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Artists’ Film Screenings

Future Now: The 2018 Shortlist investigates ideas of identity through work by three shortlisted moving-image makers. 

Influential Messages

Art Basel’s photography selection includes key voices, raising awareness of ongoing social, political and ecological questions.

Aesthetica Issue 83 Available Now

The June / July edition of Aesthetica is available now. Issue 83, A New Way of Seeing, considers the intersection between the created and the real.

A Cinematic Showcase

Video content is integrated into our culture. Aesthetica’s Artists’ Film Screenings offer a platform innovative and thought-provoking work.

Rethinking Tradition

Asking the question: Beautiful world, where are you?, Liverpool Biennial 2018 surveys the current social, political and environmental landscape.

Cultural Exploration

A new piece by artist and filmmaker Kahlil Joseph, Fly Paper, opens The Stores’ new exhibition studios in Berlin.

The Power of Moving Image

Ahead of a panel discussion at Future Now, Jasmina Cibic explores how artists’ film is establishing itself as a standalone genre that reflects social attitudes.

Media Fragmentation

Shortlisted artist Electra Lyhne-Gold questions the wider impact of advertising by fragmenting the language of publicity.

Exploring Anonymity

As part of the 2018 Aesthetica Art Prize shortlist, Kenji Ouellet’s I Am One offers new perspectives on individuality and uniqueness in the wider city.

Expansive Ideas

Bridging the boundaries between art, culture and philosophy, HowTheLightGetsIn Festival makes sense of the world through a diverse progamme.

Retold Narratives

The Whitworth showcases its latest major moving image acquisition – Isaac Julien’s Ten Thousand Waves.

Human Intervention

John Akomfrah’s environmentally conscious video installation, Purple, offers meaningful dialogues about climate change.

Mesmerising Constructions

An exhibition at Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, foregrounds six major works by video artist David Claerbout.

Meaningful Histories

The New North and South network comes to The Tetley, hosting the first UK-based exhibitions of two Pakistani artists, Madiha Aijaz and Mahbub Jokhio.

PHOTOFAIRS: Remote Investigations

Barren environments can offer fertile ground for creative endeavour. PHOTOFAIRS brings together practitioners investigating such locales.

Simultaneous Transcendence

Complex Systems, a video work by Desiree Dolron, explores the dichotomy between the individual and collective.

Chronicling Resistance

In 1960, a devastating earthquake destroyed much of the Moroccan city of Agadir. Yto Barrada addresses the process of reinvention .

Vibrant Approaches

In an accelerating landscape, fresh ways of understanding the world become important. Bloomberg New Contemporaries offers insight.

Uncovering Realities

Conceptual artist He Xiangyu’s recent film, The Swim, captures the uncanny truths of the practitioner’s childhood home.

Meaningful Deconstruction

The term “soft power” is used to described how political rhetoric is deployed through culture. Jasmina Cibic examines this rhetoric.

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