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The Female Gaze

‘Women Photographing the Landscape’ at Flowers Gallery, London, explores tensions between genre and gender through the lens.

Why History Matters

Through three rooms of video installation, John Akomfrah’s new show at BALTIC is complex and ambitious, examining the borders of film.

Five Sustainable Fashion Collections

As brands place greater emphasis on ethical consumption, Aesthetica selects five new collections that combine style with sustainability.

5 to See: Eco-conscious Installations

Conservation and the fight for our planet occupies the front of collective minds in 2019, and artists are helping to further that narrative.

Changing Landscapes

Nocturnal Creatures and Whitechapel Gallery showcases the vibrancy and life of East London through sound, video and performance.

Inner-City Cohesion

‘Access For All: São Paulo’s Architectural Infrastructures’ shows how the city copes with human demand through communal architecture.

Brutalist Restorations

Ernő Goldfinger was integral to British architecture and design, and is commemorated in a forthcoming publication from Historic England.

Neon Evolution

Tokyo-Yokosuka: 1976-1983 is an artefact from the Japanese economic boom, taken while the capital was in technological overdrive.

Global Status

Jodrell Bank, the astronomical observation site, has received World Heritage status due to its “tremendous scientific endeavours.”

Surrealist Influence

‘Objects of Desire’ showcases how this experimental movement continues to influence architecture, design, photography and fashion.

Pastel Workspaces

Drenched in pink hues, velvet greens and tabletop topiary, London’s Summit House has been refurbished by Stockholm designers Note.

Augmented Catastrophe

Jakob Kudsk Steensen creates an immersive environment with ‘The Deep Listener’, a VR installation that addresses the climate crisis.

Pushing Forward

Twelve names have been selected for the eighth cycle of the Prix Pictet, the photography and sustainability this year themed around Hope.

Rays of Light

Anthony McCall’s creations go beyond the familiar boundaries between sculpture, cinema, and drawing to create imaginative, dream-like experiences.

Ethics of Representation

The Capturing the Rainbow exhibition asks how brands can be better LGBTQI+ allies while celebrating UK Queer culture through the ages.

Art in Conflict

Through art, music and culture, IWM’s Culture Under Attack season, examines how conflict has threatened those that help make life worth living.

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.

Human Flow

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

Experiments in Portraiture

New Artists: Isolated from the body, eyes, arms and hands become autonomous characters. Ziqian Liu plays with perspective in grey-tone worlds.

Shaping our Attention

New Artists: “Like so many people I get overwhelmed by outside stimuli.” Maarten Rots’ images stretch over textured walls, reclining in sunlight.

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