Dynamic Storytelling

Los Angeles-based director, photographer and designer Jimmy Marble returns with a publication of colourful images from effervescent worlds.

Breaking New Ground

The work of Judith Chafee established a sense of stewardship with the land. Her buildings continue to inspire in an age of climate emergency.

Radical Transformation

Antwaun Sargent’s bold publication addresses a history of exclusion, provoking dialogues about representation, sexuality, gender and identity.

Tranquil Environments

Six N. Five’s Co-Existe series is a collaborative project fuelled by a shared love of finding tranquil moments in an otherwise chaotic world.

Paired Direction

Immaculate green lawns. Clean white stripes. Blanket blue skies. Benedict Adu’s images are a concoction of creativity and dynamic energy.

Growing Awareness

A new series and collaborative project highlights the effects of the anthropocene, a geological age defined by humanity’s impact on the planet.

 


Media Pioneer

Korean-born artist Nam June Paik originated the phrase ‘electronic superhighway.’ Tate’s new show opens at a time when screens are everywhere.

Dark Metropolis

The Walled City of Kowloon in Hong Kong was demolished in 1994. Greg Girard and Ian Lambot captured the locale, which existed for 50 years.

Material Possibility

The permanence of masonry – withstanding natural disasters, fires and floods – is only part of the story. Stone could be the material of the future.

City Lights

Eric Cheng is a documenter of urban landscapes. Through pastel filters and neon glow, he captures the wash of lights and colours within the city.

5 to See: This Weekend

Recommended shows for mid-October highlight the Bauhaus centenary, emerging female artists and contemporary practice across Asia.

Light and Darkness

Step into Alfredo Jaar’s ‘The Garden of Good and Evil’ and you’ll get a jolt. Dreamy visions suddenly give way to a concealed steel cell, and another.

5 to Read: This Month

Aesthetica selects new publications for October. Photography, architecture, fashion and art come together in a printed celebration of culture.

Clean Lines

Lina Benouhoud’s works – documenting real-life locations – feature subtle changes in perspective on contemporary buildings and still lifes.

Visible Tension

Interlinked arms. Tense bodily postures. An anonymous embrace. These are the scenes described by Polish artist Joanna Piotrowska.

An Enduring Collection

Viewpoints: Photographs from the Howard Greenberg Collection is a testament to visual, collective memory and the physical print.

5 to See: This Weekend

In this week’s must-see exhibitions, artists from Africa, Asia, Europe and the West Indies visualise everyday realities through photography.

Expansive Worlds

Every other year, the renowned Turner Prize leaves Tate Britain and is presented at a venue outside London. This year it’s held at TC Margate.

Magical Realism

In her first USA solo museum exhibition, Cig Harvey teases out the senses through dreamy montages that focus on the changing everyday.

Ethereal Construction

Junya Ishigami turns fairytales into reality. For the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion, he has created a sloping slate canopy that emerges organically.

Aesthetica Issue 91: Available Now

The October / November edition is about rejecting the divisions that are being brought about by certain global leaders. We must stand together.

Despondent Narratives

Simon Kerola is a Swedish photographer inspired by the films of Terence Hill and Bud Spencer. He “explores the romance in melancholia.”

5 to See: This Weekend

Global shows explore themes of utopia, identity and artificial intelligence, offering visions of the future at a time of climate and political crisis.

Artes Mundi 9: Shortlist Announced

The Cardiff-based Artes Mundi prize returns for 2019 with a powerful shortlist, celebrating artists who engage with social reality and experience.

Referencing Romanticism

David van Dartel’s self-portraits appear out of soft, serene landscapes – figures reflected in deep blue water or emerging from tall dune grasses.

Compelling Portraiture

British Journal of Photography and Hoxton Mini Press join hands to engage with the diversity, creativity and energy of Britain.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend’s must-see exhibitions celebrate female talent throughout history – from seminal photography to today’s pioneering figures.

Sculpting Reality

Alex Prager translates personal experiences and cultural references into hyperreal images and film. The artist discusses a new body of work.

Transmitting Information

Graeme Haunholter looks at markers of the digital age, interweaving bright skylines with white satellite dishes that protrude towards the sun.

The Present Moment

Unseen Amsterdam returns for its eighth edition, highlighting the latest developments at the forefront of contemporary photography.

5 to See: This Weekend

New exhibitions span from the mid-20th century to today – charting shifting approaches to street photography, sculpture and the role of the lens.

Vibrant Expression

Barcelona-based photographer Txema Yeste captures vibrant traditional Spanish costume across bold works rich in colour and narrative.

5 to Read: This Month

Aesthetica selects must-read publications for September. These books celebrate the works of female artists whilst navigating the US.

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