Message in the Sky
At a time when it can be hard to decipher “real” from “artificial”, Reuben Wu shows us what it is possible to create on location, using light carrying drones.
Crafting a Memory
Es Devlin explodes the status-quo, pushing artistic boundaries between literature, stage and set design in a major New York exhibition spanning 30 years.
Visions of the Future
NGV Triennial calls for collective activity in the face of climate crisis, with John Gerrard’s ominous digital flags reflecting on the impact of the oil industry.
Polina Washington has a background in film cinematography. Light and colour are key to her work, where a lone sunbeam tells a story.
The Gobi Desert is listed amongst the top 10 largest in the world. Jonas Daley’s landscapes capture its imposing rocky mountain ranges in pastel hues.
Return to the Real
In a show spanning 15 years, artist Doug Aitken demonstrates the dislocating yet connective power of technology and modern communication.
Zane Priede asks questions about how plant life might evolve. The result is a dystopia – where uncanny flowers and fruits mutate before our eyes.
10 Questions With… Alia Ali
Patterns and textiles are Alia Ali’s main motif; she’s best known for making portraits in which cloth is used to conceal and camouflage her subjects.
A World Full of Wonder
Guest Editions publishes Laura Pannack’s Romanian-folktale-inspired photobook, ‘Youth Without Age and Life Without Death.’ We review the work here.
Architecture Shows: 5 To Know
Aesthetica presents a list of must-see exhibitions from institutions including London’s Design Museum, the National Gallery of Scotland and Vitra.
Capturing the South
The High Museum of Art brings together a show that examines the complex and critical history of the American South’s culture, character and history.
Polish-born photographer Magda Biernat, who is based between New York and Paris, is interested in the oceans and how they connect to one another.
Caring for Ecosystems
This year’s edition of Noorderlicht Photo brings together image-makers who explore ways we can improve society – both for people and the planet.
Winter Photography Shows
The festive period is approaching and, for many, winter is starting to unfold. Here are five shows that revel in the crisp, bright beauty of the season ahead.
Art and Design: 5 Shows to Know
Material culture tells the story of humankind. Here is a list of exhibitions about how design shapes our everyday lives, and can propose ideas for the future.
Gifts for Art & Culture Lovers
Aesthetica highlights 10 gift ideas perfect for arts and culture lovers this season – including photobooks, magazines and creative experiences.
Art in a Time of Change
Helen Cammock, Sunil Gupta and Heather Phillipson have teamed up to select this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries: 55 exciting fresh UK talents.
Power of Experimentation:
The December / January Issue
It’s that idea of the journey being more important than the destination. This issue is dedicated to artists who demonstrate the power of creative thinking.
The Turner Prize 2023:
Jesse Darling takes up the award with a sculpture-based exhibition that powerfully explores perceived notions of class, Britishness, labour and power.
10 Questions With… Kristin Bedford
“All I can do is open a door with my photographs.” Kristin Bedford speaks to Aesthetica about her inspirations, and what it feels like to a take picture.
Change and Protest:
The Happy Man Tree
Aesthetica interviews Katy McGahan, documentary director of The Happy Man Tree, discussing the power of activism, community and green spaces.
Resilient by Design
Tokyo-based sustainable fashion brand SHOHEI launches a new capsule collection based around the traditional Japanese dyeing process of Kakishibu.
Visibility is at the centre of Guggenheim’s new show. The concept is crucial within the art world, where it unearths issues of access, privilege and opportunity.