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.

Beyond Borderlands

Shirin Neshat studies individual and cultural gestures, representing some of the most unstable, charged and conflicted moments of recent history.

Mirroring Today

Frieze London returns to Regent’s Park for 2019. Aesthetica navigates this year’s expansive programme, selecting must-attend events.

Despondent Narratives

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

Deconstructing Ideals

Ryanna Allen explores the female experience. She is part of the Aesthetica x LCC Next Generation, featured in the August / September issue.

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.

Conceptual Ideas

The Other Art Fair returns to London with bold colours and bright ideas. Emerging conceptual artists explore the landscape and climate action.

Reinventing History

London’s Karnik Gallery is a new platform showcasing work by contemporary practitioners who draw from artistic traditions of the past.

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.

American Monuments

Lush yellows, radiant oranges and glowing reds. David Benjamin Sherry reimagines the surface of the US landscape in bright monochrome.

Digital Sculpture

Doug Aitken is exploring the rapidly changing relationships between human beings in an age dominated by technology and constant feeds.

Visual Interventions

Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee is part of the Next Generation – a collaboration between Aesthetica and LCC, foregrounding new talent in photography.

Notions of Identity

National Trust’s ‘Yorkshire! Achievement, Grit and Controversy’ is an exhibition celebrating the county’s most inspiring and provocative voices.

A Sense of Stillness

Beatriz Oliveira is part of the Next Generation – a collaboration between Aesthetica and LCC London, foregrounding new talent in lens-based media.

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.

Perceptions of Today

Vienna Contemporary returns for 2019. The event looks at the evolving relationship between art, politics and the human condition.

Sculpting Reality

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