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Enduring Nature

To coincide with the reopening of a show at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Don McCullin presents a special online exhibition of platinum prints.

Cinematic Influence

Using the beach towns of East Coast New Jersey as his backdrop, Dana Yurcisin explores themes of loneliness throughout empty neighbourhoods.

Materialising Colour

What dictates the colour of the designed world? Who chooses the colours of a building, a sofa, or a pair of shoes? A new book answers these questions.

5 UK Gallery Reopenings

Museums in London and across the UK are announcing plans to reopen to the public after a period of prolonged closure. Discover five shows.

Films About Transformations

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

Deconstructed Façades

Mariyan Atanasov transforms Sofia’s buildings into Tetris-like constructions – removing, editing and rearranging sections of buildings in pale skylines.

Aesthetica Archives:
Documentary Photography

Discover image-makers expanding upon the definition of documentary through architectural images, portraits and conceptual visual projects.

Creative Expansion

Now is the time to get creative, learn and connect with arts and culture. Hereford College of Arts is launching new MA courses and an online show.

Into the Imaginary

Rachel Louise Brown is Photo Director at Harper’s Bazaar and a photographer who observes the world as a stage, exploring unfamiliar places.

Contemplative Storytelling

Buenos Aires-born, London-based artist Jazmin Donaldson explores storytelling within painting. Key influences include the richly-textured world of fairy tales and myths – she re-purposes known motifs to tell contemporary stories. Donaldson is particularly interested in women’s role in society.

A Dystopian Vision

Eric Ogden is is a Michigan-born photographer and director. His latest series, Collapse, was shot across Brooklyn during lockdown.

Layers of Meaning

Abstract artist Paul Brown expresses a love of colour, line and layers through his varied practice. In each piece, he adjusts the space on the canvas, offering endless vibrant possibilities and interactions between shapes. The works delve into the subconscious – seeing an image through to its resolution.

Reframing Isolation

Informality Gallery launches an artist spotlight for Tamara Dean. The online selection provides “an antidote” – drawing energy from nature.

5 Artist Interviews
to Watch Online

Aesthetica collates five videos to watch and YouTube channels to browse – offering insights direct from some of the world’s leading creatives.

Films about Place

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

Bold Moves

Endless is a renowned street artist who started out using London’s walls as a canvas. A new virtual gallery opens online, showcasing bold work.

A Sense of Place

Bristol Photo Festival’s inaugural edition creates a space to reconsider social and historical landscapes in the city and around the world.

From the Golden Age

Renata Dutrée’s images reference the light and symbolism of the Golden Age, exploring concealment through spilt objects or falling petals.

Aesthetica Archives:
Environmental Art and Design

The Anthropocene is a new geological age defined by humanity’s impact. Aesthetica highlights artists asking questions about the climate crisis.

Aesthetica Art Prize:
5 Installation Artists

Installations transform space, encouraging audiences to see the world in a new way. Discover five artworks from a new generation of artists.

Exploratory Forms

Milan-based Debora Barnaba originally studied drawing and painting. She later embraced photography, for which she has won numerous awards. Her images express the power of self-portraits, with bodies that are controlled and subverted in favour of the photographic lens.

High Contrast

Malick Kebe is a photographer and curator putting Abidjan on the creative map through bold, high-contrast images filled with energy.

Aesthetica Art Prize:
5 Video Artists

We highlight five Artists’ Films exploring ideas surrounding protest, race, new technologies, conformity and the natural landscape.

Latin American Art in Lockdown

Whilst it is impossible to predict what the art world will look like after Covid-19, Latin American artists provide ideas on how to reshape the way we live.

Coming Together

Portrait of Humanity returns with a second compelling volume of images, comprising 200 intimate stories from across the world.

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.

5 Gallery Reopenings

Global museums and galleries are beginning to reopen – with reduced hours and safety measures in place. Discover five institutions launching shows.

Navigate Art Basel Online

The fair launches its online viewing rooms, with a programme of talks, film screenings and sculpture garden tours. View our Top 5 Recommendations.

5 to Read: Books for Summer

From whimsical portraiture to anthropological studies, these new books meaningfully explore themes of sustainability, identity and beauty.

Focused Examination

Steffen Tuck’s minimalist perspectives “reduce the visual noise” of urban topographies. She offers sections of landscapes, splicing colour and form.

Aesthetica Archives: Installation Art

Across galleries, desert landscapes and major architectural landmarks, artists continue to make statements about the world through installations.

Staying Connected

Galleries and audiences have had to adapt to a new normal, attending online show and talks. NOW Gallery discusses their digital programme.

Plastic Vanitas

Thirza Schaap combines sculpture and photography to examine the overwhelming presence of plastics, providing a kind of contemporary Vanitas.

Aesthetica Portfolio Reviews

We’re launching new portfolio reviews. Speak with Aesthetica Editors about your work, learn about the art world and get useful career advice.

Adapting to Change

For arts students across the UK, Degree Shows are the highlight of the end of the final year. University of Worcester brings theirs online.

Painting the Invisible

Dr Suzi Morris creates mesmerising paintings that connect art and biological science. The works are now more relevant than ever.

Class of 2020: YSJ Degree Show

Aesthetica has teamed up with York St John University to present a showcase of creative student work from across the entire department.

Aesthetica Art Prize:
Through the Years

The annual Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition is a platform for talent. Look back across the years at captivating shows hosted by York Art Gallery.

Expansive Programming

London Festival of Architecture returns with its 2020 edition online, examining the theme of power in both commercial and domestic spaces.

Seeds of Resistance

Pablo Albarenga has been announced as Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year, with powerful images depicting eco-activists.

A New Conversation

Through bold costume, colours, pageantry and performance, Athi-Patra Ruga asks meaningful questions about how to decolonise the art sector.

Digital Collage

In 2012, Pedro Dias created an Instagram account to share make-believe worlds, building virtual cities and constructing imaginary landscapes.

Productivity from Home

Somerset House invites viewers to reflect on their commonalities through a programme aptly titled ‘I Should Be Doing Something Else Right Now. ‘

An Interactive Schedule

How often do we take a moment to pause and look back? Design Museum launches a digital programme curated to do just that.

Narratives of Community

Fabio Ponzio’s ‘East of Nowhere’ reveals a powerful sense of community, capturing Europe at a moment of transition and profound change.

I Can’t Breathe

It’s time for every person in the world to speak out against inequality and racism. Read a statement from Aesthetica’s Director, Cherie Federico.

Perception of Time

“Being placed into suspended animation has meant that, time becomes an elastic concept.” We interview White Cube about their latest show.

Rachael Gallagher

Rachael Gallagher’s practice explores the sublimity of nature and an inability to recreate the awe one feels when viewing something such as the sea

Rosie Scorer

Rosie Scorer is a photographer, working fundamentally to provide insight into her own experiences through imagery and video.

Alice Denton

Alice Denton utilises line and colour to create abstract artworks inspired by an interest in architecture, machinery and most recently decay.

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