Rendering New Worlds

Fleshed out with warm, earthy tones, each of Christophe Barneau’s pictures casts a warm filter over virtual interiors and their items.

A Sense of Opulence

Pulled together by a deep green background, LM Chabot’s images demonstrate indulgence and finesse – from large concepts to minute details.

A Global Awakening

Evidence for climate change is overwhelming, from shrinking ice sheets to rising temperatures. Desert X places art at the centre of these discussions.

Enticing Compositions

Charlotte Lapalus is eager to connect to audiences through warm, inviting images, often working to bring the female experience to the foreground.

Utopian Framework

Massimo Colonna’s compositions offer a journey into a pastel utopia. Balls, balloons, plastic bags and paper planes are transfixed in moments of stillness.

Beyond Categorisation

California’s largest city has earned a reputation as a design epicentre, offering ecologically responsible buildings that are a test bed for the future.


Illusory Architecture

James Casebere’s constructed compositions invite the viewer beneath the surface, offering a doorway into imagined and deceptive worlds.

Contemplating Industry

Giulio Di Sturco’s book, Ganga Ma, is the result of a ten-year journey along the Ganges. It chronicles the effects of pollution and climate change.

Mountainside Reflections

New Artists: Laura Hendricks offers pastel worlds where mountains and billowing cloud formations are flattened into mirrors like open road signs.

5 to See: This Weekend

This week’s exhibitions examine socio-political narratives, exploring the human impact of power structures, globalisation and consumption.

Prompting Conversations

LOOK Photo Biennial assesses the value of visual storytelling through a biennial that refocuses our attention to the vulnerability of the planet.

World of Contrasts

New York-based Chinese artist Shen Wei crafts rich self-portraits and landscapes, each delving into ideas of identity, memory and sexuality.

Linear Backdrops

New Artists: Through colour, abstracted forms and negative spaces, Swedish artist Marcus Cederberg slows the pace of urban life.

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica’s selection of must-see shows spans the globe, exploring family dynamics, changing cities and historic events through photography.

Mythic Realms

Anonymous figures traverse otherworldly caves and grottoes in Esther Teichmann’s dreamlike works, slipping between reality and fiction.

Changing Views

The Deutsche Börse started its renowned photography collection in 1999. A new series of four back-to-back shows explores the archives.

Urban Impulses

Half a century of Latin American photography is surveyed in a new show at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, comprising over 200 works.

Human Complexity

Reflecting the past and highlighting the present, Huis Marseille showcases works by Helga Paris, Esther Kroon, Céline van Balen and Julie Greve.

An Intimate Perspective

Joanna Piotrowska’s artwork, on view at Tate Britain, dwells on the dynamics of power, often expressed within uncanny domestic spaces.

Framing Utopia

New Artists: Fikri Amanda Abubakar crafts endless utopias where open windows, mirrors and empty rooms are diffused by pastel sunsets.

5 to See: This Weekend

Across the UK, Europe and US, photography exhibitions opening at the start of May explore diverse subcultures and global communities.

5 to Read: This Month

Must-read publications for May draw a wide reaching survey of life around the world: from the British seaside to San Francisco and beyond.

Vanishing Traces

Expansive natural landscapes, intriguing shapes and contrasting colours. Dutch artist Scarlett Hooft Graafland’s images heighten reality.

10 to See: Venice Biennale

The 58th International Art Exhibition is titled May You Live In Interesting Times. 2019’s artists creatively respond to political and social realities.

Transforming the City

Toronto’s month-long Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival opens, transforming urban spaces through contemporary artwork.

Curious Details

New Artists: Karol Malecki’s images pose questions about our exterior world. Through taste, touch, warmth and cold, the answers are for the senses.

5 to See: This Weekend

Powerful documentary photography, dreamlike images and collaborative installations come together towards the end of April.

10 to See: Photo London

Aesthetica selects events and presentations to watch at Photo London 2019, navigating the past, present and future of photography.

Youthful Expression

In 2018 American photographer and filmmaker Tyler Mitchell made history. The first solo exhibition of the artist’s work opens at Foam.

Discovering New Talent

Circulation(s) is a festival dedicated to discovering and promoting Europe’s young photographic talent. It returns for 2019.

A Visual Reflection

Beyond Boundaries is a wide-reaching new exhibition at Aperture Foundation, offering a visual reflection of contemporary practice.

5 to See: This Weekend

Photography exhibitions and festivals across the globe address questions facing the next generation, offering poignant visual commentary.

Sony World Photography Awards: Winners Announced

The winners of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards are announced, offering unique perspectives from across the globe.

Shattering Illusions

Erwin Olaf: I Am presents the first comprehensive survey of the photographer’s work, from early images in black-and-white to iconic colour series.

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