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Spaces for Expression

Nightclubs are epicentres of contemporary culture, providing arenas for experimentation. An exhibition explores their global development.

5 to See: This Weekend

Recommended shows for 15-16 June navigate changing cultural and social landscapes, including conceptual approaches to post-truth.

An Evocative Landscape

“The past haunted me from what seemed like the far side of time.” Sally Mann has dedicated over forty years to photographing the southern US.

10 to See: UK Summer Shows

Aesthetica collates 10 of the best exhibitions to see this summer, featuring the latest in digital technology and renowned self-portraiture.

A Resonant Lens

Gordon Parks: The Flávio Story at J. Paul Getty Museum demonstrates the photographer’s response to social and political injustice.

Tourism of a Nation

New Artists: Nathan Cyprys’ Neighbour State series explores the American landscape with the curiosity of a young Canadian perspective.

Provoking Ideas

The prominence of art schools in the UK is globally recognised. York St John University’s 2019 Degree show is a destination for new talent.

5 to See: This Weekend

Must-see photography exhibitions for early June record shifting landscapes in Europe, offering new visual languages for articulating the world.

Multiple Voices

This season Somerset House presents two landmark shows, each celebrating the multiplicity of perspectives that form modern Britain.

5 to See: Pride Month 2019

Museums, galleries and publishers across the UK and US mark this year’s Pride Month and 50 years since the Stonewall Riots in New York.

Shades of Summer

New Artists: A plane overhead. Dramatic sunlight. Pastel styling. Thomas Bertie Taylor invites us into a softened world of blues, pinks and yellows.

5 to Read: This Month

June’s photobooks reveal deep connections between communities around the world, looking at science, contemporary culture and myth.

Inspiring Details

The summer exhibition Free Range returns to the Truman Brewery, London, showcasing fresh creativity and emerging talent from the UK.

A Shifting Landscape

Magnum photographer Werner Bischof’s pioneering documentation of America draws an honest and compelling portrait of post-war life.

The June / July Issue

Issue 89: The Power of Reinvention. This edition looks at sustainability, longevity and change whilst the planet is in a moment of crisis.

Inquisitive Photography

Lydia Whitmore is a master of still-life photography, producing bright, seamless commissions and clean-cut editorials for a range of clients.

Decoding the Metropolis

Connecting to changing cities through the lens of gentrification, Vishal Marapon’s images are both aesthetically pleasing and intensely hyperreal.

Complex Sequences

Clemens Ascher has a distinct style. His photographs are graphically reduced, with soft, pleasing colours that act like sweets in a window.

Beyond Expectations

The legendary agency, Magnum Photos, is breaking the boundaries of genre, taking fashion out of the studio and into the real world.

Playful Abstraction

Refraction and reflection have long been a source of interest for artists. Sonnenberg touches upon these, bringing them into the contemporary sphere.

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