Dorota Borowa has been longlisted out of over 3,000 entries from artists working in 67 countries worldwide for the ninth Aesthetica Art Prize. The longlist comprises 90 artists working in a range of media, whose selected pieces are published in the Aesthetica Art Prize Annual: Future Now 2016.
Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, an international art and culture publication with a global readership of 311,000, the prize is a major annual event for British and international artists. The award presents a platform for creatives to engage with a wider audience through the publication, and it also hosts an exhibition for 10 shortlisted artists at York St Mary’s, York, UK, from 14 April to 29 May. Images of the longlisted works will also be shown on monitors in the gallery.
The book Future Now enables readers to explore the 100 captivating projects from the shortlist and longlist through images and artists’ statements. A series of critical essays also feature, offering contextualisation in mapping current trends in today’s visual culture. We hear from John Keane, Artist and Aesthetica Main Prize Winner in 2015; Sarah Coulson, Curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Vanessa Corby, Senior Lecturer, Fine Art, at York St John University, and Chris Littlewood, Photography Director at Flowers Gallery.
Cherie Federico, Director of the Aesthetica Art Prize says: “We are thrilled with this year’s selection, which offers a window onto cutting-edge practice from around the world. The works explore how we inhabit the earth and engage with some of today’s most pressing topics, from ecological concerns to transitions in urbanisation and developments in technology.”