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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.

Iconic Visuals

Between Art & Fashion: Photographs from the Collection of Carla Sozzani offers dialogues about the authenticity and autonomy of images.

Turrell: Infinite Vistas

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

Facets of Reality

Victor Micoud’s La Cité Idéale focuses on the surroundings of Disneyland Paris, capturing the essence of this surreal neighbourhood.

Cinematic Storytelling

Translating personal experiences into hyperreal images, the renowned photographer Alex Prager is celebrated through a mid-career survey.

Shifting the Focus

A vision of the future, Evelyn Bencicova’s series Artificial Tears assesses what it means to exist within today’s increasingly factitious world.

Uncanny Performance

Michelle Cho & June Kim’s collaborative series look into the ideas of relativity in the everyday, inspired by vivid and structurally expansive architecture.

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