Q+A with Experimental Artist Val Wecerka

Q+A with Experimental Artist Val Wecerka

Val Wecerka’s practice demonstrates a curiosity with both form and content. We catch up with her to discuss the stimuli behind her diverse oeuvre.

Manifesta 11, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

Manifesta 11, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

Manifesta’s 11th edition runs until 18 September. The nomadic festival was initiated in response to the new social, political and cultural reality that emerged in the aftermath of the Cold War.

Marcus Harvey: Inselaffe at Jerwood Gallery

Marcus Harvey: Inselaffe at Jerwood Gallery

With a wry sensibility, Leeds-born Marcus Harvey explores what it means to be British, deconstructing identity through a collision of humour and art.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Interview with Longlisted Artist Nick Dunmur

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Interview with Longlisted Artist Nick Dunmur

Nick Dunmur’s photography examines broader concepts and themes that involve and engage us all, whether we are aware of them or not. In offering his perspective on those things, he hopes to prompt others to consider their own.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

As June draws to an end and we celebrate the start of July, we explore a selection of shows to brighten your summer. In London, American Painter Alex Katz reflects on the transitory nature of light and Pure Fiction connects literature and art in a presentation of work by authors and artists in Paris.

Schwitters Miró Arp, Hauser & Wirth

Schwitters Miró Arp, Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth unites the practices of Kurt Schwitters and Hans Arp, in the context of works by the Joan Miró, in a new show to mark the centenary of the Dada movement in the city of its birth.

Liverpool Biennial 2016

Liverpool Biennial 2016

This year, the UK’s largest contemporary art festival, Liverpool Biennial, sees 42 artists creating work at locations across the city, from Tate Liverpool to Cains Brewery to local supermarkets.

The Keeper, New Museum, New York

The Keeper, New Museum, New York

The impulse to preserve and save objects, which is fundamental to the whole enterprise of museums, galleries and other collections, comes under scrutiny in the New Museum’s latest multi-floor exhibition.

Louise Nevelson, Pace Gallery, London

Louise Nevelson, Pace Gallery, London

At Pace London, the gallery has come alive with Louise Nevelson’s ingenious forethought that was at the epicentre of illustrious career and life.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

The last weekend in June promises a plethora of diverse shows, harking the continuation of a summer full of innovative and thought-provoking works of art. Featured artists include Mary Heilmann, Thomas Demand and more.

David Smith, Form in Colour, Hauser & Wirth Zürich

David Smith, Form in Colour, Hauser & Wirth Zürich

This summer Hauser & Wirth Zürich celebrates the work of the late American sculptor, painter and draughtsman, David Smith. The artist transformed the innovations of European modernism into a richly diverse new artistic language.

Calder and Fischli/Weiss, Fondation Beyeler, Switzerland

Calder and Fischli/Weiss, Fondation Beyeler, Switzerland

Works of Alexander Calder and Fischli/Weiss, from the early and late-twentieth century are now in dialogue, thanks to the Fondation Beyeler.

Interview with Andrew Wilson, Curator, Conceptual Art, Tate Britain

Interview with Andrew Wilson, Curator, Conceptual Art, Tate Britain

Conceptual Art in Britain 1964–1979, currently on show at Tate Britain, explores a pivotal period in British art history. We speak to Andrew Wilson, Curator, about this landmark exhibition and its accompanying publication.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Queenie Clarke, Three Dimensional Design.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Queenie Clarke, Three Dimensional Design.

Queenie Clarke puts the interaction between viewer and sculpture at the heart of her practice. She is drawn to structural installations and design for their capacity to have a physical effect on a person, without being in physical contact with them.

5 To See at Art Basel

5 To See at Art Basel

In our 5 To See this weekend, we focus on Art Basel’s line-up of pioneering shows across a range of sectors: Galleries, Unlimited, Parcours, Film and Feature. Highlights include the revival of Jannis Kounellis’ To Invent on the Spot from the 1970s and the introduction of Alfredo Jaar’s The Gift.

Interview with Artist Fanny Allié, VOLTA 12

Interview with Artist Fanny Allié, VOLTA 12

Artist Fanny Allié explores the outlines of the human form, using collage and emotive neon installations, to question our relationship with our bodies.

Q&A with Plymouth College of Art Degree Show Graduate, Sophie Holland

Q&A with Plymouth College of Art Degree Show Graduate, Sophie Holland

Sophie Holland, one of the graduating students at Plymouth College of Art talks to Aesthetica about her artistic practice and her future plans.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

In our 5 To See this week, we celebrate the beginning of summer with a selection of vibrant shows. Providing viewers with a glimpse into beach-life is Massimo Vitali at Ronchini Gallery, while Jeu de Paume hosts a Josef Sudek retrospective.

Interview with Italian Artist, Francesca Pasquali

Interview with Italian Artist, Francesca Pasquali

Italian artist Francesca Pasquali creates innovative sculptures from everyday objects, concentrating on the semantics behind the very materials of her work.

Aukland Art Fair 2016, The Cloud

Aukland Art Fair 2016, The Cloud

The Auckland Art Fair 2016 edition heralds a shift in focus to contemporary art of the wider Pacific region and brings together 40 galleries from New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific, and South America.

Future Now Symposium: Final Day

Future Now Symposium: Final Day

Today is the final day of the inaugural Future Now Symposium. Sessions include The Future of Art and Culture, Permanence of Print II and Public and Private Galleries.

Cornelia Parker: FOUND, Foundling Museum

Cornelia Parker: FOUND, Foundling Museum

Making reference to Foundling Museum’s heritage, Cornelia Parker invites over 50 artists, writers and musicians to respond to the thematic concept of “found”.

Future Now Symposium: Opens Today

Future Now Symposium opens today at York St John University and continues tomorrow, with a two-day programme of talks, panel discussions and portfolio reviews.

Charting Talent: Degree Shows to See this Summer

Charting Talent: Degree Shows to See this Summer

Amidst the season of Degree Shows, students across the UK are finalising and displaying their works as part of a nationwide collective of talent.

Future Now Symposium: The Future of Art and Culture in Curating and Talent Development

Future Now Symposium: The Future of Art and Culture in Curating and Talent Development

Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium is an opportunity for artists and those working in the creative sector to network, discuss best practice and build new collaborations. On Day Two of the event, sessions include the Future of Art and Culture, Talent Development, and Funding and Commissions.

Interview with Scarlett Bowman, Hyperion Frieze New York 2016

Interview with Scarlett Bowman, Hyperion Frieze New York 2016

Hyperion took place during Frieze New York 2016. We catch up with Scarlett Bowman, one of the multimedia artists involved in the project.

Free Range 2016: Graduate Art and Design Shows, The Old Truman Brewery, London

Free Range 2016: Graduate Art and Design Shows, The Old Truman Brewery, London

Now in its 16th year, Free Range returns to the Old Truman Brewery to showcase the breadth of work being produced by the UK’s emerging creatives – both to the public and to the creative industries.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talk: Sculpture and the Site-Specific with Sophie Raikes

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talk: Sculpture and the Site-Specific with Sophie Raikes

For the final talk of the series, Sophie Raikes, Assistant Curator at Henry Moore Institute, discusses ways of exhibiting temporary and site-specific sculpture and installation, referring to the works in the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition.

Katie Paterson and Zeller & Moye, Hollow, Bristol

Katie Paterson and Zeller & Moye, Hollow, Bristol

A new public artwork has taken residence in Bristol. Produced by Situations and commissioned by University of Bristol, Hollow invites viewers to see the history of our planet through a microcosm of each of its forests.

Urs Fischer: False Friends, Museum of Art and History, Geneva

Urs Fischer: False Friends, Museum of Art and History, Geneva

The Deste Foundation, which celebrates its 33rd anniversary in 2016, has just presented Urs Fischer – False Friend, an exhibition at Museum of Art and History.

What is Done Cannot be Undone, Warrior Studios, OVADA

What is Done Cannot be Undone, Warrior Studios, OVADA

Ninety-nine years after the Surrealists are playing what would have become “Exquisite corpse by airmail”, Warrior Studios comes to OVADA.

Junkie: Jac Leirner at White Cube, Mason’s Yard

Junkie: Jac Leirner at White Cube, Mason’s Yard

The subject of drugs in art is a longstanding tradition. Jac Leirner’s solo exhibition at White Cube Mason’s Yard takes a simpler approach to dependence.

In conversation with Ceramic Artist, Michael Boroniec

In conversation with Ceramic Artist, Michael Boroniec

We speak to American artist Michael Boroniec about his ceramic practice as well as the processes and the mutual effects of art on the individual.

Art16, Olympia London

Art16, Olympia London

Held at Olympia London from 20-22 May, Art16 will present a total of 1000 pieces from locations such as Senegal, South Korea, Cuba and the Czech Republic. This year’s instalment is set to bring together buyers, gallerists and enthusiasts.

Sarah Lucas: Temporary ob-scenarios, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi

Sarah Lucas: Temporary ob-scenarios, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi

The Nicola Trussardi Foundation has decided to explore new territories and modes of presenting contemporary art; Sarah Lucas’s project at Albergo Diurno is deeply consistent with this intent.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talk: Navigating the Contemporary Art Exhibition

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talk: Navigating the Contemporary Art Exhibition

The fourth talk in the series at the Aesthetics Art Prize Exhibition is Navigating the Contemporary Art Exhibition with Dr Sam Lackey, Curator at The Hepworth Wakefield. Lackey will lead an engaging tour around this year’s Art Prize selection, identifying the various themes and techniques utilised in the 2016 shortlisted works.

Jodie Carey: Early Old at Galerie Rolando Anselmi

Jodie Carey: Early Old at Galerie Rolando Anselmi

In Jodie Carey’s (b.1981) sculptures and installations, she examines textures as well as their material consistency and their immaterial reactions.

Free Aesthetica Art Prize Lunchtime Talk: Connecting Audiences with Talent

Free Aesthetica Art Prize Lunchtime Talk: Connecting Audiences with Talent

The third talk in the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition series is Connecting Audiences with Artistic Talent, running on Thursday 28 April from 12:30 at York St Mary’s. Here, the team behind the Aesthetica Art Prize offers an insight into the 2016 artworks.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Vote for the People’s Choice

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Vote for the People’s Choice

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Main and Student Prize winners have been announced, however, the People’s Choice is yet to be revealed. Here’s your chance to vote for your favourite artwork showcased at the Art Prize Exhibition.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Shortlisted Artist James Winter, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016: Shortlisted Artist James Winter, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture

Shortlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016, London-based artist James Winter created a site-specific installation for this year’s exhibition at York St Mary’s. Winter discusses the concepts behind his Spatial Light Constructs series.