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Subaquatic Sculpture

Subaquatic Sculpture

Located off the coast of Lanzarote, Europe’s first underwater museum lies in wait beneath the waves, the Museo Atlántico took two years to complete.

5 To See

5 To See

The exhibitions in this week’s 5 To See combine mediums to create intense multidisciplinary compositions which muse on contemporary events.

Paradoxical Spaces

Paradoxical Spaces

The idea of “negative space” is essential to British artist Oliver Beer, who confronts the audience with what is not there and highlights the emotional value of objects.

Metropolitan Camouflage

Metropolitan Camouflage

The highly artistic vision of Hong-Kong based Nadim Abbas is surveyed in Camoufleur, a site-specific installation combing camouflage and the public gaze.

Rejecting Aesthetics

Rejecting Aesthetics

Whitechapel Gallery is looking back and assessing Eduardo Paolozzi’s (1924-2005) spectrum of work across collage, sculpture and print.

Louise Nevelson: Sculpted Consciousness

Louise Nevelson: Sculpted Consciousness

Cortesi Gallery, Lugano, plays host to a selection of 29 pieces from the late Louise Nevelson (1889-1988), spanning two decades from the 1960s to 1980s.

Keith Sonnier: Neon Innovation

Keith Sonnier: Neon Innovation

Pace Gallery traces the artistic legacy of Keith Sonnier, exploring his career from early pieces in neon and mixed media, to a vibrant new series Ebo River.

Kasten: Spatial Materiality

Kasten: Spatial Materiality

Barbara Kasten’s restless innovation and unique artistic vision comes to the fore of Intervals, an exhibition that encompasses both historic and recent work.

Monica Bonvicini: Charged Structures

Monica Bonvicini: Charged Structures

At the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, Bonvicini undermines the relationship between architecture and sexuality.

5 To See This Weekened

5 To See This Weekened

This week’s 5-to-see has an inherent interest in juxtaposition, in the contrasts founds between past and present, the real and the fictional.

Psychedelic Experimentation

Psychedelic Experimentation

The psychedelic and experimental spirit of Yayoi Kusama is celebrated in a recent exhibition. Infinity Mirrors is an examination of her lasting legacy.

Transitional Environments

Transitional Environments

ShanghART Gallery marked its 20th anniversary with the opening of Holzwege, taking its title from the philosopher Martin Heidegger.

Nick Cave: Social Installations

Nick Cave: Social Installations

Whilst social injustice stands as a common theme, the drive for this installation stems from the deaths of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown in police hands.

Liz West: Sensory Experiences

Liz West: Sensory Experiences

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 finalist Liz West returns to her hometown of Barnsley in a retrospective at The Civic depicting a vivid approach to light and colour.

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Ai Weiwei: One and the Multitude

Ai Weiwei: One and the Multitude

A series of installations at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by renowned activist and artist Ai Weiwei explores the individual’s relationship to social culture.

Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective

Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective

Previously exhibited in New York and due to show in Dusseldorf mid next year, Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective is travelling across cultural art capitals to celebrate the career of the Belgian artist.

Tong Cragg: Material Worlds

Tong Cragg: Material Worlds

The most extensive UK show to date from Tony Cragg is at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, this March. A Rare Category of Objects consists of pieces from up to five decades of the artist’s career.

Austere Structures

Austere Structures

The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, has recently revealed a unique architectural intervention perched atop the organisation’s campus.

Art Brussels 2017

Art Brussels 2017

2017 sees the 35th edition of Art Brussels, one of Europe’s most significant fairs. Since its inception, the festival has evolved into an influential event.

Making Africa

Making Africa

Making Africa is a collaboration of over 120 artists who aim to provide a new insight into contemporary African design, celebrating its impact upon the art world.

5 To See

5 To See

This week’s 5 to see takes a closer look at contemporary society, including Whitechapel Gallery, London and The Met, New York.

Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitecture

Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitecture

Celebrated in a major exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, the first in over two decades, Matta-Clark is showcased as a 1970s avant-garde legend.

Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas Gift Guide

With art, film, and fashion ideas, Aesthetica’s 10 suggestions will spark the imagination and provide cultural opportunities all the way through into 2017.

Narratives of History

Narratives of History

FIELD WORK from Tiwani Contemporary brings together eight contemporary artists whose creative practice has foundations in the analysis of the mechanics of history.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 To See looks at the transformation of the familiar. Roger Hiorns romanticises the everyday while Hannah Perry questions society.

Helen Marten: Turner Prize 2016

Helen Marten: Turner Prize 2016

Helen Marten has been awarded the 2016 Turner Prize, as announced at Tate Britain earlier this week, one of the best-known projects for the visual arts in the world.

Art Stage Singapore 2017

Art Stage Singapore 2017

Art Stage Singapore returns for a seventh time in January, kick-starting the season and bringing together work from 108 exhibitors and 26 countries.

The Griffin Art Prize: Supporting Graduates

The Griffin Art Prize: Supporting Graduates

The Griffin Art Prize is designed “to have a meaningful impact” on the career of one recent art school graduate, boosting the ambitions of an emerging painter.

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J.W. Anderson’s Disobedient Bodies

J.W. Anderson’s Disobedient Bodies

Jonathan Anderson considers ways in which the human form has been reconceived by artists and designers from at the Hepworth Wakefield, this Autumn.

Not Vital: Innerworld and Outerworlds

Not Vital: Innerworld and Outerworlds

Published alongside the exhibition at YSP, and in association with Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, a new catalogue contextualises the figure.

Jim Lambie: Perceptions of Domesticity

Jim Lambie: Perceptions of Domesticity

Electrolux at the Modern Institute, Glasgow, marks Lambie’s sixth solo exhibition with a new collection that recontextualises objects.

Bruce McLean: Versatility and Innovation

Bruce McLean: Versatility and Innovation

Acclaimed British sculptor, painter and ceramicist Bruce McLean is at Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, charting an acclaimed and versatile career.

Art as Methodology

Art as Methodology

Why do we need art? The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, puts this question into conversation in their thought-provoking show On the Origin of Art.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 to See celebrates the potential of the artistic medium. We celebrate post-industrial imagery and winter landscapes.

Echo and Convergence

Echo and Convergence

Robin Rice Gallery, New York, presents Echo and Convergence, an exhibition by Benjamin Heller. The show invites visitors into an expressive dimension.

Conceiving Spaces

Conceiving Spaces

The fourth instalment of the Colombo Art Biennale (CAB) runs this December, the most significant contemporary art festival in Sri Lanka.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park: 2017 Events

Yorkshire Sculpture Park: 2017 Events

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), Wakefield, has a wide range of events coming up in 2017, featuring major indoor and open-air exhibitions.

Conscious Developments

Conscious Developments

Gazelli Art House, London, introduces their new exhibition toute seule this January. An all-female show responds collectively to the modern world.

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