Marina Abramović in London

I know that you’re not supposed to have favourites, but Marina Abramović, really is one of my favourite contemporary artists today, which is a paradox…

DIY: Make Do & Mend

By Bethany Rex History tells us that fashion trends often act as harbingers of economic change and fashion’s recent sombre mood is no exception. The…

Beyond COLOR: Color in American Photography, 1950-1970

Beyond COLOR: Color in American Photography, 1950-1970, opened last week in New York. This show re-examines of a crucial moment in photography’s short history, when…

Spend the Weekend in the North East: Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2010

The 6th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival opens today! There are five action-packed days of film and video art from the UK and abroad…

Catching up with Matthew Higgs

Interview by Stephanie Bailey When I was offered the chance to interview Matthew Higgs via The Apartment, Athens, I jumped at the chance. An artist…

Exploring Place with Locate at Jerwood

Catch the final days of Jerwood’s summer show, Locate, which continues until Sunday, 12 September.

Interview with Mural Artists – the Bogside Artists

After visiting Derry earlier this year and seeing the murals in the Bogside, I really needed to find out more about the works and more…

Q&A with Last Year’s Winner for Artwork in the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition

Don’t forget, The Aesthetica Creative Works Competition closes for entries next Tuesday! We’ve decided to catch up with last year’s Artwork Winner, Shadric Toop. His…

Review of Alex Bunn, Folk Form Taxa, at The Aubin Gallery, London

Review by Elisa Caldarola Folk Form Taxa, Alex Bunn’s new show, opened last week at The Aubin Gallery in Shoreditch, London. Ten large light box…

Q&A with Last Year’s Winner for Fiction in the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition

As you know, The Aesthetica Creative Works Competition is now open for Entries, and it’s the only UK competition to support both creative writing and…

Review: Nothing is Forever – South London Gallery

Review by Elisa Caldarola Nothing is Forever celebrates the renewal of South London Gallery, based in a late 19th century building in Southwark. It is…

THE OPEN PRIZE for Video Painting 2010

Opening tomorrow at Nichols & Clarke (Blossom Street, London, E1 6PL) the Open Gallery presents the Open Prize for Video Painting. At Aesthetica, we are…

The City & the Arts Festival – IF: Milton Keynes International Festival is on now

The inaugural IF: Milton Keynes International Festival opened last Thursday with great success. The festival is a new initiative to promote Milton Keynes as a…

Review: Wolfgang Tillmans at the Serpentine Gallery

Review by Elisa Caldarola Until 19 September the Serpentine Gallery will be showing a large collection of photographs by Wolfgang Tillmans. With some pictures dating…

Gary Hume’s ‘Bird in a Fish Tank’ opens in Berlin

Gary Hume (b.1962)is back this summer in Berlin. It’s been 15 years since his last solo show in the city, so there’s a lot of…

Review of Ernesto Neto, The Edges of The World, Hayward Gallery – Southbank Centre, London

Review by Elisa Caldarola Festival Brazil is a big event running throughout the summer at the Southbank Centre in London. Brazilian artist, Ernesto Neto is…

Review of Howard Hodgkin, Time and Place, Modern Art Oxford

Review by Elisa Caldarola This summer, Modern Art Oxford hosts Time and Place, Howard Hodgkin’s newest exhibition, curated by Director Michael Stanley. It presents twenty-five…

Puffin by Design

Phil Baines Allen Lane (Penguin) Puffin by Design is an exciting and colourful book, which celebrates the 70th anniversary of Puffin publications. Using the slogan…

Review Cornelia Parker, John Cage and Cage Mix at BALTIC

I was one of the many who wondered if BALTIC could top their breathtaking spring exhibition by Jenny Holzer, and with Cornelia Parker’s Doubtful Sound…

FASHION IS ART: MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA ‘20’ THE EXHIBITION

Who says that art and fashion don’t mix? For me, I see a clear connection between the two worlds. Although, the politics and protocol of…