Cultural Anthropology

Reconsidering humanity’s place within a complex, media-saturated and accelerating world through the presence of contemporary image-making.

Shifting Perceptions

Olafur Eliasson connects art, architecture, installation and design,  dismantling the presence of physical and cultural barriers in the process.

Playful Messages

Sing-Sing is an award-winning duo that work together on everything from design to film, creating projects for the likes of Lyft and Sagmeister & Walsh.

Spatial Landmarks

Kris Provoost is a Belgian-born photographer, currently designing and documenting buildings in order to better understand the world.

Networks of the World

Contemporary Chinese artists demonstrate a consideration of censorship in the wider industry, offering figurative and metaphorical messages.

Minimal Construction

Louis MacLean has a keen eye for detail, taking away the formal function of landscapes and reinjecting dynamism through a considered perspective.


Urban Cinematics

Cross Road Blues by photographer Oli Kellett captures urban intersections across the US, offering unique perspectives on lived experience.

Recovering Histories

Michael Schwan’s mission to explore lost places in Europe is rooted in the idea of the urban explorer, looking behind closed doors.

5 to See: This Weekend

Demonstrating a variety of approaches to social documentary, must-see  exhibitions offer experimental, realist and stylised photography.

Transient Forms

Eamonn Doyle’s strikingly bold and ethereal series, K, is set against a compelling and fitting backdrop untouched by human presence. 

Rewriting Histories

Designblok, Eastern and Central Europe’s largest design week, explores ideas of national identity whilst looking to the next generation of talent.

Suburban Narratives

Miles Aldridge and Todd Hido offer an intriguing view into life in residential neighbourhoods, tapping into ideas of urban isolation and tension.

Evocative Portraits

Nicholas Nixon’s images, on view at C/O Berlin, weave deeply personal and individualistic moments into a story with global resonance.

New Structural Languages

Studio Joy Works’ latest release celebrates the 25th anniversary of his firm, featuring a vast range of attention-grabbing structures.

Constructing the Land

From nearby urban neighbourhoods in Paris to desert landscapes in the American West, Edouard Sepulcher’s images capture prairie-like idealism.

5 to See: This Weekend

This selection of retrospectives, group shows and international events celebrates women in the industry whilst reflecting on its history.

Deconstructing Illusion

The Beauty of Lines creates juxtapositions between diverse works, revealing unexpected echoes and resonances of form and structure.

Rediscovering History

Where Memory Remains is a thought-provoking theme for the 15th edition of Photaumnales, especially in today’s media landscape.

Coastal Documentation

Rusty Wiles is a Florida native, who serves as a firefighter and paramedic. Five years ago, he downloaded Instagram and began to shoot.

5 to See: This Weekend

Top picks for the beginning of November use cinematic aesthetics and candid photography to capture the essence of pivotal eras in history.

5 to Read: This Month

From new photographic series to architectural monographs, November’s must-read publications chronicle migration, urbanity and post-war life.

Urban Expanses

Around 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Chronicling this phenomenon across major cities is photographer Michael Wolf.

5 Interior Design Brands

A selection of innovative companies transforms domestic space through sleek aesthetics, functionality and conceptual innovation.

Innovative Perspectives

Spanning architectural imagery, fashion campaigns and photojournalism, 30 Under 30 celebrates women in contemporary photography.

Nostalgic Outdoors

Dylan Lewis is a photographer from Richmond, Virginia. Addressing themes of loneliness in the 21st century, the images express a sense of longing.

Celebrating Innovation

The eleventh edition of Beazley Designs of the Year – now on view at Design Museum, London – comprises 87 nominations across six categories.

5 to See: This Weekend

From innovative 21st century software to pioneering post-war photography, shows opening at the end of October hold up a mirror to society.

Top Tech Products: This Autumn

From wearable technology to AI-assisted cameras, this selection offers a range of interactive, forward-thinking everyday solutions.

Spatial Illumination

Design To Shape Light transforms perceptions of space through compositions inspired by thoughtful illumination and sculptural forms.

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica’s must-see shows for mid-October investigate the politics of image-making through documentary, post-production and installation.

Enhancing Reality

After delving into commercial photography, Matthew Dempsey looked towards creating original work with draws a line between artifice and fine art.

Luminous Colour

Aesthetica Art Prize finalist Liz West is featured in a new book highlighting practitioners working at the cutting edge of light-based practice.

Democratic Exhibition

Looking towards the future of creative practice, Affordable Art Fair Battersea showcases contemporary work by new, international artists.

5 Female Artists To Watch

Looking to the 21st century experience for inspiration, a selection of visionaries occupies the changing boundaries between truth and fiction.

Collective Experience

Society has never been so connected. A new publication and exhibition, Civilization, responds to the rapid pace of global development.

A Scientific Influence

Luke Evans discovered photography through a long-term interest in physics and organic sciences – which has later fed into deeply calculative images.

Surreal Environments

Tom Blachford’s Midnight Modern transforms California’s iconic mid-century Modernist architecture into surreal playgrounds.

Responsive Projects

The four buildings shortlisted for the RIBA International Prize 2018 combine visionary design with an educational and ecological focus.

5 to See: This Weekend

International awards, photography festivals and solo shows looks to national and personal identities through photography and architecture.

Global Connections

Gail Albert Halaban’s Out My Window comprises carefully staged images, blurring the lines between public and private, reality and fantasy.

Desolate Environments

Henri Prestes is a Portuguese cinematographer and photographer based in southern Europe. The Perfect Darkness series was shot in isolated villages.

5 Museum Buildings

Striking, innovative and conceptually rich, this selection of cultural institutions combines form and function to offer dynamic settings.

Interior Narratives

A new series by Marietta Varga engages with feelings of absence and nostalgia, looking to vacant interior spaces for inspiration.

5 to See: This Weekend

Moving into October, selected shows expand the boundaries of art and photography to address wider social, political and psychological questions.

Nostalgic Landscapes

Vignettes of a Salesman by Ole Marius Jørgensen tracks the fictional journey of a lone wanderer across mysterious topographies.

5 to Read: This Month

October’s selection of must-read publications looks to the history of photography, architecture and design, celebrating a range of movements.

10 to See: October 2018

From seminal architecture to experimental photography, exhibitions open this autumn explore the breadth of human experience.

Ecological Relationships

A collaborative project between photographer Jeroen Toirkens and journalist  Brandt Corstius reminds us of our place within the wider world.

Dreamlike Impressions

Jimmy Marble’s latest series experiments with fashion photography in the studio setting, blending bold colours with a dreamy aesthetic.

Issue 85 Available Now

Curiosity is the fuel for innovation and creativity is the ignition for invention. The October / November issue, Making An Impact, is a celebration of ideas.

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