Interview with Exhibit Be Founder Brandan Odums

Exhibit Be is an artistic endeavour of epic proportions. Helmed by artist Brandan “BMike” Odums, it is an ode to how art disturbs the waters of our contentment without cornering us with guilt.

Mariano Pensotti: Cineastas

Argentine author and director, Mariano Pensotti, is best known for creating theatre that explores the tension between fiction and reality. The director is heralded as an important creative in Argentina.

Geometric Architecture

Matthias Heiderich explores urban environments, finding surprising angles and colours within cityscapes. His shots are framed in a distinct way, focusing on corners, sides and small sections of buildings. Consequently, he does not just record what he sees; rather he transforms the ordinary into dream-like spaces that suggest a futuristic universe.

Liberating Constructions

Architecture of Independence, a new exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, explores the boom in modernist architecture in Africa following independence in the 1950s and 1960s.

Stephen McKenna and Derek Eland Exhibitions at mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

This February Stephen McKenna: Perspectives of Europe 1980 – 2014 opens at mima in partnership with Hugh Lane Gallery, and is the artist’s largest museum solo presentation in a decade.

Simon Norfolk: Stratographs, Benrubi Gallery, New York

Two series of long-exposure photographs document impressions on the surface of the planet, one capturing Kenya’s Lewis Glacier, the second depicting the Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan.

Highlights from the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014

During December 2014, the small fishing town of Kochi in South India’s state of Kerala, was besieged by the international art crowd as the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 (KMB) opened its second edition.

London Fashion Week: International Fashion Showcase, London

For the fourth year in a row 130 emerging designers from 30 countries will come together in the largest public fashion exhibition of its kind.

A Sensory Experience: Ernesto Neto

The organic sculptures and magical universe of Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto take over the gallery at Guggenheim Bilbao, allowing audiences to engage with art using their senses.

Temporal Measures, White Rainbow Gallery, London

Berlin-based Japanese artists Futo Akiyoshi, Kouichi Tabata and Takahiro Ueda hold the first group show to take place within White Rainbow gallery. Each artist creates works surrounding the themes of time, space and psychology.

Top 10 Exhibitions in 2014

2014 has been a great year for contemporary art exhibitions. The huge range of practices on display demonstrates the variety of artistic approaches being developed across the world. From Martin Creed to Annette Messager, all of the artists listed here demonstrate both skill and thought.

The Art Fund Launch Nationwide Search for Museum of the Year 2015

The Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year launches its competition for 2015. The search for the next top UK museum or gallery begins this week, after director of the Art Fund and chair of the judging panel, Stephen Deuchar, revealed the international jury line-up of professionals.

Disinformation, The Analysis of Beauty, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

The first instalment of gap in the air festival took place in November with a mesmerising in-situ sound and video piece by noise DJ, artist and researcher Joe Banks. Working under the guise of Disinformation since 1995, Banks has pioneered the use of ‘radio’ noise.

Unconventional Design: Discover Aesthetica Issue 62, Official Trailer

The December/ January issue of Aesthetica is available to purchase online and in stores internationally. In Issue 62, we focus on the unconventional. It’s a celebration of practitioners who are experimenting in their field.

Composed Architecture

Frank Gehry, an architect responsible for some of the world’s most visually and technically outstanding constructions, is celebrated in a major retrospective.

Seeing Through Light, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Collection

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi’s new exhibition introduces the future museum’s curatorial vision through a theme-based collection presentation, featuring artworks by 18 international artists from the 1960s to today and exploring the theme of light.

Joachim Brohm: Vernacular & Modern, Grimaldi Galvin

Joachim Brohm rose to prominence in the 1980s as one of the first photographers in Europe to shoot exclusively in colour. Brohm connected colour photography with an “everyday cultural landscape.”

Realigning Architecture, Bernard Tschumi in Aesthetica Magazine

The Pompidou Centre looks to the work of Bernard Tschumi and unusually, perhaps because Tschumi espouses more theory than most, equal weight is given to both his finalised projects.

Rediscovering Domesticity, Elmgreen & Dragset in Aesthetica Magazine

The first person to have driven by Prada Marfa, Elmgreen & Dragset’s re-creation of a Prada store set within the desolate Texan landscape, must have thought they had stumbled upon a mirage.

The Art of Our Time, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Located on an old port, on the banks of the river Nervion is the titanium-clad, cathedral like Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Designed by Frank Gehry and built in 1997, the museum resembles a fantasy ship, with soaring elevated arcs.