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Technological Exhibits

Fariba Farshad, founding director of Photo London, reflects on the significance of the solo show in the digital age.

Illuminating Truths

Shedding light on the state of post-war America, Robert Frank’s images draw a striking portrait of the nation at a pivotal moment in history.

Sacred Forms

A new publication by Hatje Cantz focuses on Finnish photographer Ola Kolehmainen, capturing space and light in places of worship.

Ubiquitous Platforms

Approximately 3.8 billion people use the internet worldwide. ICA Boston investigates the influence of the web on visual art and society.

Technicolour Representations

Joel Meyerowitz transformed the genre of street photography through a pioneering and striking use of colour.

Virtual Nature

Andreas Gefeller’s intentionally overexposed and abstracted compositions transform organic forms into something almost virtual

Vibrant Cityscapes

75 works by William Eggleston, a pioneer of modern colour photography, are displayed The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Experimental Investigation

MAXXI Museum, Rome, honours visionary architect Zaha Hadid with an exhibition foregrounding her relationship with Italy.

5 to See: This Weekend

Exhibitions running 9-10 December respond to the immediate environment, documenting urban, natural and individual landscapes.

Idiosyncratic Surroundings

Paul Kasmin Gallery displays a series of Tina Barney’s works that capture the natural and urban landscapes of New England.

Anonymous Landscapes

Lise Sarfati’s images capture the act of wandering, set against the architectural backdrop of downtown Los Angeles.

Evocative Surroundings

The second and final part of Eddo Hartmann’s photographic investigation into life in North Korea opens at Huis Marseille​.

Global Reimaginings

Magnum Retold asks contemporary photographers to respond to iconic documentary series from the agency’s archives.

Disrupting Viewpoints

Aperture Foundation Portfolio Prize winner Natalie Krick’s practice questions the notion of a fixed identity.

Pictorial Clarity

An exhibition of Axel Hütte’s early work tracks his restrained creative practice and interest in architectural forms, spanning 1978-1995.

Poetic Reflections

Nicolas Dhervillers’ cinematic Detachment series offers the Anabaptist Amish community a new narrative.

Playful Duality

Carsten Höller’s installation The Prada Double Club Miami offers the experience of a fully-functioning nightclub.

Critical Playgrounds

The impact and evolution of technology is foregrounded in the 30th anniversary edition of London Art Fair.

Renumerated Layers

A recently opened exhibition of Monika Sosnowska at Hauser & Wirth, London, titled Structural Exercises, examines underlying layers of buildings.

Human Landscapes

Deichtorhallen Hamburg brings together a selection of Alec Soth’s intimate portraits of everyday suburban life

Eternal Repetitions

Never Ending Stories, an interdisciplinary project, examines the phenomenon of the endless loop across cultural history.

Figurative Exploration

Amy Hughes is a New York-based British painter. Her work considers relationships between body and mind – we speak with her to find out more.

Lyrical Physicality

A site-specific installation at Yorkshire Sculpture Park by Chiharu Shiota investigates themes of loss, nostalgia and life cycles.

Idealised Vistas

Edmund Clark’s The Mountains of Majeed is a reflection on the end of “Operation Enduring Freedom” in Afghanistan at Flowers Gallery, London.

Defamiliarising Viewpoints

Jiri Svestka Gallery offers dialogues between emerging practitioner Katarína Poliačiková and iconic photographer Stephen Shore.

Hypnotic Ephemera

Lucio Fontana’s pioneering Ambienti Spaziali (Spatial Environments) are on display at Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan.

Spatial Tableaux

James Casebere’s innovative investigations into the nature of constructed spaces are inspired by world-renowned architect Luis Barragán.

Catalytic Environments

In Aulus-Les-Bains, housed in a renovated 19th century hotel, is camp – the first of a new breed of arts residency, running across five-day sessions.

Deceptive Architecture

Gregor Sailer’s work uncovers a complex and uncanny world of façades hidden in the contemporary landscape.

Encyclopaedic Landscapes

An exhibition of German photographer Andreas Gursky’s monumental work marks the reopening of Hayward Gallery, London.

Vacant Interiors

Devoid of human activity, Candida Höfer’s abstracted images of grand architectural structures are pervaded by a sense of absence.

Deceptive Realities

Wout Berger’s Poisoned Landscape series at Nederlands Fotomuseum examines the peculiar and deceiving beauty of polluted environments.

Being There: New Associations

Straddling the physical and the digital, modern life is increasingly hard to pin down. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art explores what it means to be alive today.

Alternate Futures

Gillian Wearing’s large-scale photographic installation at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, is entering its final month.

Photographic Journeys

Haus der Kunst​, Munich, brings together over 130 works that foreground Thomas Struth’s social concerns.

Digital Catalysts

Jason Bruges Studio’s kinetic installation that creates dialogues between light, technology and urban architecture.

Aesthetica Christmas Gift Guide

Read our top 10 suggestions for gifts this Christmas. From cultural institutions, independent and established companies, our list covers it all.

Cyclical Projections

The work of pioneering video artist Bill Viola explores universal narratives of life, death and the human condition.

New Destinations

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Everyday Landscapes

Peter Bialobrzeski’s photographic series Die zweite Heimat explores the social condition of contemporary Germany through depictions of everyday places.

Creative Communities

Leeds Arts University has been formally recognised as the new title for Leeds College of Art, having been granted full university status by the Privy Council.

5 to See: This Weekend

The selection for 2-3 December exposes realities about the contemporary experience, delving into current issues and holding up a mirror to society.

Polyethylene Landscapes

Emerging photographer Julian Faulhaber’s series, LDPE, captures brand new public spaces that are untouched by human intervention.

Aesthetica Issue 80 Available Now

The December / January issue is about ideas. The notion that progress is continuous, and that we can change things if we want to, is a powerful statement.

Artificial Constructions

A selection of contemporary Swedish photographers question the nature of images at Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

Historic Celebrations

Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, celebrates its 25th anniversary with a show tracking the institutions’s past exhibitions.

Shifting Methodologies

The technological revolution has inspired developments across all creative disciplines, creating reciprocal design relationships.

Unexpected Encounters

Disrupting notions of the quotidian, Leandro Erlich’s practice employs optical illusions to create surprising visual works.

Groundbreaking Processes

Experimental Dutch designer Joris Laarman and his team apply innovative digital technologies to the design process.

Significant Perspectives

A major retrospective of work by Andreas Gursky marks the reopening of Hayward Gallery, London,​ following a two year refurbishment.

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