A Ticking Timebomb, Shen Shaomin: The Day After Tomorrow, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney

A futuristic world of unfeeling biological experimentation that’s just a step away from the one we inhabit now. This is what Shen Shaomin invites his visitors to enter in The Day After Tomorrow.

The Frozen Rollercoaster, The Tiger; Turtle: Magic Mountain

Designed by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth, The Tiger & Turle – Magic Mountain is the name of this imposing outdoor sculpture which opened last week in Duisburg Wanheim, Germany.

Bo Christian Larsson, Run To The Hills, Steinle Contemporary, Munich

Swedish artist, Bo Christian Larsson combines sculpture, video, and works on paper. Larsson’s previous exhibitions have featured a central work – often a large-scale installation or a performance.

Last Chance To See, ING Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London

ING Discerning Eye is an exhibition of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from the art world. This year’s selector are: Artists, Eileen Cooper RA and Lisa Wright, amongst others.

Altea Grau Vidal: Marcant Paraules, Ards Arts Centre, Newtownards, Northern Ireland

The International Residency programme at Seacourt Print Workshop offers an artist the opportunity to work in a new environment and share their knowledge during a three-month stay.

Tactile & Sensory Exploration, Jaume Plensa, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Jaume Plensa has had a good year; Echo, his first public art project in New York City was extended for an extra month, while in the UK, Chichester Cathedral announced Plensa’s winning proposal.

New Cultural Identities, The Salsali Private Museum

Exceptional numbers of art collectors are building private museums to display works that they currently store in warehouses. The latest in a long line of these museums is The Salsali Private Museum.

A Ghost Story for the Digital Age, Dark Matters, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

It is by the ghostly light of Daniel Rozin’s Snow Mirror that visitors enters Dark Matters at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. This haunting new exhibition is an amalgamation of a variety of media.

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery

Torben Åndahl’s Eike is featured in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize show. The award has developed a prestigious international reputation since its inauguration in 2005.

Hedi Slimane’s California Song, The Museum of Contemporary Art, LA

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, opens a new solo exhibition of Hedi Slimane’s work, on show from this weekend until 22 January 2012.

Opening Tomorrow, Roman Polanski: Actor & Director, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels

BOZAR will host Roman Polanski: Actor & Director curated by the Łódź Museum of Cinematography. The show retraces the career of one of the great masters of cinema through photographs and posters.

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Category Winners

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival – the latest addition to the British film festival circuit – threw open its doors last Thursday night.

Sometimes in Manchester the Brightest Light is from a Match, The Manchester Contemporary

Manchester is a city of draughtsmen and women, and it has always been a place where hierarchies are levelled. On the other hand, the city’s interest in drawing has as much to do with the weather.

Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters, Tate

It is no surprise that Tate has extended the run of artist Taryn Simon’s exhibition A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters until January 2012. This gives us time, and time is one’s ally.

ASFF Opens – 150 Films. 15 Venues. 4 Days. York, UK

ASFF opens Thursday 4 November in York. Four days of films, talks, parties, networking and some of the best innovative cinema around. Join us in York for a fantastic weekend of film.

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.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival: Meet the Filmmakers Event, Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, York

Spanning across 4 days, 15 venues with 150 films screening, ASFF opens this Thursday and features a selection of films, a programme of talks and discussions from industry leaders and more.

40 Exhibition, 75 Artists, 200 Works, Hereford Photography Festival

Hereford Photography Festival is the UK’s longest running photography festival featuring over 75 artists and documentary photographers from across the world in more than 40 exhibitions.

The Alienation Effect, Savage Presents Jean Michel Jarre and Cezary Bodzianowski’s Tea Back, Spike Island, Bristol

Two shows run parallel to each other at Spike Island, with a variety of motifs exploring common themes: alienation by displacement and its significance in the creation/destruction of meaning.

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.

The Artist’s Playground, Carsten Höller: Experience, New Museum, New York

The New Museum will present the first New York survey exhibition of the work of German artist Carsten Höller. Over 20 years, Höller has created a world that is equal parts laboratory and test site.

Rediscovering Masterworks of World Cinema, To Save and Project: The Ninth MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation

To Save and Project: The 9th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation, the annual festival of preserved and restored films from archives, studios and distributions is on show at MoMA.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Online Exclusives, Sean Pruen

To celebrate the launch of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival, we are running interviews with filmmakers throughout October. Aesthetica spoke to Sean Pruen, Producer of the music video The Deep.

Opening Today, Rural; Urban Dialogues, Urban Perspectives, Orion Contemporary, London

For the first time in history over half the world’s population lives in the city. Orion Contemporary’s forthcoming show takes the work of artists who present their vision of the urban and the rural.

The Cross-Fertilization of Art; Design, Tokujin Yoshioka’s Waterfall, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

In his current exhibition, Waterfall, now showing at Sherman Contemporary in Sydney, Yoshioka explores the myriad associations conjured by water although not in the guises one might expect.

ASFF, Inside Views: Discussions From The Industry, York

On 4 November ASFF will bring you insights from industry professionals on a wide variety of topics. Hear behind-the-scenes stories and filmmaking wisdom from a diverse selection of speakers.

Subtle Refinement, Mathias Poledna / Florian Pumhösl, Raven Row

For the current exhibition at Raven Row, Mathias Poledna and Florian Pumhösl have each created a single expansive new work. Poledna has produced a 35mm film for the ground floor.

Don’t Miss, Stuart McAlpine Miller, Hay Hill Gallery

Stuart McAlpine Miller graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1990. Having worked to develop his unique style, Miller is concentrating his attentions on an exciting new series of work.

Open Eye Gallery Liverpool Presents, Mitch Epstein; Chris Steele-Perkins

Open Eye Gallery has been one of the UK’s leading photography spaces since 1977, and is the only gallery dedicated to photography in the North West. 2011 represents an exciting milestone.

Aiming Towards Extreme Mediocrity, Jaakko Mattila, Lowest Common Denominator, James Hockey & Foyer Galleries, UCA

On show at the James Hockey & Foyer Galleries, part of the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, is international artist Jaakko Mattila with his new exhibition Lowest Common Denominator.

Frieze Art Fair 2011: The Verdict

The past weekend one of the most renowned international art fairs settled into London’s Regents Park for an autumnal weekend of exploring galleries and artists well known and newly emergent.

A Mosaic of Collective Unconscious, Museum Show 1, Arnolfini, Bristol

Arnolfini is celebrating its 50th anniversary with one of its most thought-provoking, genuinely moving, and tantalisingly challenging exhibitions yet.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Online Exclusives, Rhett Wade-Ferrell, Sparkadia’s China

Incorporating creative programming and alternative venues, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is the latest addition to the film festival circuit.

A Triumph of Narrative over Technical Limitations: The 8th Reykjavík International Film Festival

The RIFF took place in the Icelandic capital from 22 September. The festival’s competition category, ‘New Visions’ was reserved for directors who have never, or only once before, made a feature film.

Why The Lion Roars, Anri Sala, Serpentine Gallery

Anri Sala is a leading artist who, since dealing with personal experience as a reflection of social and political change in Albania has come to attach an importance to sound in relation to the image.

A Romantic Date with a Serial Killer, ASFF, Online Exclusives, Phillip Berg, The Romantic Killer

Incorporating creative programming and alternative venues, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is the latest addition to the film festival circuit.

Portrait of a Serial Killer, ASFF, Online Exclusives, Caroline Burns Cooke, Myra

To celebrate the launch of ASFF, we are running a series of interviews with the filmmakers throughout October. Here you can find out more about what motivates our filmmakers.

Guy Sherwin, Movements in Light, Siobhan Davies Studios, London

The profile of artists working in moving image has been elevated in by those who’ve made the leap into cinema, e.g. Steve McQueen, and those taking over leading gallery spaces, e.g. Tacita Dean.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Online Interview with Alex Sufit and Taster of Gentlemen in Squalor

Incorporating creative programming and alternative venues, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is the latest addition to the film festival circuit.

Opening Tomorrow, Moving Image, Contemporary Video Art Fair

For its inaugural exhibition, Moving Image presents works by 28 artists represented by 28 galleries and non-profit institutions from South America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States.

Last Week, Indecipherable Evangelical Messages, ALTAR, Platform Arts Belfast

Platform Arts has garnered a reputation for innovative projects and according to its mission statement, it promotes the creation and access to contemporary art practice in Northern Ireland.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Online Exclusives, James Keaton, Lost Connection

Incorporating creative programming and alternative venues, ASFF is the latest addition to the film festival circuit. To celebrate the launch, we are running a interviews with the filmmakers throughout October.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Online Exclusives, Elsa Isoardi, Jour à Jour, J1…

Incorporating creative programming and alternative venues, ASFF is the latest addition to the film festival circuit. To celebrate the launch, we are running a series of interviews with filmmakers.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival, ASFF, York, Tickets Available Now

ASFF incorporates creative programming and alternative venues. As the latest addition to the British film festival circuit, ASFF offers a unique experience within the festival landscape.

The Primacy of Drawing, Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space

Jerwood Drawing Prize has run since 1994, and is exhibited in the Jerwood Space. Later, it will tour to venues including Bay Art Gallery, Cardiff and the Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Bideford.

Abraham Cruzvillegas: Autoconstruccion, Modern Art Oxford

Abraham Cruzvillegas (b.1968, Mexico City) is an artist and writer who works predominantly in sculpture, using found materials to explore specific local areas in a social and economic context.

An Interpretative and Investigative Angle, Shahidul Alam: My Journey as a Witness, Wilmotte Gallery

A retrospective of the ground-breaking photographer, writer, teacher and activist Shahidul Alam will take place at the Wilmotte Gallery, Lichfield Studios in London this autumn.

The Neo-Modern Myth, Nicolas Ruston, Propensity Modelling, Hay Hill Gallery

Nicolas Ruston is a British sculptor, recognised for his silicone and mixed media works. Ruston is concerned with collective beliefs in relation to the mass media and its version of reality.

Postmodernism: Style & Subversion 1970-1990, V&A

The V&A’s new exhibition Postmodernism: Style & Subversion 1970-1990 explores the recent past in design with two decades of hindsight.

Wild Flag

Wild Flag has a youthful vigour to make you yearn for days gone by, or if you’re lucky, provide the perfect accompaniment to a young, free present.