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AAP: Sculpture Today

Artist and Lecturer in Sculpture at York St John University, Dr Joanna Sperryn-Jones discusses the state of contemporary sculpture.

NMWA: International Commemoration

The 30th anniversary of National Museum of Women in the Arts includes a year-long programme that re-instates the vision to showcase underrepresented figures.

Industrialised Setting

Open Plan presents an ambitious range of media from 49 artists, providing a sensitive reflection on Bath’s industrial history and the concept of change.

AAP: Aesthetic Ventures, Reyahn King

Our Art Prize is judged by industry experts. Chief Executive of York Museums Trust Reyahn King was part of the panel that selected the 2017 winner.

5 To See: This Weekend

For 23-25 June, we take our first transatlantic trip of the summer season. Gagosian presents Carsten Höller’s playful sculptures, whilst MAC pays tribute to Olafur Eliasson’s environmentally-linked practice.

CWA: Literary Talent

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for entries for its 11th year. Each year, 60 finalists are selected by a panel of literary experts for publication.

Cultural Destinations

From institutions to emerging locations, the Leading Culture Destinations Awards recognises the impact of exhibitions, architecture and sustainable projects.

AAP: Creative Avenues, Whitney Hintz

The Aesthetica Art Prize is open for entries for its 2017/18 edition. Whitney Hintz, Curator of the Hiscox Collection formed part of our Jury in 2017.

Emerging Movements

Cynthia Corbett, founder of the Young Masters Art Prize discusses this year’s entries and thematic connections across works from the shortlist.

Influencing Exchange

The Korea/UK season kickstarts a year of cultural dialogues between two countries. 20 institutions across play host to a sequence of creative events.

Imaginary Narratives

Winner of the Prix Découverte des Amis du Palais de Tokyo, Hayoun Kwon presents audiences with a world inspired by the factual and fictional memories.

Allusive Identities

The centrepiece of the latest exhibition by Roni Horn is the photographic opus The Selected Gifts, a collection of 67 images documenting presents from 41 years.

Identity Politics

More than 60 photographs by the South African visual activist photographer Zanele Muholi will on display at Autograph ABP, London, this summer.

Ethereal Contexts

Coming Clean is a searingly honest series of self-portraits taken by the renowned photographer Graham McIndoe, exploring the world of substance abuse.

Productive Domains

Ending soon: Imprimer Le Monde traces the origins of today’s new creative frontier of 3D printing to photosculpture and high-relief topographical maps.

Alternate Perceptions

Hella Jongerius’ Breathing Colour is a new collection of dynamic commissions that investigate how light conditions alter the viewer’s understanding of form.

Documenting Unfamiliarity

Returning for the ninth edition, the Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art presents MOMUNTUM 9: Alienation, exemplifying estrangement.

Jury: Alistair Payne, GSA

AAP is open for entries. We reflect on the last edition’s panel, including Alistair Payne, Head of the School of Fine Art, GSofA.

Photographic Homage

PHotoEspaña celebrates its 20th anniversary through a programme that looks back to the festival’s development since its establishment in 1998.

5 To See: Art Basel

Throughout the weekend, the city of Basel is transformed by close to 100,000 visitors, 4,000 artists, 291 galleries and 100 large-scale pieces.

Questioning Representation

Art, Justice and Terror is a day of debate curated by London College of Communication, in response to War of Terror by Edmund Clark.

Inventive Histories

Part of Moderna Museet’s Before and Behind the Lens, Written in Light explores the Museum’s collection of photography from the 19th century.

Illuminated Syntax

As if, Seeing in the Manner of Listening…Hearing, as if Looking comprises a body of site-specific works By Cerith Wyn Evans that stimulate synaesthesia.

Jury: Olivier Richon, RCA

Following his appearance at the inaugural Future Now Symposium, Olivier Richon, Head of the RCA’s Photography programme, joined our Art Prize Jury.

Cultural Destination

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority reflects on its own development in a collaborative exhibition titled Constructing Culture in Berlin.

Utopian Constructions

Tomás Saraceno’s Aerosolar Journeys investigates sustainable ways of navigating the environment, enabled through multi-disciplinary research.

Photographic Brilliance

The V&A expands its vast photography section with the transfer of the Royal Photographic Society collection from the Science Museum Group.

Emerging Perspectives

Opening for submissions on 12 June, Saatchi Gallery, London, is launching a new photography competition following on from the success of #SaatchiSelfie.

Jury: Susanna Brown, V&A

A diverse panel of experts consider the Aesthetica Art Prize shortlisted works. This year we invited Susanna Brown, Curator of Photographs at the V&A.

Design Innovation

New Designers returns with its largest edition to date and is set to feature exciting design talent in its main exhibitor and One Year On programmes.

AAP: Creating Connections

Griselda Goldsbrough draws upon the works in this year’s Art Prize to explore the different ways in which we can benefit from connecting with the arts.

Contemporary Regeneration

photo basel is Switzerland’s first international art fair dedicated to photography-based art, bringing together galleries from around the world.

Intimate Visions

Magnum’s Closer square print sale ends today, an initiative that considers the notion of proximity and social immersion through pioneering photographers.

Jury: Jonathan Watkins

The Aesthetica Art Prize celebrates excellence in art from across the world. We were delighted to invite Jonathan Watkins, Director at Ikon, to join the Jury.

Common Humanities

Fazal Sheikh offers a corrective to a climate of fear and distrust of the other. Homelands and Histories looks at current political discourses.

5 To See: This Weekend

For the weekend of 9-11 June, we delve into the theme of motion and transition with work by Rinko Kawauchi, Alexander Calder and Chiharu Shiota.

Suspended Existence

Now on show at The Photographer’s Gallery, London, Evgenia Arbugaeva’s Amani reveals the historic story of the Malaria Research Station.

Marina Abramović: Conceptual Movement

The latest retrospective of Marina Abramović at the Louisiana sees the gallery approach the major figure through the conceptualised theme of cleansing.

Cultural Reflections

Sooni Taraporevala’s close relationship with her home-city, Mumbai, is depicted in the 30 images selected for Home in the City at the Whitworth.

Visual Reformation

Adam Pendleton’s shot him in the face is a new collection currently on display at BALTIC, Gateshead, the largest exhibition of the American artist to date.

Chromatic Parallels

Michael Hoppen Gallery examines Harry Gruyaert’s innovative use of colour photography to create chromatic parallels across disparate locations.

Social Definition

Paul Kasmin Gallery’s Farewell Transmission is a two-venue showcase of sculptures by Roxy Paine, spanning the spaces at 293 and 297 Tenth Avenue.

Natural Constructs

Brixton artist Lesley Hilling brings a series of floor standing and wall sculptures made from salvaged wood and found objects to Knight Webb Gallery.

Symbolic Arenas

In a considered response to Ikon’s architecture, Sheela Gowda transforms the high-ceilinged second-floor galleries with socio-political concerns.

Human Diversity

Hauser & Wirth pays homage to photographer August Sander’s oeuvre through a display of 40 rare large-scale portraits made between 1910 and 1931.

Functional Evolution

Art, science and innovation underpin Centre Pompidou’s exploration of digital technology and design; Ross Lovegrove’s fluid processes feature this summer.

Expressive Regeneration

NMWA, Washington DC, considers the concepts of specta­cle and transcendence; Revival looks at how female artists achieve emotional connections,

Autonomous Beings

Choreographer and director Wayne McGregor curates a major new series at the Roundhouse this summer, as part of Bloomberg Summer.

Shifting Climates

One of the highlights of Aarhus’s year as European Capital of Culture, the ARoS Triennial considers the relationship of art and nature throughout history.

Alex Da Corte: Possessive Illusion

Opening at secession, Vienna, Alex Da Corte’s Slow Graffiti features immersive installations that submerge the audience within vivid constructions.

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