Edinburgh Art Festival Picks

The ninth Edinburgh Art Festival launches today with major exhibitions by leading international artists. Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK’s largest annual festival dedicated to visual art.

Unrestricted Movement

A new exhibition demonstrates Merce Cunningham’s concept of movement in space and explores his relationship with art and other artists.

Tino Sehgal: These Associations, Tate

Many of the works produced for the Tate’s Turbine Hall commission, The Unilever Series, have considered and contributed to this setting, not least Olafur Eliasson’s famous The Weather Project.

The Tanks: Art in Action at Tate Modern, London

Upon descending the grey, scarred slope of the Turbine Hall, a new and unfamiliar opening in the wall reveals itself to the right. This is the entrance to a previously hidden set of underground chambers.

Aesthetica Art Prize: Installation & Performance Showcase

We celebrate the visual arts in all forms and that’s why the Aesthetica Art Prize welcomes entries from artists working in all mediums. Artists may submit their work into any one of the four categories.

Preview of The 18th Biennale Of Sydney: Opens Tomorrow

The Biennale of Sydney plays a central role in the visual arts in Australia and connecting artists from around the world. It’s 18th edition opens tomorrow, unveiling the work of 100 artists.

Interview with Nigel Walker, Curator of Creation Fine Arts, Beverley

Creation Fine Arts is a brand new art gallery in Beverley, East Yorkshire, showcasing the work of talented artists from the local area and around the globe. Aesthetica spoke to Curator, Nigel Walker.

Obsession at Louis Vuitton Maison, New Bond Street

Collaborations between fashion houses and the art world are nothing new. Unlike some of the commercial tie-ins we witness today, everyone is a winner when these spheres work creatively together.

We Face Forward: Contemporary Art and Music from West Africa

We Face Forward is a season of art and music from West Africa, celebrated across Manchester’s galleries, museums, music venues and public spaces, as part of London 2012 Festival.

HowTheLightGetsIn, The Philosophy and Music Festival at Hay

HowTheLightGetsIn, the philosophy and music festival, offers an intellectually rigorous programme of innovative and inspirational debate, alongside live performances from world-class musicians.

Coney: House of Cards

Tassos Stevens, co-director of London-based theatre organisation Coney, discusses their latest project, House of Cards, and the transformative nature of theatre for today’s audience.

The Cunning Little Vixen at Glyndebourne Festival 2012

Glyndebourne Opera Festival, held in the grounds of the Sussex country house that gives it its name, is steeped in tradition. It was founded by Sir John Christie and his wife, Audrey Mildmay.

Interview with Dancer and Choreographer Noé Soulier

Noé Soulier’s credentials are impressive and he seems to have a knack for doing two things time. Soulier won first prize at the Danse Élargie with Little Perceptions whilst studying for his BA in Philosophy.

Daniel Linehan: Zombie Aporia, Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells

Zombie means living and dead. Aporia means logical contraction. The title of choreographer and performer Daniel Linehan’s work is a hybrid of two words that have never been joined together.

Simplicity & Nonsense

Acclaimed visual artist, David Shrigley, brings his popular characters to life in Pass the Spoon, a collaboration with Nicholas Bone and David Fennessy.

A Return to Childhood

Puppet theatre is often associated with children’s theatre but can the dark honesty offered by inanimate objects connect with an adult audience?

Expression through Dance

The Pompidou Centre stages a new exhibition detailing the place of dance in art history and its influence on visual arts.

Crunch: The Art and Music Festival, Hay-on-Wye

The 4th edition of Crunch: the Art and Music Festival at Hay promises to be an extravaganza of contemporary art, talks and debates, new music, comedy and cabaret. Entitled Awake in the Universe.

onedotzero presents adventures in motion festival, BFI Southbank

onedotzero isn’t just one of the leading authorities in digital arts, they are one of our favourites, so when we heard that their adventures in motion festival was to return to BFI, we were more than excited.

Unidentified Discontent

In October 2011, Edward Bond’s seminal play Saved returned to London for the first time since 1984, provoking questions about the nature of violence in our society.