Desolate Environments

Perfect Darkness is 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.


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.

Visual Theatre

The world of Alex Majoli’s Scene exists within darkness, transforming personal and political moments into visually arresting tableaux.

Design Shanghai 2019

Design Shanghai brings together pioneering brands from across the world to investigate the intersection of technology, craft and culture.

Future Now: Artistic Development

Practical support for all artists, whether emerging or established, is at the heart of Aesthetica’s Future Now Symposium.

Lucid Pathways

Bringing a sense of romanticism to isolated landscapes, Belgian visual artist Pierre Putman is drawn to the aesthetics of artificial light.

Leading to Darkness

Marja Helander’s North and New York series depict eerie landscapes and saturated portraits based on the conventions of horror.

5 to See: This Weekend

Expansive natural landscapes, highly staged compositions and seminal movements feature in this weekend’s selection of exhibitions.

The Photography Show 2019

Images are everywhere. Tapping into a growing demand, The Photography Show is a key arena for emerging and established practitioners.

Aesthetica Art Prize: Judges Announced

We are delighted to present the Judging Panel for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019. The panel comprises influential art figures across all media.

Transcending Boundaries

Guggenheim presents a year long, two-part survey of early works and portraits by Robert Mapplethorpe produced from 1970 to 1988.

Internal Dialogues

Taking on the roles of both artist and subject, Anja Niemi’s series reinvents the genre of self-portraiture, exploring dreams and identity.

Contemporary Myth

Vasantha Yogananthan’s photography series A Myth of Two Souls blurs the lines between fiction and reality, drawing a varied portrait of society.

Future Now: Photography Today

In today’s image-saturated culture, photography has never been more accessible. At Future Now, leading voices reflect on the state of the medium.

Suspended Forms

James Owen’s practice is inspired by mathematical equations and flowing movements within nature. The episodic images are contemporary and kinetic.

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica selects five new exhibitions from around the world. Each show questions nostalgia, history and identity through visual arts.

10 to See: This Season

Aesthetica collates must-see UK exhibitions for February and March 2019. The selection includes both major retrospectives and emerging talent.

Modes of Consumption

Ahead of the Future Now Symposium 2019, Ashleigh Kane, Art & Culture Editor at Dazed, expands on the changing nature of arts journalism.

Sony World Photography Awards

The 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Open and Youth shortlists have been announced, comprising works across ten diverse categories.

Spatial Fluidity

South Korean artist Kimsooja’s To Breathe uses light and mirrors to explore meditative and transformative experiences of space.

5 to Read: This Month

Immersive installation, visionary architecture and artists’ postcards come together in February 2019’s compilation of must-read publications.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2019

Covering themes from technology and urbanisation to population growth and climate change, the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019 shortlist is announced.

Future Now: Rethinking Design

The Aesthetica Future Now Symposium 2019 welcomes speakers to discuss the responsibility of design for shaping more sustainable societies.

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