Feathers, leaves, balloons, paper cranes and butterflies. Fares Micue returns to Aesthetica with her joyous, inspiring self-portrait series.
Free to Improvise
For French photographer Anne-Laure Étienne, taking pictures is as much about shooting as it is about freedom, movement and performance.
Stepping into Nature
Themes of empowerment, authenticity and play are central to Tamara Dean’s practice. Her works explore human connection with the landscape.
Storm on the Horizon
Elsa Bleda turns her gaze skywards, picturing lightning as it strikes tumultuous clouds. The images are made at midnight in South Africa.
Magic in Wilderness
Photographer Ellie Davies revels in feelings of mystery provided by forests, using the lens to address climate issues in the UK and beyond.
Change and Protest:
The Happy Man Tree
Aesthetica interviews Katy McGahan, director of the documentary ‘The Happy Man Tree’ to discuss the power of activism, community and green spaces.
Stepping into the Unknown
Erik Johansson’s new show is filled with surreal scenes that hold up a mirror to life online: focused around echo chambers, vacuums and filter bubbles.
5 Buildings to Know
From archives to cultural institutions and a concert hall – Aesthetica’s list rounds up contemporary buildings with dazzling reflective façades.
Art in a Time of Change
Helen Cammock, Sunil Gupta and Heather Phillipson they have teamed up to select this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries: 55 exciting UK talents.
Sari Soininen is an internationally recognised Finnish photographer whose neon-coloured photography draws from the hidden depths of the human mind.
New Possibilities in Photography
Prateek Arora. Luisa Dörr. Sarfo Emmanuel Annor. We look back at three ground-breaking creatives from this year’s PhotoVogue Festival.
Abu Dhabi Art 2023
The 15th edition of the fair returns from the 22-26 November, spotlighting local and international talent across topics of gender, geography and sustainability.
Enchanted by Possibility
Magic has been an answer to inexplicable events for much of human history. MASS MoCA’s latest exhibition explores its place in today’s world.
Art and Climate: 5 Shows to See
We bring together exhibitions that draw inspiration from the effects of the climate crisis, spanning museums in Berlin, Melbourne and San Francisco.
Women Artists in Focus:
5 to See this Season
Aesthetica presents a list of international exhibitions this season that champion powerful works by women artists, shedding light on pressing issues of our times.
Christoph Morlinghaus is a German-born photographer interested in the unseen world of CPUs. Close-up images resemble aerial cityscapes.
10 Questions With… Dawoud Bey
In Elegy, the contemporary artist offers a poetic depiction of African American experiences that are rarely represented in collective US history.
Intimacy and Strength
In her first solo UK exhibition, the renowned photographer presents ‘Anthesis’, a show that focuses on womanhood, compassion and fluidity.
ING Discerning Eye
2023: Visual Surprises
The annual arts event champions UK creativity through an exhibition at London’s Mall Galleries. This year, it is showing 600 small shortlisted artworks.
Legacy and Memory
Thao Nguyen Phan retells and reimagines the past through striking multimedia pieces. Her work debuts in Italy at Pirelli Hangar Biococca.
Renowned photographer Michel Haddi has captured some of the most iconic faces of the 20th century. Now, exhibitions celebrate 40 years.
Inka and Niclas are interested in the dynamic between people, places and media, creating spellbinding work where landscapes are fluorescent.
Leica Oskar Barnack Award:
A Window to Humanity
Is our trust in images beginning to erode? Has it disappeared already? This year’s edition of the documentary prize foregrounds human empathy.