Aesthetica Magazine Issue 76 Available Now

Aesthetica Magazine Issue 76 Available Now

The 2017 April / May edition of Aesthetica is now available, with seven photography features and coverage of international arts events and exhibitions.

Magnum Photos: Universal Dialogues

Magnum Photos: Universal Dialogues

Held in the birth-place of naturalist Charles Darwin, Evolution Explored chronicles the universal and regional shifts taking place across the world.

Artistic Mementos

Artistic Mementos

The original Belgian art fair returns to the capital for its 35th edition in April. In 2017, Art Brussels unites 144 galleries from 28 countries in three sections.

Vibrant Equilibrium

Vibrant Equilibrium

Laura Allard-Fleischl’s Seaside Siren and Between Planets series combine fashion and art photography, striking an intriguing balance between organic forms.

Cultural Discoveries

Cultural Discoveries

Now in its third year, Photo London has become a powerhouse for international galleries to showcase the revolution of an ever-expanding medium.

Modern Perceptions

Modern Perceptions

Girl on Girl, a new anthology of women photographers investigates the notion of portraiture and assumed perceptions in the 21st century.

Societal Provocation

Societal Provocation

This third edition of Diffusion takes revolution as its central theme, utilising the medium of photography to document the repercussions of global revolts.

Idealised Construction

Idealised Construction

Influenced by how nature is presented in media, Thomas Wrede’s Real Landscapes reproduces topographies, spanning simulation and reality.

5 To See

5 To See

The Whitney Museum and Parasol unit spend time with artists who consider a range of perspectives in today’s shifting sociopolitical landscape.

Social Surface

Social Surface

You Are Looking at Something That Never Occurred takes it title from a phrase used by Jeff Wall in a conversation with fellow artist Lucas Blalock.

Documenting Transition

Documenting Transition

After training as a photographer, Kris Schreier Lyseggen started collecting stories about gender identity in order to communicate a social commentary.

Food Scarcity

Food Scarcity

Devised by the Resistance and Deportation History Centre, Les Jours Sans plunges viewers into the life of the French during and after World War II.

Art Paris: African Horizons

Art Paris: African Horizons

The 19th edition of the Art Paris Art Fair pays a special tribute to artistic expressions hailing from Africa at the Grand Palais from 30 March to 2 April.

The Photography Show 2017: Highlights

The Photography Show 2017: Highlights

Aesthetica has compiled a list of top 10 exhibitions, events, displays and talks for the 37th edition of The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD.

Surreal Encounters

Surreal Encounters

Scarlett Hooft Graafland’s first solo exhibition at Flowers Gallery, London, invites the viewer into ethereal and remarkable landscapes.

LOOK/17: Urban Experience

LOOK/17: Urban Experience

LOOK/17, Liverpool’s International Photography Festival proposes a dynamic programme under the title Cities of Exchange: Liverpool/ Hong Kong.

5 To See

5 To See

Hong Kong’s Art Week is in full-swing this weekend. To coincide with the occasion, we highlight ArtisTree’s show examining the work of Zaha Hadid.

Cerebral Reflections

Cerebral Reflections

Bill Viola’s practice transforms our understanding of video as an art form. Mirrors of the Mind, brings together a series of expressive and pioneering works.

Visual Antitheses

Visual Antitheses

Delving into global issues of overpopulation and migration, the work of 12 practitioners is showcased in Prix Pictet: Space at the V&A, London.

AIPAD 2017: New Horizons

AIPAD 2017: New Horizons

Catherine Edelman, Director of AIPAD, discusses the rise of the international photography fair and its widespread importance for artists and collectors.

Cross-Cultural Exchanges

Cross-Cultural Exchanges

The fourth edition of the Colombo Biennale, perpetuated its status as an important venue for showcasing strong voices from the Global South.

Resonating Knowledge

Resonating Knowledge

Four renowned artists are brought together by the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in a comprehensive exhibition that reexamines the work of John Latham.

Eliminating Borders

Eliminating Borders

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA welcomes an unprecedented exploration of Latin American art, giving due attention to influential and complex cultures.

Global Commissions

Global Commissions

The NGV Triennial has announced that more than 60 artists from over 30 countries will participate in its inaugural event, to be held this December.

5 To See

5 To See

Photography, identity and popular culture are rife in our 5 To See. We begin with an examination of Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun’s lifelong pursuit of the self-image at the National Portrait Gallery.

Unfolding Collage

Unfolding Collage

The Ends of Collage is spread across three platforms, each offering a different perspective from which to review the medium of collage and its legacies.

Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals

Arts Catalyst highlights artists’ practices that explore the nature of conflict in relation to the use of the Earth’s geological natural resources.

Asiatic Insights

Asiatic Insights

Art Basel’s fifth Hong Kong edition welcomes 242 galleries to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 23 March to 25 March.

Human Habitat

Human Habitat

The UK’s largest photography festival, FORMAT, will explore the theme of Habitat in 2017. The eighth edition of the biennial festival opens 24 March.

New Avenues

New Avenues

The four recipients of the BALTIC Artists’ Award are Jose Dávila, Eric N. Mack, Toni Schmale and Shen Xin. Their work will be on show at the gallery in June.

5 To See

5 To See

Moderna Museet stages the first major European retrospective of artist Marina Abramović, and Arnolfini celebrates its former live art events.

Nature Revisited

Nature Revisited

Houston Center for Photography hosts a new group exhibition, celebrating the practices of six women photographers from across the world.

Pioneering Colour

Pioneering Colour

William Eggleston’s Los Alamos comes to Foam. Comprised of more than 2200 images, the series was originally intended to be published in parts.

International Women’s Day: Exemplary Visions

International Women’s Day: Exemplary Visions

In light of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we have selected 10 inspiring women who have contributed to the wider creative industries.

Visionary World

Visionary World

The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards shortlist has been revealed. This year’s prize garnered a total of 227,000 image submissions from 183 countries.

Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent

The Other Art Fair will be held at Victoria House from 30 March until 2 April. It invites unrepresented artists to showcase their latest projects.

Progressive Ideas

Progressive Ideas

The judges have been announced for the #SaatchiSelfie competition, with luminaries including Tracey Emin, Juno Calypso, Idris Khan and Juergen Teller.

Photo Focus

Photo Focus

MIA Photo Fair returns for its seventh edition under the direction of Fabio Castelli and Lorenza Castelli. This year, the fair will introduce new projects.

Recontextualised Media

Recontextualised Media

Skarstedt’s exploration of appropriation and how it has been pursued by different generations features works by leading artists from the 1960s to the present day.

5 To See

5 To See

Our round-up of shows begins with a retrospective on the work of Merce Cunningham, closing with Mazzeloni’s 30th anniversary celebrations.