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.

A Geological Record

A fascination with defunct elements of society is at the heart of Dane Mitchell’s installation at this year’s Venice Biennale.

Tender Portrayals

New Artists: Draped curtains, golden light, shadowed concrete. Zach Fernandez seeks subject matter that juxtaposes vibrancy with tenderness.

Questioning the System

Isaac Julien’s moving-image installation Playtime considers the impact of economic structures on communities through the lens of the art world.

Wrapping the Body

Jennie Granholm’s works depict the struggles we face internally – physically, emotionally. The photographs explore the weight of expectations.

5 to See: International Women’s Day

Museums and cultural institutions across the world mark International Women’s Day 2019 with exhibitions, events and digital campaigns.

Communicative Landscapes

For over 40 years, Sally Mann has explored the American South. A Thousand Crossings reflects on history, memory, desire, death and family.

Suspended Forms

James Owen’s practice is inspired by mathematical equations and flowing movements within nature. The episodic images are contemporary and kinetic.

Modes of Consumption

Ahead of the Future Now Symposium 2019, Ashleigh Kane, Art & Culture Editor at Dazed, expands on the changing nature of arts journalism.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2019

Covering themes from technology and urbanisation to population growth and climate change, the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019 shortlist is announced.

Interior Worlds

Daniel Forero’s Reflections series was inspired by wanting to bring the beauty of the outside world into the photography studio.

The February / March Issue

Issue 87, Idea Generation, takes stock of what’s to come in the future of art, design, architecture and photography. Find out more about the issue.

Deutsche Börse: Compelling Stories

Anna Dannemann, Curator, shed light on this year’s show, considering how the four shortlisted artists tell us about contemporary photography.

Alluring Worlds

Utilising photography as a journey, Sander Vandenbrouke utilises short breaks from filming on set, teasing a sense of narrative from the land.

Sense of Self

Baltimore Museum of Art and Freersackler Gallery present new shows considering contemporary Asian photography, expanding upon a turbulent history.

Architectural Memory

Monuments have been created for thousands of years. The Design Museum reflects on notions of history and narrative in projects by David Adjaye.

Isolated Planes

Blurring the boundaries between photography, illustration and digital painting, Alex Fruehmann’s works offer alternate storylines.