Human Narratives

From February to June of 2016, Narciso Contreras travelled around post-Gaddafi Libya documenting what he saw. The results are on display at Saatchi Gallery.

Exchanging Ideas

On the first day of the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, there is a unique opportunity to hear directly from a selection of shortlisted artists.

Global Exposure

Scott Gray, founder of PHOTOFAIRS and the Sony World Photography organisation expands on his experience within the sector ahead of Future Now.

Societal Portraits

Dana Lixenberg has won the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize. She is known for her work with communities on the margins of society.

Comme des Garçons: Sculptural Visions

Known for avant-garde designs which challenge conventional notions of beauty and taste, Rei Kawakubo has redefined the aesthetics of our time.

Contemporary Visions

During the international festival of photography, Les Rencontres d’Arles, fotofever exhibits 10 artists working in documentary photography.

Addressing Diversity

Ahead of a panel at Future Now on the state of the multicultural world, Laurence Sillars expands on the relevance of diversity in his role at BALTIC.

Gregory Crewdson: Palpable Landscapes

Cathedral of the Pines evokes palpable tension in glacial scenes, transforming the rural town of Becket into a spectral land charged with human emotion.

Honar: Universal Resonance

Honar: The Afkhami Collection of Modern Contemporary Art showcases a vibrant country that is producing a wealth of vital cultural expression.

5 To See: This Weekend

We enter the world of technology 19-21 May. Steina & Woody Vasulka experiment with electronic imaging and Mat Collishaw explores VR.

Environmental Restoration

An-My Lê captures current concerns around war and immigration whilst alluding to the past; The Silent General references Walt Whitman’s Specimen.

New Discoveries

Now in its third year, Photo London has become a powerhouse for international galleries to showcase the revolution of an ever-expanding medium.

Disseminating Practices

Ahead of a panel on the future of photography at the upcoming Symposium, Thomas Dukes expands on the concept of visual arts in the digital landscape.

Linguistic Ambiguity

From 24 July Bruce Nauman becomes the next focus of the ARTIST ROOMS at Tate Modern utilising light and language to alter spatial perception.

5 To See: This Weekend

As the Venice Biennale opens its doors, we discover the many exhibitions taking place across the Venetian city, 13-14 May.

Structural Influence

[Re]construct demonstrates the ways in which artists have incorporated the materials of architecture through works selected by Arts Council.

Conceptual Dialogues

Those attending Future Now have the added opportunity of an exclusive invitation to the Private View of the Art Prize Exhibition.

Visual Anomalies

Esther Hovers’ False Positives features intelligent surveillance systems – cameras that are able to detect deviant behaviour within public spaces.

Seismic Visuals

Joel Meyerowitz: Towards Colour documents a seminal movement away from monochrome into the search for tonal complexity.

Future Now: Meet the Artists

Creatives from the 2017 Aesthetica Art Prize shortlist and longlist participate in a closing event at Future Now; hear from this year’s line-up.

Beyond Gender

This year’s Belfast Photo Festival challenges the colour binaries of pink and blue that are commonly assigned to newborns at birth.

Cultural Exchange

Culture Shifts: Global at Open Eye Gallery explores the dynamic urban landscapes of Liverpool and Hong Kong as the cities seek to redefine themselves.

Global Discussions

Future Now illustrates Aesthetica’s commitment to promoting emerging artists, offering portfolio review sessions with influential organisations.

Diffusion: Visual Intervention

kennardphillipps dig into the surface of words and images to visualise the connection between the oppressed and the political elites of the everyday.

Photomonitor: Digital Landscapes

Ahead of a panel alongside Aesthetica, Corridor8 and Elephant Magazine, Christiane Monarchi expands on digitalised culture.

Transformative Museums

The finalists for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year have been announced including Tate Modern, The Hepworth and Sir John Soane’s Museum.

5 To See: This Weekend

Our 5 To See for 5-7 May compiles a selection of international exhibitions that question our positioning within contemporary life.

Art as Mechanism

The status of the gallery is in flux, demonstrating why arenas for discussion such as Future Now are vital to making sense of the art world.

Future Now: Augmented Realities

Artists have always used technology to redefine their work. But there are more practitioners working with code rather than “making” today.

Turner Prize: Shortlisted Artists

Tate Britain reveals the Turner Prize shortlist for 2017: Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Büttner, Lubaina Himid and Rosalind Nashashibi.

Societal Divisions

This summer, Foam collates 120 works from the collection of The Gordon Parks Foundation into a comprehensive exhibition.

Unknown Territories

This summer the Barbican Centre celebrates the history and ingenuity of Science Fiction across the disciplines of art, design, film and literature.

Diffusion: Challenging Representation

Amak Mahmoodian is an Iranian photographer and curator whose work questions identity. Her latest series is on display at Diffusion Festival.

Future Now: Exchanging Ideas

The digital age has been transformative for the art world. The Future Now Symposium takes a broad view of the re-defined cultural ecosystem.

Pamela Rosenkranz: Biological Processes

Pamela Rosenkranz’s Slight Agitation is a newly commissioned, site-specific works presented in sequence within Fondazione Prada’s Cisterna.

Post-Industrial Malaise

Now Then: Chris Killip and the Making of In Flagrante provides an unmatched exploration of the artist’s process of capturing a region in decline.

5 To See: This Weekend

Our 5 To See for 28-31 April celebrates the innovation of 3D design and the multiplicity of disciplines within the industry internationally.

Photo London 2017: Highlights

Aesthetica list 10 highlights from Photo London 2017, from conversations, specially curated exhibitions and awards to site-specific commissions.

Frieze New York: Modern Complexities

This year sees Frieze New York host a collection of ambitious presentations from leading international contemporary and 20th century art galleries.

Scientific Encounters

The studio platform hrm199, led by the acclaimed artist Haroon Mirza, is the winner of FACT and CERN’s COLLIDE International Award 2017.

Timeless Youth

A gap of nearly 50 years is bridged by Michael Hoppen Gallery in new exhibition, Untethered, which celebrates the work of Joseph Szabo and Sian Davey.

Cindy Sherman: Challenging Representation

Cindy Sherman is an artist who has consistently refused to be the subject of acceptance, undermining the voyeur through re-invented compositions.

Celebrating Analogue

Has materiality gone out of style? Tony Chambers, Editor-in-Chief at Wallpaper* seeks to prove otherwise in a unique auction.

Global Imagination

The Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr – 2017 Exhibition showcases the 10 winners of the Open categories and the National Awards.

5 To See

Our 5 To See dives deep into the fabric of modern living in the 20th and 21st centuries. Kiasma deciphers the world of the digital revolution, while Moderna Museet reflects on Malmö’s subculture.

Viva Arte: 10 to See

The 57th Venice Biennale, VIVA ARTE VIVA will feature 120 artists from 51 countries, as well as 85 National Participations in the Giardini Pavilions.

A’ Design Awards 2017: Winners Announced

A’ Design Award & Competition has announced the results of the 2016 / 2017 edition, including 1958 winners from 98 countries in 97 different disciplines.

Momentary Sculpture

The 2017 Skulptur Projekte exhibition gives more scope to performative approaches and reflects on the longevity of sculpture in the public realm.

Androgynous States

Reminiscent of fashion booths, the layout of the Hepworth’s latest show transports audiences into a labyrinth where the body and clothes are redefined.

Conciliating Landscapes

Elger Esser’s current focus is on the countries of the near East; Morgenland was created during his travels in Lebanon, Egypt and Israel from 2004 to 2015.

Aesthetica Art Prize Shortlist

The fifth Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition opens 26 May and continues until 10 September at York Art Gallery, showcasing the 16 shortlisted artists.

Venice Biennale: Ephemeral Technology

Representing Austria in their national pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale are two innovators in the field of sculpture: Brigitte Kowanz and Erwin Wurm.

Communicative Methods

The 33rd edition of the annual ICP Infinity Awards will once again celebrate outstanding achievements in visual culture on 24 April.

5 To See

We line up an extraordinary series of shows this bank holiday weekend. LACMA surveys the Dwan Gallery and LOOK/17 explores urbanism in photography.

Franki Raffles: Social Campaign

The Glasgow School Of Art presents a retrospective of Franki Raffles, drawing on three main bodies of work from the Edinburgh-based photographer.

Refugee Housing

Making Heimat, Germany. Arrival Country, Atlas of Refugee Housing takes stock of the various types of housing available in German arrival cities.

Historical Transformations

New York’s Rubin Museum of Art presents Henri Cartier-Bresson: India in Full Frame, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Magnum Photos.

Juxtaposed Vitality

Viviane Sassen’s Of Mud and Lotus engages in a conversation on transformation, procreation and fecundity at Stevenson Gallery in Johannesburg.

Dual Masquerade

The work of British artist Gillian Wearing and French photographer Claude Cahun are displayed together for the first time at the National Portrait Gallery.

Digitalised Reflections

From Selfie to Self-Expression at Saatchi, London, asks questions about the changing notion of photography, portraiture and the digital era.

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