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.

Future Perspective

Future Perspective

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 features work that challenges perceptions, tackles difficult themes and presents the state of the world through a different lens. From over 3,500 entries, eight pioneering finalists were selected for the Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition and another 92 outstanding practitioners were chosen for the art prize anthology, Future Now.

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

The Henri Cartier Bresson Foundation presents Pieter Hugo’s latest photography collection for the first time in France, while the Serpentine Galleries, presents the work of Pascale Marthine Tayou.

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 Exhibition 2015 Preview Launches Today

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

Art Fair Tokyo, 20 - 22 March, 2015

Art Fair Tokyo, March 2015

Art Fair Tokyo returns this spring. The event enters into its 10th year and to celebrate this milestone event designer Masayoshi Kodaira has produced a selection of visuals for the 2015 fair.

In Conversation with Cornelia Parker in Aesthetica Magazine

In Conversation: Cornelia Parker, Aesthetica Magazine

Cornelia Parker is a British sculptor and installation artist who is interested in the potential of materials. In 2013, we spoke to Parker about her involvement with Glasstress: White Light / White Heat.

Hugo Wilson, Parafin, London

Hugo Wilson, Parafin Gallery

With his first London show for 10 years, British artist Hugo Wilson presents a broad spectrum of painting, sculpture, drawing and photography to explore faith and power via various systems of belief.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

From Florence Henri’s role in the 20th century disciplines of photography to Stephen McKenna’s response to his travels in modern Europe, we see a range of personal and technical development.

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

Carpenters Workshop Gallery at Design Show Shanghai

For China’s biggest design fair, Carpenters Workshop Gallery will present work by Sebastian Brajkovic, Humberto & Fernando Campana, Ingrid Donat, Stuart Haygarth and Studio Drift.

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 show at an American museum. Now, for the first time in the UK, a major exhibition of work by Rhoades will open at BALTIC.

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 of Art with 80 ceramic artists.

Review of Sky Academy Arts Scholarships Showcase Event

Review of Sky Academy Arts Scholarships Showcase Event

Since 2011 Sky Academy Arts Scholarships have supported artists under 30 annually with a £30,000 bursary. Last year’s Scholars include artist James Lomax and dancer Eleesha Drennan.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Belgian designer Dries van Noten invites visitors to explore his creative inspirations at the MoMu in Antwerp. Meanwhile, the work of Georges Noël is on display at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris.

Review of Zhang Huan: Sydney Buddha, Carriageworks, Sydney

Review: Zhang Huan, Sydney Buddha, Carriageworks

Carriageworks is a fitting space to house the grand structures created by artist Zhang Huan in his current exhibition, Sydney Buddha. Viewers are greeted by two five-metre tall structures.

Victoria Miro, Art Basel Hong Kong

Victoria Miro, Art Basel HK

Victoria Miro will be showcasing a selection of international artists at Art Basel Hong Kong. The Hong Kong edition features a variety of galleries from Asia, Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world.

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

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 acclaimed artists of the 20th century. Berni was a well-known public figure by the end of his life.

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

Mariano Pensotti: Cineastas

Argentine author and director, Mariano Pensotti, is best known for creating theatre that explores the tension between fiction and reality. The director is heralded as an important creative in Argentina.

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

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

Hayward Gallery has put on a brave set of displays curated by seven artists, who each look at elements of British history from 1945 to the present day. The central part of the exhibition is deeply political.

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

Ricardo Brey: Fuel To The Fire, Museum of 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 Cuban art; and the artist who lives and works in Flanders.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This weekend’s 5 To See reflects on photography. Tate St Ives presents its largest display of the art form, whilst Iveta Vaivode connects with her family home on a personal journey at CAM Houston.

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 to porcelain figurines.