Obscure Portraiture

Alma Haser’s puzzle-piece portraits negotiate the boundaries between the real and the manufactured; they are intriguing and unsettling.

Symbiotic Architecture

Four billion people live in urban areas, a figure set only to increase. The only way forward is to welcome the environment into the blueprints.

Playful Geometry

Michael Oliver Love lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. His style is centred on an interest in organic lines and fluidity in nature.

Identities Transposed

Kriss Munsya was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and raised in Brussels. The Eraser series is a story of change and transformation.

The Story of Aesthetica

Aesthetica is one of the key voices for contemporary visual culture. Hear from one of the founders, Cherie Federico, about setting it up.

Pivotal Illumination

Seminal designs chart the evolution of international lighting as a catalyst for global technological, functional and artistic expression.


10 Questions with Sarah Allen

Ahead of this year’s event, we ask 10 questions to Sarah Allen – Assistant Curator of International Art at Tate Modern.

A Sense of Nostalgia

Lauren Tepfer’s photographs reflect on being a teenager living in suburbia: a place of endless nights, warm summers and, often, mystery.

10 Questions with Karin Rehn-Kaufmann

Leica Galleries’ Karin Rehn-Kaufmann answers 10 questions ahead of Future Now 2021 – exploring the pandemic’s impact on her role.

Future Now 2021:
Building an Inclusive Sector

Conversations about representation and inclusivity are vital. Leading artists and curators discuss how we can decolonise the industry.

Meaning in Emptiness

Photographer Tomoko Yoneda has spent the last few decades travelling to locations across the world which are saturated with cultural memory.

Revolution in Bloom

It’s hard to think of a symbol more prevalent in cultural history than a flower. This theme runs through The Earth Issue’s latest online exhibition.

The Power of Storytelling

“A great artwork tells a story, makes a statement or can make you think. It can move you.” UP & COMING ART is a new digital gallery championing new voices.

Manifesting Desires

Themes of destiny, vision and aspiration run throughout Oye Diran’s portraits and still lifes, fusing pops of colour with detailed motifs.

5 Must-Attend Photography Events

French inventor Nicéphore Niépce took the first photo in 1827. Today, they are everywhere. What makes a great image? Learn more at Future Now.

The Makings of Modernity

Museum of Modern Art launches a new chronological survey of Alexander Calder’s work: from wire sculptures to kinetic constructions.

Aesthetica Archives:
Images for Spring

Get inspired with dreamlike visuals. 10 photographers capture optimistic shots of sun-drenched fields, lakes and oceans.

Headline Speakers:
Future Now 2021

This year’s outstanding lineup of headline speakers includes Turner Prize nominees, Magnum Photographers and Silver Lion winners.

10 Questions with Skinder Hundal

We pose 10 questions to our Future Now Symposium key speakers. British Council’s Skinder Hundal discusses his role.

Charting the Course: Issue 100

This is a special edition of Aesthetica Magazine. We are 100 issues old, marking 18 years of the publication. Charting the Course is available now.

New Technologies at Future Now

4.6 billion people now use the internet. Leading artists Jakob Kudsk Steensen and Bill Posters consider digital worlds at Future Now 2021.

Concealment and Control

Photographer Jackie Nickerson wraps the human form in elaborate, unwieldy costumes made of waste plastic, exploring ecology and technology.

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