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.


Spontaneous Forms

Control, chance and chaos are all qualities that characterise Bernar Venet’s work. The sculptor crosses lines between art and engineering.

Pioneering Women Artists

“We need connection and community now more than ever,” says Susan Fisher Sterling, Director of National Museum of Women in the Arts.

A Wider Lens

“This is what builds the future.” Magnum Photos’ new nominees are Sabiha Çimen, Hannah Price, Khalik Allah, Colby Deal and Yael Martínez.

Top 10 Virtual Degree Shows

This summer, globally, art schools have had to move their Degree Shows online. Browse 10 universities launching inspiring virtual portals.

Aesthetica Art Prize:
5 Winners

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.

Static Encounters

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.

Aesthetica Archives:
Portraiture

Discover innovative image-makers capturing subjects in new ways. These bold and fresh images blend analogue and digital techniques.

Enduring Nature

To coincide with the reopening of a show at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Don McCullin presents a special online exhibition of platinum prints.

Cinematic Influence

Using the beach towns of East Coast New Jersey as his backdrop, Dana Yurcisin explores themes of loneliness throughout empty neighbourhoods.

Materialising Colour

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.

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.

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.

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