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Defining Silhouettes

Christian Dior Couture’s notable and well-established relationship with Australia is celebrated at National Gallery of Victoria.

Democratic Arenas

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair returns for its second edition. the event provides a platform for over 150 artists and exhibitors.

5 To See: This Weekend

21-22 October. This week’s selections question realities and re-establish norms through photography, installation and new design.

Sublime Isolation

Excluding the human form from his compositions, Boomoon captures sublime images of natural phenomena.

Mechanised Duplication

Sarah Charlesworth’s 40-year career is explored in Doubleworld at LACMA​. Her interests lie in doubling, and the mechanical nature of viewing.

Restless Perceptions

Ad van Denderen is intensely intrigued by those living in exceptional circumstances. His work sheds light on precarious political situations.

Global Reflections

The role of artists in representing contemporary conflict and the global response to 9/11 is examined at Imperial War Museum, London.

Elegiac Observations

British photographer Jamie Hawkesworth’s full spectrum of image making experiences is on display at Huis Marseille, Amsterdam

Simultaneous Creation

Foregrounding their creative synergy, The Power of Design takes a retrospective look at design duo Charles and Ray Eames.

Interactive Structures

The fifth edition of Lumiere Durham returns next month, illuminating the city in unexpected, spatially resonant ways.

New Developments

Leeds Art Gallery reopens to the public after undergoing restorative work on its roof for nearly two years, with an exciting 2017 programme.

Acute Contemplations

Irving Penn’s keen awareness of light and human expression, paired with an acute eye for form, create intensely sculptural portraits.

Vibrant Invisibility

Winner of 2017 Aesthetica Art Prize’s People’s Choice Award, Emmanuelle Moureaux is exhibited in the Church of San Francesco, Como.

Distinctive Backgrounds

A solo exhibition of British conceptual artist Gillian Wearing’s sculpture, video and photo works opens, focusing on familial relations.

Instantaneous Lifespans

Studio Swine x Cos’ sculpture creates blossoms that evaporate on contact with skin yet linger upon collision with fabrics.

Transitory Nostalgia

The Photographers’ Gallery presents the Polaroid work of Wim Wenders. The exhibition explores the relationship between time and object.

Modernist Memoriam

Museum Ludwig pays homage to Wern­er Mantz – one of the most promi­nent pho­to­g­ra­phers of Neues Bauen mod­er­nist ar­chi­tec­ture in the 1920s.

Altered Consciousness

Wren Artists presents Felicity McCabe at Great Eastern Wall Gallery, London. Archive explores the nature of transience and false memories.

Active Dialogue

Vitra Design Museum curator Amelie Klein and visual activist Zanele Muholi take part in High Museum of Art, Atlanta’s Conversations with Contemporary Artists.

Iconic Movements

After a 20-month, £3.8 million redevelopment, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, opens Pioneers of Pop, a show focusing on the work of Richard Hamilton.

Fragile Planet

Nazraeli Press releases photographer Lucas Foglia’s latest book, Human Nature. The series reflects on our relationship with the planet we inhabit.

Facilitating Regeneration

The new Tate St Ives opens to visitors after a four-year construction project. Set back into the cliffs and connected to the beach below, the structure merges with its surrounding landscape.

Simulated Perception

Brighton Digital Festival presents Dominic Hawgood’s Casting Out The Self, a site-specific virtual installation and animation

Raw Materials

Nasher Sculpture Center announces Theaster Gates as the recipient of the 2018 Nasher Prize. Gates’ projects cull from the material history of a place.

A Dysfunctional Amphitheatre

“The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is the diary I let people read … The diary is my form of control.” La Triennale di Milano provides an arena for Goldin.

Transformation through Labour

Human activity and its power to transform the world is the theme at the heart of Ali Kazma’s practice. Jeu de Paume, Paris, offer a view into his perspectives.

Interconnected Materiality

LACMA presents Found in Translation, highlighting the influence of architecture and design on Californian and Mexcian culture.

Visionary Renewal

One of the great institutions of art history in the 20th and 21st centuries, MoMA, is showcased in an exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton.

Synergetic Expansion

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark, announces The Next Level, a semi-subterranean extension project in collaboration with James Turrell.

National Idioms

Unprecedented in scope & scale, SFMoMA’s major retrospective of Walker Evans views his work through the lens of the American vernacular.

Theatrical Realism

The Mirroring Life retrospective marshals a large number of black & white prints, colour photographs & historical documents by André Kertész.

Intersectional Monuments

Originally on display at Victoria and Albert Museum’s Simon Sainsbury Gallery, While We Wait comes to Concrete, a multidisciplinary public space.

Inspiring Environments

Building upon an established creative legacy, the year ahead at YSP is set to feature ambitious interventions in the park’s historic landscape.

Alternative Viewpoint

London-based aerial photographer Jason Hawkes captures aspects of human living from alternative perspectives. Clients include Apple, Nike and Rolex.

Inspirational Habitats

Tomás Saraceno creates a site-specific sculpture for Baltimore Museum of Art. It comprises clusters of iridescent modules held in place by an intricate web.

5 To See: This Weekend

6-8 October. This week’s selection comprises world-renowned galleries, exhibitions and events with the larger goal of connection and collaboration.

Frieze London: Social Reflectors

Amongst the dizzying diversity of contemporary art on view, the greater themes pulsing through this year’s Frieze London touch upon global politics.

Spatial Ephemera

James Freeman Gallery’s, London, new exhibition Nocturne features the work of Lucy Glendinning, Simone Pellegrini and AAP Artist Suzanne Moxhay.

Universal Conflict

As one of America’s most loved living artists, Jenny Holzer’s practice circles around language in order to question systems of power and authority in society.

Condensing Temporality

Marian Goodman Gallery host simultaneous exhibitions in London and Paris of the major ongoing projects of Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Technological Transition

Future Shock examines our decisive moment in history and looks to the challenges and possibilities of the future through the work of 10 artists.

Sculptural Exchange

Mesonya/ is Katinka Bock’s exhibition of new sculptures made for Siobhan Davies Studios. This is the first of three Traces Commission projects.

Ceremonious Accord

Taryn Simon recreates the centrepieces present at treaty and contract signings in Paperwork and the Will of Capital – part of Biennale de l’image.

Complex Perspective

A new anthology, edited by Fiona Rogers and Max Houghton, champions international female photographers and offers unforeseen points of view.

Interactive Engagement

The complex military and political history of the 18th century Blenheim Palace both inspires and complements Jenny Holzer’s new works.

Associative Installation

Emmanuelle Moureaux’s I am here has won the 2017 Aesthetica Art Prize People’s Choice Award, an installation crafted from 300 colour cut-outs.

Photographic Contemplation

British-Thai Tuck Muntarbhorn is an artist, curator and contemporary art collector. We speak with him about how his approach to life underpins his art practice.

Complimentary Perspectives

Slant Rhymes is a conversation between two creatives: Magnum photographer Alex Webb and poet and photographer Rebecca Norris Webb.

Unifying Spaces

Tate Modern’s signature series of site-specific installations in the vast former industrial space of the Turbine Hall continues with SUPERFLEX.

Aesthetica Issue 79 Available Now

The October / November issue looks at practitioners who are responding to the current global situation in intelligent and meaningful ways.

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