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Coastal Exploration

The sea serves as an eloquent reminder of just how vast and profound nature can be. Four photographers respond to MKdW’s collection.

City Lights

Eric Cheng is a documenter of urban landscapes. Through pastel filters and neon glow, he captures the wash of lights and colours within the city.

5 to See: This Weekend

Recommended shows for mid-October highlight the Bauhaus centenary, emerging female artists and contemporary practice across Asia.

Light and Darkness

Step into Alfredo Jaar’s ‘The Garden of Good and Evil’ and you’ll get a jolt. Dreamy visions suddenly give way to a concealed steel cell, and another.

5 to Read: This Month

Aesthetica selects new publications for October. Photography, architecture, fashion and art come together in a printed celebration of culture.

Global Response

“We have to see humanity as one.” Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most recognised contemporary voices. A new show opens in the USA.

Clean Lines

Lina Benouhoud’s works – documenting real-life locations – feature subtle changes in perspective on contemporary buildings and still lifes.

Conceptual Connections

Montréal-based Anne-Marie Giroux seeks to create a correlation between body, material and movement, “drifting” from shape to colour with fluidity.

Visible Tension

Interlinked arms. Tense bodily postures. An anonymous embrace. These are the scenes described by Polish artist Joanna Piotrowska.

An Enduring Collection

Viewpoints: Photographs from the Howard Greenberg Collection is a testament to visual, collective memory and the physical print.

Future Craftsmanship

The Loewe Foundation Craft Prize is an international award celebrating excellence in craftsmanship. It is open for the 2020 edition.

5 to See: This Weekend

In this week’s must-see exhibitions, artists from Africa, Asia, Europe and the West Indies visualise everyday realities through photography.

Expansive Worlds

Every other year, the renowned Turner Prize leaves Tate Britain and is presented at a venue outside London. This year it’s held at TC Margate.

Beyond Definition

Vibrant colours. Abstracted figures. Enclosed spaces. Christina Quarles creates bright and complex paintings loaded with meaning.

Magical Realism

In her first USA solo museum exhibition, Cig Harvey teases out the senses through dreamy montages that focus on the changing everyday.

Illuminated Architecture

The iconic architecture of York Minster is transformed by ‘Northern Lights’ – a sound and light installation that unites past and present.

Ethereal Construction

Junya Ishigami turns fairytales into reality. For the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion, he has created a sloping slate canopy that emerges organically.

Portraits Reinvented

Rolling waves, handheld mirrors and animated paintstrokes. These images are seemingly simplistic yet awash with sensory and visual information.

Dynamic Storytelling

Los Angeles-based director, photographer and designer Jimmy Marble returns with a publication of colourful images from effervescent worlds.

Breaking New Ground

The work of Judith Chafee established a sense of stewardship with the land. Her buildings continue to inspire in an age of climate emergency.

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