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.


I Can’t Breathe

It’s time for every person in the world to speak out against inequality and racism. Read a statement from Aesthetica’s Director, Cherie Federico.

Perception of Time

“Being placed into suspended animation has meant that, time becomes an elastic concept.” We interview White Cube about their latest show.

Recalibration: The June / July Edition

This issue is about realignment and hope. As humans, we need to understand our place in the world and the fragility of this ecosystem.

Aspiration and Innovation

When André Fu completed The Upper House hotel in Hong Kong 10 years ago, he quickly became an overnight sensation. A new book explores.

5 Online Photography Shows

International galleries continue offer to audiences art experiences from home. New photo shows span portraiture and documentary.

Through the Frame

Circling around ideas of visual boundaries, margins and fringes are the works of Fabien Dendiével. The photographer extends the concept of the frame.

The Space Between

Encounter Contemporary, London, opens a virtual solo presentation of Nicolas K. Feldmeyer, featuring time-lapsed films and digital renders.

From The Archives: Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibitions

Dive into previous Aesthetica Art Prize shows and get inspired by boundary-pushing photography, video, sculpture and more.

The Story of Artnet

How Artnet’s founder Hans Neuendorf rose from the rubble of WWII Germany to transform the landscape of the art market.

Aesthetica Archives: Street Photography

Street photography involves candid images within public places. Aesthetica selects examples from the archives, from the mid-20th century to now.

International Center of Photography: Art Online

The International Center of Photography, New York, is dedicated to photography and visual culture. Aesthetica selects online highlights.

Aesthetica Art Prize: Women Photographers

Get inspired by women photographers creating compelling visual narratives. These images travel the world, tell stories and reframe the landscape.

Inspiring Conversations

London’s Design Museum – like many around the world – is currently closed. In response, it is pushing into the digital realm with live streams.

Digital Competition: #AestheticaLockdownArt

Now is the time for creativity and innovation. Aesthetica is launching a new social media competition for international artists in isolation.

The Ethics of Documentary

Lars Boering, Managing Director, World Press Photo Foundation, discusses the 2019 contest entries, and the essence of “truth.”

5 to Read: This Month

Aesthetica selects five new art, design and photography books for May 2020. These titles reflect on the meaning of progress today.

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