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.


Amalia Pica, Konig Galerie, Berlin

Amalia Pica’s second solo show at König Galerie is a continuation of a project begun at the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City in the summer of 2013.

Leonardo Drew, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong

Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, presents the first solo exhibition of works by Leonardo Drew in Asia, running until 31 December.

Moffat Takadiwa, Foreign Objects, Tyburn Gallery, London

Tyburn Gallery, London, hosts Moffat Takadiwa’s first UK solo exhibition Foreign Objects. Takadiwa is known for his simple but intricate installations.

Right Here, Right Now, The Lowry, Salford Quays

A major new exhibition providing a thought provoking snapshot of contemporary digital art is currently on display at The Lowry, Salford Quays.

Mirrors, MMoMA, Moscow

This December Moscow Museum of Modern Art unveils Mirrors: a three-part project organised for the IX Andrei Tarkovsky International Film Festival.

Zanele Muholi, Somnyama Ngonyama, Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg

Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg, presents Zanele Muholi’s new exhibition of photographs, Somnyama Ngonyama (meaning ‘Hail, the Dark Lioness’).

Simon Starling, The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Simon Starling’s Nine Feet Later at The Modern Institute, Glasgow, includes a series of site-specific daguerreotypes, titled Recursive Plates.

Deborah Kass, No Kidding, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

Mounted on fields of primarily black and blue, Deborah Kass incorporates neon lights in her paintings for the first time.

Julian Rosefeldt, Manifesto, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

Julian Rosefeldt’s new 13-channel work Manifesto questions the role of the artist in society today. Featuring Australian actress, Cate Blanchett.

Claire Barclay, Longing Lasting, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, presents Longing Lasting, an exhibition of new works by the pre-eminent Scottish artist Claire Barclay.

Ostkreuz, 25 Years, Paris

Ostkreuz celebrates its 25th anniversary with two exhibitions in Paris: one at the Goethe Institut Paris and a second at the Galerie Passage du Désir.

Alfredo Jaar, (Kindness) of (Strangers), Galerie Thomas Schulte

Alfredo Jaar’s (Kindness) of (Strangers) confronts visitors with a complex arrangement of neon arrows which illustrates the movement of people.

Kathryn Andrews, Run for President, MCA Chicago

Kathryn Andrews examines how image producers employ visual cues and material packaging to elicit desire in Run for President at MCA Chicago.

Shirazeh Houshiary, Through Mist, Lehmann Maupin

Through Mist at Lehmann Maupin is Shirazeh Houshiary’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong and her seventh show with the gallery.

James Casebere, Lisson Gallery

James Casebere’s first solo exhibition at Lisson Gallery in Milan presents recent bodies of work that take the natural world as their subject matter.

Magnum Photographers, UNEP/COP21, Musée de l’Homme

Magnum Photos has invited 10 of its photographers to participate in group show We Have the Power: We Are the Change at Musée de l’Homme, Paris.

Light Show, Sharjah Art Foundation

Light Show at Sharjah Art Foundation. The exhibition, organised by Hayward Gallery, explores the experiential and phenomenal aspects of light.

James Welling, Choreograph, David Zwirner, New York

Choreograph debuts a series of photographs of dance, with elements of architecture and landscape.

Olivia Arthur, Sound of Harris, Leica Studio, London

Sound of Harris, a new project by Olivia Arthur in collaboration with Philipp Ebeling will be exhibited for the first time at the Leica Studio.

With Sculptors in Mind, Alan Cristea Gallery, London

With Sculptors in Mind: Sculptors’ Prints at Alan Cristea Gallery, London, brings together works on paper by nine sculptors. Until 23 December.

Chun Kwang Young, Aggregation, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore

Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore, surveys the work of Korean artist Chun Kwang Young from his acclaimed long running series, Aggregation.

Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, Brooklyn Museum

For 150 years, Coney Island has lured artists as a microcosm and icon of American culture.

Another Minimalism, Art After California Light and Space, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

This exhibition examines the impact of California Light and Space art on artists working today.

Robert Mapplethorpe, Unique, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

Sean Kelly stages an exhibition of carefully selected Polaroid images taken between 1970 and 1975 by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

Recto Verso, Fondazione Prada

The thematic exhibition Recto Verso presents artworks that consciously foreground the hidden, concealed or forgotten phenomenon of the back.

Blair Thurman, Peres Projects, Berlin

Peres Projects, Berlin, unveils its first solo exhibition with American artist Blair Thurman (b.1961, US).

Susan Philipsz, War Damaged Musical Instruments, Tate Britain

War Damaged Musical Instruments by Turner Prize-winning artist Susan Philipsz was commissioned by 14–18 Now and is now on view at Tate Britain.

Brian Griffiths, BILL MURRAY, Baltic

In BILL MURRAY: a story of distance, size and sincerity, artist Brian Griffiths creates an ambitious new commission at the Baltic, Gateshead.

Don McCullin, Hauser & Wirth

This November, Hauser & Wirth Somerset unveils an intimate retrospective by Britain’s most celebrated photojournalist, Don McCullin.

Teresita Fernández, Lehmann Maupin, New York

Teresita Fernández’s seventh solo exhibition with Lehmann Maupin showcases her newest sculptural works, including highly-detailed glazed ceramic.