Artists to Watch

Calling upon innovative practices, get inspired by winners from the past five years of the Aesthetica Art Prize. Entries open until 30 August.

Constructing Realities

In 2014, Stefanie Moshammer embarked on a three-month assignment in Las Vegas. Whilst there, a strange encounter inspired a deluge of images.

Innovative Portraits from AAP

Portraiture is a time-honoured genre. We select five artists from the Aesthetica Art Prize who redefine the style for the 21st century.

5 to See: This Weekend

Shows open 18-19 August navigate private and public worlds, demonstrating the  power of photography to communicate personal messages.

Concealed Narratives

A new series by Todd Hido looks to the darkness of Northern Europe for inspiration, drawing audiences into unfamiliar yet curious worlds.

Embracing Possibility

A new cultural hub brings the latest developments in Japanese art and design to the heart of London; Japan House launches with work from Sou Fujimoto.

Rachel Ara: Reactive Systems

With two weeks to go until our call for entries closes, we reflect on the responsive works of 2016 Aesthetica Art Prize winner Rachel Ara.

Photography Fairs to Attend in 2018

Aesthetica collates five of 2018’s must-see photography events, each providing a platform for the next generation of talent.

Undiscoverable Worlds

Reuben Wu is a photographer, filmmaker and music producer whose visual work is driven by the urge to explore new places as if they were unknown.

10 Photographs from AAP

Ahead of our call for entries closing this month, we foreground a selection of visually compelling and thought-provoking photographers from 10 finalists.

5 to See: This Weekend

Must-see exhibitions running 11-12 August push the boundaries of art by questioning media imagery and using drones to replicate nature.

New Media: Works from AAP

We select five practitioners from previous editions of the Aesthetica Art Prize who engage with new technology and digital culture.

10 to See: US Summer Shows

Aesthetica’s selection of US exhibitions open this season investigates timely themes of surveillance, unseen sites and voyeuristic city scenes.

Conceptual Oppositions

How To See [What Isn’t There] is a group exhibition at Langen Foundation comprising 32 artists from the Burger Collection, exploring profound territories.

Jasmina Cibic: Visual Construction

Aesthetica Art Prize alumnus Jasmina Cibic continues to untangle the complex relationships between art, gender and state authority.

Interdisciplinary Platforms

Minimal fashion brand COS announces the opening of a new London store and creative centre at Kings Cross, offering a new retail model.

Eliasson: Spatial Construction

A collection of Olafur Eliasson’s immersive, environmentally responsive works are on display at Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing.

Holzer: Lyrical Visions

For over four decades, Jenny Holzer’s impulse has been to investigate the authority of language. Tate Modern celebrate the poignancy of this intent.

Art Fairs to Attend in 2018

Aesthetica highlights five key art events opening in 2018, offering unique platforms for discovery, conversation and collaboration.

Semantics of the Home

Andrea Clarke is wholly interested in the spaces that surround us, questioning the confines that they offer and the anonymity attached to home.

5 Responsive Works from AAP

Artworks featured in the Aesthetica Art Prize reflect the world around us. These finalists engage with timely socio-political issues.

5 to See: This Weekend

Moving into August, this week’s top exhibitions reflect upon life in cities around the world through bold photography and installation.

Last Chance to See: AAP 2018

Technology is the signifier of our times, with people checking smartphones every 12 minutes. The 2018 Aesthetica Art Prize responds to this.

Making Global Connections

Curated by the Michael Reid Gallery in Berlin, the Australian Embassy in Paris showcases 22 leading figures in contemporary photography.

10 to See: Unseen Amsterdam

Unseen Amsterdam highlights the latest developments in fine art photography. Aesthetica collates a list of 2018’s must-see artists.

Aesthetica Issue 84 Available Now

The August / September edition, Global Initiatives, looks at sustainable ways of living across range of disciplines, documenting the human story.

Post-Production in the Arts

We live in a world that’s increasingly edited, cropped and filtered. Royal College of Art’s Nicola Koller, Matteo Mastandrea and Thomas Greenall discuss.

Digital Connections

Inspired by nature, innovative design collective Studio Drift presents Franchise Freedom, a flying sculpture comprising 300 luminous drones.

The Urban Vernacular

Capturing the everyday landscape, Vishal Marapon’s images connect with changing cities and the material effects of gentrification and development.

10 Sculptures from AAP

During the last month of submissions, the Aesthetica Art Prize collates 10 sculptors from past editions, foregrounding imaginative responses.

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica selects five must-see photography exhibitions open 28-29 July. Each offers conceptual responses to contemporary life.

Design Fairs to See this Year

This selection of international design events provides fresh approaches to making, showcasing the work of upcoming practitioners.

Evolving Disciplines

Exhibitions at The Hepworth, Wakefield, and the Getty Center, Los Angeles, showcase work that occupies the boundary between fashion and fine art.

Artists’ Film Screenings

The domestic landscape holds complex emotions at its core. Works from the Aesthetica Art Prize’s longlist of Artists’ Films explore these feelings.

Cultural Developments

The V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, opens this September, offering the city a new and dynamic creative centre.

Theatrical Encounters

Lonneke van der Palen’s practice focuses on creating artificial sets. Highly stylised, the images focus on nature of circulated media and constructed realities.

5 to See: This Weekend

From UK beaches to Latin and Central America, must-see exhibitions open 21-22 July are defined by a sense of place and local identity.

A World First

Artificial Intelligence has the potential to transform everything we do. Huawei launches the world’s first photography award judged by AI.

Innovative Architecture: 10 New Buildings

Aesthetica’s selection of visually arresting, newly-built galleries, hotels and industrial projects responds to social and environmental needs.

Otherworldly Arenas

Intrigued by social phenomena, Al Mefer’s photographs call upon artificial elements, using an intriguing interplay between shadow and colour.

Saraceno: Future Cities

Tomás Saraceno is known for examining the crossroads of art, science and architecture. A new presentation offers a multisensory arena.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend’s key exhibitions respond to a fast-paced digital world through otherworldly installations, architectural surveys and video works.

5 Sustainable Fashion Brands

This collection of emerging and established sustainable fashion labels offers alternative  solutions from around the world.

Top 5 UK Architecture Shows

Aesthetica collates five must-see exhibitions that pave the way for the future of urban planning through sustainable methods and new materials.

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