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Adaptable Cities

Experimental design practice Studio INI unveil a kinetic installation at London Design Biennale, responding to the theme of Emotional States.

A Contemporary Retelling

The stories of 1960s and 1970s America are examined in Matt Henry’s photography, which is highlighted in a new show at Polka Galerie, Paris.

Top 10 Cultural Cities

Aesthetica selects ten destinations across the world which offer visually and conceptually arresting architecture, galleries and museums.

Resonant Architecture

Daniel Libeskind is known for a series of striking, resonant and sustainable buildings and design projects, combining intersecting angular forms.

Critical Reflections

Aesthetica Art Prize alumnus Alinka Echeverria combines a background in anthropology with a critical, responsive approach to image-making.

Illusory Compositions

A collection of work by Noémie Goudal comprises constructed images that reinvent built and natural environments through surreal visuals.

Natural Optimism

Maia Flore’s bright compositions combine feelings of joy and freedom with surreal themes, often evoking the very essence of summer.

The Aesthetica Art Prize: Judges Announced

We are delighted to announce the judging panel for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, comprising influential art figures across a range of media.

Unfolding Possibilities

Drenched in theatrical suspense, Julia Fullerton-Batten’s images mix fine art with cinematic imagery to create multilayered narratives.

Still Life Revisited

Over the past seven years, Dan Matthews has developed a uniquely graphic and cropped aesthetic that conjures a sense of the surreal.

Conservationist Installation

Christo’s new public commission, The London Mastaba, is a puzzling monument which makes a jarring statement in the heart of Hyde Park.

Artists to Watch

Calling upon innovative practices, get inspired by winners from the past five years of the Aesthetica Art Prize. Entries open until 30 August.

Innovative Portraits from AAP

Portraiture is a time-honoured genre. We select five artists from the Aesthetica Art Prize who redefine the style for the 21st century.

5 to See: This Weekend

Shows open 18-19 August navigate private and public worlds, demonstrating the  power of photography to communicate personal messages.

Concealed Narratives

A new series by Todd Hido looks to the darkness of Northern Europe for inspiration, drawing audiences into unfamiliar yet curious worlds.

Tess Jaray RA: Geometry in Nature

British painter and printmaker Tess Jaray RA is one of the inspiring female artists exhibiting in the ING Discerning Eye exhibition 2018.

Transitory Moments

PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai returns for 2018, showcasing contemporary and classic photography from Asia and around the world.

Embracing Possibility

A new cultural hub brings the latest developments in Japanese art and design to the heart of London; Japan House launches with work from Sou Fujimoto.

Distinctive Perspectives

On Common Ground at Goodman Gallery positions work by two of South Africa’s most renowned photographers side-by-side. 

Rachel Ara: Reactive Systems

With two weeks to go until our call for entries closes, we reflect on the responsive works of 2016 Aesthetica Art Prize winner Rachel Ara.