Point of Interest: Peter Marlow, Wapping Project\Bankside, London

Point of Interest: Peter Marlow, Wapping Project\Bankside, London

Review by Kara Magid, a candidate for the MA in Art History at Richmond, The American International University in London. Peter Marlow’s Point of Interest…

Dipping a toe into Narcissus’s pool: Narcissus Reflected, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Dipping a toe into Narcissus’s pool: Narcissus Reflected, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Review by Colin Herd The Greek myth of Narcissus has captivated Western civilization for centuries: an exceptionally beautiful, though proud and precious youth disdains all…

Preview: All the Fits: The Aesthetics of Journalism, QUAD, Derby

Preview: All the Fits: The Aesthetics of Journalism, QUAD, Derby

Examining the intersection between aesthetics and journalism goes back to Dostovesky and his writings on the theoretical link between a commitment to the aesthetic ideal…

A Pictorial Stream of Consciousness: Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Sprüth Magers, London

A Pictorial Stream of Consciousness: Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Sprüth Magers, London

Review by Jessica Jones-Berney As I follow the row of Philip-Lorca diCorcia Polaroids lined up against the otherwise sparse white walls of Sprüth Magers, it…

Two Portrayals of Life: Miroslav Tichý and Shimabuku’s My Teacher Tortoise, Wilkinson Gallery, London

Two Portrayals of Life: Miroslav Tichý and Shimabuku’s My Teacher Tortoise, Wilkinson Gallery, London

Review by Mallory Nanny, a candidate for the MA in Art History at Richmond the American International University in London. Located in the lively art…

Sam Knowles, Fearful Sphere, at Simon Oldfield Gallery, London

Sam Knowles, Fearful Sphere, at Simon Oldfield Gallery, London

Sam Knowles’ first solo exhibition, Fearful Sphere opens tonight in London. Knowles’ (b.1983) practice deals with metaphysical concerns, and the notion that the world…

Predominantly Political Art? Peter Kennard, At Earth, Raven Row, London

Predominantly Political Art? Peter Kennard, At Earth, Raven Row, London

Review by Kara Magid, a candidate for the MA in Art History at Richmond, The American International University in London. Painters George Shaw and Karla…

Experiments in Space Exploration: Secret Satellites, Belfast Exposed

Experiments in Space Exploration: Secret Satellites, Belfast Exposed

Review by Angela Darby For the exhibition Secret Satellites curated by Karen Downey, the Belfast Exposed gallery has been divided into three distinct sections. The…

Everyday Scenarios & Complex Iconography: Paul Graham, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Everyday Scenarios & Complex Iconography: Paul Graham, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Review by Emily Sack, a candidate for the MA in Art History at Richmond the American International University in London. A visit to Whitechapel Gallery…

The Post-Photographic Era: Alastair Cook, Analogue Decay, Howden Park Centre

The Post-Photographic Era: Alastair Cook, Analogue Decay, Howden Park Centre

Review by Colin Herd The names of difficult-to-get-hold-of and in some cases discontinued-altogether photographic film have something of the poetry of a catalogue of obscure…

Perspectives On A Charged Political Present: Huang Yong Ping and Wael Shawky, Nottingham Contemporary

Perspectives On A Charged Political Present: Huang Yong Ping and Wael Shawky, Nottingham Contemporary

Interview by Bethany Rex Nottingham Contemporary is one of the largest and most ambitious contemporary art spaces in the UK. Designed by Caruso St John…

Deconstructing Photography: Rashid Rana, Lisson Gallery, London

Deconstructing Photography: Rashid Rana, Lisson Gallery, London

Review by Emily Sack, a candidate for the MA in Art History at Richmond the American International University in London. Lisson Gallery’s newest exhibition highlights…

Contemporary Scottish Culture: AHM Symposium

Contemporary Scottish Culture: AHM Symposium

Review by Alistair Quietsch With the recent announcement of the Arts Council England (ACE) cuts and funding decisions, the disbandment of the UK Film Council…

Iconic Image-making

Iconic Image-making

To stand up in the world of fashion photography takes hard work, skill and endless amounts of creativity. Pedro Janeiro is a rising-star in this genre.

Places, Strange and Quiet

Places, Strange and Quiet

Exploring the moment, highly acclaimed director and photographer, Wim Wenders, brings his distinctive style and sensitive imagery to London.

Two Emerging Photographers You Should Know

Two Emerging Photographers You Should Know

Isa Silva and Lottie Davies are two very different emerging female photographers, each demonstrating both concept and aesthetics, drawing a surprising parallel.

Crossing the Great Divide

Crossing the Great Divide

Gilles de Beauchêne creates interplay between the world of fine art photography and advertising in an attempt to make those worlds co-exist.

This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place

David Campany, has brought together an international range of artists who are making work in a variety of forms, in the latest show to open at Jerwood Space.

Rebecca Handler

Rebecca Handler

Newcomer, Rebecca Handler, explores visual culture within the context of contemporary image-making.

Neeta Madahar

Neeta Madahar

In autumn 2010 at the Purdy Hicks Gallery, Neeta Madahar explored the natural and the contrived by subverting the airbrushed and the false.

Stylised Realism & Coaxing Emotion

Stylised Realism & Coaxing Emotion

Finding beauty in the ordinary, Jannica Honey exposes images that rest somewhere between art and fashion.

Sculpture’s Narrative Altered by Photography

Sculpture’s Narrative Altered by Photography

A survey into the representation of sculpture and how photography has played a vital role in capturing the image.

Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera

Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera

Exposed is a compelling survey of 250 works that tackles subjects both iconic and taboo, questioning the ambiguity of surveillance and voyeurism.

Sony World Photography Awards 2010 Winners Announced

Sony World Photography Awards 2010 Winners Announced

Last night, the winners were announced for the Sony World Photography Awards 2010 for the professional category, Italian photographer, Tommaso Ausili wins L’Iris d’Or and…

Dorothy Bohm: A World Observed 1940 – 2010

Dorothy Bohm: A World Observed 1940 – 2010

The first major retrospective of the London-based photographer Dorothy Bohm, A World Observed 1940 – 2010, will open this April at Manchester Art Gallery. Bohm…

Photography & the Pervasive Influence

Photography & the Pervasive Influence

CONTACT, the world’s largest festival of photography, opened in 2010 in Toronto. 2010’s theme explores how photography is stimulating the unprecedented change in the way we communicate.

A Positive View, Landmark Photographic Exhibition, Somerset House, London

A Positive View, Landmark Photographic Exhibition, Somerset House, London

The third edition of this fully curated, museum-scale photographic show at Somerset House will bring together more than 100 rare and signed vintage works across almost a century of photography.

Liverpool’s Hidden Icons – Secrets of the Built Environment

Liverpool’s Hidden Icons – Secrets of the Built Environment

The built environment is ubiquitous – we cannot escape the structures that define us. This milieu has altered greatly over the past 50 years. The…

Creating Icons: Gavin Bond in London

Creating Icons: Gavin Bond in London

Gavin Bond is one of the UK’s most successful contemporary photographers having shot highly intimate and exciting images of many of the last decade’s most…

Eve Arnold to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Sony World Photography Awards 2010

Eve Arnold to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Sony World Photography Awards 2010

Continuing with the theme of photography, following our last blog about Martin Parr’s latest exhibition, we are excited to discover that Eve Arnold (b. 1912…

Working Men’s Clubs Through The Eyes of Martin Parr

Working Men’s Clubs Through The Eyes of Martin Parr

Following Aesthetica’s feature on Martin Parr’s Parrworld at BALTIC last year, we take a look at his new show Working Men’s Clubs. Martin Parr’s inimitable…

The New Generation of British Fashion Photographers

The New Generation of British Fashion Photographers

Through its implicit and explicit nature, fashion photography is reaching new heights. A new wave of artists exhibits the ultimate 21st century narrative.

Prix Pictet Shortlist Unveiled

Prix Pictet Shortlist Unveiled

Work by twelve of the world’s leading photographers, one of whom will receive this year’s prestigious Prix Pictet photography prize for environmental sustainability will go…

Beyond fashion photography

Beyond fashion photography

Rankin is refreshingly free of pretensions, “for me it’s always been really important not to call myself an artist, but to call myself a photographer.”

Photography is dead – The International Photographic Review

Photography is dead – The International Photographic Review

A series of events to mark the 10th anniversary of the International Photographic Review will be unveiled from 30th July – 2nd August 2009. The…

Photography’s Narrative on the American West

Photography’s Narrative on the American West

The American West is symbolic, from cowboys to canyons. Into the Sunset explores photography’s ephemeral qualities from the 1850s to the present.

Releasing Forces Within the Human Psyche

Releasing Forces Within the Human Psyche

Roger Ballen employs 50 years of photographic experience to understand how a photograph affects the human psyche in his latest book, Boarding House.

Gender & Identity: Samoa’s Narratives

Gender & Identity: Samoa’s Narratives

Shigeyuki Kihara: Living Photographs explores themes of Pacific culture, identity, colonialism, stereotypes and gender roles.

Strangely Familiar

Strangely Familiar

Project Space Leeds hosts this unique exhibition by photographers, Eric Jaquier and Peter Mitchell. Their work illustrates how Leeds has changed since the 1960s.

Crossing Boundaries and Reaching New Dimensions

Crossing Boundaries and Reaching New Dimensions

Saturated was the inaugural solo show by Sølve Sundsbø, the first in a new cross-cultural programme at Spring Projects, a new gallery space at at Spring Studios.