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Intentional Decomposition

Intentional Decomposition

Alex Hartley questions the conventional qualities of the present and the expectations that construct contemporary life at Victoria Miro gallery, London.

Retracing Portuguese Colonialism

Retracing Portuguese Colonialism

Délio Jasse’s new and previously unseen body of work comes together in a solo exhibition, The Lost Chapter: Nampula, 1963 at London’s Tiwani Contemporary.

Gift Inspiration: Aesthetica Magazine

Gift Inspiration: Aesthetica Magazine

Treat someone special to a subscription and get their new year off to an inspirational start. Receive free gift wrap and the chance to send a personalised message. Free films come with the Dec/Jan issue.

Zaha Hadid: Foundation of Art

Zaha Hadid: Foundation of Art

A new exhibition of renowned architect Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) showcases not only a practice as a structural designer, but also reveals her work created as an artist.

J.W. Anderson’s Disobedient Bodies

J.W. Anderson’s Disobedient Bodies

Jonathan Anderson considers ways in which the human form has been reconceived by artists and designers from at the Hepworth Wakefield, this Autumn.

Aesthetica Issue 74 Available Now

Aesthetica Issue 74 Available Now

The December / January issue is available now. In photography, seven diverse practitioners offer works that explore urban landscapes, fine art and portraiture.

Obscure Perceptions

Obscure Perceptions

Taking domestic settings as a focus, Gregory Crewdson is a master of conceptual narratives played out within the environs of the everyday.

Figurative Illumination

Figurative Illumination

Iván Navarro opens a new exhibition in New York in which layers of social and political depth are identified through sculpted silence.

Cultural Observation

Cultural Observation

Romina Ressia’s work is an analysis of contemporary society. Classical influences can be seen across her oeuvre as a method of decoding modernity.

Auroral Metropolis

Auroral Metropolis

Finding intrigue within the strange intersections of the metropolis, Joust uses the lens as a witness to the shifting sense of culture from day to night.

Adaptive Environments

Adaptive Environments

Giorgio Stefanoni’s bold and colourful series Unknown Geometries provides intriguing angles on metropolitan architecture, focusing on urban details.

Changing Philosophies

Changing Philosophies

Thames & Hudson’s encyclopaedic volume surveys the innovations of inspired practitioners from the 19th century up until the present day.

Vanitas Remodelled

Vanitas Remodelled

Andrey-Lili’s lavish shoots are a consideration of environment and theme: rich colours and textures provide spatial variance against the domestic vanitas.

Visceral Construction

Visceral Construction

Portugal plays host to a gathering where architects and designers reflect on the spaces and systems in which we spend our daily existence.

Formal Innovation

Formal Innovation

A new celebration of circus arts opens in Sydney, showcasing the very best in the medium and an evolution from traditional style into modernity. Circus…

Sculpted Expressions

Sculpted Expressions

The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, explores Viktor&Rolf’s notion of wearable art through a selection of their most iconic works.

Estranged Landscapes

Estranged Landscapes

Lauren Marsolier’s style that alleviates the world of specific details. Perceptual compositions alienate viewers through bright and equivocal landscapes.

Not Vital: Innerworld and Outerworlds

Not Vital: Innerworld and Outerworlds

Published alongside the exhibition at YSP, and in association with Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, a new catalogue puts the figure into context through 100 photographs.

Fred Herzog’s Innovative Colour

Fred Herzog’s Innovative Colour

Fred Herzog | Modern Color surveys the life and work of the the Canadian artist, one of the most known figures for his unusual use of colour in the 1950s and 1960s.

Lucy Raven: Merging Dimensions

Lucy Raven: Merging Dimensions

New York artist and filmmaker, Lucy Raven (b.1977), is at Serpentine Gallery, London, exploring what happens behind the camera and in-between frames.

Communicating the Museum: Engagement

Communicating the Museum: Engagement

This year’s second edition of world-leading museum conference, Communicating the Museum proved one of the most interdisciplinary yet.

American Classics

American Classics

Pace London has announced American Classics, an exhibition of key works from photographers who emerged in post-war America.

Melanie Banjo: Detailing Countercultures

Melanie Banjo: Detailing Countercultures

Foam, Amsterdam, presents Melanie Banjo’s first major solo exhibition until 7 December, centred around the absurdities within the human experience.

Jim Lambie: Perceptions of Domesticity

Jim Lambie: Perceptions of Domesticity

Electrolux at the Modern Institute, Glasgow, marks Lambie’s sixth solo exhibition with a new collection that recontextualises objects.

Bruce McLean: Versatility and Innovation

Bruce McLean: Versatility and Innovation

Acclaimed British sculptor, painter and ceramicist Bruce McLean is at Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, charting an acclaimed and versatile career.

Icons of American Life

Icons of American Life

The work of American photographer Lee Friedlander, is at Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, featuring pieces taken over the course of the past five decades.

Nishat Awan: Migrant Narratives of Citizenship

Nishat Awan: Migrant Narratives of Citizenship

YSP hosts a collaborative exhibition by artist and academic, Nishat Awan. Migrant Narratives of Citizenship traces the route of the refugee crisis.

Representational Painting

Representational Painting

The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize was created to encourage representational painting. We speak to Emma Copley, who was selected for the 2016 exhibition.

Art as Methodology

Art as Methodology

Why do we need art? The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, puts this question into conversation in their new and though-provoking exhibition On the Origin of Art.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 to See celebrates the potential of the artistic medium. We celebrate post-industrial imagery and winter landscapes.

Defining Biennials

Defining Biennials

What do, and will, we remember of art? What of art in public places? What are biennials for – a small, inclusive elite, or the people of the cities that house them?

Candida Höfer: Memory and Renewal

Candida Höfer: Memory and Renewal

The artist comes to Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne. A selection of new dye transfer prints are juxtaposed with recent large-scale colour images of interiors.

Interdisciplinary Innovation

Interdisciplinary Innovation

Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983 explores the scene-changing and interdisciplinary life of downtown New York.

Kaleidoscopic Landscapes

Kaleidoscopic Landscapes

Aspen-born photographer Chloe Sells has continued to progress as an artist that questions the finite nature of our planet, our existence and the lines in between.

Echo and Convergence

Echo and Convergence

Robin Rice Gallery, New York, presents Echo and Convergence, an exhibition by Benjamin Heller. The show invites visitors into an expressive dimension.

Photo50: Mapping Adulthood

Photo50: Mapping Adulthood

Photo50 is London Art Fair’s annual exhibition of contemporary photography. We speak to Christiane Monarchi about the 2017 installment, Gravitas.

Huis Marseille: Artificial Landscapes

Huis Marseille: Artificial Landscapes

Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, present After Baldus: Travels in a Wounded Landscape, a photographic project from Theo Baart and Cary Markerink.

Surrealism and the Camera

Surrealism and the Camera

Atlas Gallery, London, presents a new exhibition exploring photographers who responded to Surrealism over the past five decades.

São Paulo Biennial: LiveUncertainty

São Paulo Biennial: LiveUncertainty

Conceptual, social, political, ecological and less visual than previous editions, the 32nd São Paulo Biennial, Living Uncertainty, was a collective process.

Conceiving Spaces

Conceiving Spaces

The fourth instalment of the Colombo Art Biennale (CAB) runs this December, the most significant contemporary art festival in Sri Lanka.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park: 2017 Events

Yorkshire Sculpture Park: 2017 Events

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), Wakefield, has a wide range of events coming up in 2017, featuring major indoor and open-air exhibitions.

Danny Lyon: Capturing Society

Danny Lyon: Capturing Society

A striking collection of photographs created by the American documentary photographer Danny Lyon is on show until 26 November at Beetles + Huxley

Conscious Developments

Conscious Developments

Gazelli Art House, London, introduces their new exhibition toute seule this January. An all-female show responds collectively to the modern world.

Basim Magdy: Dystopian Perspectives

Basim Magdy: Dystopian Perspectives

Egyptian artist, Basim Magdy returns to Jeu de Paume, Paris, this Autumn for its 9th Satellite Programme: No Shooting Stars to question land-based identities.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 To See poses some interesting questions, in reference to both the social and cultural issues of our time- and to the limits of artistic convention.

Life and Geometry

Life and Geometry

The Barbican Centre, London, presents Zarah Hussain’s Numina, providing an immersive and sensory experience for visitors.

Robert Rauschenberg: Multi-Disciplinary Innovation

Robert Rauschenberg: Multi-Disciplinary Innovation

Tate Modern, London, presents a major exhibition on Robert Rauschenberg, offering the first posthumous retrospective of his work in 20 years.

Metropolitan Underworlds

Metropolitan Underworlds

Benrubi Gallery, New York, presents Manhattan Sunday by Richard Renaldi, a photographic diary from 2010 to the present day, celebrating the nocturnal.

The Language of Experimentation

The Language of Experimentation

Tate Modern, London, presents The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection, featuring over 150 works from 60 artists.

Roni Horn: Mutability and Geology

Roni Horn: Mutability and Geology

Roni Horn’s sculptures made of cast glass, photographic installations and works on paper address the changeability of nature at Fondation Beyeler, Basel.

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