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Textural Expressions

Mika Yajima makes use of fibre as a material to create conceptual installations. We speak with the Tokyo-based artist to find out more.

5 to See: This Weekend

Expanding perceptions, the selection for 16-17 December investigates new ways of seeing the world.

Unreal Quotidian

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, is the world’s largest salt flat. This exceptional environment forms the backdrop for Scarlett Hooft Graafland’s images.

Art Fund: Inventive Spaces

The role of the art institution is evolving. Art Fund’s Museum of the Year seeks out innovation, celebrating galleries across the UK.

Shared Tangibility

Viviane Sassen’s series, Roxane II, documents the intimate reciprocal relationship between the photographer and her muse.

Ubiquitous Platforms

Approximately 3.8 billion people use the internet worldwide. ICA Boston investigates the influence of the web on visual art and society.

5 to See: This Weekend

Exhibitions running 9-10 December respond to the immediate environment, documenting urban, natural and individual landscapes.

Anonymous Landscapes

Lise Sarfati’s images capture the act of wandering, set against the architectural backdrop of downtown Los Angeles.

Global Reimaginings

Magnum Retold asks contemporary photographers to respond to iconic documentary series from the agency’s archives.

Critical Playgrounds

The impact and evolution of technology is foregrounded in the 30th anniversary edition of London Art Fair.

Lyrical Physicality

A site-specific installation at Yorkshire Sculpture Park by Chiharu Shiota investigates themes of loss, nostalgia and life cycles.

Encyclopaedic Landscapes

An exhibition of German photographer Andreas Gursky’s monumental work marks the reopening of Hayward Gallery, London.

Aesthetica Christmas Gift Guide

Read our top 10 suggestions for gifts this Christmas. From cultural institutions, independent and established companies, our list covers it all.

New Destinations

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5 to See: This Weekend

The selection for 2-3 December exposes realities about the contemporary experience, delving into current issues and holding up a mirror to society.

Aesthetica Issue 80 Available Now

The December / January issue is about ideas. The notion that progress is continuous, and that we can change things if we want to, is a powerful statement.

Deutsche Börse: Universal Systems

The four artists shortlisted for this year’s prize respond to the pervasive nature of information in the accelerating digital age.

Opulent Scenarios

Interested in the elements that sit below the surface, Dean Bradshaw’s conceptual compositions focus on the finer details that define the exterior.

Sensory Disconnect

Jeanette Hägglund is a Swedish photographer based in Uppsala who has worked in the industry for 12 years across advertising and portraiture.

Living Detachment

Tania Franco Klein’s works uncover the darker elements of culture from over-consumption and media over-stimulation to emotional disconnection.

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