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5 to See: This Weekend

Borders, ecological crisis and the human condition. These are the themes explored in this week’s recommended photography exhibitions.

Narrative Presence

American author Wright Morris started photographing in 1933. He recorded the aftermath of the Great Depression in the US.

Ecological Transformation

Helene Schmitz is an environmental photographer. The works reveal humanity’s unprecedented impact on the earth’s wild places and landscapes.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: Winners Announced

The winners of the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award have been announced, celebrating excellence in contemporary poetry and fiction.

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.

Towing the Line

Italian photographer Maria Maglionico offers a correlation between the foreground and background of images – they seamlessly blend into one another.

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.

Enduring Darkness

Aleksander Malachowski is a Warsaw-based, working at the intersection of photography, geometry and symmetry.

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.

Searching for Connection

A flock of arms reaches out from the side of the frame like blades of grass. Elia Pellegrini’s photographs ask audiences to stop, pause, consider.

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.

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