Future Now Symposium: Opens Today

Future Now Symposium opens today at York St John University and continues tomorrow, with a two-day programme of talks, panel discussions and portfolio reviews.

RSA Open Exhibition 2016

Applications close for the RSA Open Exhibition on 1 June, 5PM, with a long-standing history of celebrating the best of contemporary practice.

Charting Talent: Degree Shows to See this Summer

Amidst the season of Degree Shows, students across the UK are finalising and displaying their works as part of a nationwide collective of talent.

Future Now Symposium: The Value of Art, Design Advancements and Gallery Relationships

Two days to go until Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium begins. The inaugural event invites audiences to consider contemporary practices in the present day. Here’s our final line-up of sessions for the 2016 programme.

Photo London 2016, Somerset House

Now in its second year, Photo London is an ambitious programme that provides a nexus between all the different elements of photography in the UK today.

Q&A with Future Now Speaker Julia Michalska, The Art Newspaper

Julia Michalska, Deputy Web Editor at The Art Newspaper, joins Future Now as a panelist in Session 10: The Permanence of Print Part II for a discussion on print in today’s digital world.

Future Now Symposium: The Future of Art and Culture in Curating and Talent Development

Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium is an opportunity for artists and those working in the creative sector to network, discuss best practice and build new collaborations. On Day Two of the event, sessions include the Future of Art and Culture, Talent Development, and Funding and Commissions.

Restriction and Release: Fashion and Freedom

Fashion and Freedom at the Manchester Art Gallery sees established designers present works in response to the social changes women went through in WWI.

Free Range 2016: Graduate Art and Design Shows, The Old Truman Brewery, London

Now in its 16th year, Free Range returns to the Old Truman Brewery to showcase the breadth of work being produced by the UK’s emerging creatives – both to the public and to the creative industries.

Athens Digital Arts Festival

Athens Digital Arts Festival hosts its 12th edition in the historic city of Athens from 19-22 May. This year, ADAF will present a selection of artworks and audiovisual performances that capture the different aspects of Pop in the digital era.

Explore the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Exhibition: Film

Explore this year’s shortlist with the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition video, featuring a selection of works in-situ, accompanied by exclusive interviews with artists including Rachel Ara, Ellie Davies, Henry Driver and David Hochgatterer.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Talk: Sculpture and the Site-Specific with Sophie Raikes

For the final talk of the series, Sophie Raikes, Assistant Curator at Henry Moore Institute, discusses ways of exhibiting temporary and site-specific sculpture and installation, referring to the works in the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition.

Katie Paterson and Zeller & Moye, Hollow, Bristol

A new public artwork has taken residence in Bristol. Produced by Situations and commissioned by University of Bristol, Hollow invites viewers to see the history of our planet through a microcosm of each of its forests.

The Future Now Symposium: Two Weeks To Go, Portfolio Reviews

Alongside talks, panel discussions and networking opportunities, Future Now will host a series of Portfolio Reviews. These sessions are designed for practitioners working across all media, including painting, photography and sculpture.

Interview with Future Now Symposium Speaker Dr Alistair Payne, The Glasgow School of Art

Dr Alistair Payne, Head of the School of Fine Art, The Glasgow School of Art offers a new perspective on the potential of painting in the modern age, highlighting its current interdisciplinary status at the Future Now Symposium later this month.

Turner Prize 2016 Shortlist Announced, Tate Britain

Tate Britain reveals the four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2016. The artists are: Michael Dean, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in December.

Found, Curated by Cornelia Parker, The Foundling Museum, London

Cornelia Parker has invited 60 artists from a range of disciplines to respond to the theme of ‘found’, reflecting on the Museum’s long-standing history and heritage. Opening on 27 May, this show unites new work with historic objects.

Junkie: Jac Leirner at White Cube, Mason’s Yard

The subject of drugs in art is a longstanding tradition. Jac Leirner’s solo exhibition at White Cube Mason’s Yard takes a simpler approach to dependence.

Photo London 2016, Somerset House, London

From the 19-22 May, Photo London will be celebrating the ever popular medium of photography across the capital by bringing some of the world’s leading practitioners, curators, exhibitors and dealers together with the public.

Q+A with Berlin-Based Multimedia Artist Peter Vahlefeld

Peter Vahlefeld is a Berlin-based multi-media artist. His work combines analog and digital painting on canvas and explores the currency of advertisements.