Desolate Environments

Perfect Darkness is a series by Henri Prestes, shot in secluded and isolated villages, highlighting moments of melancholy.

Rhythms from the City

Eamonn Doyle has quickly moved from DJ to street photographer, documenting Dublin’s inhabitants through an anonymous, isolated lens.

Resisting Stereotypes

Lagos-based fashion brand Orange Culture is redefining the role of gender in clothing, with colourful, timeless pieces that defy categorisation.

Sculptural Arrangements

William Bunce is a still-life photographer and director working across editorial and advertising and experiments with narrative and visual cohesion.

Drifting Through Time

New York-based May Parlar is a photography and video artist creating visual narratives that centre around the notion of belonging and identity.

A Social Contribution

Architizer calls upon the general public to define what makes a successful building – collaborations, ecological consideration and social appeal.


5 to See: This Weekend

This week’s new exhibitions and must-see photography festivals navigate environmental, avant-garde and intimate photography.

Contemporary Perspectives

The ninth edition of MIA Photo Fair opens in Milan, bringing together 135 international exhibitors to interpret today’s world.

Visions of a Continent

Impressions Gallery presents work by a generation of visual artists and filmmakers addressing what it means to live in Africa today.

Landscape as Myth

London-based Alexander Missen examines the relationship between ideas and their aesthetics – how they manifest within our world.

Charting Discovery

Vincent Fournier’s Space Utopia is a collection of images documenting traces of exploration – pointing to future possibilities just out of reach.

5 to See: This Weekend

Street photography, fashion imagery and analogue film feature in this week’s exhibitions Each show pushes the limits of form and concept.

Complex Semantics

Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf turns 60, and for this occasion unveils a major retrospective has at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.

Jenn Nkiru Wins the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019

Jenn Nkiru is the winner of the Aesthetica Art Prize. Rebirth Is Necessary is a dreamlike film centred on the magic and dynamism of Blackness.

Evolving Practice

Renowned Magnum photojournalist Moises Saman discusses a new body of fashion imagery, demonstrating the evolving nature of the genre.

Responsive Artwork

The Other Art Fair returns to The Old Truman Brewery, London, for the 34th edition. The event responds to the timely theme of Greener Future.

5 to Read: This Month

Aesthetica’s top five publications for March highlight influential architectural movements, poignant photography and the history of colour.

5 to See: This Weekend

This week’s selection highlights international prizes and must-see retrospectives, examining identity, community and life in the digital age.

Future Greats: Winners Announced

The winners have been announced for the 2019 Aesthetica Art Prize, an international showcase of innovative and contemporary artworks.

Future Now: Day Two

Future Now 2019 continues today. A platform for idea generation, it offers an exploration of 21st century culture. See our round-up of events.

Future Now: Day One

The Aesthetica Future Now Symposium 2019 opens today, bringing together key institutions, galleries and publications for discussion.

5 to See: International Women’s Day

Museums and cultural institutions across the world mark International Women’s Day 2019 with exhibitions, events and digital campaigns.

Urban Abstraction

Jeremy Knowles finds abstractions within the urban landscape, seeking the vibrancy of architectural space and cataloging the everyday.

Spirited Design

With a focus on colour and space, Diane Villadsen’s images redress stereotypes, empowering characters through enigmatic environments.

Immersive Rhythms

Shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, Teppei Yamada’s installation Apart and / or Together visualises those rendered invisible.

5 to See: This Weekend

Exhibitions opening in early March investigate surveillance, tradition and democracy through multidisciplinary approaches to visual art.

Renewed Perspectives

Rebecca Reeve’s Through Looking, Shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, uses grid-like forms to capture the landscape.

Luminescent Planes

French photographer Alexis Pichot’s new series of nocturnal images captures mountains and rock formations bathed in opalescent moonlight.

Casting Silhouettes

Mustafa Hacalaki is inspired by the works of Abbas Kiarostami and Andrei Tarkovsky. Both filmmakers can be seen in Hacalaki’s Neverland worlds

Nomadic Experience

May Parlar’s series, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, is a meditation on the state of “being” in constantly changing, constructed realities.

5 to See: This Weekend

Selected photography and fine art exhibitions explore universal themes of nature, documentary and the line between truth and fiction.

Universal Rhythms

Dave Heath: Dialogues with Solitudes at The Photographer’s Gallery, London, responds to alienation in post-war North American society.

5 New Designs

Ethical fashion, recycled furniture and contemporary lighting feature in Aesthetica’s latest selection of designs to watch.

Coastal Symbols

Navigate, a series by British artist Paul Thompson conveys a hidden structural narrative punctuated by glimpses of red, green and yellow.

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