Perceptions of Today

Vienna Contemporary returns for 2019. The event looks at the evolving relationship between art, politics and the human condition.

Sculpting Reality

Alex Prager translates personal experiences and cultural references into hyperreal images and film. The artist discusses a new body of work.

Seeing Science

Aperture’s new publication charts how photography has played an integral role in communicating between science and society.

Urban Developments

Catherine Yass creates powerful photographic and video works exploring ideas of regeneration. The images are part of ‘Architecture of London.’

Autumnal Tensions

Carola Cappellari is part of the Next Generation – a collaboration between Aesthetica and LCC London, foregrounding new talent in lens-based media.

Illusory Narratives

Max Pinckers’ ‘Margins of Excess’ focuses on the stories of six characters based in North America – all of them presented as frauds by mass media.

Transmitting Information

Graeme Haunholter looks at markers of the digital age, interweaving bright skylines with white satellite dishes that protrude towards the sun.

Truth and Power

Clare Hoddinott is part of the Next Generation – a collaboration between Aesthetica and LCC London, foregrounding new talent in lens-based media.

The Present Moment

Unseen Amsterdam returns for its eighth edition, highlighting the latest developments at the forefront of contemporary photography.

5 to See: This Weekend

New exhibitions span from the mid-20th century to today – charting shifting approaches to street photography, sculpture and the role of the lens.

Vibrant Expression

Barcelona-based photographer Txema Yeste captures vibrant traditional Spanish costume across bold works rich in colour and narrative.

5 to Read: This Month

Aesthetica selects must-read publications for September. These books celebrate the works of female artists whilst navigating the US.

Landscape Histories

British artist and photographer Paul Hart looks at intervention in the landscape, highlighting the relationship between humanity and nature.

Water Life

Internationally acclaimed artist Aida Muluneh responds to water scarcity in a series of symbolic photographs on view at Somerset House.

Staging Reality

In the 1980s, American photographer Philip-Lorca DiCorcia emerged as part of a generation of artists pushing the boundaries of the medium.

10 to See: London Design Festival

London Design Festival returns for 2019. The 17th edition looks to the future, responding to the climate crisis and key questions of our times.

Island Narratives

Self-taught photographer Raúl Cañibano works in Cuba, chronicling life in a post-revolution era through blending narrative and documentary.

5 to See: This Weekend

Must-see exhibitions for the start of September focus on colour, highlighting the visionary artists that have altered the way we record the world.

Evolving Cities

The city is the focus of ‘Street. Life. Photography.’ at Kunst Haus Wien. The show charts the evolution of the genre across seven decades.

Enduring Architecture

“Like all human creations, buildings are destined to deteriorate and disappear.” Architect Tadao Ando is renowned for a use of geometry and light.

Bright Geometry

‘Colour Mania’ at Fotomuseum Winterthur highlights the story of colour as a material in photography and film, featuring Barbara Kasten.

Creative Catalyst

Parkett is now opening the doors to the small museum of contemporary art formed by the rarely seen creations of the more than 270 artists.

Kaleidoscopic Worlds

Signature polka dots. Bright colours. Infinite space. These have come to define the installations of iconic contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama.

A Pioneering Vision

Berenice Abbott’s photographic life began in 1923 in the studio of iconic Dadaist and Surrealist Man Ray. Her legacy was to be one of modernity.

Lee Miller: Modern Icon

‘Modern Women Artists: Lee Miller’ introduces the photographer’s life, including intriguing Surrealist images that have rarely been seen.

Transformative Performance

Robert Anton was a cult figure of the avant-garde theatre scene in 1970s New York, crafting spellbinding performances that reflected society.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend’s must-see exhibitions demonstrate the breadth of photography, moving between documentary and hyper-realism.

Nocturnal Journeys

American photographer Todd Hido captures the mystery of suburbia in ‘Light from Within’, portraying static houses glowing in the darkness.

Alpine Gaze

Magnum has documented the evolution of mountains over the course of the eight decades. Sweeping snowy landscapes and crisp skylines.

Capturing Paris

Brassaï was an influential photographer recognised for recording images of the city in the 1930s – from nocturnal scenes to high society.

New Steps Forward

Jessica Walsh – of Sagmeister & Walsh – has recently launched her own agency, specialising in branding and advertising.

Unheard Industry

Real Work at FACT, Liverpool, sheds light on untold stories of work through immersive works by Liz Magic Laser and Candice Breitz.

Influential Photography

Robert Frank captured almost 30,000 photographs whilst traveling between the East and West coasts of America, creating a legacy.

Visual Tension

Photographer Petrina Hicks crafts pristine portraits rich with mythological symbolism, drawing on historical representations of women.

5 to See: This Weekend

From otherworldly installations and futuristic technologies to suburban landscapes and street photography, Aesthetica selects must-see shows.

Artificial Landscapes

Noémie Goudal takes viewers on a labyrinthine journey devoid of time and place to question natural surrounding phenomena.

A Changing City

‘Architecture of London’ at Guildhall Art Gallery takes an extensive look at a continually transforming city whilst capturing its buildings.

Aesthetica Art Prize: Last Chance to Enter

Final week to submit to the Aesthetica Art Prize, offering a key platform for new and established artists to enter work onto the world stage.

Magnetic Portraits

The Richard Learoyd exhibition at Fundación MAPFRE is a timely refuge from the constant flow of digital imagery in the outside world.

Seeking Coexistence

It’s commonly believed that we’re living in the Anthropocene. ‘New Nordic Houses’ reflects on our relationship with nature and ways to coexist.

Animated Interiors

As a set designer, Serene Khan’s focus is on narrative, telling stories through composition and the tangibility of objects.

5 to See: This Weekend

Fact and fiction. Changing cities. Ecological crisis. This week’s must-see shows offer visions of a world in flux – and of the past, present and future.

Global Displacement

How does a place live within us long after we have left and what traces of our passage remain there? Phillips Collection looks at the refugee crisis.

10 Seminal Installations

From digital works and video to immersive experiences and large-scale sculptures, these installations have changed the art world.

ING Discerning Eye: The Value of Small Artworks

The annual ING Discerning Eye exhibition returns to Mall Galleries, London, in November, bringing the importance of small artworks into focus.

Architecture Takeover

Chicago Architecture Biennial collaborates with local communities, looking at how the built environment can create an inclusive future.

Atmospheric Worlds

Luce Lapadula is interested in the mastering of natural light. Through sweeping grey skylines, the models become muses of nature.

5 Green Buildings

Aesthetica selects five green buildings around the world. These structures transform the urban landscape, looking towards sustainable future.

Social Structures

Ricardo Bofill is one of the 20th century’s most unique architects. A new monograph from gestalten compiles some of his greatest works.

5 to See: This Weekend

Seminal portraits, stylised images and thought-provoking documentary photography. Top exhibitions navigate memory, history and identity.