Q+A with Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Finalist, Jo Gatford

Twice finalist in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Jo Gatford has now established a new competition for emerging writers, run by her organisation Writers’ HQ.

Museum of the Year 2016: The V&A

The Museum of the Year 2016 has been awarded to the V&A. Selected for its significant transformation in 2015, the art and design museum has welcomed nearly 3.9 million visitors to its sites.

Q+A with Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist Nicolas Bernier

Frequencies (light quanta) was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2016. We talk to the artist about inspiration and maneuvering through his medium.

Les Rencontres d’Arles 2016

Les Rencontres d’Arles begins with a flurry of exhibition previews, special events, talks and workshops, celebrating the opening of its 47th edition across the Southern French city.

Q+A with Experimental Artist Val Wecerka

Val Wecerka’s practice demonstrates a curiosity with both form and content. We catch up with her to discuss the stimuli behind her diverse oeuvre.

Restoration through Nature

Each year Aesthetica selects an undergraduate student from York St John University for its Fine Arts Graduate Prize. The 2016 recipient, Harriet Sutcliffe, impressed judges with her contemplative video piece, Uncertainty.

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016: The Highlights

With 160 documentaries, plus a whole host of talks and workshops, Sheffield Doc/Fest was a whirlwind of information-absorption. From one film to the next, attendees found themselves jumping between continents, topics and themes.

Manifesta 11, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

Manifesta’s 11th edition runs until 18 September. The nomadic festival was initiated in response to the new social, political and cultural reality that emerged in the aftermath of the Cold War.

Marcus Harvey: Inselaffe at Jerwood Gallery

With a wry sensibility, Leeds-born Marcus Harvey explores what it means to be British, deconstructing identity through a collision of humour and art.

Transparency at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents a new show that responds to the environment and light qualities of its 18th century chapel based in the grounds. Featuring 15 sculptures, installations and films.

Interview with Anthony d’Offay: ARTIST ROOMS, Tate Modern

Aesthetica catches up with Anthony d’Offay, curator and collector of new project ARTIST ROOMS at Tate Modern, London.

Schwitters Miró Arp, Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth unites the practices of Kurt Schwitters and Hans Arp, in the context of works by the Joan Miró, in a new show to mark the centenary of the Dada movement in the city of its birth.

Q+A with Design-Led Construction: The Pilcrow Pub, Manchester

The Pilcrow pub uses design as a catalyst to build a neighbourhood. Aesthetica catches up with Director Ben Young to discuss social integration with design.

The Intimate World of Josef Sudek, Jeu de Paume, Paris

Josef Sudek was the creator of deeply-felt photographs that made use of the everyday sights he encountered in order unearth moments of great beauty and the potential for great destructiveness.

Transart Triennale 2016

The 2016 edition of the Transart Triennale, entitled The Impercepctible Self, takes place at Uferstudios, Berlin, from 5-7 August.

Liverpool Biennial 2016

This year, the UK’s largest contemporary art festival, Liverpool Biennial, sees 42 artists creating work at locations across the city, from Tate Liverpool to Cains Brewery to local supermarkets.

Q+A with Aesthetica Cover Photographer, Kourtney Roy

Having featured on the cover of Aesthetica for two issues, we catch up with Kourtney Roy about her most recent photographic series, Northern Noir.

The Keeper, New Museum, New York

The impulse to preserve and save objects, which is fundamental to the whole enterprise of museums, galleries and other collections, comes under scrutiny in the New Museum’s latest multi-floor exhibition.

PHotoEspaña 2016, Madrid

The 19th International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts PHotoEspaña takes place this summer. Following its opening at the beginning of June, PHotoEspaña continues to host a wealth of exhibitions across the city of Madrid.

Berlin Biennale 2016

Set in four locations in Berlin, this year’s Biennale is rich, big and sometimes overwhelming, with ambitious themes including the overlap of virtual and real.