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

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

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 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

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.

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

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 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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

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.

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

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.