Review of Will Shannon: The Closet Craftsman, mac Birmingham

Will Shannon: The Closet Craftsman, Birmingham

Will Shannon describes himself as: “designer, maker, artist, architect, prototyper, workplace designer, maybe”. His exhibition at mac Birmingham seeks to unite the areas of art, craft and design.

Bruce Nauman, Fondation Cartier, Paris

Bruce Nauman, Fondation Cartier, Paris

Creating artworks and performances that traverse genres and mediums, Bruce Nauman defies classification and stands as one of the most influential contemporary artists working today.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Free Lunchtime Talks, York St Mary’s

AAP 2015 Lunchtime Talks

This spring, a series of free lunchtime talks from leading art figures including curators and artists will run alongside the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition.

Aesthetica Issue 64 April / May Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 64 April / May Out Now

The future can only be imagined by looking back towards the past. In Issue 64 we look for a frame of reference to start from, to unpick, to tease out and then create something entirely new.

Alfredo Jaar, Realities Represented in Aesthetica Magazine

Alfredo Jaar, Realities Represented in Aesthetica

This year’s edition of the Venice Biennale is fast-approaching. In Issue 53, we spoke to curator Madeleine Grynsztejn about Latin American art and Jaar’s installation Venezia, Venezia.

SP-Arte Latin American Art Fair 2015, São Paulo, Brazil

SP-Arte Latin American Art Fair 2015, São Paulo, Brazil

The leading Latin American art fair will return for its 11th edition in the Ciccillo Matarazzo pavilion at the Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo, Brazil, designed by Pritzker Laureate and Oscar Niemeyer.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 To See This Weekend features not to be missed exhibitions around the world, reflecting on personal and national narratives. The Henri Cartier Bresson…

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015: Exhibition Launch and Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015: Exhibition Launch and Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition is open to the public. On display at York St Mary’s until 31 May, the Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in contemporary art from across the world.

The Aesthetica Art Prize: Winners Announced for the 2015 Awards

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 Winners Announced

John Keane was announced as the winner of the Main Prize and rising star Suzanne Mooney took home the Student Prize at the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 exhibition preview at York St Mary’s.

Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth House

Contemporary chair design exhibition, Make Yourself Comfortable showcases furniture by innovative designers such as Thomas Heatherwick, Amanda Levete, Marc Newson, and Moritz Waldemeyer.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 Exhibition Launches Today

Today marks the exhibition preview of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015, with the show opening to the public tomorrow. The exhibition champions excellence in contemporary art from around the world.

Bruce Nauman: Transgressing Conventional Boundaries in Aesthetica Magazine

Transgressing Conventional Boundaries: Bruce Nauman

We delve into the Aesthetica archive and reflect on Bruce Nauman’s exhibition featured in Issue 41. In 2011 Kunsthalle Mannheim celebrated the artist’s 70th birthday with a large-scale retrospective.

Aesthetica Art Prize: Interview with Owen Waterhouse, Shortlisted Artist

AAP 2015 Interview with Owen Waterhouse

One of eight finalists, Owen Waterhouse will be showcasing his sculpture Möbius 1.00 in the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition. The piece marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of stainless steel.

Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris

Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris

140 galleries from 20 countries will converge at Paris’ Grand Palais for a fair focusing on new discoveries, including a plethora of modern and contemporary art, design and photography.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 To See reveals fascinating insights into the creative world. Nick Waplington’s backstage photographs from Alexander McQueen’s final show, Horn of Plenty, reveal the couturier’s raw energy.

New Art West Midlands 2015: Shortlist of 30 Emerging Artists

New Art West Midlands 2015: Shortlist of Emerging Artists

Four of the UK’s leading galleries will host new works by 30 emerging artists as part of the New Art West Midlands 2015 fair. Artists presented have graduated from one of the region’s degree courses.

Interview with Anna Lilleengen: Longlisted Artist in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2014

Interview with Anna Lilleengen, Longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize

Anna Lilleengen was longlisted in last year’s Aesthetica Art Prize with her piece Sublime Forest. Based in Yorkshire and Sweden, Lilleengen uses a physical process and deteriorating camera.

Ronchini Gallery, London, Sean Lynch: DeLorean Progress Report

Sean Lynch: DeLorean Progress Report

This solo show from Irish artist Sean Lynch takes as its focus the DeLorean car factory, which operated in Dunmurry, Belfast, for one year from 1981-1982.

Review of 12th edition of the Sharjah Biennial

Review of 12th edition of the Sharjah Biennial

The 12th edition of the Sharjah Biennial, in the UAE, curated by Eungie Joo, opened on 5 March to an exhibition of 51 artists that were representative of the region and the rest of the world.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

The Royal Academy of Arts has brought together works by Ruben, Picasso and Van Dyck to show visitors the legacy of portraiture, and the BALTIC celebrates the life and work of Jason Rhoades.

Mariko Mori: Cyclicscape, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

Mariko Mori: Cyclicscape, Sean Kelly

Mariko Mori is fascinated by Möbius strips, and in Cyclicscape at Sean Kelly Gallery, creates sculptures which play upon the idea of an infinite loop.

Maggi Hambling: War Requiem & Aftermath, The Cultural Institute at King’s College London, London

Maggi Hambling: War Requiem & Aftermath

Encompassing painting, sculpture, installation and film, War Requiem explores victimhood, violence, and the imagination through thick impasto paintings which transform before the eyes into nameless…

Art Fair Tokyo, 20 - 22 March, 2015

Art Fair Tokyo, 20 - 22 March, 2015

Art Fair Tokyo returns this spring, running 20-22 March. The event enters into its 10th year and to celebrate this milestone event graphic designer Masayoshi…

In Conversation with Cornelia Parker, in Aesthetica Magazine

In Conversation with Cornelia Parker, in Aesthetica Magazine

Cornelia Parker (b. 1956) is a British sculptor and installation artist who is interested in the potential of materials. In 2013, Aesthetica spoke to Parker…

Hugo Wilson, Parafin, London

Hugo Wilson, Parafin, London

With his first London show for 10 years, young British artist Hugo Wilson presents a broad spectrum of painting, sculpture, drawing and photography to explore…

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 To See This Weekend reveals new perspectives in exhibitions across the world. From Florence Henri’s prominent (if later forgotten) role in the 20th-century…

Carpenters Workshop Gallery at Design Show Shanghai 2015, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai

Carpenters Workshop Gallery at Design Show Shanghai 2015, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai

For China’s biggest design fair, Carpenters Workshop Gallery will present a selection of work by Sebastian Brajkovic, Humberto & Fernando Campana, Ingrid Donat, Stuart Haygarth…

Jason Rhoades: Organised Chaos in Aesthetica Magazine

Jason Rhoades: Organised Chaos in Aesthetica Magazine

Jason Rhoades, Four Roads at ICA Philadelphia was the artist’s first major exhibition at an American museum, revealing his sprawling environments made from a wide…

Ceramic Art London 2015, Henry Moore and Gulbenkian Galleries, RCA, London

Ceramic Art London 2015, Henry Moore and Gulbenkian Galleries, RCA, London

The 11th edition of Ceramic Art London, the leading international showcase for contemporary ceramics, returns to London this year to take over the Royal College…

Review of Sky Academy Arts Scholarships Showcase Event

Review of Sky Academy Arts Scholarships Showcase Event

Since 2011 Sky Academy Arts Scholarships (previously Sky Arts Futures Fund) have supported five promising artists under 30 annually with a £30,000 bursary and mentoring…

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 To See features work from the internationally renowned, the critically acclaimed, the culturally overlooked, and promising newcomers. Mima presents the fine art…

Review of Zhang Huan: Sydney Buddha, Carriageworks, Sydney

Review of Zhang Huan: Sydney Buddha, Carriageworks, Sydney

Carriageworks is a fitting space to house the grand structures created by artist Zhang Huan (b. 1965) in his current exhibition, Sydney Buddha (2015). As…

Victoria Miro, Art Basel Hong Kong

Victoria Miro, Art Basel Hong Kong

Victoria Miro, London, will be showcasing a selection of international artists at Art Basel Hong Kong from 15-17 March. Exhibiting artists include Yayoi Kusama, Grayson…

Review of Antonio Berni: Juanito y Ramona, MALBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Review of Antonio Berni: Juanito y Ramona, MALBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Antonio Berni: Juanito y Ramona showcases more than 150 works of one of Argentina’s most dynamic and acclaimed artists of the 20th century. Berni was…

Mariano Pensotti: Cineastas (Filmmakers), Museum of Contemporray Art, Chicago

Mariano Pensotti: Cineastas

Argentine author and theater director, Mariano Pensotti, is best known for creating theatre that explores the tension between fiction and reality. The director is heralded…

Review of History Is Now: 7 Artists Take On Britain, Hayward Gallery, London

History Is Now: 7 Artists Take On Britain

The Hayward Gallery has put on a brave set of displays curated by seven artists, who each look at elements of British history from 1945…

Ricardo Brey: Fuel To The Fire, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp

Ricardo Brey: Fuel To The Fire, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp

This exhibition bridges the gap between the two figures Ricardo Brey sees within himself: the historical artist working at a critical time in the history…

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This weekend’s 5 To See reflects on photography, looking at several large-scale exhibitions as well as more personal and subjective projects. Tate St Ives presents…

Coates & Scarry: Vestige, Gallery 8, London

Coates & Scarry: Vestige, Gallery 8, London

Artists Lisa Wright, Emma Vidal, Penny Byrne, Aaron Smith and Henry Hussey reference historical imagery and objects in a selection of new works, ranging photography…

An evanescent fix, Vitrine Gallery, London

An evanescent fix, Vitrine Gallery, London

Four artists reconfigure and manipulate the conventional idea of photography using strange new processes and transforming traditional methods in a new group show at Vitrine…