Aesthetica Art Prize 2021
365 Days of Plastic shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2021
Exhibition: 28 May – 5 September 2021 York Art Gallery, UK
The Aesthetica Art Prize is an annual international exhibition. The works on display are unearthing the intricate layers of what it means to be alive today. Life was complicated before Covid-19, but the pandemic has placed a new set of strains and challenges on society.
The twenty shortlisted artists’ works are covering themes such as the climate crisis, colonial histories, racism, new technologies and the impact it has on our lives. The pieces draw on both personal and universal narratives and in many ways that unique blend of the macro and the micro makes this exhibition immediate, compelling and highly relevant for the times in which we live.
Genres include painting, photography, sculpture, video and installation, and these immersive works are part of a wider line of enquiry into our complex world. The featured projects span the UK, USA, Germany, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Denmark, Taiwan and Brazil.