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Creating Connections

Future Now 2017 looked at the importance of contemporary art as a necessary mode of communication, establishing social networks.

Balenciaga: Influential Design

Shaping Fashion at the V&A is the first ever UK show dedicated to the minimal aesthetic and formal innovation of Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga.

AAP Winners Announced

The winners were announced for the Main Prize and the Emerging Prize at last night’s Private View and Prize Giving at the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition.

5 To See: This Weekend

In our 5 To See for 26-28 May, we reflect on the innovative methods that artists use to communicate with their audiences. Doug Wheeler creates an optical and acoustic experience at the Guggenheim.

Future Now: Day Two

Big Ideas. Small World. Future Now continues today; topics include arts journalism, the importance of place, the creative city and talent development.

Utopian Socialism

The Hungary Pavilion at the Venice Biennale showcases a series of installations, interactive video works and sculptural pieces by Gyula Várnai.

Introspective Practices

The fifth Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition opens on 26 May and continues until 10 September, presenting innovative works by 16 international artists.

Cultural Landmark

Turner Contemporary in Margate has been revealed as the host venue for the Turner Prize 2019., promoting cultural regeneration in Kent.

Future Now: Day One

A Renewed Understanding of Living: Contemporary art is the mechanism that enables us to respond to the 21st century. Read about the sessions on 25 May.

Human Narratives

From February to June 2016, Narciso Contreras travelled around post-Gaddafi Libya documenting what he saw. The results are on display at Saatchi.

Global Horizons

The Other Art Fair hosts its inaugural U.S. edition from 1-4 June. The city of New York serves as the perfect backdrop for TOAF’s global expansion.

Exchanging Ideas

On the first day of the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, there is a unique opportunity to hear directly from a selection of shortlisted artists.

NTU: Collective Statements

The Nottingham Trent University annual Art and Design Degree Show is one of the largest exhibitions of work by graduating artists in the UK.

Global Exposure

Scott Gray, founder of PHOTOFAIRS and the Sony World Photography organisation expands on his experience within the sector ahead of Future Now.

Societal Portraits

Dana Lixenberg has won the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize. She is known for her work with communities on the margins of society.

SCOPE: Emerging Talent

Celebrating its 11th anniversary in Basel, SCOPE returns to the city in a location situated within walking distance of Art Basel at Messeplatz.

Comme des Garçons: Sculptural Visions

Known for avant-garde designs which challenge conventional notions of beauty and taste, Rei Kawakubo has redefined the aesthetics of our time.

Ideological Presence

Anne-Marie Creamer’s Treatment for Six Characters is part of the Aesthetica Art Prize Longlist. See this work at York Art Gallery from 26 May.

Artistic Portraits

The Edinburgh International Festival reveals its 2017 International Festival Portraits series: a collection of intimately filmed interviews with six artists.

Political Systems

Eunhyung Kim’s Street is part of the Aesthetica Art Prize Longlist. The film is screened at York Art Gallery from 26 May coinciding with Future Now.

Contemporary Visions

During the international festival of photography, Les Rencontres d’Arles, fotofever exhibits 10 artists working in documentary photography.

MIF: Enduring Legacies

As part of Manchester International Festival, True Faith brings together work by notable artists, such as Peter Saville and Barbara Kruger.

Addressing Diversity

Ahead of a panel at Future Now on the state of the multicultural world, Laurence Sillars expands on the relevance of diversity in his role at BALTIC.

Gregory Crewdson: Palpable Landscapes

Cathedral of the Pines evokes palpable tension in glacial scenes, transforming the rural town of Becket into a spectral land charged with human emotion.

Honar: Universal Resonance

Honar: The Afkhami Collection of Modern Contemporary Art showcases a vibrant country that is producing a wealth of vital cultural expression.

Formal Preoccupation

Featuring key works from throughout Tony Hill’s career, F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio showcase five decades’ worth of expression.

Diverse Methods

The Landmark Arts Centre’s Spring Art Fair enables visitors to find a variety of fine art directly from the practitioners, focusing on the individual.

Future Now: While in York

Aesthetica lists 5 Top Restaurants to visit after a long day of thought-provoking sessions at Future Now, soaking up the rich heritage and buzzing culture of York.

Concealed Histories

The Unforgetting is an exhibition of photographs and sculpture that explores the textures of personal memory in relation to the experience of trauma.

Abstract Generation

We speak to curator Sam Cornish about sculpture, painting and colour from the 1960s in Arts Council Collection exhibition, Kaleidoscope, at YSP.

Photographic Reproduction

Luxembourg & Dayan’s The End of Collage, curated by Yuval Etgar, is a captivating survey highlighting the breadth of collage in the 20th century.

Cubic Poetry

Concrete Poetry: Words and Sounds in Graphic Space focuses on the visual, verbal and sonic experiments of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Future Now: While in York

Alongside the inspiring discussions and the chance to network with those shaping today’s art world, is that it takes place in the beautiful and historic city of York.

Sculptural Essence

Curator Philipp Kaiser transforms the Pavilion of Switzerland into an exhibition titled, Women of Venice, featuring Carol Bove and Hubbard / Birchler.

Geometric Heights

For his new show at Koenig Galerie, St. Agnes, Anselm Reyle has conceived a spacial installation complete with three geometric, kinetic sculptures.

Environmental Restoration

An-My Lê captures current concerns around war and immigration whilst alluding to the past; The Silent General references Walt Whitman’s Specimen.

Power Structures

Cindy Sherman: Once Upon a Time, 1981 – 2011 at Mnuchin Gallery, New York, features more than two dozen works spanning the breadth of 30 years.

Renewed Structures

Cities have become a malleable arena for artists; Jasmina Cibic’s Tear Down and Rebuild was shot in the former Palace of the Federation in Belgrade.

Spacial Fragility

Richard Mosse’s Heat Maps has won the Prix Pictet 2017. The accolade was awarded by Prix Pictet Honorary President, Kofi Annan, at the V&A.

William Klein: Iconic Practice

As part of the 2017 Photo London Commissions, William Klein has been asked to develop a new 18-metre mural for the space.

Cultural Investigation

Art can connect people from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and socio-economic situations. This is called upon as one of the topics at Future Now 2017.

New Discoveries

Now in its third year, Photo London has become a powerhouse for international galleries to showcase the revolution of an ever-expanding medium.

Disseminating Practices

Ahead of a panel on the future of photography at the upcoming Symposium, Thomas Dukes expands on the concept of visual arts in the digital landscape.

Linguistic Ambiguity

From 24 July Bruce Nauman becomes the next focus of the ARTIST ROOMS at Tate Modern utilising light and language to alter spatial perception.

Immersive Cinematography

Toby Dye’s The Corridor is a love letter to the work of Stanley Kubrick. The video installation has been shortlisted for the 2017 Aesthetica Art Prize.

Creative Collaboration

Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends is the first 21st-century retrospective of the artist. MoMA presents work from six decades of his career.

Experiential Composition

Anastasia Schipanova represents a new generation of Russian contemporary artists, who mix expressionism, symbolism and abstractionism.

New Connections

The 16 practitioners who have been shortlisted for this year’s Aesthetica Art prize discuss contemporary themes and methods of working at Future Now.

Structural Influence

[Re]construct demonstrates the ways in which artists have incorporated the materials of architecture through works selected by Arts Council.

Shifting Homelands

As a collateral event of the 57th Venice Biennale, the Museo Correr shows 26 of Shirin Neshat’s portraits from The Home of My Eyes alongside new film, Roja.

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