Through bold light and shadow, Ibai Acevedo stages compelling, hyperreal and cinematic scenes that seem to belong to an odd world not quite our own.
Flux in Memories
This year’s Foam Talent spotlights fresh voices and innovators at the cutting edge of lens-based media. Cristóbal Ascencio focuses on remembrance.
African proverbs are at the heart of Ghanaian photographer Derrick Ofosu Boateng’s work, bursting with bright colours and a sense of joy.
Into the Woodland
Photographs by Neil Burnell trace the sensory experience of being outdoors, capturing hidden vegetation, green thickets and secluded clearings.
Universe of Emotion
Tania Franco Klein holds a mirror up to the various effects of time spent online, such as disconnection, performative stress and media overstimulation.
Looking Through the Lens:
20th Century Photography Shows
Here’s Aesthetica’s selection of shows that champion practitioners who revolutionised 20th century imagery through their unique and dynamic vision.
The Power of Stories
Pao Houa Her engages with the legacies of photography and still-life in relation to Hmong diasporic communities in this Aperture book.
ICP at 50:
The International Centre of Photography celebrate their 50th anniversary with an exhibition that shows work from Samuel Fosso, Gordon Parks and more.
Chroniclers of our Times
The Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition is the place to discover contemporary artists who use art to express emotion, reflect reality and inspire change.
We highlight photographers from the Aesthetica Art Prize Shortlist. These inspiring projects document our world from alternative perspectives.
Eyes of the Forest
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané takes us to Tijuca National Park to open our minds to the often overlooked perspectives of animals and plants.
Meet the Shortlist | We caught up with Hussina Raja to learn more about her film “ROOTS” and the ways in which it explores cultural assimilation.
Guided by Details
If we looked a little more closely, what might we see? Photographer Lucy Sparks answers this question in a collection of fragmented photographs.
Faces of a Revolution
Soheila Sokhanvari’s debut show in Denmark spotlights the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and preserves the legacy of women who were silenced.
Richard Mosse’s film “Broken Specter” shows the deforestation of the Amazon. It’s a reminder of a rapidly approaching point of no return.
Meet the Shortlist | Cinzia Campolese is an Italian-Canadian artist who explores the perception of space in both digital and physical environments.
Aesthetica Art Prize 2024:
Maryam Tafakory and Gala Hernández López receive the Aesthetica Art Prize 2024 with thought-provoking artist films that spark key conversations.
10 Questions With…
Waiting for a Sign contrasts anonymous metropolitan life with unique human experiences, asking us to consider the stories of people we pass by.
Georg Kussmann’s photo book captures the zeitgeist of a German summer in 2015 through everyday scenes charged with a sense of unease.
Meet the Shortlist | Alexej Sachov is a Ukrainian-German artist and diver who spotlights the beauty and fragility of life under the surface of the ocean.
An Evocative Visual Language
A solo exhibition of Flor Garduño shows her iconic black and white photography of indigenous cultures, peoples and place. We have a closer look at the show.
Exhibitions to Discover:
Women Artists In Focus
Here is Aesthetica’s list of exhibitions dedicated to promoting international women artists. These shows continue to challenge the rules of the art canon.
This Is The Place:
Aesthetica Art Prize Shortlist 2024
The 2024 Aesthetica Art Prize shortlist comprises 21 international artists who propose creative responses to the challenges we face as a society today.
Redefining Landscape Art
We interview Lisa Anderson, the curator of “Soulscapes,” who shares insights into a show that’s widening perceptions of landscape art.
A Space Between Worlds
For Taysa Jorge, art is a way of matching her inner thoughts with the physical world. Her works unfold in a blue-purple haze, as if in the middle of a dream.
American photographer Dawoud Bey’s landscapes capture peaceful views whilst reminding us of the legacy of people who must never be forgotten.
“The salt lake” surveys Murray Fredericks work over the past two decades, showcasing the interventions he creates and captures in space.
The Past Reimagined
Omar Victor Diop uses self-portraiture to spotlight Black people from important histories that are overlooked by Eurocentric societies.