Platform is Aesthetica’s online stage for today’s international contemporary art scene. Consolidating a hand-picked selection of worldwide exhibitions, news and events, this dynamic resource offers audiences a unique and supplementary guide to a range of activities taking place across the creative sphere.


Ed Ruscha Then & Now: Paintings from the 1960s & 2000s, MCASD

A new exhibition at MCASD La Jolla considers Ed Ruscha’s use of recurring words, images, and themes across the decades.

Roger Hiorns, Luhring Augustine

London-based artist Roger Hiorns continues his use of copper sulphate to transform mass-produced objects and environments into aesthetic entities.

Chris Burden, Gagosian, New York

Gagosian New York displays one of the late Chris Burden’s last works. Buddha’s Fingers is a cluster of 32 antique cast-iron vernacular street lamps.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sea of Buddha, Pace Gallery, New York

Pace Gallery hosts Sea of Buddha, a show featuring photographs from Hiroshi Sugimoto’s series of the same title and a related film work.

Doug Wheeler, Encasements, David Zwirner, New York

Doug Wheeler: Encasements at David Zwirner, New York, represents the most comprehensive showcase to date of this important body of work.

Classic Photographs, Los Angeles

Over the past seven years Classic Photographs Los Angeles has established itself as a prime west coast destination for discovering photography.

Diane Simpson, Herald St, London

Herald St, London, shows a breath of works, predominantly sculptures, from across artist Diane Simpson’s vast and experimental career.

Tim Etchells, Bloomberg SPACE

Tim Etchells’ More Noise is an exhibition of three neon works curated by Helen Marriage, Director of Artichoke, as part of London Lumiere festival.

Islamic Art Now, Part 2, LACMA, LA

Islamic Art Now, a two-part exhibition, marks the first major installations of LACMA’s collection of contemporary art of the Middle East.

Yoko Ono, The Riverbed, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

Audience participation is key to completing Yoko Ono’s latest exhibition, The Riverbed, through everyday action coupled with contemplation.

Steve McQueen, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris

Marian Goodman launches its 2016 season with an exhibition by Steve McQueen. The gallery in Paris presents the artist’s latest film installation.

Pop Art Design,The Street, the Store, and the Silver Screen, MCA Chicago

Conceived as a complementary exhibition to Pop Art Design,The Street, the Store, and the Silver Screen celebrates MCA’s holdings of seminal Pop Art.

Bruce Conner: It’s All True, Museum of Modern Art, New York, & the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Bruce Conner: It’s All True is the artist’s first monographic museum exhibition in New York, the first large survey of his work in 16 year.

Ciara Phillips, What we recognise in others, CCA, Derry

The show at CCA, Derry, is Ciara Phillips’ first solo presentation in the UK and Ireland since her nomination for the Turner Prize in 2014.

Vogue 100: A Century of Style, The National Portrait Gallery, London

Vogue 100: A Century of Style will showcase the remarkable range of photography that has been commissioned by British Vogue.

Agathe de Bailliencourt, Couleurs du Temps, Blain Southern, London

New paintings from Agathe de Bailliencourt’s Couleurs du temps series are on display at Blain Southern, in the artist’s first UK solo exhibition.

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015

Work by the first national Jerwood/Photoworks Awardees, Matthew Finn, Joanna Piotrowska, and Tereza Zelenkova, is on view at Impressions.

Bill Viola, Inverted Birth, James Cohan Gallery, New York

James Cohan, New York, presents Inverted Birth, the gallery’s seventh solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed video artist Bill Viola.

Tromarama, Panoramix, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong

Edouard Malingue Gallery unveils Panoramix, the first solo exhibition in Hong Kong of the Indonesian art collective Tromarama.

Tonico Lemos Auad, De La Warr Pavilion, East Sussex

Brazilian artist Tonico Lemos Auad brings a lyrical response to the natural environment and architecture of De La Warr Pavilion, East Sussex.

Istanbul – Antwerp. Port City Talks, MAS, Antwerp

This show traces Istanbul’s development as a port in the 19th and 20th century while highlighting a number of similarities with Antwerp.

Alexandre Da Cunha, Free Fall, Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Following up on Alexandre Da Cunha’s first show, Full Catastrophe, in 2012, Thomas Dane Gallery presents Free Fall, from 21 January 2016.

Works to Know by Heart: An Imagined Museum, Tate Liverpool

An Imagined Museum: works from the Centre Pompidou, Tate and MMK collections sees three museums bring together over 60 major artworks.

Andrea Büttner, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

The Walker Art Center presents the first US solo show of the work of German artist Andrea Büttner, including a newly commissioned installation.

Francesca Woodman, On Being an Angel, FOAM, Amsterdam

Organised by the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, On Being an Angel displays 102 photographs taken by the American artist Francesca Woodman.

Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, London and New York

Flowers Gallery hosts the 33rd edition of the annual Small is Beautiful exhibition simultaneously in London and New York.

Dan Flavin, It is what it is and it ain’t nothing else, Ikon Gallery

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, hosts a major exhibition of fluorescent light works by Dan Flavin, one of the most important post-war American artists.

Tibor Reich, Whitworth, Manchester

A new retrospective celebrates the centenary of Tibor Reich, a pioneering post-war textile designer, who brought modernity into British textiles.

Robert Capa, Capa in Color, Jeu de Paume, Paris

Recently presented at the International Center of Photography, Capa in Color presents Robert Capa’s colour photographs to the European public.

Yayoi Kusama, In Infinity, Louisiana, Humlebæk

In Infinity at Louisiana, Humlebæk, is a presentation of Yayoi Kusama’s works from more than six decades and features a variety of artistic media.