A New Conversation

Through bold costume, colours, pageantry and performance, Athi-Patra Ruga asks meaningful questions about how to decolonise the art sector.

Reality Usurped

KangHee Kim distils the everyday, transforming it into something altogether different and utterly fantastical – encouraging imagination in viewers.

Portraits in Isolation

Julia Keil’s self-portraits reference works from the worlds of film and fine art to express familiar experiences whilst living in global lockdown.

Tapping into Nature

Humanity’s interactions with nature are swiftly being rewritten. Makoto Azuma investigates this idea through large-scale botanical installations.

Colour and Motif

Diane Villadsen builds on our appetite for candy coloured compositions. Dreamlike tones move from blush pink and lemon yellow to soft lilac.

Body as Performance

Photographs from Nana Yaw Oduro provide the manifestation of thought and emotion, expressed through bright colours and physical movements.


5 UK Gallery Reopenings

Museums in London and across the UK are announcing plans to reopen to the public after a period of prolonged closure. Discover five shows.

Into the Imaginary

Rachel Louise Brown is Photo Director at Harper’s Bazaar and a photographer who observes the world as a stage, exploring unfamiliar places.

Films About Transformations

Watch films from Aesthetica Film Festival’s video library. These selected shorts reflect on moments of personal change, development and renewal.

Deconstructed Façades

Mariyan Atanasov transforms Sofia’s buildings into Tetris-like constructions – removing, editing and rearranging sections of buildings in pale skylines.

Aesthetica Archives:
Documentary Photography

Discover image-makers expanding upon the definition of documentary through architectural images, portraits and conceptual visual projects.

A Dystopian Vision

Eric Ogden is is a Michigan-born photographer and director. His latest series, Collapse, was shot across Brooklyn during lockdown.

Reframing Isolation

Informality Gallery launches an artist spotlight for Tamara Dean. The online selection provides “an antidote” – drawing energy from nature.

5 Artist Interviews
to Watch Online

Aesthetica collates five videos to watch and YouTube channels to browse – offering insights direct from some of the world’s leading creatives.

Films about Place

Watch 5 short films from the Aesthetica Shorts Film Festival Archives. These works examine our changing relationship with the landscape.

A Sense of Place

Bristol Photo Festival’s inaugural edition creates a space to reconsider social and historical landscapes in the city and around the world.

Aesthetica Archives:
Environmental Art and Design

The Anthropocene is a new geological age defined by humanity’s impact. Aesthetica highlights artists asking questions about the climate crisis.

Aesthetica Art Prize:
5 Installation Artists

Installations transform space, encouraging audiences to see the world in a new way. Discover five artworks from a new generation of artists.

High Contrast

Malick Kebe is a photographer and curator putting Abidjan on the creative map through bold, high-contrast images filled with energy.

Latin American Art in Lockdown

Whilst it is impossible to predict what the art world will look like after Covid-19, Latin American artists provide ideas on how to reshape the way we live.

Coming Together

Portrait of Humanity returns with a second compelling volume of images, comprising 200 intimate stories from across the world.

Films about Humanity

Delve into the Aesthetica Short Film Festival archives and explore what it means to be human. These films examine identity in today’s world.

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