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Online Collections: Tate

As Tate’s galleries are currently shut, Aesthetica highlights five online collections to enjoy and explore from your home.

An Intimate Gaze

Santiago Perez explores the concept of relationships and the romantic gaze. False eyelashes point upwards from a dewy plane of skin.

Creative Writing Award: 10 Lines

Aesthetica brings together a collection of ten evocative lines from the Creative Writing Award, chosen to spark your creativity whilst at home.

Aesthetica Art Prize: 5 Photographs

Photography has never been so present in our lives. The Aesthetica Art Prize celebrates image-makers who are exploring today’s complex world.

Aesthetica Issue 94

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

Kasten: Experimental Forms

Whilst the show at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is closed, Aesthetica speaks to Barbara Kasten about materiality, abstraction and creative perseverance.

Moments in Time

“The photography I most respect pulls something out of the ether of nothingness.” Paul Graham’s everyday snapshots connect us to the past.

The Space Inbetween

Ismail Zaidy’s images explore distance between family members – the emotional estrangement and tensions that can cloud our experiences.  

Interior Evolution

A monumental show spans the last century of design, examining changing interiors and what they indicate about how society lives, works and consumes.

Identity and Exchange

Ekow Eshun’s project offers a kaleidoscopic view of Africa, foregrounding over 50 contemporary photographers from the continent and its diaspora.

A Sense of Community

Michael Oliver Love’s images provide an outburst of colour, texture and energy, complementing and enhancing one another as a celebration of movement.

States of Introspection

Gabriel Isak taps into the complex pool of ideas and philosophies, digging into the subconscious through dreamscapes that are rich in symbolism.

Surreal Locations

Through creative direction, set design and visual storytelling, Daphne Westland explores the boundaries between surrealism and the everyday.

The Role of Activism

What does it mean to be an activist? How can we use social media? In the age of Instagram, Houston Center for Photography considers visual identities.

Vibrant Expression

Tropico Photo’s images – the collaborative work of Forrest Aguar and Michelle Norris – run with the idea of block colours, fluid dots, circles and lines.

Journey into Midnight

Liam Wong’s photographs are deeply influenced by the visual identities of video games, utilising vibrant colours, open landscapes and cyberpunk imagery.

Pairing and Accents

Romain Laprade captures rolling hills, angular buildings and languid portraits, underpinned by complementary colours and low passing light.

Aesthetica Archives: Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore is one of the most influential photographers in modern history, who developed his parents’ negatives from six years old.

Into Illusion

Mue Studio’s series ‘Somewhere in the World’ is deliberately open-ended – leaving the mind to wander and explore in expansive horizons.

Call for Reportage

The Marilyn Stafford Foto Reportage Award has returned for 2020. The prize is looking for female photographers documenting our changing world.

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