10 Years of Aesthetica

10 Years of Aesthetica

Aesthetica is 10 years old. It’s hard to believe a decade has passed since we sat down and started planning exactly what we wanted our magazine to be.

Alex Prager

Alex Prager

Alex Prager captures images loaded with tension that balance on anticipation. Her photographs tell a subversive narrative that has either come to its climax or is on the precipice of conclusion.

Colouring a Snowscape

Colouring a Snowscape

In the Siberian town of Tiksi, the sun never shows its face in winter. Tiksi is the birth place of photographer Evgenia Arbugaeva and the source of inspiration for this breathtaking collection of photographs.

A Question of Colour

A Question of Colour

Henri Cartier-Bresson worked by the ethos of “the decisive moment”, whereby he aimed to seize something the very moment it happened.

Aesthetic Language

Aesthetic Language

MoMA ignores the stereotypes surrounding Japanese art as it takes a look at the burgeoning contemporary art scene during the 20th Century in Tokyo 1955 – 1970: A New Avant-Garde.

Versions of the Real World

Versions of the Real World

New works by the influential artist Isa Genzken challenge the dominant norms of gender and scale within sculpture in a new show at Hauser & Wirth, London.

Feminism & Humanism

Feminism & Humanism

A new exhibition of colour photography by Dorothy Bohm at The Museum of London celebrates women in the capital city and challenges their representation from the 1990s to the present day.

Revealing the Unknown

Revealing the Unknown

The radical work of Croatian artist Sanja Ivekovic opens in london this winter,
exploring ideas of identity, political unrest and the heroines overlooked by time.

Emotional Honesty

Emotional Honesty

Lyric Hammersmith and Vesturport bring their acrobatic and daring adaptation of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis back to the theatre for 2013.

Ana Silvera

Ana Silvera

Introducing her debut album, The Aviary, Ana Silvera is accustomed to making an impact. The album is a masterpiece of mythological lyrics and folk rhythms.

Opening Up the Box

Opening Up the Box

When album sales plummet, labels have to get smarter. Meet the new wave of special edition releases, which package albums with extensive and detailed extras. But what do they mean for music?

The City as a Cinema

The City as a Cinema

Our short film festival is a celebration and a launchpad for emerging filmmakers;
find out what happened at this year’s event, who the winners were and watch some of our films.

Breaking New Ground

Breaking New Ground

A look back at one of Britain’s most successful production companies, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. Mark Herbert tells us more about what it takes to move ahead in the industry.

Undefeated

Undefeated

The rules and culture of American football itself might be an alien concept to most of the UK’s population, but raw passion and determination translates beyond sport.

Sieff Fashion

Sieff Fashion

This collection of Jeanloup Sieff’s finest fashion shots is a stunning book of unique moments from one of the greatest fashion photographers of the 20th century.

Steve Adey

Steve Adey

The Tower of Silence fills the airwaves with a variety of instruments and vocal expression. Recorded in a 19th century church in Edinburgh, the record is song after song of emotional intensity.

Searching For Sugar Man

Searching For Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man follows the search for the mysterious musician Rodriguez, who was briefly hailed as the finest recording artist of his generation, only to disappear into obscurity.

The Giants  (Les Géants)

The Giants (Les Géants)

Lanners’ portrait of dreamy adolescence contains remarkable performances from the three juvenile leads as they embark on a journey into quasi-Dickensian drama.

Lomo Life: The Future is Analogue

Lomo Life: The Future is Analogue

These two books record surprising moments that enhance our view of life, and reinstate film photography as anything but a dying art form.

Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs

Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs

In 1985, photojournalist McCurry gave National Geographic its most renowned cover with his Afghan Girl portrait. Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs offers a selection of works tracing his path across three continents.

Take This Waltz

Take This Waltz

Take This Waltz follows Margot as she agonises over leaving a secure life with a dependable husband for the excitement of an illicit liaison.

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years

Featuring conversations with the likes of Alex Katz, Jeff Koons and Julian Schnabel, the book collects both the words and the works of the artists that followed Warhol.

Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth

In this newly released recording of a 1985 Sonic Youth gig, the haunting vibrancy is more than audible. It’s easy to hear this and lose your mind to the dingy images of the Chicago music venue.

Singing Adams

Singing Adams

The follow-up to his acclaimed album, Everybody Friends Now, Singing Adams’ new release, Moves, does not disappoint.

Naytronix

Naytronix

Catchy, chilled out and, some may even say, cerebral. There’s even a summery vibe, but don’t let that put you off; instead let it cast its glow over your winter.

Midnight To The Boom: Painting in India After Independence

Midnight To The Boom: Painting in India After Independence

This book examines the revolutionary art movement that grew in India between its declaration of independence in 1947 and the economic boom of the 1990s.

In Your Hands (Contre Toi)

In Your Hands (Contre Toi)

Alone in a cell-like room, plagued and tormented by her captor, Yann, surgeon Anna is forced to confront the personal and professional facets of her personality.

Super Best Friends Club

Super Best Friends Club

Esoteric is the word of the day as the wonderfully named Super Best Friends Club unleashes its epic journey of a debut LP.

Planas

Planas

Certain tracks, such as Cry Wolf, could form a fitting soundtrack to a grand and intense piece of performance art.

Art in Oceania: A New History

Art in Oceania: A New History

Challenging the notion that Oceanic art consists essentially of masks and sculptures, this book exposes how the peoples of Oceania created an incredible range of art forms and great art traditions.

A Simple Life

A Simple Life

In A Simple Life, the aloof movie producer Roger treats his live-in servant Ah Tao with dismissiveness, until illness upsets the balance of their shared existence.

Pop Art

Pop Art

Collins’ text skilfully moves through the different eras of Pop. He also looks at Pop Art in relation to the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War.