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Christina Sanders: Short Fiction Winner

Christina Sanders: Short Fiction Winner

Christina Sanders, winner of the Short Fiction category in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2017, discusses opportunities presented by short form.

Breaking Tradition

Breaking Tradition

The location chosen for V&R’s most recent shows, Palais de Tokyo, is Paris’s most experimental art museum, showcasing the trajectory of the brand.

New Aesthetics

New Aesthetics

Polka Galerie’s retrospective of Joel Meyerowitz concentrates on street photography in New York City, and the embrace of landscape and light.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

The exhibitions in this week’s 5 To See reimagine everyday concepts; the artists provide audiences with fresh encounters of the ordinary.

Influential Modernism

Influential Modernism

Widely acclaimed as a central figure of the Bloomsbury Group, Vanessa Bell was a pivotal player in 20th century British art; Dulwich Picture Gallery illuminate her life.

Temporal Landscapes

Temporal Landscapes

Concerns with time, space, history and landscape inform the practice of British artist Darren Almond, exploring how these different dimensions intersect.

Worldwide Dialogues

Worldwide Dialogues

The 12th edition of Art Fair Tokyo takes the theme Art is Alive as its central focus, aiming to narrow the distance between artworks and people.

Meditative Processes

Meditative Processes

New York-based Chinese photographer Shen Wei sets out on a journey across continents for Between Blossoms at Flowers Gallery, New York.

Radical Transformations

Radical Transformations

The Arts Council Collection sheds new light on the rich and diverse nature of 1960s art, casting fresh perspectives over the creations of the period.

Interrelated Materials

Interrelated Materials

An exhibition at Mudam Luxembourg testifies to the diversity and compositional flair of Cragg’s oeuvre, showing a selection of work from over the past two decades.

A’ Design Award: Promotion and Recognition

A’ Design Award: Promotion and Recognition

A’ Design Competition was established to recognise the best design works internationally. Entries are open until 28 February.

Contemporary Categorisation

Contemporary Categorisation

Photography, objects and antiques come together for the National Gallery of Victoria’s encyclopaedic display Patrick Pound: The Great Exhibition.

Dynamic Relationships

Dynamic Relationships

Gabriella Kosa explores the relationship between mankind and nature. Within her works, the small squares and geometric forms represent desire for control.

Metropolitan Harmony

Metropolitan Harmony

A focus on the hidden dimensions of metropolitan life characterises Brian Pearson’s new photographic series at Robin Rice Gallery, New York.

Archaic Resonance

Archaic Resonance

Ruya Foundation’s exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale displays the work of contemporary Iraqi artists in dialogue with ancient artefacts.

Reflective Structures

Reflective Structures

For his first solo show since 2010, and the first in the new space at Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, James Casebere returns to exploring interior spaces.

Representational Worlds

Representational Worlds

A lyrical witticism lies at the heart of Lenny Cornforth’s paintings; her pieces rely on the gentle rhythm of instinctive colour decisions and an attention to form.

Redefining Gender

Redefining Gender

A major group exhibition of contemporary women artists responds to The Fine Art Society’s, London, showcase of the radical and androgynous artist Gluck.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 to see reflects on the quotidian, such as Agnieszka Polska’s reinvention of average objects to muse on the linear nature of time.

Tumultuous Absorption

Tumultuous Absorption

The Abstract Expressionism show at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is fresh from a groundbreaking run at London’s Royal Academy of Arts.

Fierce Individuality

Fierce Individuality

The Fine Art Society, London, hosts a major retrospective of the British painter Gluck, shedding light on one of the most significant artists of the 20th century.

NGV’s Publishing Prize

NGV’s Publishing Prize

The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, has launched a new international publishing prize as part of the annual Art Book Fair.

Participatory Environments

Participatory Environments

Dylan Fox’s practice explores the physical, medical, emotional and social elements of gender transition, specifically designing works to replicate feelings of frustration.

Dystopian Perspectives

Dystopian Perspectives

For Watched! – Surveillance Art and Photography, C/O Berlin and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation address the culture of surveillance.

Hull UK City of Culture 2017

Hull UK City of Culture 2017

Hull UK City of Culture 2017 recently launched, kick-starting a 365 day programme of cultural events and creativity inspired by the area.

Evoking Photorealism

Evoking Photorealism

An award-winning artist based in New Zealand, Shirley Cresswell has developed an attention to light, resulting in three-dimensional compositions.

Visionary Collaborations

Visionary Collaborations

Jeu de Paume joins forces with the Centre Pompidou for a retrospective of Eli Lotar, which draws upon the Centre’s photographic archives.

A’ Design Awards & Competition: Call for Entries

A’ Design Awards & Competition: Call for Entries

The A’ Design Award was founded in 2010 in order to highlight, advertise and become an advocate for design that looks towards a better future.

Historical Transformations

Historical Transformations

Mahmoud Bakhshi centres on the infamous Cinema Rex fire in Abadan, South Iran, as the focus of a new immersive installation.

Art Rotterdam 2017

Art Rotterdam 2017

The Van Nelle Fabriek factory will play host to the eighteenth edition of Art Rotterdam, returning this February for a celebration of the industry.

Oppositional Dialogues

Oppositional Dialogues

For taxidermist and jeweller, Julia deVille, the most considered aspect of creation is finding a balance between pathos, humour and dignified realism.

Ritualised Beliefs

Ritualised Beliefs

Nathan Coley explores the ways that architecture reflects on and conditions the social environment at Parafin Gallery, London.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This week’s 5 To See reflects on the everyday experiences, from a consideration of migration, to an examination of rapidly increasing capitals.

Digitalised Constructivism

Digitalised Constructivism

Thomas Dane gallery, London, hosts Kasten’s first solo, UK-based exhibition, introducing the medium of moving image for the first time.

Contemporary Authenticity

Contemporary Authenticity

In a world dominated by digital technologies, the authenticity of Jeff Cowen’s (b.1966) work has a distinctive appeal.

Interrogating Architecture

Interrogating Architecture

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, questions what we know and understand about architecture in the group exhibition [Re]construct.

Negative Space

Negative Space

Through film and sculpture, with a particular emphasis on sound, Oliver Beer considers the physical properties and emotional values of objects.

Chaotic Consumerism

Chaotic Consumerism

The immersive installation from Sophia Al Maria, EVERYTHING MUST GO, captures the chaotic, almost apocalyptic nature of consumerism.

Aesthetica Issue 75 Available Now

Aesthetica Issue 75 Available Now

The February / March edition of Aesthetica Magazine focuses on the beauty of pausing for a while in response to contemporary existence.

Altered Perceptions

Altered Perceptions

Brooke DiDonato pairs human experiences with uncanny visual elements and invites the subconscious into a playground of domestic settings.

Altruistic Collaboration

Altruistic Collaboration

Wayne McGregor, Olafur Eliasson and Jamie xx transform Jonathan Safran Foer’s book into an event that transcends individual disciplines.

Utopian Geographies

Utopian Geographies

J Bennett Fitts’ images display contrasts between urbanity and nature; saturated blues are placed against the muted palettes of utopian structures.

Illusory Silhouettes

Illusory Silhouettes

Ricardo Bofill’s La Muralla Roja in Alicante pays homage to the Arab Mediterranean, in particular to the adobe towers of North Africa.

Prismatic Compositions

Prismatic Compositions

Innovative photographic duo JUCO’s material provides an explosion of energy and blurs the lines between fine art and commercial assignments.

Visual Sanctuaries

Visual Sanctuaries

Reginald Van de Velde’s photographs provide an oasis for reflection on the passage of time, offering a new perspective on abandoned settings.

Integral Topographies

Integral Topographies

A new publication from Phaidon highlights the shifting relationship between architecture and natural forms, taking the land as inspiration.

Gestural Frameworks

Gestural Frameworks

In Anna Di Prospero’s Urban self-portrait series angles of contemporary cities reach an intriguing equilibrium with expressive bodily contortions.

Youthful Effervescence

Youthful Effervescence

Aaron Feaver’s infectious oeuvre snapshots youth with optimism and compositional air. Bold, indulgent palettes reflect the lifestyles within the frames.

Cultural Illumination

Cultural Illumination

In the hidden depths of Australia’s most extraordinary museum, United Visual Artists uncover the lineage of creative expression.

Universal Reflections

Universal Reflections

Three major international fairs not only showcase new innovations in design but demonstrate the changing dynamic of art and commerce.

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