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Imaginary Landscapes

Douglas Mandry’s Equivalences bridges the boundary between analogue and digital techniques, creating images awash with colour.

Curatorial Insights

Now in its 10th year, The Manchester Contemporary takes a uniquely artist-focused approach. Aesthetica interviews Nathaniel Pitt, Curator.

Spatial Experimentation

Questioning notions of perception, Space Shifters at Hayward Gallery, London, offers a playful and immersive experience through 20 practitioners.

Reimagined Language

As we enter the final week of the Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition, prize-winner Electra Lyhne-Gold discusses her practice and highlights.

Video Profile: Donghwan Ko

Donghwan Ko lives and works between London and Seoul, exploring notions of home and the spaces inbetween.

Expanding Definitions

An exhibition explores Israel’s cultural history through clothing, offering dialogues about tradition and modernity across 200 years of work.

Atmospheric Intent

Much of Christopher Soukup’s work is centred around creating a specific mood – one which depicts a scene somewhere between calm and tension.

RIBA Awards: Sustainable Buildings

Aesthetica’s selection of  five 2018 RIBA Award-winners and nominees demonstrates sustainable construction and innovative renovation.

Global Narratives

International art fair viennacontemporary reflects on 21st century life through innovative new media, responsive shows and inspiring talks.

Recording Life

An exhibition of images by Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler encompasses fashion imagery, street photography and landscape compositions.

5 to See: This Weekend

Must-see shows running 22-23 September unite innovative design, pioneering photography and contemporary practice from across the world.

PHOTOFAIRS: Global Dialogues

PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai 2018 highlights boundary-pushing galleries and artists whilst offering timely dialogues about truth and fiction.

Insightful Portraiture

Aesthetica Art Prize alumnus Vikram Kushwah is selected as a winner for Portrait of Britain 2018, an award celebrating diversity in the UK.

The Developing Metropolis

Chicago Architecture and Design gives a historical account of one of America’s most interesting cities through an architectural lens.

Seasonal Documentation

Tyler Haughey’s images examine the north eastern coastal towns, looking at the ways in which we use, interactive with and remember summer locations.

5 Artist Residencies

A selection of artist-in-residence programmes offers emerging visionaries distinctive platforms for the conception and sharing of ideas.

5 to See: This Weekend

Shows running 15-16 September are tied to a distinct sense of place, capturing life in diverse locations such as Mali, London, Italy and Belgium.

Revitalised Imagery

An exhibition of work at ICP by iconic artist Henri Cartier-Bresson is a tribute to street photography and his pioneering notions of immediacy.

Brand Iconography

Since the 1800s, Campari has been responsible for some of the most innovative imagery created in Italy. They discuss their branding in light of a new show.

Surreal Topographies

Images by Thomas Wrede traverse the lines between simulation and reality by manufacturing the colossal through the miniature.

The Ideological Structure

Architects’ Houses foregrounds 30 of the design world’s most prominent figures, including Norman Foster, Todd Williams and Billie Tsien.

5 to See: The Aesthetica Art Prize

How has the digital revolution impacted daily life? The Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition, currently on display at York Art Gallery, explores this.

Collective Memories

An exhibition brings together work by 25 artists to question the changing definition of modern landscapes, revealing the traces left by war.

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica’s selection of photography and design shows open 8-9 September transports viewers across the globe and into interior landscapes.

David Birkin: Reassessing Value

David Birkin – winner of the 2018 Aesthetica Art Prize – creates powerful artworks which reflect on the way war is depicted in society. 

Eclectic Architecture

Inspired by journeys through Mexico, Adam Wiseman’s Free Architecture captures the striking buildings that define the landscape.

Design Journeys

Combining nostalgia with a sense of minimalism, a new, playful project by Sella Concept adheres to an interest in usability and movement.

Universal Sentiments

London Design Biennale 2018 opens at Somerset House, London, offering international interpretations of the theme Emotional States.

Visionary Responses

The 2018 edition of Unseen Amsterdam – a leading event for the discovery of new photographic talent – announces its responsive programme.

Sublime Narratives

Aesthetica Art Prize alumnus Gabriela Torres Ruiz uses photography to preserve an experience of silence, reflecting on the passage of time.

A Dynamic Platform

Looking to the future, Sydney Contemporary celebrates cutting edge emerging talent from Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

Documenting Modernism

An exhibition celebrates the bold architectural landmarks of the 20th century through images by influential photographer Ezra Stoller.

Artist of the Week

Having pursued studies in both visual media and journalism, Sunniva Batalden is inspired by the lines between documentary, fine art and real-estate imagery.

Last Day to Enter: The Aesthetica Art Prize

Today is the last day to submit to the Aesthetica Art Prize, an international award celebrating excellence and innovation in art around the world.

5 to See: This Weekend

Moving into September, must-see shows use documentary photographs, fashion imagery and new technologies to depict the urban landscape.

UNESCO Creative UK Cities

UNESCO’s Creative Cities network comprises destinations which celebrate innovation. Aesthetica offers insight into these locations.

Unexpected Compositions

Photography at Berlin Art Week questions life in a performance-orientated society through playful, surprising angles and uncanny postures.

Uncanny Portraits

 Katerina Belkina blends photography and painting to craft surreal compositions that combine muted tones and otherworldly elements.

Henry Driver: Immersive Responses

Innovative work by Henry Driver – shortlisted for the 2016 Aesthetica Art Prize – explores the speed at which technology is shaping daily life.

Video Profile: Changyeon Lee

New York-based Changyeon Lee’s practice specialises in kinetic sculpture through the use of mechanical components and natural objects.

A Global Showcase

START Art Fair at Saatchi Gallery highlights emerging artists, young galleries and art scenes across the globe, offering varied perspectives.

Unseen Connections

Laurent Grasso’s work explores sacred spaces, mythologies and scientific theories through video, sculpture, painting and installation.

Relative Dimensions

Living and working in San Francisco, Colin Pollard’s pop-coloured projects revel in pastel compositions and deceptive block landscapes.

Video profile: Denholm Berry

Milan-based British artist Denholm Berry approaches portraiture with an innovative and unconventional methodology.

5 to See: This Weekend

Recommended shows running 25-26 August look to contemporary visual culture, investigating the impacts of censorship and media saturation.

AAP: Reinventing the Landscape

With just one week left of our call for entries, we select five artists from the Aesthetica Art Prize who draw on the natural world for inspiration.

Global Voices

The 2018 Liverpool Biennial is a lamentation over what is lost: cultures and identities. Beautiful World Where Are You? works towards an inclusive future.

Painterly Optimism

Jacques-Henri Lartigue’s signature style revels in spontaneity and the joyful everyday, capturing bright scenes of leisure and idealism.

Prizes for Emerging Artists

Aesthetica selects five awards which foster emerging talent, offering wider platforms for the next generation of creative visionaries.

Adaptable Cities

Experimental design practice Studio INI unveil a kinetic installation at London Design Biennale, responding to the theme of Emotional States.

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