Reality and Myth

Mark Power’s ‘Good Morning, America’ is a series capturing a moment of change. It traverses the US, revealing a fictional world that never existed.

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica’s picks for 7-8 December look to the power of art as a form of communication, offering intimate photography and immersive installation.

Formative Portraits

Francesca Woodman took her first photograph at the age of thirteen. MCA Denver explores how the artist discovered a unique creative voice.

Timeless Design

Swiss luxury skincare brand La Prairie explores its connection with Bauhaus – presenting linear set designs and foregrounding a synthesis with art.

Christmas Gift Guide 2019

Aesthetica selects 10 ideas for art and culture lovers. This list offers a variety of inspiration – including gallery memberships, gift sets and more.

Reframing History

Malaga Island is an uninhabited place located off the coast of Maine, US. American artist Theaster Gates explores its troubled past in new works.

Art for Connectivity

Artist and innovator Doug Aitken is at the forefront of 21st century communication, presenting a space between the physical and virtual.

Scientific Perspective

Sitting between photography and field research, Eddo Hartmann’s images depict the vulnerability of ecosystems in the age of post-industrialisation.

Animating the Everyday

Photographer Olivia Jeczmyk’s series focuses on simplicity and geometry – drawing attention to household items through minimalist design.

Connecting the Dots

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art’s latest show is a timely and necessary celebration of Judy Chicago and her contributions to contemporary art.

Broadening Horizons

Kent’s Studio 3 Gallery showcases local art through open submissison. It displays the rich variety of creative practice in the region.

5 to See: This Weekend

Must-see shows for early December offer all-encompassing experiences. Light installations look towards perception and wellbeing.

The December / January Issue

This issue of Aesthetica, ‘Listen and Respond’, invites you to engage with our times. Featured: Doug Aitken, Dawoud Bey, Eddo Hartmann and Tales of Us.

Expressions of Youth

Faces appear from a crown of palm leaves. Bodies collide and make shapes. Butterflies scatter in minimal portraits. This is work by Ren Hang.

Aquatic Memory

Ghana-born British filmmaker John Akomfrah’s ‘Vertigo Sea’ looks at humanity’s complex relationship with water throughout history.

Life in the Metropolis

Michael Wolf was a chronicler of life in cities. Across a career of over 40 years, he photographed expansive buildings from Paris to Hong Kong.

5 to See: This Weekend

The climate crisis, community and the nature of reality are examined in these shows – recommended picks for the end of November.

Fashioning Identity

Truth, myth and the spaces in-between. A new show at The Civic, Barnsley, explores the way the North of England is depicted and constructed.

A Poignant Rediscovery

“To make a long story short, I’m not a very organised person.” So opens Bruce Gilden’s new monograph – New York negatives from 40 years ago.

Digital Light

A neon pink ladder rises towards the sky. Mysterious fog spreads across a river. Giant clouds hover above a crowd. Lumiere festival returns.