10 to See: MIF

MIF takes residence in Manchester. Aesthetica whittles down 10 must-see events at the festival of contemporary music, arts and performance.

Aesthetica Director to Receive Honorary Doctorate

Cherie Federico, Co-founder of Aesthetica, will receive an Honorary Doctorate from University of the Arts London, London College of Communication.

5 to See: This Weekend

Top picks for the end of June include architectural structures, a celebration of female photographers and a call-to-action on the climate crisis.

Visual Activism

The cross-cultural group exhibition engages with and articulates sex fluidity, trans rights and both non-binary and intersex identities.

A Reflective Gaze

Cindy Sherman is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading contemporary artists. A major retrospective opens at National Portrait Gallery.

Revolutionary Tales

Over seventy photographers pay homage to half a century of change with Urban Impulses: Latin American photography from 1959 to 2016.

Photographic Evolution

The camera has undergone an enormous series of reinventions. J. Paul Getty Museum charts its fast pace of development into the digital age.

New Representations

From intimate documentary to surreal staging, Aesthetica selects five female-led exhibitions to see during the Rencontres d’Arles festival.

Human Flow

Properly implemented bus routes, congestion zones, inner-city parks and bike lanes are unlocking huge benefits for local communities.

Subliminal Messages

‘Ultra: Art for the Women’s World Cup’, explores the joy, sorrow and excess of professional football through multimedia works and colour theory.

Defining Images

A new photography show highlights key works that define our times, reflecting the power of the medium to change the way society sees the world.

Endless Summer

Silhouettes jump into open pools. Palm trees line unblemished beaches. These are the scenes shown in Bildhalle’s latest exhibition.

Neon Commutes

Andrew Albright’s compositions contain dreamy shifts in light and colour. They revel in high exposure to reveal neon palettes in the everyday.

Personal Structures

Made whilst living in Yangon, Myanmar, Jerome Ming’s new series, Oobanken, derives from an early interest in structures and interventions.

Amplified Voices

Curated by the Aperture Foundation, New York, Black Is Beautiful is the first-ever major exhibition dedicated to Kwame Brathwaite.

Adolescent Experiences

Turner Prize artist Mark Leckey returns to Tate Britain, London, with ‘O’ Magic Power of Bleakness’.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend’s must-see shows reflect on the present, exploring powerful stories of migration and humanity’s impact on the environment.

Civil Blues

With ‘Civil Rights & The Memphis Blues’ social historian Ernest C. Withers charts the struggle and soul of Memphis, Tennessee, in profound detail.

10 to See: Yorkshire Sculpture International

Aesthetica selects 10 artists and talks to see during Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019, the UK’s largest dedicated sculpture festival.

ECC: Concepts of Identity

The biennial Personal Structures, supported by the European Cultural Centre Italy, returns for 2019, responding to key 21st century questions.