Two Emerging Photographers You Should Know

Isa Silva and Lottie Davies are two very different emerging female photographers, each demonstrating both concept and aesthetics, drawing a surprising parallel.

The Collective Conscience

The artist who needs no introduction takes over London with a massive retrospective at Tate Modern and new works at the Timothy Taylor Gallery.

Redefining Visual Culture

In recent years, photography has become the most accessible and affordable art form. With this in mind, photographers must drive the medium forward.

Just an observation? Review – Duchy Gallery, Glasgow

Review by Alistair Q As you come off High Street and enter the beginnings of the bedraggled East End, across from a noisy new construction…

Gareth Cadwallader’s Tangible Reality

Review by Paul Hardman Window Paintings: Gareth Cadwallader The new Gareth Cadwallader exhibition at the Hannah Barry Gallery, Peckham gathers much of its resonance not…

Review: Gerard Byrne at MK Gallery

Review by Nicola Mann Case Study: Loch Ness (Some possibilities and problems), 2001-2011. Gerard Byrne grew up in Dublin in the 1970s. It was a…

Northern Art Prize- It’s not the winning…

Review by Bethany Rex The Northern Art Prize celebrates and rewards contemporary visual artists based in the North of England. Now in its 4th year…

London Art Fair 2011 – The Round-Up

Review by Bethany Rex Presenting over 100 galleries and featuring some exceptional contemporary work from leading figures and emerging talent, this year’s London Art Fair…

Filmmaker Series – Part 3 Q&A with Shaun Hughes

We continue our Q&A with the Aesthetica Short Film Competition winners with some insights from filmmaker Shaun Hughes. Shaun’s film, Mother, is an intense and…

Review: What Next For The Body at Arnolfini, Bristol

Review by Regina Papachlimitzou Unon entering What Next For The Body, you are greeted by a warm and comfy lounge, complete with inviting brocade sofa…

Review: Uamh/Cave – Gill Russell at the Royal Scottish Academy

Review by Colin Herd Every year, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the centre for Gaelic language and culture on the Isle of Skye, hosts an artist residency…

Review: Marcel Dinahet at Domobaal, London

Review by Emma Cummins In a world saturated with images; with photographs, films, videos and video art; Marcel Dinahet’s work is a welcome reprieve. Now…

Visual and Performance Art for All

Q&A with Alice Lobb, Gallery Programmer at artsdepot. Artsdepot an exciting and vibrant arts venue in North London, committed to providing a diverse range of…

Journey through the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead at the British Museum

Review by Robert J. Wallis & Tiffany Jow Dr Robert J. Wallis is Professor of Visual Culture and Director of the MA in Art History…

Review DAVID MALJKOVIC at Sprüth Magers, London

Review by Charles Danby From Grafton Street there was little to see. The large glazed exterior of London’s Sprüth Magers offered a near empty room…

Nam June Paik at Tate Liverpool and FACT

Review by Kenn Taylor As we move into the second decade of the 21st century, it appears as if “media art” is finally being accepted…

Consumerism & Desire at Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney

Review by Isabella Andronos Sherrie Knipe’s work in Bootiful, at Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art in Sydney explores the tensions between consumerism and desire. Knipe has created…

Camera-less Photography at Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Review by Colin Herd As processes go, few are more mysterious and fascinating than the seemingly paradoxical art of camera-less photography. With its roots in…

Simon Starling: Project for a Masquerade (Hiroshima) at The Modern Institute

Review by Alistair Quietsch On 10 December, I read yet another apocalyptically tinged news report: that of Burma building silos with aid from North Korea…

Review: Joy Gregory – Lost Languages and Other Voices

Review by Ceri Restrick Lost Languages and Other Voices is Joy Gregory’s first major retrospective. The exhibition charts the artist’s career over two decades and…

Review: Fresh Hell at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Review by Rosa Rankin-Gee There is something life-affirming about the queues to see art in Paris. Perennially long, and slow, and full of people complaining…

About A Minute – The Gopher Hole, London

Review by Carla MacKinnon The Gopher Hole is a brand new venue and project space nestling beneath El Paso Restaurant at 350-354 Old Street in…

Review: From Back Home at the National Media Museum, Bradford

Review by Ceri Restrick The National Media Museum sets the bar for exhibiting world class art and culture. Swedish photographers, Anders Petersen (b. 1944) and…

Review: MK2Morrow: One Small Step for Milton Keynes

Review by Nicola Mann A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away urban designer and theorist Melvin M. Webber devised a radical plan…

Review: Turner Prize 2010

Review by Joseph Ewens Now in its 26th year, The Turner Prize has become an epicentre for contemporary art debate. Its mission to highlight the…

Review: 10 Dialogues at the RSA, Edinburgh

Review by Colin Herd Timed to coincide with Richard Demarco’s 80th birthday, the current show in the impressive and expansive galleries of the Royal Scottish…

Filmmaker Series – Part 2 Q&A with the Runners-up The Varava Brothers

Below is a Q&A with Jared Varava from the American filmmaking duo, the Varava Brothers. As one of the longer shorts on the Aesthetica Shorts…

Review: Fade Away at Transition Gallery, London

Review by Charles Danby Following hot on the heels of Transition’s inaugural ART BLITZ auction, a call to arms against impending arts cuts in the…

Review: High Society at the Wellcome Collection

Review by Robert J. Wallis, a Professor of Visual Culture & Director MA in Art History at Richmond The American International University in London. “Every…

Frida Kahlo: Face to Face

With Kahlo’s place firmly rooted in history, Chicago asks how exactly has this place been cemented? “As an important artist? Feminist hero, Latino pioneer?”

Nancy Spero: The Work

This monograph explores Spero’s entire body of work, giving due weight to the (anti) narratives of language and voice.

Designs for Small Spaces

The modernist concentration on the design of an abstract yet integrated space has been replaced by the post-modern reaction, which pays closer attention to small scale design and its meaning.

Comfort and Joy: A Novel

After a telling dinner party, in which everyone seems to have some sort of awakening and massive revelation, Clara’s life changes once again.

I Still Dream About You

Set in Alabama, the novel reveals what it is like to overcome the shadows of a country’s past whilst also adoring the place you consider “home.”

Bar Balto

This new work is a gripping whodunnit focused around the death of the town’s bar owner. Everyone has a reason to dislike Joël Morvier and no one is shy about offering opinions.

Rula Jebreal

Rula Jebreal is an award-winning journalist who specialises in foreign affairs and immigration rights issues.

Inconvenient Spoof

A new theatre company challenges the idea of a cultural hierarchy and aspires to make work that is intelligent and provocative without being exclusive.

Truth & Lies on the Road to Nashville

In How to Read the Air, Dinaw Mengestu explores family relationships and one man’s need to reinvent the past, present and future to deal with his memories.

Gregory and the Hawk

Gregory and the Hawk’s new album does not invite easy comparison, yet there is something eerily familiar about it.

Paul Smith

The Maxïmo Park front man already has an enigmatic character, an art-rocker who reads poetry and that type of thing.

White Noise Sound

The beauty of this album is that it’s stylised with up-tempo tracks. There’s constant energy even when the music drifts into more cosmic places.

Brian Eno

Having collaborated with almost everybody active in the progressive music scene since the 1970s, Brian Eno has joined forces with Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams for his latest creation.

Caro Snatch

Til You’re No Longer Blinkered is a collection of experimental tracks combining spoken word, operatic melodies and a fiery mindset.


A bilingual gem of an album, Excerpts is the latest offering from Montreal-based songwriter and composer, Olivier Alary, the man behind Ensemble.

French Horn Rebellion

We caught up with French Horn Rebellion to chat about their learning curve, influences and the cinematic storytelling that culminated in their first album.

Electronic Memories in Music

Imagine if that old games console in the attic could play you a tune. Chiptune music takes its inspiration – and its source material – from the unlikeliest of sources, and is creating its own superstars.

Alan Haydon

Alan Haydon has been Director and Chief Executive of the De La Warr Pavilion for the past 10 years.

The Fish Child

Set in Buenos Aires, The Fish Child is the story of a clandestine romance. Two young girls in love hatch a plan to return to Lake Ypoá in Paraguay to live together.

White Material

The latest feature film from Claire Denis focuses on Africa and depicts a former French colony. There is revolution – the army against a band of rebels, fuelled by the provocative allegations of a radio DJ.

Shed Your Tears And Walk Away

Jez Lewis’ documentary explores the underbelly of the quaint tourist town, Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire.