5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s offering promises new perspectives on people, places and things. In Paris, Shen Yuan examines social phenomena in a different light, and in Beijing, Matjaž Tančič showcases a series of 3D portraits from North Korea at Pékin Fine Arts.

Modern Japanese Design, Manchester Art Gallery

Modern Japanese Design, Manchester Art Gallery

To celebrate the re-opening of its newly restored Design Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery is presenting fashion, furniture, lighting, ceramics, glass, and jewellery created in Japan over the past 50 years.

Interview with Mads Christensen, Lightwaves 2015, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester

Interview with Mads Christensen, Lightwaves 2015, Salford Quays

Lightwaves is a free digital light festival taking place at Salford Quays, Greater Manchester until 27 December. We speak to artist Mads Christensen about his commissioned piece Cathedral of Mirrors.

Pop Art Design, Museum of Contemporary Arts Chicago

Pop Art Design, Museum of Contemporary Arts Chicago

The legacy of Pop Art resonates in almost every aspect of our daily surroundings and MCA Chicago is exposing this in upcoming exhibition, Pop Art Design, in collaboration with Vitra Design Museum.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

We explore how the past continues to shape and influence the present with a line-up of exhibitions featuring influential work by Sammy Slabbinck, Yoko Ono, Helmut Newton and others.

In Conversation with Sculptor Merete Rasmussen, Pangolin Gallery, London

Interview: Sculptor Merete Rasmussen, Pangolin Gallery

Pangolin London presents Merete Rasmussen: Bronze and Ceramic. Known for her signature abstract ceramics, this exhibition explores a new departure for Rasmussen in the form of bronze works.

David Altmejd: The Flux and The Puddle, Louisiana

David Altmejd: The Flux and The Puddle, Louisiana

Canadian artist David Altmejd has created a museum within the museum: a 50m2 installation piece comprising figures and objects formed from wax, mirrors, plaster and other materials.

Art Basel Miami Beach 2015

Art Basel Miami Beach 2015

Art Basel heads to the U.S. for its highly popular Miami Beach event, bringing together a total of 267 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Takashi Hamaguchi’s Dissidents reveals the neglected aesthetic dimension of photojournalism and Agnieszka Kurant’s short film Cutaways bridges conceptual art and real-world issues, proving that the two are not so far removed after all.

SCOPE Miami Beach 2015

SCOPE Miami Beach 2015

Attracting over 45,000 visitors each year, SCOPE Miami caters for seasoned tastemakers looking for the latest innovations in contemporary art. This year’s 15th anniversary edition will welcome 120 exhibitors from 22 countries and 57 cities.

Review of Cerith Wyn Evans at White Cube Bermondsey, London

Cerith Wyn Evans at White Cube Bermondsey, London

We review Cerith Wyn Evans’ new neon sculptures at White Cube, Bermondsey, an interrogation of the world around us, which create moments of rupture within existing structures of communication.

Wonder, Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C

To celebrate the reopening of the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, the institution has invited nine contemporary artists to transform its interior into an engaging and immersive artwork.

Review of Bideford Black: The Next Generation, Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Devon

Review of Bideford Black: The Next Generation, Burton Art Gallery and Museum

Bideford Black: The Next Generation at Burton Art gallery, Devon, is the outcome of a year during which nine UK artists were commissioned to explore a single pigment inextricably linked with place.

Paul Neagu: Palpable Sculpture at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

Paul Neagu at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, celebrates Romanian artist Paul Neagu’s multi-sensory encounters with sculpture, presenting over 120 works by the artist across four of its gallery spaces.

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige: I must first apologise... at HOME, Manchester

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige at HOME, Manchester

Beirut-based visual artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige map out a genealogy of e-mail scams through film and installation in the latest exhibition taking place at Manchester’s HOME.

Foire International d’Art Contemporaine, Paris

Foire International d’Art Contemporaine, Paris

The 42nd Foire International d’Art Contemporaine (FIAC) opens its doors to visitors in Paris this October. Unveiling a fresh, new programme for 2015 at its preview yesterday, the fair is now open to the public until the end of the week.

Review of Frieze London 2015

Review: Frieze London 2015

The multi-sensory and new unfolded over four days in Regent’s Park during Frieze Art Fair. Now in its 13th year, the fair has evolved with its expansion, integrating innovation as it progresses with its prizes, programming, and projects.

Trailer Premiere: Francesco Clerici's Hand Gestures

Francesco Clerici’s Hand Gestures follows the process of creating one of Velasco Vitali’s dog sculptures, from wax to bronze, at Fonderia Artistica Battaglia (Battaglia Artistic Foundry), Milan.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

October promises to be an exhilarating start to the autumn and winter season, with a dynamic selection of fairs, festivals and long-term exhibitions opening both nationwide and internationally.

Picasso Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Picasso Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Pablo Picasso’s work in three dimensions may be less familiar to the public than his innovations in painting, but it played a very personal role in the artist’s life – he kept most of the pieces he created and lived and worked among them.

viennacontemporary, Marx Halle Vienna

Vienna Contemporary, Art Fair, Marx Halle Vienna

Austria’s leading international art fair vienna contemporary will take place at its new home, Marx Halle , from 24 until 27 September. This year’s event welcomes 99 galleries from 25 countries, as well as a series of international art institutions.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

A part of pushing forward in contemporary living involves a significant reflection on the past. This weekend’s 5 to See focuses on a series of dynamic retrospectives opening worldwide.

Dan Flavin, David Zwirner, New York

Dan Flavin, David Zwirner, New York

Dan Flavin has worked with fluorescents since 1963 to develop his own form of minimalism, creating what he termed ‘situations’ composed entirely of light and colour, which interact with architecture and the viewer’s perception of space.

Concrete Cuba, David Zwirner, London

Group Show, Concrete Cuba, David Zwirner, London

The turbulent 1950s in Cuba began with the military coup led by Fulgencio Batista and were marked by growing conflict between the US-backed Batista dictatorship and the revolutionary movement of Fidel and Raoul Castro, which would eventually topple Batista and transform the Cuban society.

Interview with Thierry Raspail, Director, Biennale de Lyon 2015

Interview with Thierry Raspail, Biennale de Lyon

The 13th Biennale de Lyon, La Vie Moderne, brings together artists from 28 different countries who explore the contradictory character of contemporary culture in varied regions of the world. We speak to Thierry Raspail, Artistic Director.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

David Zwirner invites viewers to explore Concrete Cuba. In Grenoble, Des Corps & Des Astres at Magasin provides an opportunity to discover the work of Didier Faustino and Camille Henrot’s The Pale Fox, arrives at Konig Galerie, Berlin.

Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, Sydney

Sydney Contemporary 2015, Carriageworks, Sydney

Australia’s international art fair, Sydney Contemporary, returns from 10 until 13 September. The event will exhibit over 90 esteemed galleries from 13 different countries across the expansive interior of large-scale arts space, Carriageworks.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

As we take those first few steps into the month of September, we look to an exciting few weeks ahead with five top shows to discover. Sprueth Magers celebrates the work of Keith Arnatt and Marian Goodman displays pavilion designs by Dan Graham.

The 20/21 British Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London

The 20/21 British Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London

The 20/21 British Art Fair invites visitors to explore two floors of stands at the Royal College of Art, London, this September. Featured galleries include Richard Saltoun, Beaux Arts, and Osbourne Samuel.

ArtInternational, Haliç Congress Center, Istanbul

ArtInternational launches its third edition on 4 September. Drawing on its unique geographic location as a gateway between East and West, the fair promotes itself as a dynamic cultural bridge across the global art market.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: Last Chance

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: Last Chance

Its the last day of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 call for submissions, so be sure to register your entry before today’s deadline at midnight. We take a look at previous years’ successes.

The Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown 2016: One Day to Go

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown 2016: One Day to Go

There’s still time to register for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 before it closes for entries on 31 August. As the call for entries comes to its final days, we revisit the work of interdisciplinary artist Jasmine Targett, following her success as a finalist in 2015.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: Prizes

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: Prizes

It’s the last weekend of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 call for submissions. Open until 31 August, the competition has an array of goodies up for grabs. Prizes include up to £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox and editorial coverage in Aesthetica.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

August may be drawing to a close; however a new season of visual art is only beginning. This weekend we present to you five exhibitions of diverse and exciting media opening around the globe.

Alex Newson, Senior Curator at the Design Museum and Aesthetica Art Prize Judge

Alex Newson, Senior Curator at the Design Museum

The judging panel for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 features a selection of key art world professionals with extensive combined expertise. The panel includes Alex Newson, Senior Curator at the Design Museum.

The 14th Istanbul Biennial SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms

Istanbul Biennial 2015: SALTWATER, A Theory of Thought Forms

The 14th Istanbul Biennial SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms will take place on 5 September until 1 November across 30 venues on both the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 7 Days to Go - Sculpture

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 7 Days to Go

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 call for entries countdown continues today looking at Patricia Mato-Mora, a ceramic artist and writer based in London. Her work Untitled (2014) was longlisted in this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize.

New British Innovators: Inside Heatherwick Studio, THE QUBE, PMQ, Hong Kong

New British Innovators: Inside Heatherwick Studio, THE QUBE, PMQ, Hong Kong

The British Council has announced that it will stage a new exhibition, entitled New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio, in Hong Kong this Autumn, showcasing key pieces from the last two decades of work by Heatherwick Studio.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 14 Days to Go - Sculpture

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 14 Days to Go - Sculpture

There are two weeks left in the call for submissions for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016. This year’s longlisted artists, published in Future Now which accompanied the exhibition, include Nathaniel Foley with his sculpture inspired by aviation and travel.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Galleries in Copenhagen and Madrid redefine how we perceive culture with a survey of African architecture at the Louisiana and a study of the peoples of South America by Javier Silva Meinel.