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.
Visual Writing Prompts
Travel to inspiring locations with our visual writing prompts. These images move through deserts, mountains, lakes and open roads.
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.
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.”
Artwork to Inspire Your Writing
Aesthetica selects images to inspire your writing. These are perfect prompts for an ekphrastic poem – a vivid description of an artwork.
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.