Interdisciplinary Innovation

Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983 explores the scene-changing and interdisciplinary life of downtown New York.

Towards Hyper-Reality

Somerset House constructs a brand new world for artistic pioneer Björk, whose quest for audience integration ventures beyond cultural peripheries.

Liberation and Shifting Consciousness

A major new exhibition at the V&A seeks to encapsulate a monumental time, both in British culture and internationally: the late 1960’s. You Say You Want a Revolution?

Q+A with Musician and Visual Artist, Mike de Sousa

Mike de Sousa works with light, sound and words – sometimes in isolation, and often together. Aesthetica caught up with the artist to discuss his creative practice.

Art Night, in Collaboration with ICA

Art Night is a new annual contemporary arts festival that transforms London for one night only, held on 2 July from 5pm, curated by the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Review of Tame Impala Live at Alexandra Palace, London

We review Australian psych-pop band Tame Impala’s sold out, accomplished recent live show at Alexandra Palace, London, which was nothing short of regal rock, filled with enraptured gig-goers.

Review: Cryptic’s Sonica Festival, Kings Place, London

Since 2012 Sonica has delivered a year round, international programme of sonic and visual art, culminating in a bi-annual festival in Glasgow and now, a two-day travelling show at London’s Kings Place.

Interview with Multi-Instrumentalist and Soul Singer Royce Wood Junior

London songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and soul singer Royce Wood Junior discusses his album The Ashen Tang, which incorporates elements of nostalgia with modern, multi-layered production.

Interview with Marina Abramovic, Goldberg, Park Avenue Armory

Read our interview with seminal performance artist Marina Abramovic on her recent installation and interpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, at Park Avenue Armory, alongside Igor Levit.

Review: Rufus Wainwright’s Opera Prima Donna, Athens

We review Canadian-American singer and composer Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna opera, performed at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus theatre as part of the Athens Epidaurus Festival 2015.

Sonica Festival of Multimedia Arts; Cryptic, Glasgow

Sonica is a showcase of the best in visually exciting sonic art, which brings together leading international artists and emerging talent from across the UK to Glasgow from 29 October – 8 November.

Interview with Tom Furse

Universal Music together with Lo Recordings have announced the release of a collection of some of its archived production music tracks, curated by Tom Furse of psych-rock outfit The Horrors.

Interview: Andreya Triana

Aesthetica talks to experimental singer-songwriter Andreya Triana about her eclectic sound of soul, jazz and acoustic. Triana has collaborated with musicians Flying Lotus and Bonobo amongst others.

Interview with BARLI

London-based Barli is making waves with her stunning vocals and minimal electronic beats. She released her critically acclaimed debut E.P. Pebbles, produced by Ton Epoch, in 2014.

The Aesthetica Art Prize is Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize is an annual award that celebrates excellence in contemporary art. It is now in its eighth year, and welcomes submissions from emerging and established artists.

A Window Into Arab Culture

Shubbak Festival is London’s largest biennial of Arabic art and takes place across the city at various art venues. The event provides a window on the contemporary culture of the Arab world.

Interview with Robin Meier, Audemars Piguet, Art Basel

Audemars Piguet presents Synchronicity by artist and composer Robin Meier at Art Basel 2015. Meier reveals his interests in self-organisation among fireflies – a key theme of this immersive installation.

Experimenting with Sound

Wolf Alice – the London-based foursome fronted by Ellie Rowsell – is proving that British indie guitar music is in rude health.

Being Part of the Underground

Punk husband/wife duo The Lovely Eggs are currently on tour with their album, This Is Our Nowhere – a self-released statement of intent.

Review of Barbarossa’s New Album Imager

Londoner James Mathé aka Barbarossa builds on his contemplative and introspective 2013 album Bloodlines with his latest offering Imager, an album that melds romanticism with melancholy.