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5 to Read: This Month

Aesthetica’s top five publications for March highlight influential architectural movements, poignant photography and the history of colour.

Questioning Conventions

Natalia Nosova is a Russian-born figurative painter, printmaker and photographer, currently living in London. The pillars of her art practice include the incorporation of gestures and an expression of women’s roles in the world.

5 to See: This Weekend

This week’s selection highlights international prizes and must-see retrospectives, examining identity, community and life in the digital age.

Future Greats: Winners Announced

The winners have been announced for the 2019 Aesthetica Art Prize, an international showcase of innovative and contemporary artworks.

Future Now: Day Two

Future Now 2019 continues today. A platform for idea generation, it offers an exploration of 21st century culture. See our round-up of events.

Future Now: Day One

The Aesthetica Future Now Symposium 2019 opens today, bringing together key institutions, galleries and publications for discussion.

5 to See: International Women’s Day

Museums and cultural institutions across the world mark International Women’s Day 2019 with exhibitions, events and digital campaigns.

Urban Abstraction

Jeremy Knowles finds abstractions within the urban landscape, seeking the vibrancy of architectural space and cataloging the everyday.

Sony World Photography Awards 2019: Nadav Kander

Artist Nadav Kander is the winner of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards’ Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize.

Simulating Nature

Yunhan Liu’s work, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, is based on the interactive dialogue between audiences and their environment.

Spirited Design

With a focus on colour and space, Diane Villadsen’s images redress stereotypes, empowering characters through enigmatic environments.

Immersive Rhythms

Shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, Teppei Yamada’s installation Apart and / or Together visualises those rendered invisible.

5 to See: This Weekend

Exhibitions opening in early March investigate surveillance, tradition and democracy through multidisciplinary approaches to visual art.

Organic by Design

Joana Santos Barbosa heads up Insidherland, a contemporary design brand that takes nature as its main reference point.

Resonant Statements

Jenny Holzer’s art centres on language. A new survey opens at the Guggenheim Bilbao, presenting evocative and powerful works.

State of Flux

Sebastian Kite’s Horizons, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, explores space through light, sound, kinetics and performance.

Renewed Perspectives

Rebecca Reeve’s Through Looking, Shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, uses grid-like forms to capture the landscape.

Communicative Landscapes

For over 40 years, Sally Mann has explored the American South. A Thousand Crossings reflects on history, memory, desire, death and family.

Digital Language

Oh My ( ) by Noriyuki Suzuki, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, is an installation that calls out “god” in 48 languages using Twitter feeds.

Luminescent Planes

French photographer Alexis Pichot’s new series of nocturnal images captures mountains and rock formations bathed in opalescent moonlight.