Laura Allard-Fleischl’s Seaside Siren and Between Planets series combine fashion and art photography, striking an intriguing balance between organic forms.
Now in its third year, Photo London has become a powerhouse for international galleries to showcase the revolution of an ever-expanding medium.
Girl on Girl, a new anthology of women photographers investigates the notion of portraiture and assumed perceptions in the 21st century.
This third edition of Diffusion takes revolution as its central theme, utilising the medium of photography to document the repercussions of global revolts.
Influenced by how nature is presented in media, Thomas Wrede’s Real Landscapes reproduces topographies, spanning simulation and reality.
5 To See
As the end of April approaches, we take stock of the multitude of disciplines present in the industry. Our 5 To See celebrates the innovation of 3D design.
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.
The studio platform hrm199, led by the acclaimed artist Haroon Mirza, is the winner of FACT and CERN’s COLLIDE International Award 2017.
Massimo Vitali: Natural Intersections
Massimo Vitali considers the intersection of land and sea with works that portray the end of the terrestrial human habitat and the beginning of the aqueous.
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.
Has materiality gone out of style? Tony Chambers, Editor-in-Chief at Wallpaper* Magazine seeks to prove otherwise in an unprecedented auction at Sotheby’s.
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.
The 2017 Skulptur Projekte exhibition gives more scope to performative approaches and reflects on the longevity of sculpture in the public realm.
Reminiscent of fashion booths, the layout of the Hepworth’s latest show transports audiences into a labyrinth where the body and clothes are redefined.
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.
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.
Making Heimat, Germany. Arrival Country, Atlas of Refugee Housing takes stock of the various types of housing available in German arrival cities.
New York’s Rubin Museum of Art presents Henri Cartier-Bresson: India in Full Frame, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Magnum Photos.
Viviane Sassen’s Of Mud and Lotus engages in a conversation on transformation, procreation and fecundity at Stevenson Gallery in Johannesburg.
The work of British artist Gillian Wearing and French photographer Claude Cahun are displayed together for the first time at the National Portrait Gallery.
From Selfie to Self-Expression at Saatchi, London, asks questions about the changing notion of photography, portraiture and the digital era.
Milan Design Week is the largest trade fair event of its kind. We round up a selection of must-see sections and exhibitors from this year’s edition.
5 To See
Tomás Saraceno invites visitors to a cosmic concert at the Museo de Arte Moderno and YSP examines Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art.
Robert Mapplethorpe breaks down the boundaries between life and art. His desire to achieve aesthetic perfection is a central part of this new retrospective.
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, presents a previously unseen collection of Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photography, highlighting time and space.
Stefan Brüggemann’s masterful wordplay and conceptual rigour coalesce to create a body of work that focuses on appropriation and displacement.
Inspired by Gustave Flaubert and Maxime du Camp’s journey through Egypt, Fouad Elkoury captures an essence of romanticism in Suite Egyptienne.
Since its founding 25 years ago, arteBA has established itself as one of the most important fairs in Argentina and a key industry meeting point.
Wolfgang Tillmans: Societal Discourse
As far as timely exhibitions go, Wolfgang Tillmans’ current exhibition at Tate Modern, London, is charged with the heartbeat of today’s news.
The Turner Prize is making some historic changes to its eligibility criteria. Tate reveals that the renowned award will now welcome artists of any age.
Aesthetica Magazine Issue 76 Available Now
The 2017 April / May edition of Aesthetica is now available, with seven photography features and coverage of international arts events and exhibitions.
Magnum Photos: Universal Dialogues
Held in the birth-place of naturalist Charles Darwin, Evolution Explored chronicles the universal and regional shifts taking place across the world.
5 To See
The Whitney Museum and Parasol unit spend time with artists who consider a range of perspectives in today’s shifting sociopolitical landscape.
Cerith Wyn Evans’ takeover of the Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain, London, welcomes audiences into a conceptually responsive environment.
Devised by the Resistance and Deportation History Centre, Les Jours Sans plunges viewers into the life of the French during and after World War II.
Art Paris: African Horizons
The 19th edition of the Art Paris Art Fair pays a special tribute to artistic expressions hailing from Africa at the Grand Palais from 30 March to 2 April.
The Photography Show 2017: Highlights
Aesthetica has compiled a list of top 10 exhibitions, events, displays and talks for the 37th edition of The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD.
Future Now: Day One
The Future Now Symposium returns to York St John University 25-26 May. Through talks and panels, it will evaluate the current artistic climate.
Scarlett Hooft Graafland’s first solo exhibition at Flowers Gallery, London, invites the viewer into ethereal and remarkable landscapes.
LOOK/17: Urban Experience
LOOK/17, Liverpool’s International Photography Festival proposes a dynamic programme under the title Cities of Exchange: Liverpool/ Hong Kong.
5 To See
Hong Kong’s Art Week is in full-swing this weekend. To coincide with the occasion, we highlight ArtisTree’s show examining the work of Zaha Hadid.
Art Dubai: Identity and Revival
If Art Dubai has long been considered to represent the Global South, this year’s 11th edition seemed skewed in favour of art from the Middle East.
Delving into global issues of overpopulation and migration, the work of 12 practitioners is showcased in Prix Pictet: Space at the V&A, London.
AIPAD 2017: New Horizons
Catherine Edelman, Director of AIPAD, discusses the rise of the international photography fair and its widespread importance for artists and collectors.
Do Ho Suh’s first exhibition at Victoria Miro was a show-stopping example of conceptual installation, communicating beyond mere visual appeal.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads (2010) comes to Yorkshire Sculpture Park as part of the organisation’s 40th anniversary.
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA welcomes an unprecedented exploration of Latin American art, giving due attention to influential and complex cultures.
5 To See
Photography, identity and popular culture are rife in our 5 To See. We begin with an examination of Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun’s lifelong pursuit of the self-image at the National Portrait Gallery.
The Ends of Collage is spread across three platforms, each offering a different perspective from which to review the medium of collage and its legacies.
Flesh tones and bold textures bring a sense of the body into the stripped space of white walls and floor-to-ceiling windows at London’s Parasol Unit.
Arts Catalyst highlights artists’ practices that explore the nature of conflict in relation to the use of the Earth’s geological natural resources.
Art Basel’s fifth Hong Kong edition welcomes 242 galleries to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 23 March to 25 March.
The UK’s largest photography festival, FORMAT, will explore the theme of Habitat in 2017. The eighth edition of the biennial festival opens 24 March.
The four recipients of the BALTIC Artists’ Award are Jose Dávila, Eric N. Mack, Toni Schmale and Shen Xin. Their work will be on show at the gallery in June.
5 To See
Moderna Museet stages the first major European retrospective of artist Marina Abramović, and Arnolfini celebrates its former live art events.