Under the Skin

Under the Skin

Dressed in a fake fur coat, Scarlett Johansson is the nameless, exotic alien serial killer at large in Scotland, driving a van and preying on lonely men.

Bahamas

Bahamas

Bahamas returns with a collection of songs that bear all the hallmarks of a composer comfortable in his own skin.

Lighting Darkness

Lighting Darkness

Henning Kreitel documents the surreal elements of reality. Shooting everyday scenes, his approach to lighting, angles and colours results in visually arresting and almost magical imagery.

Moments Preserved

Moments Preserved

Labelled by the Picture Post in 1938 “the greatest war photographer in the world,” Robert Capa spent the majority of his life capturing shocking war-torn landscapes.

Aesthetics and Reality

Aesthetics and Reality

The Akademie der Künste in Berlin examines the effect of art on reality itself, and how it is constantly adapting and transforming according to the viewer.

Susan Hiller

Susan Hiller

With a career spanning more than 40 years, Susan Hiller is one of the most influential artists of her generation.

Dramatic Vignettes

Dramatic Vignettes

Maxime Delvaux and Kevin Laloux’s project, Box, is a compilation of dramatic scenarios constructed entirely from cardboard and miniature furniture.

Fashion Photography Next

Fashion Photography Next

The fashion photograph has become a central part of today’s visual language. From advertising to editorial, these stylised, artistically inspired, ultra-glamorous images are everywhere.

Havana Uncovered

Havana Uncovered

Formento & Formento take the concept of street photography to the next level. The duo transform their chosen locations, which are bursting with cinematic beauty and brooding darkness.

Collector’s Edition

Collector’s Edition

This stunning book documents the loving detail that goes into the creation of limited edition collector’s pieces for the music, book and magazine industries.

Mistaken for Strangers

Mistaken for Strangers

Mistaken for Strangers is not a conventional band-on-tour film. It is as much about the relationship between two brothers as it is about The National.

In Bloom

In Bloom

Eka and Natia, two gal-pals on the verge of womanhood in Tblisi, rush towards the next stage of their lives as violence threatens their homeland.

Ways of Looking

Ways of Looking

With no prejudices, no preconceptions, Ossian Ward proposes a formula to understand contemporary art.

Venus in Fur

Venus in Fur

Polanski mulls over the sexual politics behind the actress-director relationship, taking cues from the man whose seminal 1870 novella gave masochism a name.

Capturing Change

Capturing Change

From the first images of the great metropolis to portrayals of the Midwest, a new exhibition addresses architectural photography as a window on social and economic crisis and progression.

The Next Generation

The Next Generation

As part of Aesthetica’s Special 60th Edition, we have partnered with London College of Communication to survey some of photography’s rising stars.

Monica Bonvicini

Monica Bonvicini

Monica Bonvicini navigates issues of gender, power and control through the use of architecture, installation, language and drawing.

Faded Paper Figures

Faded Paper Figures

From the opening electronic notes of Breathing  to the heavy drum beats of Not the End of the World, the album features catchy hook after hook.

Redefining Expectation

Redefining Expectation

Child’s play and the macabre world of Annette Messager appear in a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

The Moons

The Moons

The Moons’ Mindwaves sees the foursome dive headfirst into rock ‘n’ roll’s dressing-up box in pursuit of the quintessential pop song.

Malevich

Malevich

Coinciding with a large-scale exhibition at Tate Modern, this text explores the life and work of influential Russian artist Kazimir Malevich.

Dismantling the Spectacle

Dismantling the Spectacle

A retrospective of the work of conceptual artist, Christopher Williams, at MoMA in New York unravels the parade of contemporary consumer culture.

Intense Beauty

Intense Beauty

Jacques Olivar combines style with storytelling, producing visually stunning works that reflect the beauty of the scenery and spin a silent tale.

Morton Valence

Morton Valence

Soft riffs and pain you can sing along to is the order of the day, as Left ambles through 15 songs of gentle storytelling.

Camera Crazy

Camera Crazy

Camera Crazy highlights our obsession with photography from a nostalgic perspective. Over time, cameras first invented as toys have gained iconic status.

Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden

Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden

Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden reunite for the beautifully seductive Last Dance. Primarily comprising of new material, the album still finds room for the duo to build on some of Jasmine’s songs.

Test

Test

Set in 1985 against the changing, cultural mecca of San Francisco, Test explores the life of a young, gay, modern dancer within the early, terse days of the AIDS epidemic.

Woman’s Hour

Woman’s Hour

Conversations takes the listener on a journey, down long, straight roads into a period of introspection.

Ilo Ilo

Ilo Ilo

Ilo Ilo is set in Singapore during the financial crash that happened in the 1990s, but it could as well be Britain in the second decade of the 21st century.

Intimacies of an Icon

Intimacies of an Icon

A fictionalised 24 hours in the life of Nick Cave, replaces traditional rockumentary aesthetics with an exploration of how we spend our time on earth.

Extreme Solutions

Extreme Solutions

Kelly Reichardt’s fifth feature film, Night Moves, follows a group of three very different left-wing environmentalists as their well-intentioned morals take a terrible turn for the worse.

Merging Genres

Merging Genres

Genre divides in music have become increasingly irrelevant. As time goes by the boundaries continue to blur, but why now, what’s changing?

Pristine Realities

Pristine Realities

Helen Lawrence, a new production from leading visual artist, Stan Douglas, combines live film and theatre, and transforms expectations of how audiences experience narrative.