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.

Interior Horizons

Patty Maher’s latest series, Imagined Landscapes, explores understandings of place, pointing viewers towards compelling inner journeys.

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.

5 to See: This Weekend

International photography shows opening in early April document youth culture and life in the city through black-and-white and vibrant colour.

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.

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.

Intimate Abstraction

Set against the raw mystic backdrop of the Californian desert, the latest series by Mona Kuhn takes new steps into abstraction.

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.

Land of Shadows

Born and based in the American Midwest, Michael McCluskey considers truth in unexplored places, uncovering concealed layers of meaning.

Forging Connections

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

Colourful Movements

Tropico Photo unites the minds of Forrest Aguar and Michelle Norris, photographers who create works with bold shapes and compelling colours.

5 to See: This Weekend

Must-see shows document traces of human activity on the planet. Photographers examine climate change, space exploration and urban life.

A Sense of Opulence

Pulled together by a deep green background, LM Chabot’s images demonstrate indulgence and finesse – from large concepts to minute details.

Enticing Compositions

Charlotte Lapalus is eager to connect to audiences through warm, inviting images, often working to bring the female experience to the foreground.

Utopian Framework

Massimo Colonna’s compositions offer a journey into a pastel utopia. Balls, balloons, plastic bags and paper planes are transfixed in moments of stillness.

Hidden Narratives

Nadine Rovner’s carefully staged, richly textured series No Vacancy tows a line between expectation and reality, creating a sense of unease.