Seasons of Change

Simon Norfolk follows Afghanistan’s central highlands across the four seasons, watching summertime bleed into autumn and winter.

Surreal Expression

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.

World Architecture Day: 10 Buildings to Know

Each year since 1985, the first Monday of October marks World Architecture Day. The initiative was commenced to showcase the power of creativity.

Reflecting a Community

MUAC presents a retrospective dedicated to Claudia Andujar and Davi Kopenawa’s fight against rights violations faced by the Yanomami.

10 to See: Black History Month 2023

October marks Black History Month across the UK. We are delighted to present 10 exhibitions that highlight the creativity of Black artists.

Emerging Belgian Photography

Returning for its 11th edition, .tiff 2023 celebrates new artists who help us understand each other and the social structures around us.

Transforming Ideas: The October / November Issue

What’s an idea and where does it come from? The October / November issue of Aesthetica is a love letter to ideation.

Installations and Sculptures:
5 Exhibitions to See

The following exhibitions display monumental sculptures as well as installations that stimulate our senses and evoke our spatial awareness.

On the Basis of Love

Twelve artists at MoCP share the ways they experience the powerful emotion, as they journey through poignant and affecting relationships.

Armet Francis:
Reimagining The Black Triangle

The Autograph exhibition brings together works, from the Jamaican-British artist’s four-decade long career, focusing on the Black British experience.

Black British Fashion:
Creatives to Know

Black creativity has had a profound influence on British culture. Now, Somerset House shows us the wide-reaching influence of fashion designers.

Multidimensional Perspectives

Now at Brooklyn Museum, Africa Fashion surveys the global impact of attire from the continent through the 1950s to the present-day.

Femme Noire:
Highlighting Nuance

“Naked woman, Black woman // Clothed with your colour which is life, with // your form which is beauty.” These lines have inspired Seattle Art Museum’s show.

Lasting Devastation

Documentary photographer Eddo Hartmann explores the Semipalatinsk Test Site, the largest nuclear research area in Kazakhstan.

Housing Projects:
Architecture to Know

Housing complexes are homes built together as a single development. Here we list five sites that serve as a record of architectural and planning history.

Sunday Special:
Carlos Idun-Tawiah

Inspired by Ghana’s rich photographic archives, the artist’s series at Galerie Huit Arles focuses on themes of community, family, hope, love and kinship.

Markers of Industry

Andreas Gursky’s eye for the “industrial aesthetic” has taken him to humanmade structures that dominate landscapes everywhere.

Revelatory Performances

The Royal Academy of Arts presents a major UK survey of the internationally acclaimed Marina Abramović, celebrating 50 years of pioneering art.

5 Projects to Know:
London Design Festival

Each year, LDF provides a global platform for the city’s creative community to share their ideas and connect with audiences from around the world.

Responsible Gardening

What role could gardens play in a sustainable future? And what can they tell us about history? Vitra Design Museum introduces artists addressing this question.

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