MAX MARA ART PRIZE FOR WOMEN IN COLLABORATION WITH THE WHITECHAPEL 2010 WINNER ANNOUNCED

Andrea Büttner (b. 1972, Germany) was announced as the winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women last night. Büttner lives and works in…

Final Weeks of the Marcus Coates Show at Milton Keynes Gallery

Marcus Coates’ new show Psychopomp, which open at Milton Keynes Gallery in January has been picked up several plaudits along the way with Richard Dorment…

A Positive View, Landmark Photographic Exhibition, Somerset House, London

The third edition of this fully curated, museum-scale photographic show at Somerset House will bring together more than 100 rare and signed vintage works across almost a century of photography.

Jenny Holzer at BALTIC opens today

A major new exhibition of work by Jenny Holzer opens today in Gateshead at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. The exhibition, in one word, is…

¡México! Festival at BOZAR

In 2010 Mexico celebrates a double anniversary: the bicentenary of its independence and the centenary of its revolution. The occasion is being marked by festivities…

Liverpool’s Hidden Icons – Secrets of the Built Environment

The built environment is ubiquitous – we cannot escape the structures that define us. This milieu has altered greatly over the past 50 years. The…

Revenge and Familial Bonds: Katalin Varga & The Horseman

The theme of revenge and familial bonds are explored in two brutally honest new releases, Katalin Varga (Peter Strickland) and The Horseman (Steven Kastrissios). Katalin…

Sennen

This underrated Norwich four-piece has remained on the periphery for sometime now after releasing their first album, Where The Light Gets In in 2008.

Creating Icons: Gavin Bond in London

Gavin Bond is one of the UK’s most successful contemporary photographers having shot highly intimate and exciting images of many of the last decade’s most…

Kenneth Anger opening at Sprüth Magers London

Sprüth Magers is one of my favourite galleries. Their programming is cutting-edge and contemporary, while encouraging the beat of current debate in the art world…

Eve Arnold to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Sony World Photography Awards 2010

Continuing with the theme of photography, following our last blog about Martin Parr’s latest exhibition, we are excited to discover that Eve Arnold (b. 1912…

Working Men’s Clubs Through The Eyes of Martin Parr

Following Aesthetica’s feature on Martin Parr’s Parrworld at BALTIC last year, we take a look at his new show Working Men’s Clubs. Martin Parr’s inimitable…

Fred Tomaselli

Fred Tomaselli grew up in the psychedelic era of West Coast America fused with hippy daydreams and drug use.

Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art

In the fore­word of this book, Essl is keen to look at the dynamic relationship between India’s socio-political-economic devel­opments and India’s artists.

Max Schaefer

Max Schaefer’s debut offers a disturbing glimpse into the skinhead movement and the undercurrent of aggression upon which the British far right is founded.

Sunday Daffodil and Other Happy Endings

The second novel from P. Robert Smith has as many twists and turns as you’d expect from the man who brought us Up A Tree At Night With A Hedgehog.

The Bishop’s Man

Linden MacIntyre’s second novel is a confident portrayal of disturbing themes, illustrating human desires and the need for companionship.

Revenge of The Mooncake Vixen

Chin’s unique way of storytelling inverts the narrative through a series of short vignettes, creating a novel that operates on many different levels.

Simon Curtis

BAFTA nominated Simon Curtis is a producer and director, whose extensive career spans theatre, film and television.

Aifric Campbell

In conversation with Aifric Campbell.

Paul Murray

In Skippy Dies, Paul Murray goes back to school to give a crash course on bullies, boredom and societal power structures.

Oh No Ono

An immer­sive and multi-layered record, Eggs incorporates choirs of their friends, orchestral embellishment, electronic loops and captured background acoustics.

Frightened Rabbit

Written in a sea­side town on the Fife coast, the isolation and loneliness peppering the songs can be gleaned from the setting in which the record was born.

Danza Contemporanea de Cuba

The world famous Danza Contemporanea de Cuba celebrates its 50th anniversary with its first ever UK tour, bringing the passions of Cuban dance to eight venues.

Caitlin Rose

From Nashville, Tennessee, Caitlin Rose has a certain legacy to live up to, but her vocal prowess withstands the pressures.

Kathryn Williams

Kathryn Williams’ eighth studio album, The Quickening, keeps experimental innocence alongside accomplishment. The record explores the “small, beautiful things about life, and quiet feelings.”

RDA

RDA’s debut album was recorded live and in one take, with the trio describing their sound as “over the top orchestral pop.”

Sound Art

The medium of sound art is complex and multilayered, and creates a huge palette of experiences. It possess a number of contradictions, which are affecting the work contemporary artists are making.

Jookabox

With a song for every mood and aspect of the storyline, it’s hard to believe that each track is from the same band, flipping from metal to reggae, folk and indie.

How to Animate: Part 2

In this two-part guide, Myles McLeod of the award winning Brothers McLeod, offers a series of practical hints and tips to help you start animating.

Winter in Wartime

Koolhoven’s emotive film of a young boy learning about love, loss and deception at the close of the second world war is a journey through history and adolescence.

Identity Formation & Social History

One of Pakistan’s most exciting and engaging artists opened her new show, Karachi Series, at Green Cardamom.

Manifestations of the Design Art Movement

Walls Are Talking at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester saw a major survey into design aesthetics through the unexpected medium of wallpaper.

Peter Kardia

Peter Kardia was instrumental in his experimental teaching methodologies of the 1960s. In the show, From Floor to Sky at Ambika P3, 28 artists show their work juxtaposed from the past to the present.

The New Generation of British Fashion Photographers

Through its implicit and explicit nature, fashion photography is reaching new heights. A new wave of artists exhibits the ultimate 21st century narrative.

Pavel Bϋchler wins Northern Art Prize

The winner of the Northern Arts Prize 2010 has been announced as Pavel Bϋchler. Work by the five short listed artists was judged yesterday by…

London Art Fair 2010

The London Art Fair, now in its 22nd year, opens next week, as the art world gears up for another exciting week of contemporary art…

ANN-MARIE JAMES | DANSE MACABRE

Having open on 10th December at First Floor Project in London, Anne-Marie James’ first solo show, Danse Macabre embraces the idea of restriction, both conceptually…

Club Brenda at Urbis

This evening, to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the award-winning Manchester club night, Club Brenda, Urbis is hosting a book launch of limited edition…

Tiffany Murray

In conversation with Tiffany Murray.

Art in the Computer Age

New forms transcend the boundaries of the organic and the artificial, addressing unique issues of intimacy and interaction in the computer age.

The Spectacle of the Everyday

With 70 artists and respected curator Hou Hanru at the helm, Biennale de Lyon’s 10th show has enough art and energy to connect to a global audience.

A Fusion of Text & Images

With Barbara Kruger showcasing her early work at Sprüth Magers, questions about the cultures of consumerism have rarely been so incisive or timely.

The Imagination of Tim Burton at MoMA

A massive retrospective bringing together hundreds of artworks and film-related objects tracing the trajectory of Tim Burton’s creative imagination.

The Velvet Underground

It’s no secret The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, Nico and Andy Warhol set the stage for a moment in cultural history that has outlived the decades.

The Empire Strikes Back

To coincide with a major exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery and acting as a follow-up to the Serpentine’s Indian Highway, The Empire Strikes Back looks at the face of con­temporary Indian art today.

The Blue Manuscript

Al Khemir’s novel weaves archaeology, modernity and East/West dialogue around the search for a unique 10th century rendering of the Qur’an.

The Tin Drum

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Günter Grass’ gloriously unforgettable novel, The Tin Drum, Breon Mitchell presents a new translation of this classic.

Madame Verona Comes Down the Hill

A charming novel, by one of The Netherlands’ rising stars, Madame Verona Comes Down the Hill is a timeless novel about love, loss and village life.

Jealousy

Catherine Millet’s second novel, Jealousy, is a lucid, astute and incredibly ac­curate analysis of human emotions.