Light From the Middle East: New Photography Review

Light from the Middle East: New Photography is an intriguing show currently on display at the V&A. Curated by Marta Weiss it showcases 30 artists from 13 Middle Eastern countries.

Valentino: Master of Couture, Somerset House

Valentino the man and Valentino the fashion brand are inseparable. In recognition of this Somerset House presents Valentino: Master of Couture, a celebration of the designer’s life and work.

Jo Longhurst: Open Spaces Review, Ffotogallery

Jo Longhurst’s exhibition Other Spaces at Ffotogallery looks at the concept of perfection and the social, physical and psychological undertones of a culturally bound and highly codified performance.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012 at the ICA in London

Bloomberg New Contemporaries opened this week at the ICA for the third year running. Independent of place and democratic to the core, New Contemporaries is open to all.

The Vivisector, Spruth Magers, London

Mannequins and prosthetics provide a new way for us to view the human body. The Vivisector investigates this idea through two bodies of work by Cindy Sherman; Sex Pictures and Broken Dolls.

The Other Art Fair, London

Cutting edge work will be available to both view and purchase tomorrow as The Other Art Fair opens it’s second exhibition this year, following the success of it’s earlier May edition. From 22 November.

Botanica Interview: Eanna de Freine

Recently releasing Botanica, a book of stunning photography by Sander Meisner, editor Éanna de Fréine talks to Aesthetica about the ideas and collaborations behind Meisner’s latest works.

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize: Winner Jordi Ruiz Cirera

This year’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize has been awarded to Jordi Ruiz Cirera. The winning photograph captures a Bolivian woman who was clearly reluctant to sit for the camera.

Interview: Cig Harvey, You Look At Me Like an Emergency

Opening on the 14 November at Robin Rice Gallery, Cig Harvey will be launching her exhibition, You Look at me Like an Emergency, based around her best selling photographic book of the same name.

ASFF Filmmaker Interview: Nicholas Paton, Candid

It is now exactly a week until the Aesthetica Short Film Festival opens at City Screen in York. Aesthetica speaks to film director Nicholas Paton about drama, photography and his future plans.

Karl Largerfeld & Carine Roitfeld: The Little Black Jacket, Saatchi, London

Karl Largerfeld is a strange icon. He appears, complete with his metal-adorned knuckles, his silvery hair combed neatly like a fashion-conscious, aristocratic angel from a bizarre monochrome future.

Nelli Palomäki: Sons of Nakhimov, The Wapping Project Bankside

The Wapping Project Bankside’s latest show features artist Nelli Palomäki’s series Sons of Nakhimov for the first time in the UK, following recent exhibitions at Les Rencontres d’Arles and Kulturhuset.

Art Toronto Opens Today

Running for the next three days until 29 October, Toronto will be submerged in art as it opens it’s premiere art fair. Art Toronto is Canada’s only contemporary and modern international art fair.

ASFF Interview: Mark Davenport, Photoshopping

Featuring in ASFF 2012, Mark Davenport’s Photoshopping is a film about fame, obession and cynicism. From 9 – 11 November Photoshopping will be screened with 22 other comedies at 1331.

William Klein: Paintings Etc, Review, HackelBury Fine Art

William Klein, an American who has spent most of his life in Paris, can be compared to the Lost Generation expatriate artists and writers such as Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Man Ray.

Tim Walker: Story Teller, London Somerset House

Photographer Tim Walker’s new exhibition, Story Teller, supported by Mulberry, opens today at Somerset House in London. Mulberry managed to get inside the exhibition a day early.

CHANEL in London: The Little Black Jacket, Saatchi Gallery, London

CHANEL’s photographic exhibition dedicated to The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL’s classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, opened at the Saatchi Gallery on 12 October.

Review of Roads to Wigan Pier, Impressions Gallery

First shown in October 1984, Roads to Wigan Pier consists of the work of six then newly graduated students. They took Orwell’s seminal work, The Road to Wigan Pier as their starting point.

Hilary and Marcus Hammond: Regrouping

One of the first things Marcus Hammond did when he bought a church in the middle of the “wrong side of town” in Gainsborough, was paint its front doors hot pink. Regrouping, until 27 October.

Frieze Art Fair, Review

With over 175 of the world’s art galleries exhibiting under one roof, Frieze art fair is notoriously exhausting. Somehow this year it wasn’t, which is quite a telling point for the success of the fair.