Milagres

Milagres

Brooklyn quintet Milagres’ debut album bursts into life with more than a hint of Human League style 1980s electropop in rousing opener Halfway.

Expression through Dance

Expression through Dance

The Pompidou Centre stages a new exhibition detailing the place of dance in art history and its influence on visual arts.

First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit

You won’t find a more powerful piece of Americana than the title track on First Aid Kit’s new album. The Lions Roar is immense; dark skies over the open prairie.

Hyperpotamus

Hyperpotamus

It would be impossible to call the music of Hyperpotamus derivative, and you won’t have ever heard an album like Delta.

Boys Noize

Boys Noize

For listeners who are familar with this DJ and producer’s secret performances at festivals, this record is a disco-pulsed trip down memory lane.

Confronting the Past

Confronting the Past

Tel Aviv Museum of Art is that rarest of institutions: an art gallery with a political legacy. The original building was the former home of the first mayor of Tel Aviv, who bequeathed the property in his will.

History in Context

History in Context

There are unseen lines that cross the earth, lines that make little concession to land or water but are owed and owing to both, through industry and habitation.

Industrial Realism

Industrial Realism

Lunch Break is an unsentimental, yet deeply humane, portrait that examines the changing roles of workers, depicting the drastic shift in the social, political and economic landscape of the 21st century.

The Way We Live Now

The Way We Live Now

Were you to walk down a street today and look through the windows of the houses, you would witness a wide variety of living spaces: homeowners today are preoccupied with design and the arrangement of the world around them.

Talking Images

Talking Images

This year’s Taylor Wessing includes thought-provoking and captivating works. Jooney Woodward won this prize for her portrait, Harriet and Gentleman Jack.

The Inaugural Festival

The Inaugural Festival

The UK film climate has changed dramatically over the past 12 months; why on earth would anyone start a new short film festival? ASFF Director, Cherie Federico, tells us in her own words.

Poignant & Unlikely Encounters

Poignant & Unlikely Encounters

Winner of several awards, Director Pablo Giorgelli discusses his latest film and how subtle direction creates powerful beauty.

Mademoiselle Chambon

Mademoiselle Chambon

When Véronique Chambon, a quietly beautiful schoolteacher meets Jean, a traditional family man, the pair embark upon a love affair that is just as demure as Véronique’s wardrobe choices.

The First Movie

The First Movie

Filmmaker Mark Cousins travels to Iraq with three small video cameras. His intention is to allow the children to re-imagine their country.

Sarah’s Key

Sarah’s Key

In July 1942, thousands of French Jews living in Paris were taken away – first to the cramped, nearby Velodrome, then to the concentration camps.

Kill List

Kill List

For a second feature, Kill List is a remarkable accomplishment of the kind that usually comes much later in a director’s oeuvre.

Broken Lines

Broken Lines

Set against the backdrop of Finsbury Park, Sallie Aprahamian’s feature debut tackles hardship, obligation and moral choices.

Hammett

Hammett

Based on Joe Gores’ novel of the same name, Wim Wenders’ film is the fictional imagining of how mystery writer Dashiell Hammett began his career.

An Unfamiliar Reality

An Unfamiliar Reality

Camilo Echeverri’s series SuperWomen employs a deliberate reworking of visual vocabulary, subverting notions of nostalgia, happiness and myth.

Speak To Me

Speak To Me

Each issue of Aesthetica features works by rising stars in photography from around the world. The following images are a highlight of this year’s works.

Christoph Benjamin Schulz

Christoph Benjamin Schulz

Christoph Benjamin Schulz, guest curator at Tate Liverpool, has a particular interest in and extensive knowledge of how Lewis Carroll has influenced the visual arts.

Musical Comedy

Musical Comedy

Musical comedy is a hard genre to crack, and even the brightest stars are often sidelined. Here’s how a so-called niche genre is getting its groove back.

Vitamin P2

Vitamin P2

Vitamin P2 is a compendium for new international painting, acting as a guide to the styles, themes and subjects in today’s most recognisable works.

Groundwaters: A Century of Art by Self-Taught and Outsider Artists

Groundwaters: A Century of Art by Self-Taught and Outsider Artists

Artists who sit outside the traditional cultural framework of the art world often go unnoted; the concept of outsider art still provokes uncertainty, questioning the legitimacy of art and artistic behaviour.

Wild Flag

Wild Flag

Wild Flag’s credentials are undeniable. The band has just released their first album to critical acclaim. We caught up with Janet Weiss to talk about the band.

Elmgreen & Dragset: Trilogy

Elmgreen & Dragset: Trilogy

This text demonstrates how Elmgreen & Dragset’s sculptures and installations reconfigure the familiar with characteristic wit and subversive humour.

Spectral Images of a Dark City

Spectral Images of a Dark City

Eckersley’s vision of nocturnal London dissembles the conventional imagery of built environments where abandoned estates and neon-lit corner shops reign.

Pacific Standard Time

Pacific Standard Time

This impressive collection coincides with an ambitious exhibition programme that tells the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene, with particular focus on Judy Chicago, Hammons, Hockney and Ruscha.

Gerhard Richter: Atlas

Gerhard Richter: Atlas

This book provides insight into Richter’s method and process; giving readers a glimpse into the artist’s working practice.

Edward Hopper’s Maine

Edward Hopper’s Maine

This beautifully illustrated volume charts the relationship between Edward Hopper and his beloved Maine; its lighthouses, harbours and coastlines.

fDeluxe

fDeluxe

Remember The Family, formed by Prince? A funk and soul unit put together to be the thunderclouds behind the Purple Rain, the Family has reformed as fDeluxe.

Liz Green

Liz Green

The old and evocative nature of Green’s voice conjures up images of dancers whirling round smoky dancefloors.