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.


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.

Interior Worlds

Daniel Forero’s Reflections series was inspired by wanting to bring the beauty of the outside world into the photography studio.

5 to See: This Weekend

February begins with a selection of inspiring photography and video exhibitions. Each responds to changing ideas of place and time.

The February / March Issue

Issue 87, Idea Generation, takes stock of what’s to come in the future of art, design, architecture and photography. Find out more about the issue.

Seaside Culture

Martin Parr’s Beach Therapy, a new publication from Damiani, presents an optimistic, communal portrait of human experience and leisure time.

10 to See: Photo Festivals 2019

Aesthetica’s selection of international photography festivals to watch looks to the future, celebrating new media and fresh talent.

Revered Construction

Jan Prengel conveys the silent beauty of structures through minimalist perspectives, deeply influenced by the sprawling growth of urban European cities.

Debate. Discuss. Connect.

Aesthetica’s Future Now Symposium brings together institutions, galleries and publications to creatively engage with 21st century questions.

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