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Connecting the Dots

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art’s latest show is a timely and necessary celebration of Judy Chicago and her contributions to contemporary art.

Broadening Horizons

Kent’s Studio 3 Gallery showcases local art through open submissison. It displays the rich variety of creative practice in the region.

5 to See: This Weekend

Must-see shows for early December offer all-encompassing experiences. Light installations look towards perception and wellbeing.

The December / January Issue

This issue of Aesthetica, ‘Listen and Respond’, invites you to engage with our times. Featured: Doug Aitken, Dawoud Bey, Eddo Hartmann and Tales of Us.

Expressions of Youth

Faces appear from a crown of palm leaves. Bodies collide and make shapes. Butterflies scatter in minimal portraits. This is work by Ren Hang.

Aquatic Memory

Ghana-born British filmmaker John Akomfrah’s ‘Vertigo Sea’ looks at humanity’s complex relationship with water throughout history.

Searching for Connection

A flock of arms reaches out from the side of the frame like blades of grass. Elia Pellegrini’s photographs ask audiences to stop, pause, consider.

Life in the Metropolis

Michael Wolf was a chronicler of life in cities. Across a career of over 40 years, he photographed expansive buildings from Paris to Hong Kong.

5 to See: This Weekend

The climate crisis, community and the nature of reality are examined in these shows – recommended picks for the end of November.

The Evolving Lens

The urban landscape is the focus of ‘Street. Life. Photography.’ at Kunst Haus Wien. The show charts the evolution of the genre since 1930.

Fashioning Identity

Truth, myth and the spaces in-between. A new show at The Civic, Barnsley, explores the way the North of England is depicted and constructed.

Impossible Cities

Melbourne-based photographer Tom Blachford returns with ‘Centro Verso’. The series turns the city into an impossible, neon-bathed dystopia.

A Poignant Rediscovery

“To make a long story short, I’m not a very organised person.” So opens Bruce Gilden’s new monograph – New York negatives from 40 years ago.

Digital Light

A neon pink ladder rises towards the sky. Mysterious fog spreads across a river. Giant clouds hover above a crowd. Lumiere festival returns.

Seeing Sound

Physics, shamanism, artificial intelligence and astrology are listed among Haroon Mirza’s inspirations. A new show examines waveforms.

Deutsche Börse: Collective Experience

The shortlist for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2020 is announced. Four artists interpret and respond to key global questions.

5 to See: This Weekend

Seminal female artists, powerful social themes and the next generation of talent come together in this weekend’s top international exhibitions.

Objects as Alchemy

Tom Baker offers a playful glimpse at the shifting role of materials. Taking the role of the alchemist, he attempts to purify and transform the elements.

Looking for America

In the 1930s, the US was struggling through the Great Depression. The Art Institute of Chicago explore the era’s artwork and photography.

The Observing Eye

Magnum Streetwise, a new Thames & Hudson volume, features more than 300 examples of street photography pulled from the archives.