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Truth to Power

A year after his release from a Dhaka jail, Bangladeshi photographer, writer and activist Shahidul Alam features at Rubin Museum.

Aesthetica Future Now Symposium 2020

Martin Parr, Cornelia Parker, Nadav Kander and John Keane are key speakers for this year’s edition of the Aesthetica Future Now Symposium.

Fresh Perspectives

Cai Ramalho (b. 1994) was born in São Paulo, Brazil. After attending fashion school, Ramalho started work as a photographer in 2013. Just six years…

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica selects five exhibitions opening this weekend. They are self-reflective and intimate – delving into personal and familial histories.

Bold Portraiture

British artist Bettina Newbery paints fine oil portraits inspired by fashion and popular culture. The past year has seen the creation of works rich in geometric evolutions, portraying modern women.

The Green Museum

Studio Ma is currently eyeing up the opportunity to design the world’s first ultra-green museum – a firm committed to buildings that respond to nature.

Sculptural Contrasts

Do objects have souls? Lee Ufan’s largest outdoor sculpture project in the USA consists of mostly unaltered boulders and stainless-steel plates .

Land of Dreams

A new Shirin Neshat show engages with the world through lens-based media, demonstrating the power of art to deconstruct the political climate.

Living in Harmony

For photographer Giorgia Bellotti, forests, fields and neighbouring mountainsides are platforms on which to explore the unconscious.

Light and Shadow

Anila Quayyum Agha is a Pakistani-American artist creating immersive, illuminated environments from geometric and floral patterns.

Photography and Reform

Dorothea Lange was a trailblazing female photographer committed to capturing raw, honest portraits. A new retrospective opens at MoMA.

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica recommends shows across the UK, US and Europe. They present powerful socio-political and ecological messages through fine art.

Reimagining Home

How do we define the notion of belonging? Works by Bahman Jalali and Gohar Dashti look for answers, transforming the documentary genre.

5 to Read: This Month

A selection of new photography and architecture titles to explore this January. The list comprises compelling self-portraits and bold buildings.

Developing New Talent

The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards support photographers to make new work and develop their practice. 2020’s artists engage with history.

London Art Fair 2020

There are over 100 galleries exhibiting at the 2020 edition of London Art Fair. Aesthetica selects five must-see photographers to watch.

Visions of an Era

American photographer Bruce Davidson travelled to the UK in the autumn of 1960. The resulting visual essay reflects a changing social landscape.

5 to See: This Weekend

Top picks for the start of January 2020 look at diverse interpretations of life around the globe. Storytelling is at the heart of this selection.

Visual Wordplay

There’s a metaphysical quality to Seth Lower’s images. The Los Angeles-based photographer’s new book takes everyday items out of context.

Inquisitive Photography

Sally Mann has spent much of her career asking unsettling questions. She documents America’s southern landscape using 19th century methods.

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