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.

5 to See: This Weekend

From future cities to manufactured histories, exhibitions open 14-15 April surpass the temporal world to offer new visions of reality.

Sublime Landscapes

Ellen Jantzen unearths new states of reality through digital manipulation, looking beyond the surface to reveal new layers of meaning.

The Role of Art Prizes

Lumen Prize are attending the Aesthetica Future Now Symposium to discuss how prizes help artists to develop. Carla Rapport expands upon the idea.

Sensory Details

Formerly a cinema set painter, Lorenzo Vitturi’s photographic style in infused with performativity. Money Must be Made opens at Flowers Gallery.

Future Greats

The 2018 Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition explores the effects of over-consumption, media stimulation and emotional disconnection in today’s world.

5 to See: This Weekend

The top picks for 7-8 April offer global dialogues, navigating international domains from China to Germany to examine a changing landscape.

Radical Craftsmanship

In an increasingly digital world, a group of practitioners work to keep the bespoke alive at Burning Man, an annual creative gathering.

Dynamic Construction

Perspective Office is a new sustainable building designed by Slash Architects, an award-winning firm that works with a holistic approach.

Uncanny Topographies

A testament to the interdisciplinary nature of photography, Kate Ballis creates unique, colour-drenched images using infrared technology.

The New Artisan

Francesca Canepa rallies against fast fashion. She discusses her new collection, one which translates Japanese tradition into minimalist draping.

Gursky: A Review

The Hayward Gallery has reopened post-refurbishment with a prodigious exhibition by German photographer Andreas Gursky.

A Poignant Journey

In an ever-quickening urban landscape, Steve Macleod’s new series offers a serene alternative; a true vision of wilderness.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2018 Shortlist

The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of emerging and established artists. The 12 shortlisted works define a new vocabulary for life in the 21st century. 

The Undefinable Design

Drawing on the duo’s ethos of looking beyond expectations, a new book from Phaidon tells the story of Snarkitecture’s rise within the industry.

Aesthetica Issue 82 Available Now

The April / May edition captures the zeitgeist of our times. We look at how the world is developing and how art and design are commenting on that.

Limitless Perspectives

A large scale sculptural installation by Philip K. Smith III in collaboration with COS opens during international design fair Salone del Mobile.

Expansive Ideas

Bridging the boundaries between art, culture and philosophy, HowTheLightGetsIn Festival makes sense of the world through a diverse progamme.

New Artists: March 2018

This month’s photographers play with shadows and colour to evoke a variety of emotions surrounding conflicting psychological landscapes.

Aesthetica Future Now Symposium

Future Now provides an imaginative platform for attendees to consider the arts ecosystem within a broader social, political and professional context.

5 to See: This Weekend

The top picks for 24-25 March engage with art history, reinventing traditional approaches through photography and installation.

Rendered Memories

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC, offers an incredibly idiosyncratic installation – a trip down Do Ho Suh’s memory lane.

Endless Vistas

Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, revisits Ettore Spalletti’s monochromatic, minimalist panels with What is the most profound in a man, is the skin.

TOAF: Engaging Methodologies

Practitioners featured at The Other Art Fair explore and subvert the everyday through new and surprising methods.

Responses to Globalisation

By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in urbanised surroundings. Current exhibitions embrace, escape and offer solutions to this issue.

New York Times: Art Leaders Network

New York Times invites a mix of practitioners, industry experts and prolific tastemakers to discuss the most pressing issues in art today.

Vital Perspectives

Only 30% of artists represented by commercial galleries are women. Exhibitors at Photo London foreground a strong female presence.

5 to See: This Weekend

The selection for 17-18 March celebrates the past, present and future of creative practice through performance, installation and images.

Miles Aldridge: Vivid Portraiture

Miles Aldridge collaborates with other creatives, building cinematic narratives that engage with image-making from all angles.

New Terrains

In advance of their first edition, which will take place at the end of March, Photo Macau hosts a curated agenda of exhibitions, installations and conferences.

Redefining the Archive

The rising popularity of documentary reflects a burgeoning desire to make sense of the world. An exhibition examines the genre’s history.

Visual Activism

In producing Somnyama Ngonyama, Zanele Muholi took a self-portrait every day, documenting the injustices she witnessed in her everyday life.

Responsible Developments

Melbourne Design Week provides an annual celebration of creativity and innovation, drawing links between practitioners and businesses.

Subjective Worlds

Daniel Shea is the winner of the 12th edition of The Foam Paul Huf Award. The work reflects on the urban landscape of late capitalism.

Proximity to Nature

Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain presents Freeing Architecture, the first major solo exhibition devoted to the work of Junya Ishigami.

Luminescent Environments

For A Slight Shift at the Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, Paris, three artists employ manmade mediums to provide poetic interpretations of the landscape.

Translating Architecture

Bas Princen challenges how audiences perceive buildings in relation to their surroundings through a new exhibition at Vitra Design Museum.

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