Reflective Environments

Six N. Five is a design studio that specialises in still life visuals and videos with a clean and modern aesthetic inspired by the works of Edward Hopper.

Playful Direction

LM Chabot cast a critical yet sensitive eye over the environment and society through photographs that span fashion, architectural and editorial genres.

Human Observation

Whitney Hayes is a photographer passionate about capturing the defining moments of humanity – driven by mood as a compositional element.

Cultural Influencers

Championing young artists, architects and designers, COS extends its aesthetic to the wider sector, acting as a gallery space for new visionaries.

Transient Installation

A new generation of artists considers the allure of visual stimulation, creating playful and immersive projects that trigger sensory experiences.

Towards Connectivity

In an age where photography is democratised, Foam’s 2018 Talents create an overview of the world in a time of upheaval and apprehension.


Surprising Detail

Still life is a genre steeped in art historical significance. 21st century Dutch photographers reinvent these themes for the digital age.

Documentary Vision

Asking the question: “How did we get to be the way we are?”, MCA Australia brings together seven decades of work by David Goldblatt.

Traversing Genres

Vlad Mitrichev’s photographic practice was borne out of a love of filmmaking – communicating a sense of the dramatic through large-scale scenes.

Capturing the Self

Photography exhibition Sometimes I Disappear at Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, presents works by four artists specialising in self-documentation.

5 to See: This Weekend

In this week’s selection digital objects, innovative designs and introspective photography make sense of everyday life in the 21st century.

Planes of Absurdity

In surrealist black and white staged images, Astrid Verhoef leaves urban life behind, exploring new connections with the organic world.

Digital Transformation

What makes architecture more than just building? Guggenheim Bilbao explores the impact of new technology on the 21st century.

Deutsche Börse: Compelling Stories

Anna Dannemann, Curator, shed light on this year’s show, considering how the four shortlisted artists tell us about contemporary photography.

5 Sustainable Designs

From reducing plastic consumption to generating solar electricity, this selection foregrounds responsible practice for the future of the planet.

Alluring Worlds

Utilising photography as a journey, Sander Vandenbrouke utilises short breaks from filming on set, teasing a sense of narrative from the land.

5 to See: This Weekend

International photographers explore human experiences in the 20th and 21st centuries, responding to events shaping the landscape.

Sense of Self

Baltimore Museum of Art and Freersackler Gallery present new shows considering contemporary Asian photography, expanding upon a turbulent history.

Architectural Memory

Monuments have been created for thousands of years. The Design Museum reflects on notions of history and narrative in projects by David Adjaye.

The Aesthetica Future Now Symposium 2019

Tickets are available for the The Future Now Symposium, a two-day exploration of 21st century culture through the mechanism of art.

5 to Read: This Month

Must-read publications for January span architecture, photography and design, offering comprehensive histories from India to the US.

Isolated Planes

Blurring the boundaries between photography, illustration and digital painting, Alex Fruehmann’s works offer alternate storylines.

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica’s selection of must-see photography shows for early January offers conceptual visions of iconic natural and urban landscapes.

Chronicling Hardship

A retrospective of Dorothea Lange at Jeu de Paume, Paris, spans work from the early 1930s to lesser-known pieces of the 1950s.

Reflections on the Everyday

Of Individuals and Places comprises images that depict real or imaginary places, or indeed those in an ambiguous position between the two.

5 to See: This Festive Season

This week’s selection of must-see shows includes renowned awards, immersive VR experiences and inspiring photography exhibitions.

Urban Developments

Living with Buildings studies the structures which house and care for humanity – considering the changing needs of urban planning.

Foam Talent: Visionary Connection

This year’s Foam Talents reflect the state of play in 2018, weaving personal narratives through forward-thinking, interdisciplinary methods.

Electrical Impulse

Haroon Mirza’s most comprehensive exhibition to date is loud; the noise emanates endlessly from Ikon Gallery as a tour de force of contemporary art.

10 UK Photography Galleries to Watch

Aesthetica’s selection of ten UK photography institutions offers inspirational viewing and exceptional year-round curation.

Digital Languages

In today’s age, we are all consumers. As such, “Instagrammable” artworks are rising in popularity, such as Yayoi Kusama’s latest show at Victoria Miro.

Intriguing Stories

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize brings together formal portraiture alongside spontaneous and intimate images.

5 to See: This Weekend

Featuring Robert Mapplethorpe and Alfredo Jaar, the selection for 15-16 December explores global politics and everyday life through seminal works.

Internal Worlds

Sweden-born photographer Gabriel Isak returns with Entities, a series of images inspired by existentialism, inner worlds and the self.

5 New Innovative Buildings

From new technologies to sustainable regeneration, this selection of contemporary buildings presents new models for the future.

Implied Presence

Fires is the new series from Aesthetica Art Prize alumna Ellie Davies, weaving symbolic narratives between the human and natural world.

The Human Performance

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

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica’s selection of exhibitions to see this weekend investigates public and private worlds through photography – in Africa, Asia and Europe.

Global Perception

A new Minimalism exhibition in Singapore brings together artists from around the world as part of a wider global dialogue around the movement.

Aesthetica Awards: Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Awards are open for entries; accepting innovative submissions for the Art Prize, Creative Writing Award and Film Festival.

10 to See: Winter 2018

From New York to Zürich, Paris to London, art and photography explores the limits of human perception whilst offering social commentary.

Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Aesthetica collates 10 organisations providing inspiration for the festive season; delve into our list of creative ideas for art and culture lovers.

Harnessing Light

A new publication explores a fascination with light through the lens of artistic practice – featuring Aesthetica Art Prize alumnus Liz West.

5 to Read: This Month

December’s must-read publications look at socially responsive architecture, environmental sculpture and thoughtful global photography.

Visual Tension

Utilising peculiar perspectives, Sharon Alviz invites viewers to consider architectural compositions and our wider relations to them.

The December / January Issue

Issue 86, A Renewed Perspective, is very special; through our features and editorials we are diving into bigger subjects head on.

5 to See: This Weekend

Spanning photography and installation, shows opening at the start of December demonstrate approaches to personal and collective identities.

Top UK Architecture Shows: This Winter

Spanning prestigious awards, conceptual designs and powerful monuments, this season’s must-see exhibitions examine how buildings shape lives. 

Nordic Design Brands To Watch

Demonstrating a rich sense of heritage whilst looking to the future of design, this selection blends bold aesthetics with functionality.

Intriguing Spaces

In a new exhibition, Dutch photographer Ellen Kooi’s cinematic panoramas revisit the timely relationship between humans and the landscape.

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