Two New Collections From Aesthetica, Artists & Writers

At Aesthetica we encourage creativity and innovation, fostering artists and writers through the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition. This year’s competition saw a fantastic response.

In The Presence, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011, ICA, London

The Bloomberg New Contemporaries has long presented art lovers with an annual snapshot of emerging talent from the next generation of artists in the UK. The first exhibition was held in 1949.

Confronting the Past

Tel Aviv Museum of Art is that rarest of institutions: an art gallery with a political legacy. The original building was the former home of the first mayor of Tel Aviv, who bequeathed the property in his will.

History in Context

There are unseen lines that cross the earth, lines that make little concession to land or water but are owed and owing to both, through industry and habitation.

Industrial Realism

Lunch Break is an unsentimental, yet deeply humane, portrait that examines the changing roles of workers, depicting the drastic shift in the social, political and economic landscape of the 21st century.

The Way We Live Now

Were you to walk down a street today and look through the windows of the houses, you would witness a wide variety of living spaces: homeowners today are preoccupied with design and the arrangement of the world around them.

Talking Images

This year’s Taylor Wessing includes thought-provoking and captivating works. Jooney Woodward won this prize for her portrait, Harriet and Gentleman Jack.

An Unfamiliar Reality

Camilo Echeverri’s series SuperWomen employs a deliberate reworking of visual vocabulary, subverting notions of nostalgia, happiness and myth.

Speak To Me

Each issue of Aesthetica features works by rising stars in photography from around the world. The following images are a highlight of this year’s works.

Spectral Images of a Dark City

Eckersley’s vision of nocturnal London dissembles the conventional imagery of built environments where abandoned estates and neon-lit corner shops reign.

Don’t Miss This, Rashid Rana: Everything Is Happening At Once, The Cornerhouse, Manchester

Everything Is Happening At Once is the first solo UK exhibition in a public institution by Rashid Rana. Rana’s work explores how physical realities and social practices affect our culture and identity.

A Celebration of Swedish Art History, Moment-Ynglingagatan 1, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Celebrating Swedish Art History in the 1990s, Moderna Museet unveils their new show Moment-Ynglingagatan 1: a non-commercial gallery that was a vital forum for Swedish art in the 1990s.

Max Mara Art Prize for Women 2011 Winner Announced

Laure Prouvost has been announced as the winner of Whitechapel’s Max Mara Art Prize for Women. Iwona Blazwick, OBE, Director of the Whitechapel Gallery revealed the winner this evening.

Bo Christian Larsson, Run To The Hills, Steinle Contemporary, Munich

Swedish artist, Bo Christian Larsson combines sculpture, video, and works on paper. Larsson’s previous exhibitions have featured a central work – often a large-scale installation or a performance.

Last Chance To See, ING Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London

ING Discerning Eye is an exhibition of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from the art world. This year’s selector are: Artists, Eileen Cooper RA and Lisa Wright, amongst others.

Altea Grau Vidal: Marcant Paraules, Ards Arts Centre, Newtownards, Northern Ireland

The International Residency programme at Seacourt Print Workshop offers an artist the opportunity to work in a new environment and share their knowledge during a three-month stay.

A Ghost Story for the Digital Age, Dark Matters, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

It is by the ghostly light of Daniel Rozin’s Snow Mirror that visitors enters Dark Matters at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. This haunting new exhibition is an amalgamation of a variety of media.

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery

Torben Åndahl’s Eike is featured in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize show. The award has developed a prestigious international reputation since its inauguration in 2005.

Sometimes in Manchester the Brightest Light is from a Match, The Manchester Contemporary

Manchester is a city of draughtsmen and women, and it has always been a place where hierarchies are levelled. On the other hand, the city’s interest in drawing has as much to do with the weather.

Crunch: The Art and Music Festival, Hay-on-Wye

The 4th edition of Crunch: the Art and Music Festival at Hay promises to be an extravaganza of contemporary art, talks and debates, new music, comedy and cabaret. Entitled Awake in the Universe.