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.


Dan Flavin, Corners, Barriers and Corridors, David Zwirner, New York

David Zwirner examines how Dan Flavin established and redefined space through light constructions in three formats that were at the core of his practice.

Martino Gamper, Post Forma, Leeds Art Gallery, British Art Show 8

Post Forma, a major new commission by Italian designer Martino Gamper, will launch at Leeds Art Gallery on 9 October as part of British Art Show 8.

Sonorous Objects, The Empty Gallery, Hong Kong

The Empty Gallery hosts Sonorous Objects, the first show in a series of multidisciplinary projects curated in a new Hong Kong contemporary art space.

Rachel Whiteread at Luhring Augustine, New York

Luhring Augustine, New York’s Looking Out exhibition of early works on paper and recent sculpture by Rachel Whiteread opens on 19 September.

Space Age, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris Pantin

This September Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris Pantin, will examine historic and commissioned works by 20 contemporary artists in Space Age.

City Project 2015 NEON, Maria Loizidou, A Transfer, Kerameikos

NEON Organisation for Culture and Development presents A Transfer, by Maria Loizido, at the archaeological site of Kerameikos.

Docks Art Fair, Lyon

The fifth edition of Docks Art Fair takes place in Lyon until 4 October. Since its inception it has collaborated with a selection of galleries and artists.

Sebastião Salgado, Other Americas, TPG, London

The Photographers’ Gallery brings Other Americas, an award winning body of work by acclaimed photographer Sebastião Salgado, to London.

Nicholas Nixon, About Forty Years, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, announces About Forty Years, a four-decade survey of the work of Nicholas Nixon. On view from 10 September.

Didier Faustino, Des Corps & Des Astres, Magasin, Grenoble

From 12 September, Magasin, Grenoble, dedicates its exhibition space to the work of Didier Faustino.

William Kentridge, More Sweetly Play the Dance, Marian Goodman, London

William Kentridge’s first substantial solo presentation in London for 15 years will open at Marian Goodman on 11 September.

Alex Prager, Galerie des Galeries

Galerie des Galeries will host the first solo exhibition in France by artist Alex Prager.

Eyes Wide Open! 100 Years of Leica Photography, C/O Berlin

Eyes Wide Open! 100 Years of Leica Photography at C/O Berlin highlights how the 35 mm format has changed the photographic gaze in the 20th century.

Imi Knoebel, White Cube, London

White Cube Bermondsey presents an exhibition by the internationally acclaimed German artist Imi Knoebel for ‘Inside the White Cube’.

Bernhard Luginbühl, von Bartha, Basel

Bernhard Luginbühl (1929 – 2011) is one of Switzerland‘s most respected contemporary artists.

Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East, LACMA, LA

In recent years, the parameters of Islamic art have expanded to include contemporary works by artists from or with roots in the Middle East.

Concrete Cuba, David Zwirner

David Zwirner presents a comprehensive exhibition of paintings and sculptures by the Cuban group of abstract painters Los Diez Pintores Concretos.

Hanne Darboven, Enlightenment, Haus der Kunst, Munich

Haus der Kunst, Munich hosts the first major retrospective of the work of Hanne Darboven (1941–2009) after the artist’s death.

Anselm Kiefer, The Seven Heavenly Palaces, HangarBicocca, Milan

HangarBicocca, Milan, unveils a new installation by acclaimed German artist Anselm Kiefer.

Pierre Huyghe: TarraWarra International 2015, Victoria

The first solo exhibition in Australia by internationally renowned contemporary French artist Pierre Huyghe is currently on display.

The 22nd Noorderlicht International Photofestival, Groningen

Noorderlicht International Photofestival returns to the Old Sugar Factory in Groningen for its 22nd edition with four key exhibitions.

Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim, New York

Bringing together over 100 works from the Guggenheim’s collection, Storylines examines the ways in which artists engage narrative.

Ida Ekblad, BALTIC, Gateshead

Ida Ekblad’s current exhibition at BALTIC, Gateshead, is her first solo presentation in the UK, and includes a selection of paintings and sculpture.

Marc Quinn, The Toxic Sublime, White Cube, London

The Toxic Sublime is artist Marc Quinn’s first exhibition at White Cube London since 2010.

John Chamberlain, Inverleith House

Inverleith House presents the very first solo exhibition in a UK public gallery by the great American artist John Chamberlain (1927–2011).

Pascale Marthine Tayou, BOOMERANG, BOZAR, Brussels

Pascale Marthine Tayou’s exhibition BOOMERANG consists of installations in colourful linen, organic materials, wood, crystal figures and found objects.

The New Human, Moderna Museet

The New Human at Moderna Museet Malmö addresses pressing issues of our time relating to migration, alienation, and religious extremism.

Roy Lichtenstein, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

A special three-room ARTIST ROOMS display is dedicated to works by renowned American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997).

Ave Pildas, Bijou: Photographs of Theater Box Offices, Joseph Bellows

Bijou: Photographs of Theater Box Offices will feature Ave Pildas’ small-scale vintage black and white photographs.

Nari Ward, Breathing Directions, Lehmann Maupin, New York

Lehmann Maupin brings Breathing Directions, Nari Ward’s third solo show with the gallery, to its Chrystie Street, New York space from 9 September.