Towards Abstraction 

Light, shadow, form and composition are the central elements of Jessica Backhaus’ practice, stripping photography back to its core tenets.

Joyful Contrasts 

Sarah Doyle plays with visual harmony. Torn paper, wooden sticks and cut-out circles pop against colourful block-painted backgrounds.

Memory Illuminated 

The current Dan Flavin retrospective in Basel demonstrates how a simple fluorescent tube
could make a radical impact on the art world.

Building the Image 

Colourful lights are projected onto various household objects, transforming cluttered spaces into entirely different compositions.

Outside Perspective 

A small town on the fringes of Pittsburgh is at the centre of a photo series that asks us to
consider what happens behind closed doors.

Portrait of Emotion 

Djeneba Aduayom’s bright photographs take bubbles as a metaphor, featuring subjects who find themselves caught in translucent spheres.


Aesthetica Alumni: Meet Dirk Hardy

We caught up with Dirk Hardy to learn about his work, upcoming display at Photoville and career since being shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2021.

Identity and Place

‘In the Now’ looks at notions of camerawork, gender and nationhood across Europe through the work of 47 leading women artists from 16 countries.

New Creatives:
Top Graduate Shows 2024

Be the first to see exciting new projects from the talented creatives coming out of the UK’s leading schools. Meet the rising stars making waves in art.

Anthony McCall
A Journey through Solid Light

In Anthony McCall’s world of solid light, which is being celebrated this summer at Tate, traditional boundaries dissolve and imagination takes flight.

Nature Reimagined

American biologist and author Edward O. Wilson popularised the term “biophilia” when he used it describe his theory that, as humans have evolved as a…

Aesthetica Alumni:
Alexandra Carr

We caught up with Alexandra Carr, one half of Torus Torus Studios, to learn more about their new sculpture commission at Science Museum, London.

Belfast Photo Festival:
Alisa Martynova

Documentary photographer Alisa Martynova is the winner of this year’s Belfast Photo Festival Editorial Award with the powerful series ‘Nowhere Near.’

Capturing Complexities

After the End of History: British Working Class Photography 1989 – 2024 is the latest offering from Hayward Gallery’s touring series. It is an evocative…

Extraordinary Phenomena

Albertina opens a major retrospective devoted to Gregory Crewdson’s impressive 30-year career spent crafting cinematic, story-infused scenes.

Digital Creativity from
The Aesthetica Art Prize

In this roundup, we highlight five artists who embrace emerging technologies as they probe the realms of data, robotics, as well as the climate crisis.

Interrogating the World: Deutsche Börse 2024

The prestigious award marks its 20th anniversary with an affecting show, drawing attention to inequity and violence through multidisciplinary work.

Aesthetica Alumni:
Meet Edgar Martins

Sony World Photography Award Winner and Aesthetica Art Prize alumnus Edgar Martins shares insights into his poignant new photography series.

Reflecting Lenses

Pioneers of early Indigenous photography are acknowledged at The Gorman Museum – as is the emergence of a distinct Native point of view.

Artist Interview:
Joanne Coates

We interviewed visual artist Joanne Coates, winner of 2024’s Baltic Vasseur Arts Award, to learn more about her new show – ‘Middle of Somewhere.’

Surrealist Visions

We review Viviane Sassen’s latest monograph, that combines documentary, fine art, surrealism and photography as released by Prestel Publishing.

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