5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 To See poses some interesting questions, in reference to both the social and cultural issues of our time- and to the limits of artistic convention.

Life and Geometry

Life and Geometry

The Barbican Centre, London, presents Zarah Hussain’s Numina, providing an immersive and sensory experience for visitors.

Robert Rauschenberg: Multi-Disciplinary Innovation

Robert Rauschenberg: Multi-Disciplinary Innovation

Tate Modern, London, presents a major exhibition on Robert Rauschenberg, offering the first posthumous retrospective of his work in 20 years.

Roni Horn: Mutability and Geology

Roni Horn: Mutability and Geology

Roni Horn’s sculptures photographic installations and works on paper address the changeability of nature at Fondation Beyeler, Basel.

Alluring Mysteries of the Everyday

Alluring Mysteries of the Everyday

Revolt of the Sage, opening this month at Blain Southern, takes its title from a work of the same name by Giorgio de Chirico painted in 1916.

Art Basel: Transformational Experiences

Art Basel: Transformational Experiences

Art Basel at Miami Beach opens on 30 November, 2016 marking the fourth year that Nicholas Baume has directed and curated the event.

Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Metaphysics and Architecture

Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Metaphysics and Architecture

Marc Camille Chaimowicz has finally opened his first solo show in an Italian public venue, alongside a similar show at London’s Serpentine Gallery.

Rana Begum: Cultural Conversations

Rana Begum: Cultural Conversations

A new and outdoor work by Bangladeshi-British artist Rana Begum is currently installed at King’s Cross, marking the start of a new series of public commissions.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: Celebrating 20 Years

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: Celebrating 20 Years

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its opening, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has announced a special programme of events to commemorate the occasion.

Responses to Homogenisation

Responses to Homogenisation

At Museion, Bolzano Italy, the German artist opens her first solo show in an Italian museum, Up. Her works guide the viewer without being prescriptive.

Istanbul Design Biennial: Design and Humanity

Istanbul Design Biennial: Design and Humanity

The 3rd instalment of the Istanbul Design Biennial promises an inward look at the inherent nature of design in our everyday lives.

Political Resolution

Political Resolution

An Iraqi-Canadian who left Baghdad in 1991, Obaidi’s work is deeply political, and the works in Fragments are as the title implies: shrapnel of catastrophic events.

Katie Paterson: The Poetry of Scale

Katie Paterson: The Poetry of Scale

Glasgow-born visual artist Katie Paterson has created over 20 major projects which carve a new poetic language based upon distance, scale, geology and technology.

Shifting Perceptions

Shifting Perceptions

The Nanjing International Art Festival comes to the capital of the Jiangsu province in China this winter and explores the theme Historicode: Scarcity and Supply for its third edition.

Cyclical Light

Cyclical Light

Part of the Sydney International Art Series, Connect with Everything is Tatsuo Miyajima’s first major solo exhibition in Australia.

Sculpture Reimagined

Sculpture Reimagined

Following on from Polka Dots at David Zwirner, London, this second iteration of the show marks Carol Bove’s first presence at the spaces in New York.

Elemental Synchronisation

Elemental Synchronisation

The latest Hyundai commission to adorn Tate’s Turbine Hall is an installation by Philippe Parreno, inviting audiences to a choreography of acoustics.

Spatial Layers

Spatial Layers

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, continues their showcase of installation artist Sara Barker, in collaboration with The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

As the seasonal celebrations guide us from one month to another, our 5 To See provides a meeting place for painterly and digital works.

Post-War Aesthetics

Post-War Aesthetics

For Frieze Masters, Luxembourg and Dayan brought a collection inspired by L’Informe: mode d’emploi and opened the first UK solo exhibition of Rodolfo Aricò.

South Africa: The Art of the Nation

South Africa: The Art of the Nation

The British Museum, London, opens an all-inclusive and decade-spanning exhibition which presents the rich artistic and cultural tapestry of South Africa.

Protest: Visual Autonomy

Protest: Visual Autonomy

Victoria Miro, London, stages a group exhibition by artists concerned with socio-political issues of their day, questioning power structures within societies.

Gestural Vocabularies

Gestural Vocabularies

Kishio Suga (b. 1944) at Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan, combines industrial and natural elements to question the uniformity of modular structures.

Žilvinas Kempinas: Kinetic Encounters

Žilvinas Kempinas: Kinetic Encounters

New York based Lithuanian artist Žilvinas Kempinas exhibition reflects upon natural phenomena such as light and air at Ikon gallery, Birmingham.

Augmenting the Human Figure

Augmenting the Human Figure

The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics presents a variety of exhibits – objects, images, artworks – representing work from the late 19th century onwards.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

We inject a sense of nature into our 5 To See. Ai Weiwei’s tree trunks adorn Lisson and Otobong Nkanga’s tapestries draw on botanical histories.

Frieze Art Fair: Nostalgia and Discovery

Frieze Art Fair: Nostalgia and Discovery

With director Victoria Siddall describing this year’s fair as having a “sense of discovery”, Frieze London 2016 offered endless opportunities of exploration.

Dismantling Boundaries

Dismantling Boundaries

Yinka Shonibare’s sixth solo show at Stephen Friedman displays the absence of the Dutch wax batik textiles for which the artist is known.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

As the nights draw in our 5 To See lines up new shows for the autumn; Daniel Arsham transports viewers into a realm of material transformation.

Ronchini Gallery: Interpretation and Intervention

Ronchini Gallery: Interpretation and Intervention

Ryan Steadman, American curator and art critic, introduces a new group exhibition that explores fragmented stories. Trust Issues opens at Ronchini Gallery, London.

Ernesto Neto: Extravagant Installations

Ernesto Neto: Extravagant Installations

Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto returns to New York for the first time since 2012 to exhibit a solo collection of new works at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.

Celebrating Lisson Gallery’s Fifth Anniversary

Celebrating Lisson Gallery’s Fifth Anniversary

Five / Fifty / Five Hundred marks the beginning of celebrations for the fifth Lisson Gallery anniversary in Milan, kicking off with a new group exhibition.

Frieze Masters 2016: New Discoveries across Art History

Frieze Masters 2016: New Discoveries across Art History

In conjunction with Frieze London 2016, the fifth edition of Frieze Masters takes place from 6 October until 9 October 2016. Find out about the fair.

Intersections and Historical Contexts

Intersections and Historical Contexts

Ahead of her new show Circles are Slices of Spheres at Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, Rosie Morris talks to Aesthetica about collaboration and historical contexts.

Frieze Art Fair 2016: Gallery Highlights

Frieze Art Fair 2016: Gallery Highlights

Frieze Art Fair features more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries.. As one of the largest events of its kind this year, we list ten highlights from the 2016 event.

Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas of Mirrors

Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas of Mirrors

The Singapore Biennale returns this month. An Atlas of Mirrors includes 62 artists, art collections and selected artworks divided into nine sub-themes.

The Other Art Fair: Future Ambition

The Other Art Fair: Future Ambition

Presenting 130 of the best emerging artists, handpicked by an influential selection committee The Other Art Fair returns to East London’s Old Truman Brewery on 6-9 October.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

As September rolls into October, a whole host of new exhibitions open their doors, leaving us spoilt for choice when it comes to 5 To See.

Dialogues and Artistic Collaboration

Dialogues and Artistic Collaboration

The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) continues in its efforts to introduce Korea’s vibrant contemporary art scene to the UK with its new exhibition, Riptide.

Gestural Sculptures

Gestural Sculptures

Simultaneous exhibitions at the Marian Goodman Gallery in Paris and London showcase Giuseppe Penone’s sensuous visual language and gestural sculptures.