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.

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.