Captivating Engagement

Enhance your experience of the Aesthetica Art Prize by joining us at the lunchtime talks. Led by artists, curators and academics.

AAP Identifying Themes

Griselda Goldsbrough leads an informative tour identifying themes in the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition from 12:30 on 8 June at York Art Gallery.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Contemporary Visions

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

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.

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.

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.

Structural Influence

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

Conceptual Dialogues

Those attending Future Now have the added opportunity of an exclusive invitation to the Private View of the Art Prize Exhibition.

Visual Anomalies

Esther Hovers’ False Positives features intelligent surveillance systems – cameras that are able to detect deviant behaviour within public spaces.

Seismic Visuals

Joel Meyerowitz: Towards Colour documents a seminal movement away from monochrome into the search for tonal complexity.

Future Now: Meet the Artists

Creatives from the 2017 Aesthetica Art Prize shortlist and longlist participate in a closing event at Future Now; hear from this year’s line-up.

Beyond Gender

This year’s Belfast Photo Festival challenges the colour binaries of pink and blue that are commonly assigned to newborns at birth.

Cultural Exchange

Culture Shifts: Global at Open Eye Gallery explores the dynamic urban landscapes of Liverpool and Hong Kong as the cities seek to redefine themselves.

Global Discussions

Future Now illustrates Aesthetica’s commitment to promoting emerging artists, offering portfolio review sessions with influential organisations.

Diffusion: Visual Intervention

kennardphillipps dig into the surface of words and images to visualise the connection between the oppressed and the political elites of the everyday.

Photomonitor: Digital Landscapes

Ahead of a panel alongside Aesthetica, Corridor8 and Elephant Magazine, Christiane Monarchi expands on digitalised culture.

Transformative Museums

The finalists for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year have been announced including Tate Modern, The Hepworth and Sir John Soane’s Museum.

Art as Mechanism

The status of the gallery is in flux, demonstrating why arenas for discussion such as Future Now are vital to making sense of the art world.

Future Now: Augmented Realities

Artists have always used technology to redefine their work. But there are more practitioners working with code rather than “making” today.

Turner Prize: Shortlisted Artists

Tate Britain reveals the Turner Prize shortlist for 2017: Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Büttner, Lubaina Himid and Rosalind Nashashibi.

Societal Divisions

This summer, Foam collates 120 works from the collection of The Gordon Parks Foundation into a comprehensive exhibition.

Unknown Territories

This summer the Barbican Centre celebrates the history and ingenuity of Science Fiction across the disciplines of art, design, film and literature.

Diffusion: Challenging Representation

Amak Mahmoodian is an Iranian photographer and curator whose work questions identity. Her latest series is on display at Diffusion Festival.

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