Future Now: Day Two

Future Now 2019 continues today. A platform for idea generation, it offers an exploration of 21st century culture. See our round-up of events.

Future Now: Day One

The Aesthetica Future Now Symposium 2019 opens today, bringing together key institutions, galleries and publications for discussion.

5 to See: International Women’s Day

Museums and cultural institutions across the world mark International Women’s Day 2019 with exhibitions, events and digital campaigns.

Urban Abstraction

Jeremy Knowles finds abstractions within the urban landscape, seeking the vibrancy of architectural space and cataloging the everyday.

Simulating Nature

Yunhan Liu’s work, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, is based on the interactive dialogue between audiences and their environment.

Spirited Design

With a focus on colour and space, Diane Villadsen’s images redress stereotypes, empowering characters through enigmatic environments.

Immersive Rhythms

Shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, Teppei Yamada’s installation Apart and / or Together visualises those rendered invisible.

5 to See: This Weekend

Exhibitions opening in early March investigate surveillance, tradition and democracy through multidisciplinary approaches to visual art.

Organic by Design

Joana Santos Barbosa heads up Insidherland, a contemporary design brand that takes nature as its main reference point.

Resonant Statements

Jenny Holzer’s art centres on language. A new survey opens at the Guggenheim Bilbao, presenting evocative and powerful works.

State of Flux

Sebastian Kite’s Horizons, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, explores space through light, sound, kinetics and performance.

Digital Language

Oh My ( ) by Noriyuki Suzuki, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, is an installation that calls out “god” in 48 languages using Twitter feeds.

Infinite Worlds

Sound is at the centre of Nicolas Bernier’s practice. Shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, the artist creates infinite structures.

Future Now: Changing Technologies

Aesthetica’s Future Now Symposium 2019 offers insight from leading practitioners into the new possibilities presented by VR and digital art.

Casting Silhouettes

Mustafa Hacalaki is inspired by the works of Abbas Kiarostami and Andrei Tarkovsky. Both filmmakers can be seen in Hacalaki’s Neverland worlds

Nomadic Experience

May Parlar’s series, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, is a meditation on the state of “being” in constantly changing, constructed realities.

5 to See: This Weekend

Selected photography and fine art exhibitions explore universal themes of nature, documentary and the line between truth and fiction.

Fragmented Narratives

Shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, Maryam Tafakory explores contradictory images of women and their portrayal within religion.

Universal Rhythms

Dave Heath: Dialogues with Solitudes at The Photographer’s Gallery, London, responds to alienation in post-war North American society.

Elements of Nature

FISH & PINK launch the Plant collection, a series of sustainable wooden pedestals encouraging individuals to bring elements of nature indoors.