Radiant Environments

Is light really limited to the ocular or can it be abstracted to gain shape and volume? That’s the gamble behind NONOTAK, a Paris-based collective.

5 to See: This Weekend

Moving towards the end of May, top shows and events investigate what it means to live in an increasingly globalised landscape.

Platforms for Design

Denmark is widely considered to be a design capital. 3daysofdesign, Copenhagen, showcases new products and upcoming trends.

Visual Representations

The three artists selected for the Photography & Digital Art section of this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize show how image-making makes sense of the world.

Collective Voices

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960—1985, examines the convergence between political and aesthetic upheaval during extraordinary decades.

Expansive Platforms

Video content is integrated into our culture. Aesthetica’s Artists’ Film Screenings offer a platform innovative and thought-provoking work.

Traversing Landscapes

Continually shifting in the face of change, fashion photographers are chroniclers of our times. A show at J. Paul Getty Museum exemplifies this.

5 to See: This Weekend

International art fairs, awards and solo shows opening 19-20 May highlight practitioners expanding the limits of invention.

Future Greats 2018 Winners

The winners have been announced for the 2018 Aesthetica Art Prize, an international showcase of innovative and contemporary artworks.

Visual Stimulation

Exploring the relationship between light, colour and the human condition, Liz West produces installations which illuminate spaces with multi-coloured hues.

Aesthetic Languages

BALTIC Curator of Exhibitions and Research, Alessandro Vincentelli, speaks about Jasmina Cibic’s latest exhibition, This Machine Builds Nations.

Balancing Representation

As part of Photo London 2018 at Somerset House, Huxley-Parlour, London, celebrates the work of females behind the lens.

A Bold Approach

Ethereal and dreamlike meets surreal and striking in the new Erik Madigan Heck exhibition at the Christopher Guye Galerie, Zurich.

5 to See: This Weekend

Shows running 12-13 May celebrate pioneering practitioners from the early 20th century up to the present day, offering responsive approaches.

Future Greats

12 shortlisted artists from the Aesthetica Art Prize push the boundaries of innovation, calling upon the value that we place on the world around us.

Imaginative Structures

“Creating architecture is like planting seeds of the future.” Innovative architect Sou Fujimoto is celebrated in Japan House London’s new show.

Reflective Practices

Tania Franco-Klein, a photographer shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2017, is interested in documenting social behaviour.

Aesthetic Contemplation

The first exhibition by the artist duo Tania Brassesco and Lazlo Passi Norberto is a heartfelt homage to the style of 19th century painting.

5 to See: This Weekend

Moving into May, major art fairs, group shows and solo exhibitions offer deeply conceptual approaches to photography and installation.  

5 to Read: This Month

This month’s new releases look at the importance of architectural and photographic forms for the continuation of social innovation and progression. 

Redefining Boundaries

The Sea is the Limit at York Art Gallery brings together 11 artists exploring timely notions of migration, dispossession and national borders.

Software as Language

VR and Data-Influenced Artworks: The New Language of Software, a panel discussion at the Future Now Symposium, looks at new languages.

New Artists: April 2018

A selection of artists translate both manmade and natural environments through an idealistic and retrospective lens, building upon everyday forms.

Bauhaus: An Influential History

Thames and Hudson’s The Spirit of Bauhaus historicises the movement’s origins, reminding readers of the roots which led to an ongoing legacy.

Capturing Humanity

Shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2018, Shauna Frischkorn contemplates how photography acts as a tool to evaluate the world around us.

5 to See: This Weekend

Exhibitions opening towards the end of April encompass the breadth of contemporary photographic practice.

Redressing the Balance

The arts industry, like any other, still carries a certain amount of imbalance. Ahead of Future Now, Amira Gad, Serpentine Gallery, looks directly at the issue.

Evolving Art Forms

The digital age has changed our perceptions of physical space. Leading practitioners swap traditional media for the language of technology .

Exploring Solitude

The vastness of the Scandinavian landscape is highlighted in Norway Contemporary! currently on show at Museum Kunst der Westküste.

Emotional Theatricality

Encompassing 40 photographs, Silver Lake Drive is a major new exhibition that marks the first mid-career survey of Alex Prager at The Photographers’ Gallery.

Future Now: Idea Generation

It is less than a month to go until the Future Now Symposium, a two day event which brings together leading arts organisations.

New Dimensions

A new exhibition of works by Viviane Sassen at the Hepworth Wakefield offers fragmented compositions and hyperreal landscapes.

Illuminating the Everyday

Harry Gruyaert was one of the first European photographers to embrace the potential of colour. His iconic work is on show at Fotomuseum Antwerp.

5 to See: This Weekend

Key fairs, awards and solo shows running 21-22 April celebrate the diversity of human experience through innovative practice.

Enigmatic Landscapes

The cinematic images of photographer Todd Hido are both compelling and melancholy, drawing upon memories of vanished suburban neighbourhoods.

Documenting the Present

The World Photography Organisation announce the overall winners of the Sony World Photography Awards 2018.

Staging Iconography

Anja Niemi returns with an uncanny series that lookg at the iconic image of the cowboy, a symbol largely drawn from the myths of wild west movies.

An Influential Journey

Photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten’s most recent body of work is inspired by the River Thames and its historical significance.

The Power of Moving Image

Ahead of a panel discussion at Future Now, Jasmina Cibic explores how artists’ film is establishing itself as a standalone genre that reflects social attitudes.

Constructed Vision

Blurring the lines between artificiality and reality, Noémie Goudal combines sublime natural landscapes with staged interventions.

Preserving History

Reginald Van de Velde’s images provide an oasis for reflection. A selection of reflective photographs will be showcased at the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition.

Invented Moments

Dreamy doesn’t do justice to Maia Flore’s images, on show at Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris. Au lieu de ce monde places physicality at the centre.

Contemporary Innovation

Returning with timely programmes, new exhibitors and a fresh layout, Frieze New York is an imaginative arena for the arts.

Media Fragmentation

Shortlisted artist Electra Lyhne-Gold questions the wider impact of advertising by fragmenting the language of publicity.

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