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.
Aesthetica Art Prize:
Meet five of our talented Main and Emerging Aeshetica Art Prize winners. These artists use video to hold up a mirror to the world around us.
Veronique Boyens’ photography series, At a Distance, embraces a new normal as the globe moved into lockdown and a period of isolation.
Tools for Change
“I saw that the camera could be a weapon against poverty, against racism, against all sorts of social wrongs.” A Gordon Parks show opens in London.
Discover innovative image-makers capturing subjects in new ways. These bold and fresh images blend analogue and digital techniques.
To coincide with the reopening of a show at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Don McCullin presents a special online exhibition of platinum prints.
Using the beach towns of East Coast New Jersey as his backdrop, Dana Yurcisin explores themes of loneliness throughout empty neighbourhoods.
What dictates the colour of the designed world? Who chooses the colours of a building, a sofa, or a pair of shoes? A new book answers these questions.
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.
Films About Transformations
Watch films from Aesthetica Film Festival’s video library. These selected shorts reflect on moments of personal change, development and renewal.
Mariyan Atanasov transforms Sofia’s buildings into Tetris-like constructions – removing, editing and rearranging sections of buildings in pale skylines.
Discover image-makers expanding upon the definition of documentary through architectural images, portraits and conceptual visual projects.
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.
A Dystopian Vision
Eric Ogden is is a Michigan-born photographer and director. His latest series, Collapse, was shot across Brooklyn during lockdown.
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.