Visual Commentaries

Following the success of Photo Vogue festival in 2016, this November sees the only international event devoted solely to fashion and photography.

Magnum: Enduring Forms

In Our Time at the Magnum Print Room, London, is a testament to the work, resonance and continued relevance of the agency over the past 70 years.

Representative Measures

Edmund Clark’s In place of Hate is the product of a residency between Ikon and Europe’s only wholly therapeutic prison environment, HMP Grendon.

Evocative Wanderlust

Beetles+Huxley, London, are hosting the first ever London exhibition of Alec Soth’s Sleeping by the Mississippi, coinciding with a re-print from MACK.

Next Generation 2017: Archival Narratives

Raquel Carrolopez looks towards themes of isolation, individualism and society, blending archival photographs and personal objects.

Movement as Interaction

Ku.Be is MVRDV’s third completed project in Denmark, a House of Culture in Movement, designed for Frederiksberg as a focal point for the community.

5 to See: This Weekend

15-17 September. The selection for this week holds contemporariness at its core; from innovation and design solutions, to new paths of individuality.

Next Generation 2017: Altered Landscapes

Rafaela Fahn Schoffman is a London-based  photographer who re-assesses the memory of landscapes through changed perspectives.

Questions of Identity

Carolina Arantes’ ongoing project, First Generation, has won the 2017 Firecracker Photographic Grant, an initiative to support women photographers.

Balancing Materiality

Ellie Davies, Shortlisted Artist from the Aesthetica Art Prize,has been awarded at the 2017 Magnum Photography Awards.

Technological Identities

Amidst the information maelstrom, MoMA looks back in time to the computer age, when technical thinking began to guide the hands of artists.

Sculptural Dimensions

 Viviane Sassen creates places and encounters filled with unique histories and personal associations. Umbra plays with colour, light and perspective,

Next Generation 2017: Reformed Archetypes

Olivia Lynch’s photography explores cyclical natures in relationships and traditional portrayals of female psychosis through rose-tinted images.

Frieze: Global Footprints

The 15th edition of Frieze London takes place next month, an event with more than 160 galleries that showcases the ambitious visions of contemporaries.

5 To See: This Weekend

8-10 September. Delving into shows that reflect upon creative methods as multi-disciplinary, reactive and revolutionary in their own times.

Next Generation 2017: Social Arenas

As part of Aesthetica’s collaboration with LCC, Nicola Muirhead is a British-Bermudian documentary photographer and visual storyteller.

Categorical Environments

Launched to coincide with the museums’ centenary, IWM’s, London, Conflict Now features opinions of individuals who have worked in areas of conflict.

Geometric Connections

Marietta Varga reframes our relationship with brutalist architecture. Her images draw attention to the playful nature of landmark buildings in the UK.

Photofairs: New Canons

For the 2017 edition of PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai, the event has launched a new initiative, entitled Spotlight, that highlights the work of Ren Hang.

Sustaining Practices

The first Artists Collecting Society (ACS) Studio prize offers a current student or recent graduate the opportunity to cover the costs of a studio in the UK.

Creative Paths

Begin Anywhere: Paths of Mentorship and Collaboration represents a much needed enquiry into the realities of how creative people work.

Synchronised Consciousness

If photographer Cig Harvey takes her inspiration from past and personal experiences. The first UK solo exhibition Harvey opens at Beetles + Huxley.

AAP Exhibition: Last Chance

A platform for innovation, the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition invites audiences to engage with captivating projects from leading artists.

Representing Dichotomies

At the heart of the new group show at Marian Goodman Gallery, Sunset Décor, is a story and an image, or rather two images.

New Artists: August 2017

Aesthetica’s #NewArtists celebrates the best in contemporary photography. Our picks of emerging artists for August look at redefining perspectives.

Anthropological Sensitivity

Bilad es Sudan, showing at Aperture Foundation New York following an initial run in Paris, represents the fruits of Claude Iverné second excursion.

Cultural Investigations

With more than 110 galleries from 27 countries and works from over 500 artists, Viennacontemporary is the highlight of the Viennese autumn art season.

5 To See: This Weekend

25-27 August. This collection reveals the current state of equilibrium between reflection and foresight, demonstrating a dialogue with the past.

CWA: Last Chance

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that celebrates poetry and short fiction. Enter by 31 August.

Expansive Peripheries

FOAM closes this year’s programme with a retrospective of André Kertész and contribution to the visual language of 20th photography.

Expansive Dialogues

In the past two years the Hirshhorn has held dual galas with the aim of honouring artists whose works make up the museum’s expansive collection.

AAP: Last Week

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. Submit by 31 August.

Visionary Foundations

Design Week Mexico has announced the programme for its ninth edition, promoting the field as a tool for economic, social and environmental development.

Environmental Responsibility

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery hosts a new initiative with Olafur Eliasson that addresses global temperatures and topographical responsibilities.

Modern Gothic

Carolina Mizrahi’s block palette installations evoke questions about gender and sexuality in a new show at Daniel Raphael Gallery, London.

Progressive Constructions

The 2017 City of Culture has partnered with RIBA to commission Pezo von Ellrichshausen and Felice Varini to design a structure for the centre of Hull.

Urban Renaissance

100 Great Street Photographs brings together a new generation of talented artists who have embraced modern technology to capture the world around us.

Global Imaginations

The Design Museum, London, has announced the shortlist for the 10th anniversary celebrations of the world’s best designs.

Charting Authenticity

The Photographers’ Gallery’s latest exhibition offers an insight into the polaroids of a previous generation through the cinematic vision of Wim Wenders.

Vivid Histories

Julie Cockburn’s delicate embellishment of photographs is the focus of a new exhibition at London’s Flowers Gallery this September.

Monochromatic Visions

Sanne De Wilde delves into the visions of the people of Pingelap and Pohnpei, two islands where a high percentage of the population have achromatopsia.

Reflective Documentation

Saatchi Gallery and Huawei’s #SelfExpression competition invites anyone with a smartphone to turn their gaze away from the self to the world.

Exuberant Youth

Having presented Malick Sidibé’s first solo exhibition outside of Africa in 1995, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain now pays tribute to the artist.

Thematic Multiplicities

As August approaches, the Online Viewing Room at David Zwirner has curated a selection of images that express the notion of summer.

CWA: Inspirational Narratives

The 2017 Creative Writing Award closes for entries on 31 August. Submit your work and become part of a wider network of literary visionaries.

Nostalgic Engagement

For the conceptual artist Mike Mandel, the 1970s was a time of enrichment; the ensuing productivity is celebrated in Good 70s at SFMOMA. 

5 To See: This Weekend

11-13 August. These exhibitions offer a mirror to the contemporary condition and its new developments through social photographs and innovative design.

AAP: Lasting Recognition

It’s the last month to submit to the 2017 edition of the Aesthetica Art Prize. Enter your installation, sculpture, painting, design or video by 31 August.

New Discoveries

Centre Pompidou offers a unique retrospective of Walker Evans, developing a new perspective on a feat that has been considered by many.

Critical Re-examination

Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most prolific architects of the 20th century, designing over 1000 buildings. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, stages a 150th anniversary celebration of his birth.

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