Ecological Responses

A new publication by Hatje Cantz, entitled Eco-Visionaries, reflects on the relationship between art, architecture and the environment.

Experimenting with Form

Work in Progress unites five female practitioners who explore how photographic surfaces can be transformed into intriguing art objects

Aesthetic Contemplation

The first exhibition by the artist duo Tania Brassesco and Lazlo Passi Norberto is a heartfelt homage to the style of 19th century painting.

London Open: An Urban Showcase

The London Open 2018 selects 22 global artists who live across the 32 London boroughs, showing how, within a hyperactive setting, creativity is thriving.

Perpetual Chronologies

The Broad presents A Journey That Wasn’t, a show which asks how the intangibility of time manifests within personal memories, informing creativity.

Rural Reinterpretations

We speak with the UK-based multidisciplinary artist Harry Bunce about the British countryside, his latest work and looking forward to the rest of 2018.

Contemporary Approaches

As part of London Craft Week, Purity and Decadence at Czech Centre foregrounds the work of contemporary designers from the region.

5 to See: This Weekend

Moving into May, major art fairs, group shows and solo exhibitions offer deeply conceptual approaches to photography and installation.  

Contemporary Realism

Documentary photographer Martin Parr captures heavily saturated images that observe the idiosyncrasies of the everyday.

5 to Read: This Month

This month’s new releases look at the importance of architectural and photographic forms for the continuation of social innovation and progression. 

Geometric Landscapes

Noémie Goudal’s Telluris, a series of images shot in the Californian Desert, investigates ideas about the formation of the Earth’s landscape.

Constructing Memory

Interested in notions of memory and personal history, Do Ho Suh creates artworks which memorialise details of his everyday surroundings.

Redefining Boundaries

The Sea is the Limit at York Art Gallery brings together 11 artists exploring timely notions of migration, dispossession and national borders.

Significant Contributions

National Museum Cardiff’s Women in Focus explores the vital contribution of female practitioners to photography,

TOAF: Stylistic Developments

This year’s edition of The Other Art Fair, New York, brings together image-makers interested in the intricacies of the contemporary experience.

Distinctive Expression

Life in Motion: Egon Schiele/Francesca Woodman, opens at Tate Liverpool, exploring the expressive nature of the human body.

Documenting Architecture

As part of La Triennale di Milano, an exhibition tracks Italian artist and photographer Luigi Ghirri’s engagement with architecture.

Software as Language

VR and Data-Influenced Artworks: The New Language of Software, a panel discussion at the Future Now Symposium, looks at new languages.

Capturing Reconstruction

“I came to see the buildings as fossils of a time past.” Danny Lyon’s The Destruction of Lower Manhattan documents a period of transition.

Reassessing Value

Fabio Lattanzi Antinori’s Fortune Tellers investigates negotiation with information systems. The piece is shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2018.

New Possibilities

Art Beijing returns, celebrating China’s rich artistic landscape and engaging with themes such as digitalisation, sustainability and community.

Evolving Platforms

Beirut Design Week 2018 responds to the theme of Design and the City, reflecting the city’s ever-changing urban landscape.

New Artists: April 2018

A selection of artists translate both manmade and natural environments through an idealistic and retrospective lens, building upon everyday forms.

Bauhaus: An Influential History

Thames and Hudson’s The Spirit of Bauhaus historicises the movement’s origins, reminding readers of the roots which led to an ongoing legacy.

Capturing Humanity

Shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2018, Shauna Frischkorn contemplates how photography acts as a tool to evaluate the world around us.

Moments of Transition

What does it mean to be in suspense? A collective show from Le Bal, Paris, offers a thoughtful and provoking take on the matter.

5 to See: This Weekend

Exhibitions opening towards the end of April encompass the breadth of contemporary photographic practice.

Developing Methodologies

German photographer Michael Wolf’s first complete photographic series goes on display at Flowers Gallery, London.

Redressing the Balance

The arts industry, like any other, still carries a certain amount of imbalance. Ahead of Future Now, Amira Gad, Serpentine Gallery, looks directly at the issue.

Architectural Innovation

The design for the new National Museum of Qatar by Jean Nouvel is inspired by the desert rose, featuring a series of interlocking discs.

Evolving Art Forms

The digital age has changed our perceptions of physical space. Leading practitioners swap traditional media for the language of technology .

An Investigative Process

Trevor Paglen’s practice reflects on surveillance, shedding light on state operations whilst engaging with its impact on everyday life.

Ask The Artist

Ben Dobson (his work appears in the current issue) co-organised the SciArt Exhibition at the world-renowned Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge. We ask him about his highly detailed work.

Inner Dialogues

A solo show of works by Trine Søndergaard at Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, offers dialogues between past and present.

Poignant Histories

Daniel Alexander’s series, examines the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, considering its enduring legacy.

Material Inspiration

Hand-cut line by line, Jukhee Kwon’s Babel Library is created from disposed editions of Encyclopedia Britannica. Transforming whole objects into another through deconstruction, brings them back to life…

Exploring Solitude

The vastness of the Scandinavian landscape is highlighted in Norway Contemporary! currently on show at Museum Kunst der Westküste.

Structural Dialogues

Work by Guido Guidi examines the geometric structure of the built environment through an abstracted visions of colour and form.

The Responsive Lens

Barbican Centre runs concurrent exhibitions of work by documentary photographer Dorothea Lange and British artist Vanessa Winship.

Bold Environments

Known for a bold and playful use of colour and form, graphic artist Camille Walala creates interactive installations and large-scale murals.

Emotional Theatricality

Encompassing 40 photographs, Silver Lake Drive is a major new exhibition that marks the first mid-career survey of Alex Prager at The Photographers’ Gallery.

Temporal Documents

Set against the backdrop of rural Japan, Carine Thévenau’s series documents the structural ephemera of empty playgrounds in winter.

Future Now: Idea Generation

It is less than a month to go until the Future Now Symposium, a two day event which brings together leading arts organisations.

Glaswegian Talent

For the April / May issue of Aesthetica, Sailor Jerry called for artists to submit flash illustrations that reflected the brand. The winners are announced.

Boundless Visions

In Their Own Form brings together photographic and video works exploring a range of Afro-Diasporic experiences.

Preserving Sublimity

Museum of Contemporary Photography considers the ongoing history of National Parks by delving into its photographic archives.

Redressing Physicality

Adelaide Damoah’s practice involves using her body as a “living paintbrush” to paint or print onto various surfaces. Damoah discusses her series.

Modern Perceptions

Stefanie Moshammer combines fiction and reality, tapping into key contemporary questions about the nature of truth in the digital age.

New Dimensions

A new exhibition of works by Viviane Sassen at the Hepworth Wakefield offers fragmented compositions and hyperreal landscapes.

Documenting Reality

Between 1976-1991, documentary photographer Tish Murtha recorded the lives of communities in the North East of England.