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A Poetic Revolution

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao emits poetry on its façade. Words of love, despair and action are projected as part of Jenny Holzer’s retrospective.

Elemental Design

Design Miami / Basel takes Elements: Earth as its theme, looking at how approaches to making must evolve in response to the climate crisis.

Illusory Architecture

James Casebere’s constructed compositions invite the viewer beneath the surface, offering a doorway into imagined and deceptive worlds.

5 to See: Alternate Realities at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 opens next month, presenting a diverse programme of digital art. Aesthetica selects five must-see projects.

Contemplating Industry

Giulio Di Sturco’s book, Ganga Ma, is the result of a ten-year journey along the Ganges. It chronicles the effects of pollution and climate change.

Resonant Ideas

Groundbreaking work by female artists, designers and writers of the 1920s and 1930s is revisited in an exhibition at John Hansard Gallery.

Mountainside Reflections

New Artists: Laura Hendricks offers pastel worlds where mountains and billowing cloud formations are flattened into mirrors like open road signs.

5 to See: This Weekend

This week’s exhibitions examine socio-political narratives, exploring the human impact of power structures, globalisation and consumption.

Prompting Conversations

LOOK Photo Biennial assesses the value of visual storytelling through a biennial that refocuses our attention to the vulnerability of the planet.

Visual Manipulation

Photography has a pivotal role in shaping opinion and distinguishing fact from fiction. Belfast Photo Festival explores the medium in a post-truth era.

Future Realities

What does it mean to be human in the digital age? Exploring this question is AI: More Than Human at Barbican Centre, an unprecedented survey.

Illuminating Nature

The immersive and playful VR experience We Live in an Ocean of Air at Saatchi Gallery explores the connections between human and natural worlds.

Responsive Collaboration

Uniting 1,318 creatives from 26 courses, Nottingham Trent University’s 2019 summer show presents a new generation of creatives.

Linear Backdrops

New Artists: Through colour, abstracted forms and negative spaces, Swedish artist Marcus Cederberg slows the pace of urban life.

Framing Utopia

New Artists: Fikri Amanda Abubakar crafts endless utopias where open windows, mirrors and empty rooms are diffused by pastel sunsets.

5 to Read: This Month

Must-read publications for May draw a wide reaching survey of life around the world: from the British seaside to San Francisco and beyond.

Vanishing Traces

Expansive natural landscapes, intriguing shapes and contrasting colours. Dutch artist Scarlett Hooft Graafland’s images heighten reality.

Heterotopia Today

Matla’s Pavilion at the Venice Biennale considers the importance of place, belonging, migration and displacement through alternate realities.

10 to See: Venice Biennale

The 58th International Art Exhibition is titled May You Live In Interesting Times. 2019’s artists creatively respond to political and social realities.

Luigi Pericle: A Restoration

Chiara Gatti and the Archivio Luigi Pericle association present a post-humous retrospective of Pericle’s works during the 58th Venice Art Biennale.

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