5 to See: This Weekend

Landscape photography, archive imagery and sculpture come together in this week’s latest shows, surveying the history of visual culture.

Emerging Voices

PhotoIreland Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary. 2019’s New Irish Works engages with history, migration and the digital age.

Technological Identities

FACT Liverpool’s new programme features two artists using technology and fairytale tropes. Lesley Taker, Exhibitions Manager, discusses the show.

Technology and Craft

COS presents the structurally intriguing Conifera at Salone del Mobile. The large-scale, 3D printed installation is made from renewable resources.

Milan Design Week 2019

Aesthetica collates highlights from Milan Design Week 2019. Top picks engage with and provide solutions to key questions facing the industry.

Tender Portrayals

New Artists: Draped curtains, golden light, shadowed concrete. Zach Fernandez seeks subject matter that juxtaposes vibrancy with tenderness.

10 UK Shows: This Season

Read about our must-see shows for April and May 2019. Immersive installations, digital works and photography feature from north to south.

Personal Sentiments

The Photography Show, New York, returns, presenting work which tap into themes of family, longing and existence in today’s globalised world.

Articulating the Earth

Mark Cheetham’s new title, Landscape into Eco Art, seeks to broaden our understanding of what “contemporary eco art” is by opening up dialogues.

Film as Mechanism

The 2019 Aesthetica Art Prize winners, Jenn Nkiru and Maryam Tafakory, are trailblazing new talents creating a space for a more inclusive society.

Questioning the System

Isaac Julien’s moving-image installation Playtime considers the impact of economic structures on communities through the lens of the art world.

5 to Read: This Month

Aesthetica selects five must-read publications for April. This month’s books look to women in the arts, notions of home and evocative narratives.

New Territories

New Artists: Olga Urbanek is self-taught, living and working in Iceland. Her images question the idea of “blending in” to new environments.

The April / May Issue

This issue is a celebration of the human spirit. Entitled ‘Time for Change’ it focuses on a moment of hope within the chaos of today’s world.

Forging Connections

The Cardiff-based festival returns for its fourth edition, looking at how, in contemporary visual culture, images come together with sound.

Lighting for Tomorrow

Cutting-edge lighting brands engage with a number of innovative trends; low-impact and responsibly-sourced collections play with audience perception.

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 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.

Connection In Motion

The innovative TAO Dance Theatre is recognised for a minimalist approach to performance. The inventive studio returns to Sadler’s Wells.

A Painterly Aesthetic

Letizia Le Fur’s works are nourished by a sense of wanderlust – moving round spaces with a sensitive gaze. The images are laden with sensory markers.