5 to See: This Weekend

Moving into August, this week’s top exhibitions reflect upon life in cities around the world through bold photography and installation.

Last Chance to See: AAP 2018

Technology is the signifier of our times, with people checking smartphones every 12 minutes. The 2018 Aesthetica Art Prize responds to this.

Making Global Connections

Curated by the Michael Reid Gallery in Berlin, the Australian Embassy in Paris showcases 22 leading figures in contemporary photography.

10 to See: Unseen Amsterdam

Unseen Amsterdam highlights the latest developments in fine art photography. Aesthetica collates a list of 2018’s must-see artists.

Changing Perspectives

Considering the broad scale of materials available today,  a collection of innovative projects delves into the wider potential of 21st century production.

National Construction

Photographs of the country’s interior and exterior structures provide thought-provoking insights into a society built upon fairyland aesthetics.

Aesthetica Issue 84 Available Now

The August / September edition, Global Initiatives, looks at sustainable ways of living across range of disciplines, documenting the human story.

Collaborative Existence

La Fondation Louis Vuitton pulls together art from across the globe to highlight connections between human beings and the planet.

Post-Production in the Arts

We live in a world that’s increasingly edited, cropped and filtered. Royal College of Art’s Nicola Koller, Matteo Mastandrea and Thomas Greenall discuss.

Digital Connections

Inspired by nature, innovative design collective Studio Drift presents Franchise Freedom, a flying sculpture comprising 300 luminous drones.

The Urban Vernacular

Capturing the everyday landscape, Vishal Marapon’s images connect with changing cities and the material effects of gentrification and development.

10 Sculptures from AAP

During the last month of submissions, the Aesthetica Art Prize collates 10 sculptors from past editions, foregrounding imaginative responses.

Geometric Structures

Victoria Miro, London, announces an exhibition of new works by Conrad Shawcross. The works offer a complex, ever-changing experience.

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica selects five must-see photography exhibitions open 28-29 July. Each offers conceptual responses to contemporary life.

Printmaking in the 21st Century

British printmaker Tom Hammick, part of ING Discerning Eye, discusses the process, shedding light on his inspiration.

Design Fairs to See this Year

This selection of international design events provides fresh approaches to making, showcasing the work of upcoming practitioners.

Promoting Creativity

Polaroid Originals’ summer campaign offers bold colours and clean lines, evoking a sense of freedom and creativity.

Artificial Landscapes

Brilliant City at David Zwirner, Hong Kong investigates the density of the metropolis through manipulated compositions.

Responses to Modernism

British artist Edmund de Waal, known for crafting minimal ceramic forms, makes his first architectural intervention in the US.

Evolving Disciplines

Exhibitions at The Hepworth, Wakefield, and the Getty Center, Los Angeles, showcase work that occupies the boundary between fashion and fine art.