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.


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.

Contrasting Forms

Olivia Broome gathers over 150 shots of Brutalist buildings overwhelmed by thriving plant life, from captivating installations to ivy-clad structures.

Shows to See:
The Beauty of Collaboration

We are celebrating the art of collaboration by bringing you five international exhibitions that highlight the power of joining creative forces.

Profound Reverberations

This years edition of RAY Triennial of Photography includes lens-based artist from across the globe who reflect on the making and breaking of identity.

A Green Sanctuary

Claire Luxton invites viewers to enjoy a moment of relaxation and reflection with her breath-taking ‘Field of Dreams’ installation that takes over Battersea Power Station this summer.

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