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  • York Art Gallery Exhibition Square York United Kingdom (map)

A platform for innovation and originality, the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition invites audiences to engage with captivating projects from some of today’s leading artists, both established and emerging. From individual narratives to global concerns, the artworks comment on contemporary culture and explore themes such as globalisation, perceptions of space and alienation in the digital age.

The 2017 presentation features the work of 17 shortlisted artists who hail from diverse locations such as Australia, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Canada, the USA and the UK. Utilising a range of media, they work within the categories of Photographic & Digital Art; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture. and Video, Installation & Performance.

Featuring participatory, site-specific installations, the exhibition creates immersive experiences and encourages audience engagement. There is also a purpose-built cinema to showcase the artist’s film. In addition to the shortlisted works, images of 80 longlisted pieces will be shown on monitors within the gallery – offering a unique chance for visitors to explore the breadth and diversity of work being produced across the world today.


The 2017 Aesthetica Art Prize Shortlist

Adam Basanta
Adam Niklewicz
Alinka Echeverría
Dylan Martinez
Emmanuelle Moureaux
Jasmina Cibic
Judith Jones
Julio Bittencourt
Lesley Hilling
Maryam Tafakory
Sara Morawetz
Stephen Johnston
Toby Dye

Earlier Event: March 2