Coastal Symbols

Navigate, a series by British artist Paul Thompson conveys a hidden structural narrative punctuated by glimpses of red, green and yellow.

Playful Forms

The Franz West retrospective at Tate Modern collates almost 200 interactive and playful works from throughout his influential career.

AAP 2019: María Molina Peiró

María Molina Peiró explores the boundaries between material and digital realities. Her work is shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019.

Visual Theatre

The world of Alex Majoli’s Scene exists within darkness, transforming personal and political moments into visually arresting tableaux.

Bright Modernity

Inside Japan, a series by still life photographer Roberto Badin, offers a unique look at the urban landscape through clean compositions.

Design Shanghai 2019

Design Shanghai brings together pioneering brands from across the world to investigate the intersection of technology, craft and culture.

Future Now: Artistic Development

Practical support for all artists, whether emerging or established, is at the heart of Aesthetica’s Future Now Symposium.

Lucid Pathways

Bringing a sense of romanticism to isolated landscapes, Belgian visual artist Pierre Putman is drawn to the aesthetics of artificial light.

Perceiving Life

The major retrospective of works by Martine Franck at the Musée de l’Elysée foregrounds 50 years of images exploring the human condition.

Leading to Darkness

Marja Helander’s North and New York series depict eerie landscapes and saturated portraits based on the conventions of horror.

Collective Movement

In Ludivine Large-Bessette’s film, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, the moving body becomes a mirror, unsettling the audience.

5 to See: This Weekend

Expansive natural landscapes, highly staged compositions and seminal movements feature in this weekend’s selection of exhibitions.

Altered Realms

Jenn Nkiru’s Rebirth is Necessary, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, is a dreamlike piece that explores perceptions of Blackness.

The Photography Show 2019

Images are everywhere. Tapping into a growing demand, The Photography Show is a key arena for emerging and established practitioners.

Aesthetica Art Prize: Judges Announced

We are delighted to present the Judging Panel for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019. The panel comprises influential art figures across all media.

Geographic Identities

Jane and Louise Wilson’s film, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, explores what happens when a location takes on a porous identity.

Transcending Boundaries

Guggenheim presents a year long, two-part survey of early works and portraits by Robert Mapplethorpe produced from 1970 to 1988.

Internal Dialogues

Taking on the roles of both artist and subject, Anja Niemi’s series reinvents the genre of self-portraiture, exploring dreams and identity.

Global Hubs

Photography by Aesthetica Art Prize 2019 shortlisted artist Giulio Di Sturco reflects upon how the world might look and feel in the future.

Contemporary Myth

Vasantha Yogananthan’s photography series A Myth of Two Souls blurs the lines between fiction and reality, drawing a varied portrait of society.

Visualising Surveillance

Christiane Zschommler’s Beyond Orwell Series, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, focuses on personal experiences under totalitarianism.

Future Now: Photography Today

In today’s image-saturated culture, photography has never been more accessible. At Future Now, leading voices reflect on the state of the medium.

Suspended Forms

James Owen’s practice is inspired by mathematical equations and flowing movements within nature. The episodic images are contemporary and kinetic.

Chromatic Timescales

For Aesthetica Art Prize 2019 shortlisted artist Daniel Mullen, painting is a means to figuratively communicate abstract concepts.

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica selects five new exhibitions from around the world. Each show questions nostalgia, history and identity through visual arts.

Unspoken Landscapes

Aesthetica Art Prize shortlisted artist Sim Chi Yin was commissioned by the Nobel Peace Prize to create a video work which pairs two landscapes.

10 to See: This Season

Aesthetica collates must-see UK exhibitions for February and March 2019. The selection includes both major retrospectives and emerging talent.

Modes of Consumption

Ahead of the Future Now Symposium 2019, Ashleigh Kane, Art & Culture Editor at Dazed, expands on the changing nature of arts journalism.

Profound Compositions

Alec Von Bargen’s photographic series, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, captures moments of displaced peoples in South Sudan.

Unearthing the Canon

“I couldn’t think of a better place to have a dialogue about art today and what it can be.” – Jeff Koons on his new show at Ashmolean, Oxford.

Sony World Photography Awards

The 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Open and Youth shortlists have been announced, comprising works across ten diverse categories.

Spatial Fluidity

South Korean artist Kimsooja’s To Breathe uses light and mirrors to explore meditative and transformative experiences of space.

5 to Read: This Month

Immersive installation, visionary architecture and artists’ postcards come together in February 2019’s compilation of must-read publications.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2019

Covering themes from technology and urbanisation to population growth and climate change, the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019 shortlist is announced.

Future Now: Rethinking Design

The Aesthetica Future Now Symposium 2019 welcomes speakers to discuss the responsibility of design for shaping more sustainable societies.

Interior Worlds

Daniel Forero’s Reflections series was inspired by wanting to bring the beauty of the outside world into the photography studio.

5 to See: This Weekend

February begins with a selection of inspiring photography and video exhibitions. Each responds to changing ideas of place and time.

The February / March Issue

Issue 87, Idea Generation, takes stock of what’s to come in the future of art, design, architecture and photography. Find out more about the issue.

Physical Encounters

Through changing environments, Bethany Murray’s photographic compositions explore the female body and its larger place in constructing identity.

Desolate Environments

Perfect Darkness is a series by Henri Prestes, shot in secluded and isolated villages, highlighting moments of melancholy.

Rhythms from the City

Eamonn Doyle has quickly moved from DJ to street photographer, documenting Dublin’s inhabitants through an anonymous, isolated lens.

Seminal Construction

Bauhaus is celebrated this year; at its centenary, the school continues to assert its legacy with classic aesthetics and collaborative sensibilities.

Resisting Stereotypes

Lagos-based fashion brand Orange Culture is redefining the role of gender in clothing, with colourful, timeless pieces that defy categorisation.

Sculptural Arrangements

William Bunce is a still-life photographer and director working across editorial and advertising and experiments with narrative and visual cohesion.

Drifting Through Time

New York-based May Parlar is a photography and video artist creating visual narratives that centre around the notion of belonging and identity.

Delicate Observation

Matias Alonso Revelli’s works are awash with blues and oranges whilst experimenting with pixellation, moving the viewer into hallucinatory states.

A Social Contribution

Architizer calls upon the general public to define what makes a successful building – collaborations, ecological consideration and social appeal.

Digital Identities

How can art make sense of the digital age? BALTIC investigates new possibilities offered by technology in relation to citizenship and activism.

Balanced Perspective

François Aubret’s practice revolves around a series of clean, colourful works that document the hidden geometries of urban civilisation

Frozen Landforms

Winter is a photographic series by German artist Uwe Langmann that depicts sweeping topographies blanketed by clean, white expanses of snow.