5 to See: This Weekend

From documentary realism to uncanny compositions, photography shows running 23-24 June engage with diverse aspects of daily life.

Expanding Definitions

In a growing digital landscape, the boundaries of photography are constantly required to evolve. PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai explores this notion.

Representations of Identity

A new publication by Katrin Tiidenberg looks at the social, technological and cultural contexts of the 21st century selfie phenomenon.

10 to See: Summer Shows

This summer’s must-see solo exhibitions, group shows and biennales demonstrate the UK’s dynamic artistic landscape.

New Worlds

Constructing a series of neon utopias, Reine Paradis’ surreal images celebrate the perplexities of the contemporary Los Angeles landscape.

Historical Devices

Mark Wallinger’s recently opened public artwork reflects upon notions of justice and democracy, offering an immersive experience.

Akomfrah: Literary Expanses

The first American survey of work by John Akomfrah investigates the legacy of colonialism, climate change and the experiences of migrants.

5 to See: This Weekend

Exploring the interactions between individuals and the 21st century landscape, must-see exhibitions unearth the uncanny in the everyday.

Reinventing History

Coinciding with Art Basel, photo basel, Switzerland’s first photography fair, investigates the boundaries between truth and fiction.

Breaching Boundaries

Founded in 1995 in the city of Gwangju in South Korea, the Gwangju Biennale is Asia’s first and most well-known contemporary art biennale.

Documenting Youth

Tish Murtha captures a sense of timelessness through photography that addresses neglected youth in the north of England.

New Mythologies

Deconstructing myths and clichés, Wild West is the outcome of a trip that Joachim Hildebrand took around the seven states of the American Southwest.

Narratives In Analogue

Wim Wenders’ visual diary of instant snapshots from the 1960s – 1980s offers a glimpse into life on set that predates social media.

5 to See: This Weekend

Photography exhibitions opening at the start of June offer encounters with the natural environment, testing the limits of representation.

10 to See: Degree Shows

In a fast-developing visual and digital world, graduates offer unique, forward-thinking perspectives on a globalised landscape.

Influential Messages

Art Basel’s photography selection includes key voices, raising awareness of ongoing social, political and ecological questions.

Moving into Architecture

Fjordenhus, the first building realised by Olafur Eliasson and his architectural team, builds on a socially and conceptually responsive practice.

New Artists: May 2018

This month’s selection of practitioners delves into the changing nature of photography and the democratisation of the landscape.

5 to See: This Weekend

How can photography make sense of the world? Shows running 2-3 June demonstrate the ways practitioners are engaging with timely ideas.

Aesthetica Issue 83 Available Now

The June / July edition of Aesthetica is available now. Issue 83, A New Way of Seeing, considers the intersection between the created and the real.

Turrell: Infinite Vistas

Technological advances have altered our conception of space. James Turrell questions notions of materiality and physical location.

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.

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.

A Cinematic Showcase

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.

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. 

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.

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 .

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