5 To See at Art Basel

In our 5 To See this weekend, we focus on Art Basel’s line-up of pioneering shows across a range of sectors: Galleries, Unlimited, Parcours, Film and Feature. Highlights include the revival of Jannis Kounellis’ To Invent on the Spot from the 1970s and the introduction of Alfredo Jaar’s The Gift.

Interview with Artist Lado Pochkhua, VOLTA 12

Interview with Artist Lado Pochkhua, VOLTA 12

Artist Lado Pochkhua takes on post-Soviet identity in his draftsman-quality renderings of Georgian aristocracy. We speak to Pochkhua ahead of VOLTA 12, where is presented by Project ArtBeat.

Art Night, in Collaboration with ICA

Art Night, in Collaboration with ICA

Art Night is a new annual contemporary arts festival that transforms London for one night only, held on 2 July from 5pm, curated by the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

The Photographers Gallery, London: Future Exhibitions

The Photographers Gallery, London: Future Exhibitions

The Photographers Gallery, London, hosts two new exhibitions, featuring work from Punk culture to a retrospective collection of Terence Donovan.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

In our 5 To See this week, we celebrate the beginning of summer with a selection of vibrant shows. Providing viewers with a glimpse into beach-life is Massimo Vitali at Ronchini Gallery, while Jeu de Paume hosts a Josef Sudek retrospective.

Under a Falling Sky, Laura Bartlett Gallery

Under a Falling Sky, Laura Bartlett Gallery

Under a falling sky, a group exhibition by John Divola, Cyprien Gaillard, Beatrice Gibson, Michail Pirgelis and Daniel Turner ran at Laura Bartlett Gallery.

Trevor Paglen Awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize

Trevor Paglen Awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize

Trevor Paglen has been announced as the winner of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize at a ceremony at The Photographers’ Gallery. Paglen was selected for his exhibition The Octopus at Frankfurter Kunstverein.

Paolo Gioli, Peep-Hole, Milan

Paolo Gioli, Peep-Hole, Milan

Since the 1960s Paolo Gioli has conducted complex research on the genesis of images, the nature of aesthetic experience and visual processes.

Aesthetica Art Prize People’s Choice Winner: Ellie Davies

Aesthetica Art Prize People’s Choice Winner: Ellie Davies

As well as the main winner and student awards, the People’s Choice invited the public to vote for their favourite artwork in the exhibition; Ellie Davies won.

Bruce Davidson Retrospective, Fundación MAPFRE

Bruce Davidson Retrospective, Fundación MAPFRE

The first retrospective in Spain featuring the work of Bruce Davidson exists at Fundación MAPFRE, at its exhibition hall in Barcelona.

The Rhubarb Triangle and Other Stories, The Hepworth Wakefield

The Rhubarb Triangle and Other Stories, The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield showcases Martin Parr’s most recent work in their latest exhibition The Rhubarb Triangle and Other Stories: the largest Martin Parr exhibition in the UK since 2002.

Interview with Miles Alridge: Please Return Polaroid

Interview with Miles Alridge: Please Return Polaroid

Lyndesy Ingram gallery, London, hosts a new show featuring polaroids collected over two decades from behind the scenes of Miles Aldridge’s fashion shoots.

Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist Huib Fens, Photographic and Digital Art

Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist Huib Fens, Photographic and Digital Art

Huib Fens recreates the houses and workspaces of the people who have inspired him, saying the process of virtually rebuilding these rooms allows him to become a part of the space, to stay, think and work alongside his heroes.

Interview with Longlisted Artist, Vikram Kushwah

Interview with Longlisted Artist, Vikram Kushwah

Vikram Kushwah’s photographic series Memoirs of Lost Time discusses memory, and the tension between how memory reconstructs events and how they really happened.

Interview with Future Now Panellist David Drake, Director, Ffotogallery and Diffusion, Cardiff

Interview with Future Now Panellist David Drake, Director, Ffotogallery and Diffusion, Cardiff

Last week’s Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium saw David Drake, Director, Ffotogallery and Diffusion meet with a panel of experts to discuss the photography in the digital age. We speak to Drake about shifts in the medium.

Aesthetica Issue 71 June/July 2016

Aesthetica Issue 71 June/July 2016

This issue has a strong focus on differing positions across the creative sector. We’re also exploring a new generation of designers who focus on sustainability.

Security Measures

Security Measures

A new photographic exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, London, explores the ethical implications of contemporary asymmetric warfare.

Fractured Recollection

Fractured Recollection

Remembrance and amnesia are prevailing themes in London-based artist Ori Gersht’s historically-charged landscape and still life photography.

Aukland Art Fair 2016, The Cloud

Aukland Art Fair 2016, The Cloud

The Auckland Art Fair 2016 edition heralds a shift in focus to contemporary art of the wider Pacific region and brings together 40 galleries from New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific, and South America.

Future Now Symposium: Final Day

Future Now Symposium: Final Day

Today is the final day of the inaugural Future Now Symposium. Sessions include The Future of Art and Culture, Permanence of Print II and Public and Private Galleries.

Future Now Symposium: Opens Today

Future Now Symposium opens today at York St John University and continues tomorrow, with a two-day programme of talks, panel discussions and portfolio reviews.

Charting Talent: Degree Shows to See this Summer

Charting Talent: Degree Shows to See this Summer

Amidst the season of Degree Shows, students across the UK are finalising and displaying their works as part of a nationwide collective of talent.

Photo London 2016, Somerset House

Photo London 2016, Somerset House

Now in its second year, Photo London is an ambitious programme that provides a nexus between all the different elements of photography in the UK today.

Future Now Symposium: The Future of Art and Culture in Curating and Talent Development

Future Now Symposium: The Future of Art and Culture in Curating and Talent Development

Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium is an opportunity for artists and those working in the creative sector to network, discuss best practice and build new collaborations. On Day Two of the event, sessions include the Future of Art and Culture, Talent Development, and Funding and Commissions.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

As Photo London brings together artists, galleries, curators and collectors at its annual fair at Somerset House, we take a look at the abundant photography exhibitions being held across the UK capital this weekend. Explore something new in our 5 To See.

Free Range 2016: Graduate Art and Design Shows, The Old Truman Brewery, London

Free Range 2016: Graduate Art and Design Shows, The Old Truman Brewery, London

Now in its 16th year, Free Range returns to the Old Truman Brewery to showcase the breadth of work being produced by the UK’s emerging creatives – both to the public and to the creative industries.

Photo London 2016, Somerset House, London

Photo London 2016, Somerset House, London

From the 19-22 May, Photo London will be celebrating the ever popular medium of photography across the capital by bringing some of the world’s leading practitioners, curators, exhibitors and dealers together with the public.

Interview with Symposium Speaker Agnieszka Prendota, Creative Director, Arusha Gallery

Interview with Symposium Speaker Agnieszka Prendota, Creative Director, Arusha Gallery

Agnieszka Prendota, Creative Director at Arusha Gallery is a speaker at Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium 2016, running 26-27 May at York St John University. Prendota’s talk The Symbiotic Relationship Between Public and Private Galleries, takes the form of a panel discussion and will explore the relationship between public and private galleries.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talk: Bridging the Real and Virtual Spheres

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talk: Bridging the Real and Virtual Spheres

The fifth talk in the series takes place at the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, York St Mary’s, on Thursday 12 May at 12.30pm. This talk, Bridging the Real and Virtual Spheres, is led by Sarah Brown, Curator of Exhibitions at Leeds Art Gallery.

The Soul and Grit of Paris: Henri Cartier-Bresson at The Sainsbury Centre, Norwich

The Soul and Grit of Paris: Henri Cartier-Bresson at The Sainsbury Centre, Norwich

The Sainsbury Centre for the Arts features new prints of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photographs of Paris in the 1950s and 1960s.