A platform for innovation and originality, the Aesthetica Art Prize welcomes an international community to its 2016 exhibition. To mark its ninth year, the award invites audiences to engage with some of today’s key cultural, social, political, environmental and economic themes through a selection of shortlisted works in the following categories: Photographic & Digital Art; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting & Drawing; and Video, Installation & Performance.
Explore this year’s shortlist with the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Exhibition video, featuring a selection of works in-situ, accompanied by exclusive interviews with artists including Main Prize Winner Rachel Ara, Ellie Davies, Henry Driver and Student Prize Winner David Hochgatterer. From ecological concerns to transitions in urbanisation and developments in technology, the presentation instigates a cohesive commentary on the way we inhabit the earth.
Incorporating the projects of 10 finalists and 90 longlisted pieces, the 2016 edition is the award’s largest exhibition to date and welcomes practitioners from Austria, Canada, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Poland, South Africa, the UK and the USA. Ranging from site-specific installations to new experiments with light and digital technologies, the showcase is an inspiring example of the calibre of works submitted to the Prize.
The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, York St Mary’s, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN. 14 April – 29 May, Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm-4pm. Free Admission. More details at: www.yorkstmarys.org.uk.
1. The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Exhibition Video.