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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.

AAP 2019: Ludivine Large-Bessette

Ludivine Large-Bessette works across photography, video and dance. In her work, the 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.

AAP 2019: Jenn Nkiru

Jenn Nkiru’s Rebirth is Necessary is a dreamlike piece centred on the magic of Blackness in a realm where time and space are altered.

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.

AAP 2019: Jane and Louise Wilson

Jane and Louise Wilson’s film, photography and sculpture explores what happens when a location’s geography 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.

AAP 2019: Giulio Di Sturco

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.

AAP 2019: Christiane Zschommler

Christiane Zschommler’s Beyond Orwell Series focuses on personal experiences under totalitarianism, using her own Stasi file 1214/87.

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.

AAP 2019: Daniel Mullen

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.

AAP 2019: Sim Chi Yin

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

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