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Surprising Detail

Still life is a genre steeped in art historical significance. 21st century Dutch photographers reinvent these themes for the digital age.

Documentary Vision

Asking the question: “How did we get to be the way we are?”, MCA Australia brings together seven decades of work by David Goldblatt.

Traversing Genres

Vlad Mitrichev’s photographic practice was borne out of a love of filmmaking – communicating a sense of the dramatic through large-scale scenes.

Capturing the Self

Photography exhibition Sometimes I Disappear at Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, presents works by four artists specialising in self-documentation.

Panoramic Viewpoints

This Land at Pier 24, San Francisco, addresses contentious issues far and wide – from police violence to wider economic inequality.

5 to See: This Weekend

In this week’s selection digital objects, innovative designs and introspective photography make sense of everyday life in the 21st century.

Planes of Absurdity

In surrealist black and white staged images, Astrid Verhoef leaves urban life behind, exploring new connections with the organic world.

Digital Transformation

What makes architecture more than just building? Guggenheim Bilbao explores the impact of new technology on the 21st century.

Deutsche Börse: Compelling Stories

Anna Dannemann, Curator, shed light on this year’s show, considering how the four shortlisted artists tell us about contemporary photography.

Emerging Talent

Personal, political and offering fresh artistic perspectives, the FR Awards return to The Truman Brewery, London for the 2019 edition.

Contemporary Reflections

Photography collective Document Scotland reflects on the country’s changing economic and natural landscapes at Martin Parr Foundation.

5 Sustainable Designs

From reducing plastic consumption to generating solar electricity, this selection foregrounds responsible practice for the future of the planet.

Vivid Memories

2018 Jarman award-winner Daria Martin’s Tonight the World uses film and computer gaming technology to explore vivid dreamscapes.

Alluring Worlds

Utilising photography as a journey, Sander Vandenbrouke utilises short breaks from filming on set, teasing a sense of narrative from the land.

5 to See: This Weekend

International photographers explore human experiences in the 20th and 21st centuries, responding to events shaping the landscape.

Urban Periphery

Joachim Brohm and Alec Soth document social environments. Two Rivers is a new exhibition exploring life in Germany and the US.

Sense of Self

Baltimore Museum of Art and Freersackler Gallery present new shows considering contemporary Asian photography, expanding upon a turbulent history.

Architectural Memory

Monuments have been created for thousands of years. The Design Museum reflects on notions of history and narrative in projects by David Adjaye.

The Aesthetica Future Now Symposium 2019

Tickets are available for the The Future Now Symposium, a two-day exploration of 21st century culture through the mechanism of art.

Visual Communication

Good Grief, Charlie Brown! at Somerset House demonstrates the enduring power of popular culture through the lens of Charles M. Schulz.

5 to Read: This Month

Must-read publications for January span architecture, photography and design, offering comprehensive histories from India to the US.

Introspective Moments

Photographer Ka-Man Tse is the winner of the 2018 Aperture Portfolio Prize, focusing on LGBTQ and Asian Pacific Islander communities.

Narrative Journeys

A double exhibition of works by photographer Erwin Olaf takes a personal look at his craft, stylistic development and storytelling methods.

Isolated Planes

Blurring the boundaries between photography, illustration and digital painting, Alex Fruehmann’s works offer alternate storylines.

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica’s selection of must-see photography shows for early January offers conceptual visions of iconic natural and urban landscapes.

Local Vernacular

The Map and the Territory at Jeu de Paume, Paris, is a retrospective surveying colour photographs taken by Luigi Ghirri in Modena during the 1970s.

Intriguing Curation

Haute Photographie offers an international line-up, celebrating a selection of new talents whilst foregrounding the medium’s rich history.

Chronicling Hardship

A retrospective of Dorothea Lange at Jeu de Paume, Paris, spans work from the early 1930s to lesser-known pieces of the 1950s.

A Collaborative Lens

Mounted in celebration of European Month of Photography 2018, a show spans four decades of images by Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler.

The Metropolitan Wanderer

The cinematic mise-en-scène of everyday urban life is central to this retrospective of Northern Irish photographer Hannah Starkey.

5 to See: This Weekend

Stylised photography, social documentary and abstract art come together at the close of December, revealing the evolving nature of art.

Conscious Photography

ICP’s first retrospective of Eugene Richards spans nearly 50 years and explores critical themes in the photographer’s career.

Reflections on the Everyday

Of Individuals and Places comprises images that depict real or imaginary places, or indeed those in an ambiguous position between the two.

Sculptural Portraits

Form & Function – a new publication from Aesthetica Art Prize alumna Chloe Rosser – provides an alternative view of the human form.

5 to See: This Festive Season

This week’s selection of must-see shows includes renowned awards, immersive VR experiences and inspiring photography exhibitions.

Urban Developments

Living with Buildings studies the structures which house and care for humanity – considering the changing needs of urban planning.

Foam Talent: Visionary Connection

This year’s Foam Talents reflect the state of play in 2018, weaving personal narratives through forward-thinking, interdisciplinary methods.

Architectural Movement

Visual artist Sarah Oppenheimer’s work manipulates perceptions – involving the viewer in a constantly shifting timeline of cause and effect.

Electrical Impulse

Haroon Mirza’s most comprehensive exhibition to date is loud; the noise emanates endlessly from Ikon Gallery as a tour de force of contemporary art.

10 UK Photography Galleries to Watch

Aesthetica’s selection of ten UK photography institutions offers inspirational viewing and exceptional year-round curation.

Charting Discovery

Tracking an unusual journey from London to Reykjavik, Gabrielle Motola’s series comprises striking photographs of Europe and Scandinavia.

Digital Languages

In today’s age, we are all consumers. As such, “Instagrammable” artworks are rising in popularity, such as Yayoi Kusama’s latest show at Victoria Miro.

Intriguing Stories

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize brings together formal portraiture alongside spontaneous and intimate images.

LAF: Global Creativity

London Art Fair returns next month for the 2019 edition, offering audiences the opportunity to discover contemporary art from across the world.

5 to See: This Weekend

Featuring Robert Mapplethorpe and Alfredo Jaar, the selection for 15-16 December explores global politics and everyday life through seminal works.

Charting Experience

In Transit at SF Camerawork, San Francisco, explores the complex experiences of migration and living between different cultures.

Internal Worlds

Sweden-born photographer Gabriel Isak returns with Entities, a series of images inspired by existentialism, inner worlds and the self.

Visual Critique

Laurie Simmons’ prolific oeuvre is celebrated in a retrospective exploring how image culture creates and perpetuates myths within society.

Mapping the Landscape

Tapping into a time-honoured photographic tradition, Winter in Swiss Photography focuses on the dramatic impact of the season.

5 New Innovative Buildings

From new technologies to sustainable regeneration, this selection of contemporary buildings presents new models for the future.

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