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Films About Transformations

Watch films from Aesthetica Film Festival’s video library. These selected shorts reflect on moments of personal change, development and renewal.

Films about Place

Watch 5 short films from the Aesthetica Shorts Film Festival Archives. These works examine our changing relationship with the landscape.

Films about Humanity

Delve into the Aesthetica Short Film Festival archives and explore what it means to be human. These films examine identity in today’s world.

Aesthetica Art Prize: 5 Videos

Video content is integrated into our culture. The Aesthetica Art Prize celebrates artists working with film as a means to question today’s world.

Aesthetica Issue 94

The April / May edition is titled ‘Resilience.’ This issue is about ideas and innovation, standing together through cultural collaboration.

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.

Sculpting Reality

Alex Prager translates personal experiences and cultural references into hyperreal images and film. The artist discusses a new body of work.

The August / September Issue

Issue 90, entitled ‘Living for Today’, is a response to our times, covering innovative upcycled plastic whilst questioning alternative truths in the media.

Why History Matters

Through three rooms of video installation, John Akomfrah’s new show at BALTIC is complex and ambitious, examining the borders of film.

5 to See: Alternate Realities at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 opens next month, presenting a diverse programme of digital art. Aesthetica selects five must-see projects.

Heterotopia Today

Matla’s Pavilion at the Venice Biennale considers the importance of place, belonging, migration and displacement through alternate realities.

10 to See: Venice Biennale

The 58th International Art Exhibition is titled May You Live In Interesting Times. 2019’s artists creatively respond to political and social realities.

Technological Identities

FACT Liverpool’s new programme features two artists using technology and fairytale tropes. Lesley Taker, Exhibitions Manager, discusses the show.

Film as Mechanism

The 2019 Aesthetica Art Prize winners, Jenn Nkiru and Maryam Tafakory, are trailblazing new talents creating a space for a more inclusive society.

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.

Fragmented Narratives

Shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, Maryam Tafakory explores contradictory images of women and their portrayal within religion.

Collective Movement

In Ludivine Large-Bessette’s film, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, the moving body becomes a mirror, unsettling the audience.

Altered Realms

Jenn Nkiru’s Rebirth is Necessary, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, is a dreamlike piece that explores perceptions of Blackness.

Aesthetica Art Prize: Judges Announced

We are delighted to present the Judging Panel for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019. The panel comprises influential art figures across all media.

Geographic Identities

Jane and Louise Wilson’s film, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, explores what happens when a location takes on a porous identity.

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