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10 to See: UK Summer Shows

Aesthetica collates 10 of the best exhibitions to see this summer, featuring the latest in digital technology and renowned self-portraiture.

Spaces for Expression

Nightclubs are epicentres of contemporary culture, providing arenas for experimentation. An exhibition explores their global development.

Anthropological Programming

Yorkshire Sculpture International explores how making objects – whether for aesthetic, functional, or spiritual purposes – is a human act.

Visual Authenticity

Dutch photographer Ed van der Elsken was widely recognised for realist depictions of life in cities, capturing spontaneous images of the everyday.

Unseen Industry

Fostering a wider appreciation of natural habitats and the people working to preserve them, The Custody Code is a film offering essential insights.

An Evocative Landscape

“The past haunted me from what seemed like the far side of time.” Sally Mann has dedicated over forty years to photographing the southern US.

5 to See: This Weekend

Recommended shows for 15-16 June navigate changing cultural and social landscapes, including conceptual approaches to post-truth.

A Resonant Lens

Gordon Parks: The Flávio Story at J. Paul Getty Museum demonstrates the photographer’s response to social and political injustice.

Tourism of a Nation

New Artists: Nathan Cyprys’ Neighbour State series explores the American landscape with the curiosity of a young Canadian perspective.

Provoking Ideas

The prominence of art schools in the UK is globally recognised. York St John University’s 2019 Degree show is a destination for new talent.

5 to See: This Weekend

Must-see photography exhibitions for early June record shifting landscapes in Europe, offering new visual languages for articulating the world.

Multiple Voices

This season Somerset House presents two landmark shows, each celebrating the multiplicity of perspectives that form modern Britain.

5 to See: Pride Month 2019

Museums, galleries and publishers across the UK and US mark this year’s Pride Month and 50 years since the Stonewall Riots in New York.

Shades of Summer

New Artists: A plane overhead. Dramatic sunlight. Pastel styling. Thomas Bertie Taylor invites us into a softened world of blues, pinks and yellows.

5 to Read: This Month

June’s photobooks reveal deep connections between communities around the world, looking at science, contemporary culture and myth.

Subconscious Expressions

Yuko Mizobuchi has exhibited work at numerous shows throughout her native Japan and is preparing for the Tokyo International Art Fair, 7-8 June.

Inspiring Details

The summer exhibition Free Range returns to the Truman Brewery, London, showcasing fresh creativity and emerging talent from the UK.

A Shifting Landscape

Magnum photographer Werner Bischof’s pioneering documentation of America draws an honest and compelling portrait of post-war life.

The June / July Issue

Issue 89: The Power of Reinvention. This edition looks at sustainability, longevity and change whilst the planet is in a moment of crisis.

Inquisitive Photography

Lydia Whitmore is a master of still-life photography, producing bright, seamless commissions and clean-cut editorials for a range of clients.