Environmental Consciousness

The 2016 Syngenta Photography award shortlisted artists consider the idea of Grow-Conserve, responding to a climbing demand in resources.

Psychedelic Experimentation

The psychedelic and experimental spirit of Yayoi Kusama is celebrated in a recent exhibition. Infinity Mirrors is an examination of her lasting legacy.

Idris Khan: Monument and Memory

Following a competition held in early 2016, British-born Idris Khan was selected as the chosen designer of both the Memorial and the Pavilion of Honor.

Harold Feinstein: Contagious Optimism

Harold Feinstein, The Early Years (1940s-1950s): Contagious Optimism is part of a retrospective series looking back at his immeasurable talent and legacy.

Nick Cave: Social Installations

Social injustice is a common theme in the works of Nick Cave; this installation stems from the deaths of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown in police hands.

Liz West: Sensory Experiences

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 finalist Liz West returns to her hometown of Barnsley in a retrospective at The Civic depicting a vivid approach to light and colour.

Ai Weiwei: One and the Multitude

A series of installations at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by renowned activist and artist Ai Weiwei explores the individual’s relationship to social culture.

Making Africa

Making Africa is a collaboration of over 120 artists who aim to provide a new insight into contemporary African design, celebrating its impact upon the art world.

Traditional Methods

In discussion with Aesthetica, George Samual Bothamley highlights the place for traditional art within the contemporary industry.

Leeds College of Art: Colour Wheel

In 2016 Leeds College of Art celebrated 170 years of delivering art education. A final alumni exhibition brings the anniversary commemoration to a close.

Photofairs: Cutting-Edge Photography

The inaugural edition of Photofairs San Francisco launches this January, expanding upon the photography showcased in the Shanghai fair.

Michał Siarek: New East Photo Prize 2016

Calvert 22 Foundation, London, announce Michał Siarek as the winner of the New East Photo Prize, an inaugural award for perspectives of countries of the New East.

Intentional Decomposition

Alex Hartley questions the conventional qualities of the present and the expectations that construct contemporary life at Victoria Miro gallery, London.

Frieze Art Fair 2016: Gallery Highlights

Frieze Art Fair features more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries.. As one of the largest events of its kind this year, we list ten highlights from the 2016 event.

The Poetry of Destruction

Dominique Lévy, London, exhibits new work from German artist Günther Uecker. Verletzte Felder (Wounded Fields) is Uecker’s first solo show in London for over 50 years.

Next Generation 2016: Pseudo Documentary

Aesthetica team up with London College of Communication for the third edition of The Next Generation. We interview German-born photographer Anne Erhard.

Festival de La Luz 2016: Alicia Savage

Luz Austral Foundation, Argentina, welcomes the return of The Encuentros Abiertos: Festival de La Luz – a celebration of international photography that lasts a duration of two months.

Le Corbusier Sites Added to UNESCO World Heritage List

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee met earlier this month to inscribe new sites to its World Heritage List. Amongst the selection in 2016 are 17 projects by the iconic French architect Le Corbusier.

The Teen Years, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla

Joseph Bellows’ summer exhibition addresses the physical, social and emotional aspects of adolescence, and the formation of identity, through a collection of vintage and contemporary prints.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016: Screening Passes and Events Tickets

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2016 returns this year from 3 to 6 November in York, screening over 300 films in its Official Selection alongside a programme of industry events.