Responsive Collaboration

Uniting 1,318 creatives from 26 courses, Nottingham Trent University’s 2019 summer show presents a new generation of creatives.

World of Contrasts

New York-based Chinese artist Shen Wei crafts rich self-portraits and landscapes, each delving into ideas of identity, memory and sexuality.

Linear Backdrops

New Artists: Through colour, abstracted forms and negative spaces, Swedish artist Marcus Cederberg slows the pace of urban life.

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica’s selection of must-see shows spans the globe, exploring family dynamics, changing cities and historic events through photography.

Changing Views

The Deutsche Börse started its renowned photography collection in 1999. A new series of four back-to-back shows explores the archives.

Urban Impulses

Half a century of Latin American photography is surveyed in a new show at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, comprising over 200 works.

Human Complexity

Reflecting the past and highlighting the present, Huis Marseille showcases works by Helga Paris, Esther Kroon, Céline van Balen and Julie Greve.

An Intimate Perspective

Joanna Piotrowska’s artwork, on view at Tate Britain, dwells on the dynamics of power, often expressed within uncanny domestic spaces.

Framing Utopia

New Artists: Fikri Amanda Abubakar crafts endless utopias where open windows, mirrors and empty rooms are diffused by pastel sunsets.

5 to See: This Weekend

Across the UK, Europe and US, photography exhibitions opening at the start of May explore diverse subcultures and global communities.

5 to Read: This Month

Must-read publications for May draw a wide reaching survey of life around the world: from the British seaside to San Francisco and beyond.

Vanishing Traces

Expansive natural landscapes, intriguing shapes and contrasting colours. Dutch artist Scarlett Hooft Graafland’s images heighten reality.

Heterotopia Today

Matla’s Pavilion at the Venice Biennale considers the importance of place, belonging, migration and displacement through alternate realities.

10 to See: Venice Biennale

The 58th International Art Exhibition is titled May You Live In Interesting Times. 2019’s artists creatively respond to political and social realities.

Luigi Pericle: A Restoration

Chiara Gatti and the Archivio Luigi Pericle association present a post-humous retrospective of Pericle’s works during the 58th Venice Art Biennale.

A Masterly Vision

The late Armenian-Turkish artist Ara Güler was born in 1928 in Istanbul – a city which would become the subject of an iconic body of work.

Transforming the City

Toronto’s month-long Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival opens, transforming urban spaces through contemporary artwork.

Minimal Landscapes

Presenting work by nearly 100 of the latest voices in contemporary art, The Other Art Fair returns to Brooklyn for the Spring 2019 edition.

Curious Details

New Artists: Karol Malecki’s images pose questions about our exterior world. Through taste, touch, warmth and cold, the answers are for the senses.

5 to See: This Weekend

Powerful documentary photography, dreamlike images and collaborative installations come together towards the end of April.

Vivid Ruminations

For Belgium-based American artist Matthew J. Frock, balance provides the central theme of his meditative, colour-laden paintings.

A Sense of Anonymity

An ominous light glows through open doorways. Palm trees linger outside suburban buildings. These are scenes captured by Henry Wessel.

10 to See: Photo London

Aesthetica selects events and presentations to watch at Photo London 2019, navigating the past, present and future of photography.

International Photography

The Royal Photographic Society’s International Photography Exhibition is the world’s longest running show dedicated to image-making.

Youthful Expression

In 2018 American photographer and filmmaker Tyler Mitchell made history. The first solo exhibition of the artist’s work opens at Foam.

Surreal Allegory

Clarence John Laughlin was dubbed the father of American surrealism. Atlanta’s High Museum holds the largest collection of his work.

Discovering New Talent

Circulation(s) is a festival dedicated to discovering and promoting Europe’s young photographic talent. It returns for 2019.

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 Visual Reflection

Beyond Boundaries is a wide-reaching new exhibition at Aperture Foundation, offering a visual reflection of contemporary practice.

5 to See: This Weekend

Photography exhibitions and festivals across the globe address questions facing the next generation, offering poignant visual commentary.

Sony World Photography Awards: Winners Announced

The winners of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards are announced, offering unique perspectives from across the globe.

Lost Worlds

Italian photographer Paolo Di Paolo drew a bold portrait of a country emerging from WWII. Unseen works are on view in a show at MAXXI.

Making Connections

Contemporary artists, designers and architects at Art Beijing 2019 question what it means to be human in the 21st century’s digital landscape.

Shattering Illusions

Erwin Olaf: I Am presents the first comprehensive survey of the photographer’s work, from early images in black-and-white to iconic colour series.

Panoramic Views

Massimo Vitali is recognised for large-scale images of beaches and mass leisure events, awash with colour and a sense of optimism.

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.

Evanescent Portraits

New Artists: Isabelle Chapuis’ series, Anitya, creates a dialogue between skin and sand, delving into the idea of impermanence.

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.

Variegated Designs

Based in the USA, Xiaojie Liu is a Chinese illustrator whose work addresses changing emotions towards living in an ethnic autonomous prefecture in China.

Technological Identities

FACT Liverpool’s new programme features two artists using technology and fairytale tropes. Lesley Taker, Exhibitions Manager, discusses the show.

Technology and Craft

COS presents the structurally intriguing Conifera at Salone del Mobile. The large-scale, 3D printed installation is made from renewable resources.

Milan Design Week 2019

Aesthetica collates highlights from Milan Design Week 2019. Top picks engage with and provide solutions to key questions facing the industry.

Bauhaus Celebrations

Zurich-based Nicolas Vionnet’s sculptural works play with perspective and space – referencing everyday processes and materials.

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.

Kinetic Reflections

Fascinated by the distortions occurring in the movement of water, Peter Goodhall is challenged to capture fleeting moments in oil on canvas.

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.