Alternative Paths

We catch up with Sydney-based collage artist Harriet Moutsopoulos (aka Lexicon Love), who tells us about the new approach to her art practice.

Articulating the Earth

Mark Cheetham’s new title, Landscape into Eco Art, seeks to broaden our understanding of what “contemporary eco art” is by opening up dialogues.

Reclaimed Architecture

Abandoned, forgotten and derelict buildings are at the centre of Ruin and Redemption in Architecture, a new publication from Phaidon.

Film as Mechanism

The 2019 Aesthetica Art Prize winners, Jenn Nkiru and Maryam Tafakory, are trailblazing new talents creating a space for a more inclusive society.

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.

5 to Read: This Month

Aesthetica selects five must-read publications for April. This month’s books look to women in the arts, notions of home and evocative narratives.

Intimate Abstraction

Set against the raw mystic backdrop of the Californian desert, the latest series by Mona Kuhn takes new steps into abstraction.

New Territories

New Artists: Olga Urbanek is self-taught, living and working in Iceland. Her images question the idea of “blending in” to new environments.

The April / May Issue

This issue is a celebration of the human spirit. Entitled ‘Time for Change’ it focuses on a moment of hope within the chaos of today’s world.

An Expanding Platform

Leading open-air gallery Yorkshire Sculpture Park opens The Weston, a new, light-filled visitor centre and exhibition space by Feilden Fowles.

Land of Shadows

Born and based in the American Midwest, Michael McCluskey considers truth in unexplored places, uncovering concealed layers of meaning.

Forging Connections

The Cardiff-based festival returns for its fourth edition, looking at how, in contemporary visual culture, images come together with sound.

Lighting for Tomorrow

Cutting-edge lighting brands engage with a number of innovative trends; low-impact and responsibly-sourced collections play with audience perception.

Colourful Movements

Tropico Photo unites the minds of Forrest Aguar and Michelle Norris, photographers who create works with bold shapes and compelling colours.

5 to See: This Weekend

Must-see shows document traces of human activity on the planet. Photographers examine climate change, space exploration and urban life.

Rendering New Worlds

Fleshed out with warm, earthy tones, each of Christophe Barneau’s pictures casts a warm filter over virtual interiors and their items.

A Sense of Opulence

Pulled together by a deep green background, LM Chabot’s images demonstrate indulgence and finesse – from large concepts to minute details.

A Global Awakening

Evidence for climate change is overwhelming, from shrinking ice sheets to rising temperatures. Desert X places art at the centre of these discussions.

Enticing Compositions

Charlotte Lapalus is eager to connect to audiences through warm, inviting images, often working to bring the female experience to the foreground.

Utopian Framework

Massimo Colonna’s compositions offer a journey into a pastel utopia. Balls, balloons, plastic bags and paper planes are transfixed in moments of stillness.

Hidden Narratives

Nadine Rovner’s carefully staged, richly textured series No Vacancy tows a line between expectation and reality, creating a sense of unease.

Beyond Categorisation

California’s largest city has earned a reputation as a design epicentre, offering ecologically responsible buildings that are a test bed for the future.

Connection In Motion

The innovative TAO Dance Theatre is recognised for a minimalist approach to performance. The inventive studio returns to Sadler’s Wells.

Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist 2019

Shortlisted works for the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards interpret the modern world through responsive and thoughtful image-making.

Historic Recollection

Romain Veillon’s new series is a celebration of art, discovery and the passing of time, recording abandoned frescoes and paintings across Europe.

Between Worlds

Aesthetica Art Prize alumna Alexandra Vacaroiu explores the subconscious mind, bridging the gap between reality and imagined environments.

Timeless Narrative

Gillian Hyland’s photographs are steeped in narrative. Frozen in time, the images enter into subjects’ memories, visualising human moments.

A Painterly Aesthetic

Letizia Le Fur’s works are nourished by a sense of wanderlust – moving round spaces with a sensitive gaze. The images are laden with sensory markers.

5 to See: This Weekend

This week’s new exhibitions and must-see photography festivals navigate environmental, avant-garde and intimate photography.

Creative Regeneration

Public artworks offer opportunities for cultural engagement and social exchange. Folkestone Artworks offers 15 new installations for 2019.

Hidden Details

The genres of fashion, portrait, art and landscape photography collide in an exhibition of Erik Madigan Heck at Staley-Wise Gallery.

Contemporary Perspectives

The ninth edition of MIA Photo Fair opens in Milan, bringing together 135 international exhibitors to interpret today’s world.

Visions of a Continent

Impressions Gallery presents work by a generation of visual artists and filmmakers addressing what it means to live in Africa today.

Expressions of Identity

Scottish National Portrait Gallery launches a timely photographic investigation into notions of self-expression, performance and truth.

Landscape as Myth

London-based Alexander Missen examines the relationship between ideas and their aesthetics – how they manifest within our world.

Charting Discovery

Vincent Fournier’s Space Utopia is a collection of images documenting traces of exploration – pointing to future possibilities just out of reach.

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

Through his paintings, Vienna-based David Hinterkörner searches for the ideal combination of structure, colour and emotion.

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

The pillars of London-based Natalia Nosova’s art practice include the incorporation of gestures and an expression of women’s roles in the world.