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.

The Human Form

Notions of identity, sexuality, voyeurism and performance are examined in The Body Observed, an exhibition from Magnum Photos.

Seaside Culture

Martin Parr’s Beach Therapy, a new publication from Damiani, presents an optimistic, communal portrait of human experience and leisure time.

10 to See: Photo Festivals 2019

Aesthetica’s selection of international photography festivals to watch looks to the future, celebrating new media and fresh talent.

Dining Iconography

Photographs from across artistic and commercial practices question our diets as a hinge-point for expressing identity, personal beliefs and status.

Fragile Geography

Helene Schmitz is one of Sweden’s most acknowledged photographers, focusing on humanity’s complicated relationship to nature.

Revered Construction

Jan Prengel conveys the silent beauty of structures through minimalist perspectives, deeply influenced by the sprawling growth of urban European cities.

Debate. Discuss. Connect.

Aesthetica’s Future Now Symposium brings together institutions, galleries and publications to creatively engage with 21st century questions.

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica selects five photography and video shows across the UK, France and US, looking to experiences of migration and disconnection.

Translating Visions

World of WearableArt is looking for artists and designers to to blur the lines between fashion and fine art with their annual competition.

Celebrating Bauhaus

To mark the Bauhaus centenary, Aesthetica selects ten exhibitions, publications and products recognising its enduring legacy.

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.

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.

Planes of Absurdity

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

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.