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.

Global Response

“We have to see humanity as one.” Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most recognised contemporary voices. A new show opens in the USA.

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.

Future Craftsmanship

The Loewe Foundation Craft Prize is an international award celebrating excellence in craftsmanship. It is open for the 2020 edition.

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.

Beyond Definition

Vibrant colours. Abstracted figures. Enclosed spaces. Christina Quarles creates bright and complex paintings loaded with meaning.

Illuminated Architecture

The iconic architecture of York Minster is transformed by ‘Northern Lights’ – a sound and light installation that unites past and present.

Ethereal Construction

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

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.

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.

Playing with Light

Wrapping cord around silk, inserting pins into fruit and elevating the status of quail eggs, Daniel Forero’s set designs are taut, balanced and, at times, comedic.

Polished Arrangements

There’s a Hopper-like sense of mystery to Roderick Vos’ work; paper planes fly through portal-like windows; mist descends onto a dinner table.