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.

Forgotten Traditions

Photographs by Markéta Luskačová, taken on the North East coast of England in the late 1970s, will go on display at the Martin Parr Foundation.

The Female Gaze

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

5 New Buildings

From intelligent housing developments to Texan retreats, here are five structures that have changed the landscape in their part of the world.

Astronomical Heights

Half a century has passed since man first set foot on the moon. Museum of Fine Arts Houston celebrates with an exhibition of 40 photographs.

5 to See: This Weekend

Must-see exhibitions for the start of August look back to reflect upon the present. Portraiture and intriguing cityscapes document a world in flux.

5 to Read: This Month

Top titles for August 2019 span eco-conscious design, light installation and street photography – interpreting the modern world through creativity.

The August / September Issue

Issue 90, entitled ‘Living for Today’, is a response to our times, covering innovative upcycled plastic whilst questioning alternative truths in the media.

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.

All That Glitters

Photographed across four years, ‘The Canary & The Hammer’ by Lisa Barnard, shows how our dependence on gold was born.

Searching for Truth

“History is the art of highlighting whatever is hiding in plain sight.” Hito Steyerl’s installations reveal and question hidden power structures.

Constructing the Experimental

RIBA furthers its conversation on how architecture can influence arts, music, film and theatre with ‘The Architects Underground’.

Intimacy with Nature

Next Generation is an annual collaboration with London College of Communication, featuring seven new talents entering the photographic sphere.

Spatial Experiments

The renowned Dutch fair returns, providing a space for photographers that are testing uneven ground through bold, abstracted compositions.

Illusory Narratives

Examining the use of photography to question the nature of accepted truths and subjective realities, the images sit between fact and fiction.

Pockets of Colour

Picking up on small strips of colour within manufactured locations, Kyle Jeffers builds up textures through costume, props and layouts.

Unlimited Possibilities

Studio Brasch works across fine art and conceptual projects, as well as brand campaigns, visual communication and direction.

Changing Definitions

Sculpture’s new talents consider the boundaries of the medium and its environmental impact, working with data and electricity, metal and sound.

Forms of Recluse

Kyle Thompson produces photographs that depict feelings of solitude and loneliness in today’s hyper-digitised climate.

Looking Outwards

Rebecca Reeve’s series Marjory’s World comments upon our increasingly urban existence – a sense of disconnect from the natural world.

Social Documentary

The German Democratic Republic was a country ruled by surveillance and constant monitoring; these photographs provide a window into a past era.

Taking Responsibility

A non-profit organisation takes charge of ocean health through major collaborations with artists and designers, promoting plastic-free lifestyles.

Striking Depictions

Alessio Albi’s close-up portraits draw attention to finer bodily details – capturing them with mesmerising intensity and heightened colours.

Dramatic Architecture

Sebastian Weiss is an architectural photographer who sparks dialogues with buildings. Glass and concrete come together in fluid structures.

ING Discerning Eye: Art in the Digital Age

ING’s annual Discerning Eye exhibition is now open for entries. Illustrator Gill Button is one of 2019’s panel, translating emotions into artworks.

Civil Rights

The story of the British Black Panthers are the subject of an exhibition from iconic photographer Neil Kenlock and curator Mattie Loyce.

Five Sustainable Fashion Collections

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

Beyond Aesthetics

A maze of organic, chrysalis-like shapes. A psychedelic hub embedded in a grassy bank. SelgasCano’s pavilion links design and nature.

Vital Banality

The final chapter in a three part series, ‘Colored People Time: Banal Presents’ is a rarely heard story of a national disgrace in America.

Velvet Interiors

Charlie Goodge sensitively draws attention to texture – velvet curtains and draped tablecloths create sumptuous visual environments.

5 to See: This Weekend

Top shows look at the legacies of iconic artists, photographers and architects whilst positioning the natural world as a metaphor for global issues.

Contemporary Decadance

The story of designers Herman Miller is told over ten chapters and thousands of illustrations in Herman Miller: A Way of Living.

Neutral Structures

A campus building from biotech company Unither is entirely self-sufficient, offsetting the energy it uses with renewable energy it generates onsite.

Beyond the Horizon

Anouk van Kalmthout’s works have become well-known for communicating a sense of the surreal – opening doors beyond perception.

Personal Utopias

A new exhibition explores the garden’s role in modern society through immersive structures, video installations and sound works.

10 Artists: Aesthetica Art Prize Success

From leading biennials to top cultural institutions, Aesthetica Art Prize alumni continue to demonstrate excellence across the globe.

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.

A Sense of Balance

A swimmer cuts through a sun-dappled pool. Chairs cast shadows in summer light. Poetic work by André Kertész is on view at Jeu de Paume.

Presence in Absence

Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota is best known for immersive installations of interwoven threads. The largest solo show to date opens in Tokyo.

5 to See: This Weekend

From key 20th century events to dialogues between painting and photography, these shows demonstrate the importance of images in history.

Horizon Views

Spanning 1.5-hectares, and overlooking the Loire River in Nantes, ‘Polaris’ is an architectural delight spanning six mixed-use buildings.

Atmospheric Memory

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s interactive art environment offers audiences the opportunity to see, hear and touch sounds in the atmosphere.

Rewritten Futures

What will the future look like? This question forms the blueprint for The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art.

Rejuvenated Influence

A collection of Renzo Piano’s sketches, photographs and plans are published by Taschen with Piano: Complete Works 1966-Today.

Challenging Perceptions

‘Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery: Misbehaving Bodies’ at Wellcome Collection explores representations of chronic illness and experiences of care.

Spiralised Gardens

Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Brle Marx sees the lush gardens of the New York Botanical Garden burst into colour.