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Worlds Collide:
5 Multidisciplinary Exhibitions

To celebrate the power of multidisciplinary practices, we’ve compiled a list of exhibitions that embrace the fluidity between different forms of creativity.

The Mechanics of Fluids:
Navigating the Internet’s Loneliness

We speak to the Emerging Prize Winner of the Aesthetica Art Prize, Gala Hernández López, on her film that explores incel and internet culture.

Agents for Change

We speak to Ayrton Mendes, also known as SAM, about his shortlisted video work, Ayaba – Rainha – Queen, a finalist of the Aesthetica Art Prize.

Interdisciplinary Textures:
5 Films from the Art Prize

Moving image offers up captivating experiences, inviting us to lean into new worlds. In this round-up, we highlight 5 artists’ films from the Art Prize.

The Bodies of Today:
Whitney Biennial 2024

The longest-running survey of contemporary art in the United States returns with a line up that includes filmmaker Isaac Julien and singer Holland Andrews.

The Flesh of the Earth

“We are part of the environment. We too are of the soil and the elements.” Enuma Okoro curates Hauser & Wirth’s latest exhibition ‘The Flesh of the Earth.’

Investigating the Mind

Meet the Shortlist | Kenji Ouellet discusses the film “Contrapunctus V” and shares key insights into his experimental and ambiguous work.

Meditative Filmmaking

Meet the Shortlist | Antonia Luxem’s film and multidisciplinary work stems from ideas of human perception, dream, anxiety and queer identity.

Renewal and Wisdom

Wangechi Mutu’s film ‘My Cave Call’ shows at Saint Louis Art Museum, presenting a mesmerising tale of knowledge, myth and Kenyan oral histories.

Chroniclers of our Times

The Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition is the place to discover contemporary artists who use art to express emotion, reflect reality and inspire change.

Questioning Assimilation

Meet the Shortlist | We caught up with Hussina Raja to learn more about her film “ROOTS” and the ways in which it explores cultural assimilation.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2024:
Winners Announced

Maryam Tafakory and Gala Hernández López receive the Aesthetica Art Prize 2024 with thought-provoking artist films that spark key conversations.

Curator Interview:
Redefining Landscape Art

We interview Lisa Anderson, the curator of “Soulscapes,” who shares insights into a show that’s widening perceptions of landscape art.

Black History Month: 5 to See

In honour of Black History Month in the USA, we spotlight five key exhibitions that use creative expression to remember forgotten histories.

Inspiring Reflection

These artists consider the relationship between nature and the human-made, question imperialist ideologies in film and create portals for reflection.

Aesthetica Art Prize:
Creativity On Screen

Video content is everywhere; it’s a rolling form of communication. Our list include films that explore class, gender and cross-cultural identity.

In Conversation
with John Akomfrah

Aesthetica speaks to renowned multidisciplinary artist John Akomfrah on his latest installation, ‘Arcadia’, now on display at The Box, Plymouth.

Hoda Afshar:
A Curve is a Broken Line

Iranian-born, Melbourne based Hoda Afshar presents her first major solo show, reflecting on the injustices of governance and state responsibility.

Layers of Detail

An-My Lê’s first museum survey opens in New York. It reflects on personal experiences as a political refugee, and explores cycles of history and conflict.

Doug Aitken:
Return to the Real

In a show spanning 15 years, artist Doug Aitken demonstrates the dislocating yet connective power of technology and modern communication.

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