Responsive Artwork

Next month, the inaugural Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art brings together artwork from the Baltic region and beyond.

A Cinematic Showcase

Video content is integrated into our culture. Aesthetica’s Artists’ Film Screenings offer a platform innovative and thought-provoking work.

Resonant Designs

Fashion and Textile Museum celebrates the work of Orla Kiely, highlighting the importance of colour in influencing a range of emotions.

Productive Archives

Looking at the techniques of darkroom photography, an exhibition at Harvard Art Museums comprises 90 printer’s proofs.

Urban Relocation

“The tree can be seen as a metaphor for migration.” A recent publication by Hatje Cantz tracks the work of Yan Wang Preston.

Traversing Landscapes

Continually shifting in the face of change, fashion photographers are chroniclers of our times. A show at J. Paul Getty Museum exemplifies this.

Documenting Reality

Traversing rural and suburban landscapes, Alec Soth’s oeuvre documents contemporary realities, offering new perspectives on the everyday.

Changing Environments

The Aesthetica Art Prize looks into themes from digital worlds. Peter Davis’s shortlisted paintings assess people’s relationship with technology.

Imaginative Installation

From interactive spaces to emotive machines, this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize shortlist is rich in the possibilities of installation art.

5 to See: This Weekend

International art fairs, awards and solo shows opening 19-20 May highlight practitioners expanding the limits of invention.

Future Greats 2018 Winners

The winners have been announced for the 2018 Aesthetica Art Prize, an international showcase of innovative and contemporary artworks.

Aesthetica Art Prize Opens

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition opens at York Art Gallery, showcasing the next generation of talent through diverse subject matter and media.

Rethinking Tradition

Asking the question: Beautiful world, where are you?, Liverpool Biennial 2018 surveys the current social, political and environmental landscape.

Investigating Selfhood

A new exhibition at ICP explores representations of identity through work by female artists engaging with notions of the self.

Contemplative Portraits

At Photo London 2018, Martin Asbaek Gallery, celebrates the work of four female practitioners, including Trine Søndergaard.

Investigating Architecture

An exhibition of Elina Brotherus’ series, Les Femmes de la Maison Carré, opens as part of Lumières nordiques,

Visual Stimulation

Exploring the relationship between light, colour and the human condition, Liz West produces installations which illuminate spaces with multi-coloured hues.

Facilitating Development

Acclaimed practitioners come together to create a new major fund, Artists for Artangel, in support of the arts commissioning agency.

Aesthetic Languages

BALTIC Curator of Exhibitions and Research, Alessandro Vincentelli, speaks about Jasmina Cibic’s latest exhibition, This Machine Builds Nations.

Practical Forms

Louis Poulsen Lighting’s iconic PH 5 lamp is reflects Danish designer Poul Henningsen’s dedication to form and function.

Arresting Visuals

Dutch multidisciplinary artist Erwin Olaf rewrites the conventions of fashion photography through highly stylised images and video installations.

Balancing Representation

As part of Photo London 2018 at Somerset House, Huxley-Parlour, London, celebrates the work of females behind the lens.

Filmic Composition

Alex Prager’s cinematic photographs touch upon themes of voyeurism and alienation, examining life in a media-saturated society.

Inventive Movements

A new show opening this week investigates Postmodernism through British buildings, unearthing how designers make use of the past.

Structural Hybridity

Taking place at MoMA, Toward a Concrete Utopia explores the building design that was produced during the 45 years of former Yugoslavia’s existence.

A Bold Approach

Ethereal and dreamlike meets surreal and striking in the new Erik Madigan Heck exhibition at the Christopher Guye Galerie, Zurich.

Uncanny Locales

A new exhibition of work by Juno Calypso takes a surreal and unique location in Nevada, US, as its starting point.

Capturing Urbanity

Detailed images of the city by Guardian photographer David Levene are the focus of a show at Walthamstow Village Window Gallery.

5 to See: This Weekend

Shows running 12-13 May celebrate pioneering practitioners from the early 20th century up to the present day, offering responsive approaches.

Historical Connections

Marking the centenary of Polish independence, Calvert 22 Foundation provides an exploration of domesticity since the end of the Communist period.

Future Greats

12 shortlisted artists from the Aesthetica Art Prize push the boundaries of innovation, calling upon the value that we place on the world around us.

Imaginative Structures

“Creating architecture is like planting seeds of the future.” Innovative architect Sou Fujimoto is celebrated in Japan House London’s new show.

Quotidian Observations

American Voyage draws a portrait of life in the 1960s, exploring the juxtaposition between notions of freedom and disconnection.

Redefining Space

Nathan Coley’s interventions explore belief systems in contemporary society, redefining sacred and secular architecture.

Cinematic Portraits

Italian fashion photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri is inspired by cinematography, and uses light in striking ways.

Refreshed Perspectives

Schauwerk Sindelfingen presents Light Sensitive Two, a showcase of 150 photographic works from the Schaufler Collection.

Urban Introspection

Herrick Gallery’s Londoners and their Environments, comprises a series of photographs by Alexandro Pelaez, documenting professionals based in London.

Reflective Practices

Tania Franco-Klein, a photographer shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2017, is interested in documenting social behaviour.

Visionary Approaches

A collaboration for London Craft Week celebrates the classic designs of Kaare Klint, emboding a rich history of craftsmanship.

The Experimental Lens

Coinciding with Photo London, three-day photography festival Peckham 24 offers new visual languages.

Social Disconnection

As part of Photo London, Almanaque Gallery foregrounds work by Aesthetica Art Prize artist Tania Franco-Klein.

Purposeful Design

London Design Biennale, hosted by Somerset House, invites an array of global practitioners to explore the importance of a collective consciousness.

Stylistic Evolution

A new show at Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London, offers a new perspective on photographer Martin Parr’s socially receptive work.

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.