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Refreshing Forms

Bubbletecture is the intriguing new book which explores the playful yet functional uses of pneumatic structures through over 200 projects.

The Present Moment

For its 25th anniversary, Sonic Acts took on the HEREAFTER as its theme: an already-present future of algorithmic and ecological disaster.

5 to See: This Weekend

Street photography, fashion imagery and analogue film feature in this week’s exhibitions Each show pushes the limits of form and concept.

Wrapping the Body

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

Global Connections

Hanna Moon and Joyce Ng respond to life in a globalised and interconnected world, navigating multiple languages and spaces through images.

Visual Proximity

Model Arbus Goldin pays homage to eclectic works from three of the most defining female entrepreneurs of American photography.

Complex Semantics

Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf turns 60, and for this occasion unveils a major retrospective has at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.

Jenn Nkiru Wins the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019

Jenn Nkiru is the winner of the Aesthetica Art Prize. Rebirth Is Necessary is a dreamlike film centred on the magic and dynamism of Blackness.

Immersive Journeys

Fashioned Worlds is a new exhibition positioning fashion as a portal through which to access a multiplicity of narratives and perspectives.

Emotional Combinations

Vienna-based David Hinterkörner is an artist with a background education in mathematics. Through his paintings he searches for the ideal combination of structure, colour and emotion – offering block patterns that reference his longstanding interest in geometry.

Evolving Practice

Renowned Magnum photojournalist Moises Saman discusses a new body of fashion imagery, demonstrating the evolving nature of the genre.

Responsive Artwork

The Other Art Fair returns to The Old Truman Brewery, London, for the 34th edition. The event responds to the timely theme of Greener Future.

5 to Read: This Month

Aesthetica’s top five publications for March highlight influential architectural movements, poignant photography and the history of colour.

Questioning Conventions

Natalia Nosova is a Russian-born figurative painter, printmaker and photographer, currently living in London. The pillars of her art practice include the incorporation of gestures and an expression of women’s roles in the world.

5 to See: This Weekend

This week’s selection highlights international prizes and must-see retrospectives, examining identity, community and life in the digital age.

Future Greats: Winners Announced

The winners have been announced for the 2019 Aesthetica Art Prize, an international showcase of innovative and contemporary artworks.

Future Now: Day Two

Future Now 2019 continues today. A platform for idea generation, it offers an exploration of 21st century culture. See our round-up of events.

Future Now: Day One

The Aesthetica Future Now Symposium 2019 opens today, bringing together key institutions, galleries and publications for discussion.

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.

Urban Abstraction

Jeremy Knowles finds abstractions within the urban landscape, seeking the vibrancy of architectural space and cataloging the everyday.

Sony World Photography Awards 2019: Nadav Kander

Artist Nadav Kander is the winner of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards’ Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize.

Simulating Nature

Yunhan Liu’s work, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, is based on the interactive dialogue between audiences and their environment.

Spirited Design

With a focus on colour and space, Diane Villadsen’s images redress stereotypes, empowering characters through enigmatic environments.

Immersive Rhythms

Shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, Teppei Yamada’s installation Apart and / or Together visualises those rendered invisible.

5 to See: This Weekend

Exhibitions opening in early March investigate surveillance, tradition and democracy through multidisciplinary approaches to visual art.

Organic by Design

Joana Santos Barbosa heads up Insidherland, a contemporary design brand that takes nature as its main reference point.

Resonant Statements

Jenny Holzer’s art centres on language. A new survey opens at the Guggenheim Bilbao, presenting evocative and powerful works.

State of Flux

Sebastian Kite’s Horizons, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, explores space through light, sound, kinetics and performance.

Renewed Perspectives

Rebecca Reeve’s Through Looking, Shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, uses grid-like forms to capture the landscape.

Communicative Landscapes

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

Digital Language

Oh My ( ) by Noriyuki Suzuki, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, is an installation that calls out “god” in 48 languages using Twitter feeds.

Luminescent Planes

French photographer Alexis Pichot’s new series of nocturnal images captures mountains and rock formations bathed in opalescent moonlight.

Infinite Worlds

Sound is at the centre of Nicolas Bernier’s practice. Shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, the artist creates infinite structures.

Future Now: Changing Technologies

Aesthetica’s Future Now Symposium 2019 offers insight from leading practitioners into the new possibilities presented by VR and digital art.

Casting Silhouettes

Mustafa Hacalaki is inspired by the works of Abbas Kiarostami and Andrei Tarkovsky. Both filmmakers can be seen in Hacalaki’s Neverland worlds

Nomadic Experience

May Parlar’s series, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, is a meditation on the state of “being” in constantly changing, constructed realities.

5 to See: This Weekend

Selected photography and fine art exhibitions explore universal themes of nature, documentary and the line between truth and fiction.

Fragmented Narratives

Shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, Maryam Tafakory explores contradictory images of women and their portrayal within religion.

Universal Rhythms

Dave Heath: Dialogues with Solitudes at The Photographer’s Gallery, London, responds to alienation in post-war North American society.

Elements of Nature

FISH & PINK launch the Plant collection, a series of sustainable wooden pedestals encouraging individuals to bring elements of nature indoors.

Tactile Forms

Mark Bloomfield’s Conform No 1-4, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, are objects made using 3D printing and traditional craft.

5 New Designs

Ethical fashion, recycled furniture and contemporary lighting feature in Aesthetica’s latest selection of designs to watch.

Coastal Symbols

Navigate, a series by British artist Paul Thompson conveys a hidden structural narrative punctuated by glimpses of red, green and yellow.

Playful Forms

The Franz West retrospective at Tate Modern collates almost 200 interactive and playful works from throughout his influential career.

AAP 2019: María Molina Peiró

María Molina Peiró explores the boundaries between material and digital realities. Her work is shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019.

Visual Theatre

The world of Alex Majoli’s Scene exists within darkness, transforming personal and political moments into visually arresting tableaux.

Bright Modernity

Inside Japan, a series by still life photographer Roberto Badin, offers a unique look at the urban landscape through clean compositions.

Design Shanghai 2019

Design Shanghai brings together pioneering brands from across the world to investigate the intersection of technology, craft and culture.

Future Now: Artistic Development

Practical support for all artists, whether emerging or established, is at the heart of Aesthetica’s Future Now Symposium.

Lucid Pathways

Bringing a sense of romanticism to isolated landscapes, Belgian visual artist Pierre Putman is drawn to the aesthetics of artificial light.

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