Aesthetica Art Prize Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2013 is now open for entries, offering both budding and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider, international audience.

5 Under 30: Young Photographers’ Competition at Daniel Blau, London

Artists Marianne Bjornmyr, Madoka Furuhashi, Andi Schmied, Tereza Cervenova and Lara Morrell will have new and recent works displayed in 5 Under 30 at Daniel Blau Photography Gallery.

Venice Report: The Encyclopedic Palace

Split between the old Giardini and the newer Arsenale site at this year’s Venice Biennale, The Encyclopedic Palace is based on the concept of self-taught artist Marino Auriti. Until 24 November.

Summertime Salon, Robin Rice Gallery, New York

For its summer exhibition, the Robin Rice Gallery, New York, opens Summertime Salon, an annual photography exhibit featuring both gallery artists and a selection of newcomers.

Interview with Brian Griffiths, 3rd Year Tutor at the Royal Academy Schools, London

The RA Schools Show, the annual exhibition of works by final year students, opens tomorrow. Held in the RA’s studio spaces, the event sees students present works developed over a three-year period.

René Burri, International Centre of Photography, Verona

Below the sleepy streets of Verona, sits the International Centre of Photography. It is here where a breath taking transcendental retrospective of René Burri is revealed until 22 September.

Interview with Royal College of Art Graduate: Jonny Briggs

Jonny Briggs graduated from the Royal College of Art several years ago and has since gone on to feature in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Briggs speaks to Aesthetica about the influence of the RCA.

Review of Katie Paterson, Kettle’s Yard Gallery & St Peter’s Church

Darwin’s epochal observation at the close of The Origin of Species (1859) might aptly describe artist Katie Paterson’s theme and agenda in her latest exhibition, at Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge.

Venice Report: Love Me Love Me Not

Love Me Love Me Not offers an insight into the rich and varied cultures of the countries represented. Running at the Venice Biennale until November, the showcase collates the work of 17 artists.

RA Schools Show 2013

The RA Schools Show, the annual exhibition of works by final year students, will open on 19 June at the iconic Royal Academy Schools. The show is held in the historic studio spaces of the Schools.

Interview: Artist & Creator of Playlust, Play Hunter

Born and bred in Zurich, Play Hunter is an artist, author and creative entrepreneur. Studying Fine Arts at Saint Martins College of Art, London, Hunter set up her website Playlust back in 2007.

PINTA, London

Returning to Earls Court Exhibition Centre for its fourth edition, PINTA offers visitors the chance to view and purchase work by eminent artists from South America, Spain and Portugal.

PHotoEspaña, Madrid

For 2013, PHotoEspaña expands its programme as it opens 74 exhibitions and activities in Madrid, Alcalá de Henares, Alcobendas, Cuenca, Lanzarote and Zaragoza. Running 5 June until 28 July.

10 To See: Degree Shows

At Aesthetica we like to keep an eye on emerging artists, and one of the best ways to do that is to take note of the numerous degree shows open this summer. Here are our 10 favourite shows to see.

Last Day to See Polaroid Factory

Tomorrow is the last day to see Polaroid Factory at Printhouse Gallery. The series is a collection of photographic images made at one of the world’s last production facilities of traditional instant film.

Interview:Brian Dillon, Curator of Curiosity: Art & the Pleasures of Knowing

Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing, an exhibition curated by UK editor of Cabinet magazine, Brian Dillon, has transformed Turner Contemporary into a labyrinthian cabinet of sorts.

Miles Aldridge

Enamoured by colour and glamour, Miles Aldridge makes work dripping in jewels, lipstick and fluorescents, transporting his subjects into a surreal feminine space.

Searching for the Seventies

The DOCUMERICA Project began as an Environmental Protection Agency programme, and evolved into a striking historical document of the environmental problems and achievements of the 1970s.

Rodney Graham

Rodney Graham’s exhibition at Lisson Gallery, uncovers the sculptural and cinematic nature of his practice, and the continued influence of music, painting and film upon his work.

Jasmina Cibic

Creating a distinct visual language of her own, Jasmina Cibic represents the Slovenian Pavilion at Venice this year with For our Economy and Culture.