5 to See: This Weekend

This week’s selection highlights international prizes and must-see retrospectives, examining identity, community and life in the digital age.

Future Greats: Winners Announced

The winners have been announced for the 2019 Aesthetica Art Prize, an international showcase of innovative and contemporary artworks.

Future Now: Day Two

Future Now 2019 continues today. A platform for idea generation, it offers an exploration of 21st century culture. See our round-up of events.

Future Now: Day One

The Aesthetica Future Now Symposium 2019 opens today, bringing together key institutions, galleries and publications for discussion.

Urban Abstraction

Jeremy Knowles finds abstractions within the urban landscape, seeking the vibrancy of architectural space and cataloging the everyday.

Sony World Photography Awards 2019: Nadav Kander

Artist Nadav Kander is the winner of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards’ Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize.

Spirited Design

With a focus on colour and space, Diane Villadsen’s images redress stereotypes, empowering characters through enigmatic environments.

5 to See: This Weekend

Exhibitions opening in early March investigate surveillance, tradition and democracy through multidisciplinary approaches to visual art.

Renewed Perspectives

Rebecca Reeve’s Through Looking, Shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, uses grid-like forms to capture the landscape.

Luminescent Planes

French photographer Alexis Pichot’s new series of nocturnal images captures mountains and rock formations bathed in opalescent moonlight.

Casting Silhouettes

Mustafa Hacalaki is inspired by the works of Abbas Kiarostami and Andrei Tarkovsky. Both filmmakers can be seen in Hacalaki’s Neverland worlds

Nomadic Experience

May Parlar’s series, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, is a meditation on the state of “being” in constantly changing, constructed realities.

5 to See: This Weekend

Selected photography and fine art exhibitions explore universal themes of nature, documentary and the line between truth and fiction.

Universal Rhythms

Dave Heath: Dialogues with Solitudes at The Photographer’s Gallery, London, responds to alienation in post-war North American society.

Coastal Symbols

Navigate, a series by British artist Paul Thompson conveys a hidden structural narrative punctuated by glimpses of red, green and yellow.

Visual Theatre

The world of Alex Majoli’s Scene exists within darkness, transforming personal and political moments into visually arresting tableaux.

Bright Modernity

Inside Japan, a series by still life photographer Roberto Badin, offers a unique look at the urban landscape through clean compositions.

Lucid Pathways

Bringing a sense of romanticism to isolated landscapes, Belgian visual artist Pierre Putman is drawn to the aesthetics of artificial light.

Perceiving Life

The major retrospective of works by Martine Franck at the Musée de l’Elysée foregrounds 50 years of images exploring the human condition.

Leading to Darkness

Marja Helander’s North and New York series depict eerie landscapes and saturated portraits based on the conventions of horror.