Interview with Aparajita Jain, Founder of Saat Saath Arts Foundation

Interview with Aparajita Jain, Founder of Saat Saath Arts Foundation

Within India there is very little or no government support for the arts, but within the country there are a number of highly passionate individuals who are taking it upon themselves to fill the country’s arts funding gap. Seeing it as a vital part of her nation’s development, after two decades working with emerging contemporary Indian artists, curators and collectors, in 2010, Aparajita Jain founded the Saat Saath Arts Foundation (SSAF).

Interview with Guillaume Piens, Fair Director, Art Paris

Interview with Guillaume Piens, Fair Director, Art Paris

The 2016 edition of Art Paris Art Fair brings together 143 galleries from 22 countries. We speak to Fair Director, Guillaume Piens, about this year’s line-up of key events and the fair’s virtual tour.

Mona Hatoum: Tate Modern

Mona Hatoum: Tate Modern

Known for her large-scale installations and sculptures which challenge the formal languages of Minimalism and Surrealism in order to expose a world characterised by conflicts and contradictions, the work of Mona Hatoum will be presented by Tate Modern this year.

Can Machines Think? Review of The Imitation Game, Manchester Art Gallery

Can Machines Think? Review of The Imitation Game, Manchester Art Gallery

“Can machines think? Are there imaginable digital computers which would do well in the imitation game?” asked Alan Turing in his landmark paper, Computing Machinery and Intelligence. Turing’s study was published in 1950, but the question whether machines can successfully imitate human behaviour still resonates today. Eight artists delve into our fascination with artificial intelligence and man/machine relationships in The Imitation Game at the Manchester Art Gallery this year.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Jasmine Targett, Longlisted Artist

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Jasmine Targett, Longlisted Artist

At night, when looking through her telescope, Jasmine Targett often wonders if there could be another person looking back at her. Targett’s work was longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Following this week’s International Women’s Day celebrations on 8 March, our 5 To See focuses on the work of female artists around the world. We highlight a series of group and solo exhibitions that consider the cultural achievements of women.

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend: Review of Marcel Wanders and Misha Kahn

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend: Review of Marcel Wanders and Misha Kahn

Every so often, something happens on the gallery scene that pushes a fresh perspective into the wider cultural viewfinder. When Friedman Benda recently launched a splashy double show in New York, we all left with the funny feeling that we’d been transported to somewhere new, somewhere that might be sacred, and somewhere that is softly transforming the frontier where art and design co-mingle.

Aesthetica Art Prize: Call For Entries

Aesthetica Art Prize: Call For Entries

From her background in Landscape architecture, Sanitas Pradittasnee been interested in sculptural space and how involves human interaction. Her work Khao Mo Siam Square (Mythical Escapsim), longlisted in 2015, explores the philosophy of “the impermanence of objects” and the form of nothingness.

Review: Goshka Macuga’s To The Son of Man Who Ate The Scroll

Concerned with the disintegration of humanity, Goshka Macuga (b. 1967) poses fundamental philosophical questions in his contemporary artistic practice, including a striking address to the inevitable aspects of life. Fondazione Prada presents the Polish artist’s solo exhibition To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll, until 19 June.

Interview with Ying Tan, Curator, CFCCA, Manchester

Interview with Ying Tan, Curator, CFCCA, Manchester

Coinciding with Manchester’s Year of the Monkey celebrations, the CFCCA launched its 30th anniversary programme in February. We speak to curator Ying Tan about the centre’s commitment to representing Chinese arts in the UK.

Exhibition Review of The Earth Is Our Radio, KARST

Exhibition Review of The Earth Is Our Radio, KARST

KARST’s white gallery warehouse is preoccupied by surfaces in its latest seven person show. The Earth is Our Radio draws on all manner of barriers, boards and blockades, with tell-tale markings of run down urban environments and revalued economics.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Journeys to new places are a common theme in this week’s 5 To See. Matthew Barney details the journey of author Norman Mailer’s spirit through the Egyptian afterlife, and Nico Vascellai links two of earth’s most mysterious chasms.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Call for Entries: Alexandra Charlotte Pullen

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Call for Entries: Alexandra Charlotte Pullen

Artist Alexandra Charlotte Pullen was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2015 with her piece Paper City, an installation of over 2,000 paper houses constructed from receipts.

Alberto Giacometti: In His Own Words – Sculptures 1925-34, Luxembourg & Dayan, London

Alberto Giacometti: In His Own Words – Sculptures 1925-34, Luxembourg & Dayan, London

Focused on a series of sculptures from a crucial decade in Alberto Giacometti’s life, this London show provides a deep insight into the development of the Swiss sculptor and painter’s practice.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Longlisted Artist Stephen Hendee

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Longlisted Artist Stephen Hendee

Stephen Hendee’s creative output, which spans the past two decades, has mirrored the ascent of digital culture, speculative fiction and ephemeral architecture through installations and sculpture.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

In the USA, ultra-technologist collective teamLab explores the potential of digital art to nurture creativity and curiosity, and Galerie Lelong celebrates Ana Mendieta’s lifetime of filmmaking in a showcase of recently discovered works.

Design Shanghai 2016, Shanghai Exhibition Centre

Design Shanghai 2016, Shanghai Exhibition Centre

Design Shanghai returns for its fourth iteration from 9-12 March. Taking place at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre, this year’s fair promises to feature work from over 300 product and design brands.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 To See begins in Paris with a showcase of Fernell Franco’s personal work from Cali and continues with a photographic theme with a selection Horst P. Horst’s imagery from his time at Vogue, alongside lesser-known pieces.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Flavio Senoner

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Flavio Senoner

Flavio Senoner was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 with Sonny Moved White Oblongs, a three-dimensional piece that is made from plaster and wood – specifically, burnt wood, which is a material with unusual characteristics. The Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries for the 2017 exhibition.

Erwin Wurm, Lost, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris

Erwin Wurm, Lost, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac presents Erwin Wurm’s Lost. The show features Wurm’s latest works, in which materiality played a significant role throughout the different steps of their conception.

Aesthetica Art Prize Selected Artists Announced for 2016

Aesthetica Art Prize Selected Artists Announced for 2016

The Aesthetica Art Prize shortlist and longlist have been announced, featuring 100 contemporary artists from around the world. The shortlist includes 10 artists whose work will be exhibited in York from 14 April to 29 May at York St Mary’s.

Maisons Fragiles, Hauser & Wirth, London

Maisons Fragiles, Hauser & Wirth, London

The themes of fragility, vulnerability and protection draw together selected works from nine artists in a group exhibition at Hauser & Wirth. Spanning 60 years of practice, featured artists include Louise Bourgeois, Roni Horn, and Richard Serra.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Longlisted Artist Bruce Aitken

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Longlisted Artist Bruce Aitken

Bruce Aitken’s mechanical piece Clock 12.41 was longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015. Continuing the tradition of the long case clocks, Aitken makes weight-driven, pendulum-regulated clocks: rotating wooden wheels controlled by gravity. The hands mark the rotation of the world in the usual way – 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson pays homage to Italian photographer Ugo Mulas and Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery provides a platform for textile designer Tibor Reich’s pioneering career.

Simon Starling, Nine Feet Later, The Modern Institute

Simon Starling, Nine Feet Later, The Modern Institute

Simon Starling has been revisiting the history of forms and objects for two decades, creating installations, films, photographs and sculptures that unearth connections across space and time.

India Art Fair, New Dehli

India Art Fair, New Dehli

India Art Fair returns to New Delhi from 28-31 January. Founded in 2008, the event is a crucial platform for the visual artists working in the region, and builds bridges between its creative community and a multitude of international markets.

5 to See This Weekend

5 to See This Weekend

This week’s 5 to See pays homage to the great makers and movements of the 20th century. David Zwirner dedicates a show to Light and Space pioneer Doug Wheeler and Lisson Gallery provides a survey on the interdisciplinary nature of drawing.

Interview with Natasha Hoare, Dialogues Curator, London Art Fair

Interview with Natasha Hoare, Dialogues Curator, London Art Fair

London Art Fair returns for its 28th edition this week with a host of special talks and gallery sectors. We speak to guest curator Natasha Hoare about the 2016 Art Projects exhibitors.

Interview: Digital Artists FIELD.io, Lumiere London

Interview: Digital Artists FIELD.io, Lumiere London

FIELD digital art studio co-founder Vera-Maria Glahn talks to us about creating their immersive, audio-visual radio telescope-inspired artwork, Spectra-3, for the recent Lumiere Festival in London.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 to See navigates through an ocean of January blues and steers a journey into intimate explorations of the self. Highlights include Steve McQueen, Ciara Phillips and Saatchi’s all-female show.

Lumiere London 2016

Lumiere London 2016

Lumiere London, the largest light festival to hit the capital, is set to illuminate four winter evenings this January. The event features 3D projections, interactive installations and pioneering light works.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Open for Entries

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is now open for entries, presenting a unique opportunity for emerging and established artists around the world to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Prizes include publication. an exhibition for shortlisted artists, and up to £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox.

The Museum of Innocence, Somerset House, London

The Museum of Innocence, Somerset House, London

Created by the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk as a physical manifestation of his text by the same name, The Museum of Innocence is relocating from its Istanbul base to Somerset House.

KAWS, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

KAWS, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

For the first UK museum exhibition by the renowned American artist KAWS, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is showing over 20 works inside the Longside Gallery and outside in the grounds of the park itself.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

The New Year is a time to revitalise a new you and to explore new ways of thinking. Our top five choices for this week cover a spectrum of concepts into what it is to be human in the present day.

Art Dealer Theo Waddington Discusses Hoyland, Caro, Noland at Pace Gallery

Art Dealer Theo Waddington Discusses Hoyland, Caro, Noland at Pace Gallery

Pace London is currently exhibiting works by John Hoyland, Anthony Caro and Kenneth Noland, celebrating the friendship, connections and mutual influence between the three artists.

5 To See in 2016

5 To See in 2016

The New Year is the ideal moment to plan ahead and discover what’s new. An inspiring array of shows are igniting the way in the art world, from Not Vital at YSP to Daniel Buren at BOZAR.

Brian Griffiths; Bill Murray, BALTIC

Brian Griffiths; Bill Murray, BALTIC

The vast space of BALTIC’s Level 4 gallery provides the venue for a solo exhibition by Brian Griffiths that plays with scale, size and the idea of measurement. Bill Murray: a story of distance, size and sincerity takes inspiration from the contrast between interior life and public image.

Shirazeh Houshiary, Through Mist, Lehmann Maupin, HK

Shirazeh Houshiary, Through Mist, Lehmann Maupin, HK

Shirazeh Houshiary’s paintings, sculptures and animations play with binaries such as transparency and opacity, presence and absence, materiality and intangibility, and light and darkness.

Susan Philipsz, War Damaged Musical Instruments, Tate

Susan Philipsz, War Damaged Musical Instruments, Tate

As part of its ongoing commemorations of the centenary of the First World War, Tate Britain presents a new sound installation by the Turner prize-winning artist Susan Philipsz.