Powerful Voices

A new exhibition at Hayward Gallery, entitled DRAG​: Self-portraits and Body Politics, explores notions of identity, gender, class, politics and race.

Immersive Worlds

 A major exhibition of interactive works by Japanese creative studio TeamLab marks the opening of Amos Rex, Helsinki.

Systems of Control

Edmund Clark’s Control Order House explores detention through photographs, architectural representations and handwritten documents,

Photography Fairs to Attend in 2018

Aesthetica collates five of 2018’s must-see photography events, each providing a platform for the next generation of talent.

Undiscoverable Worlds

Reuben Wu is a photographer, filmmaker and music producer whose visual work is driven by the urge to explore new places as if they were unknown.

10 Photographs from AAP

Ahead of our call for entries closing this month, we foreground a selection of visually compelling and thought-provoking photographers from 10 finalists.

Intriguing Landscapes

Recording ephemeral housing structures and their surroundings, Antoine Bruy’s series, Scrublands, reveals an alternative way of life.

5 to See: This Weekend

Must-see exhibitions running 11-12 August push the boundaries of art by questioning media imagery and using drones to replicate nature.

New Media: Works from AAP

We select five practitioners from previous editions of the Aesthetica Art Prize who engage with new technology and digital culture.

Contemporary Reflections

Paul Graham’s The Whiteness of the Whale  reveals class divisions in the US through a thoughtful approach to photography.

Nocturnal Cityscapes

Daniel Boudinet’s body of work traverses the nocturnal city, revealing a sense of mystery and surrealism in the urban landscape.

An Expressive Discipline

NMWA’s Heavy Metal looks to the physical and expressive possibilities of metalwork, disrupting predominantly masculine preconceptions.

10 to See: US Summer Shows

Aesthetica’s selection of US exhibitions open this season investigates timely themes of surveillance, unseen sites and voyeuristic city scenes.

Conceptual Oppositions

How To See [What Isn’t There] is a group exhibition at Langen Foundation comprising 32 artists from the Burger Collection, exploring profound territories.

Disruptive Collections

We speak with Sydney-based Harriet Moutsopoulos, a collage artist working under the name Lexicon Love; she seeks out the unexpected connections between humour and tragedy.

Lange: Human Stories

Helping to shape an understanding of the interwar years in the US, Dorothea Lange’s deeply human images of urban situations are strikingly poignant.

Reinventing Classicism

Photographer Francesca Woodman considered Italy her second home. A new exhibition considers the country’s profound influence.

Jasmina Cibic: Visual Construction

Aesthetica Art Prize alumnus Jasmina Cibic continues to untangle the complex relationships between art, gender and state authority.

Contemporary Manipulations

American artist Matthew Adam Ross, based in Los Angeles and New York, considers his practice to be a line of enquiry. We speak with him to find out more.

Interdisciplinary Platforms

Minimal fashion brand COS announces the opening of a new London store and creative centre at Kings Cross, offering a new retail model.

Eliasson: Spatial Construction

A collection of Olafur Eliasson’s immersive, environmentally responsive works are on display at Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing.

A Unique Insight

On display at Helmond Museum, a series of 90 large-scale colour photographs by Carl de Keyzer offer rare insights into life in North Korea.

Contemplative Portraits

Evoking a sense of silence, the photography of Trine Søndergaard explores both physical and personal interior spaces. 

Holzer: Lyrical Visions

For over four decades, Jenny Holzer’s impulse has been to investigate the authority of language. Tate Modern celebrate the poignancy of this intent.

Photographic Responses

Featuring work by Edmund Clark, In The Still of the Night at Fotohof, Salzburg, examines public and private worlds through photography.

Art Fairs to Attend in 2018

Aesthetica highlights five key art events opening in 2018, offering unique platforms for discovery, conversation and collaboration.

Semantics of the Home

Andrea Clarke is wholly interested in the spaces that surround us, questioning the confines that they offer and the anonymity attached to home.

10 Paintings from AAP

Be inspired by our selection of painters from previous editions of the Art Prize; form, line and colour push the boundaries of the medium.

Capturing the Present

Tony Vaccaro’s body of work, celebrated in a show at Getty Images Gallery, offers an all-encompassing view of life in the 20th century.  

5 Responsive Works from AAP

Artworks featured in the Aesthetica Art Prize reflect the world around us. These finalists engage with timely socio-political issues.

5 to See: This Weekend

Moving into August, this week’s top exhibitions reflect upon life in cities around the world through bold photography and installation.

Inventive Engineering

Tapping into innovation, RA explores 16 key projects by the prolific architect Renzo Piano, who is known for an inventive practice.

Last Chance to See: AAP 2018

Technology is the signifier of our times, with people checking smartphones every 12 minutes. The 2018 Aesthetica Art Prize responds to this.

An Evolving Genre

A photography show at Museum Ludwig, Cologne, questions the boundaries between fine art and documentary genres.

Making Global Connections

Curated by the Michael Reid Gallery in Berlin, the Australian Embassy in Paris showcases 22 leading figures in contemporary photography.

10 to See: Unseen Amsterdam

Unseen Amsterdam highlights the latest developments in fine art photography. Aesthetica collates a list of 2018’s must-see artists.

Inspiring Minimalism

Emerging brands Gayeon Lee and Matter Matters address the rising levels of consumption with bespoke garments inspired by wider culture.

Historic Inspiration

Influenced by humanity’s fascination with the nature of the everyday, Romain Veillon’s photographs inhabit a world of testimony and nostalgia.

Points of Departure

Sisters Sally Ann and Emily May Gunawan return to Aesthetica with a shoot inspired by the Australian landscape and Pacific Ocean.

Changing Perspectives

Considering the broad scale of materials available today,  a collection of innovative projects delves into the wider potential of 21st century production.

Moments of Isolation

Continuing an ongoing support of emerging talent, Next Generation is an annual collaboration with LCC that celebrates the work of graduates.

Intricate Customisation

Computer-aided designs break the material-making mould, steering the creation of increasingly responsible, adaptable and sustainable architecture.

Visions of the City

Kevin Krautgartner’s works focus on geometric elements from the evolving landscape, revelling in bold structures set against an immaculate skyline.

Urban Algorithms

Using patterns and data from intelligent surveillance systems, Esther Hovers’ images have been crafted around the detection of criminal behaviour.

Surreal Interactions

Brooke DiDonato creates rich, palpable images that document a new kind of reality – taking figures from the realms of the everyday into a state of flux.

National Construction

Photographs of the country’s interior and exterior structures provide thought-provoking insights into a society built upon fairyland aesthetics.

Spatial Recognition

James Casebere devises table-top models, creating thought-provoking and visually deceptive images that have accrued international acclaim.

Aesthetica Issue 84 Available Now

The August / September edition, Global Initiatives, looks at sustainable ways of living across range of disciplines, documenting the human story.

Collaborative Existence

La Fondation Louis Vuitton pulls together art from across the globe to highlight connections between human beings and the planet.

Reinventing History

Vogue Like A Painting at GL Strand, Copenhagen, establishes visual and thematic links between fashion photography and fine art.