Visual Inspiration

Jamal Nxedlana’s images are rooted in an Afro-Surrealist style, “creating an alternative image repertoire to tackle biased views of Africa.”

Building the Future

How do designers shape the way we understand the world around us, as we tackle the climate emergency, political tensions and digital ethics?

Cutting and Pasting

Expanding the dimensions of traditional photography, Haser uses paper-folding techniques, collage and mixed media to blur distinctions.

Layers of Complexity

Data plays a huge role in our lives today. Emmanuelle Moureaux’s immersive installation assesses how numbers are related to memory.

Towards Preservation

After half of Claudia Andujar’s family were killed in WWII, she dedicated five decades to photographing and raising awareness of the Yanomami people.

Stepping into Dreams

Alex Fruehmann’s dramatic and expansive photographs immerse the viewer in the hyperreal, inviting them to revel in the negative space.


Sony World Photography Awards 2020

The Sony World Photography Awards 2020 introduces a new environment category, responding to the climate crisis and a changing world.

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica selects this weekend’s must-see shows – featuring the new Steve McQueen retrospective at Tate Modern and prize-winning portraits.

Representing Communities

What does it mean to be American? Dawoud Bey considers African American experiences to examine identity and acceptance.

Scottish Dreams

Over the course of 25 years and countless expeditions, documentary photographer Martin Parr has developed a love affair with Scotland.

Brandt and Moore

A new publication investigates the relationship between Henry Moore and Bill Brandt, standing together in the face of adversity.

Reconnecting with Nature

New Geographies examines the impact of art on mental health, inviting contemporary artists to place work in unconventional places.

5 to Read: This Month

Aesthetica selects five new art books to explore for February. Globalisation, perception and automation are key themes across these titles.

Digital Acceleration

We are living at a time of fast-paced technological development. Cao Fei creates surreal, dystopian digital landscapes using Virtual Reality and film.

Spirit of the Land

Brendan George Ko’s images have been inspired by the notion of home – the idea that a place somehow defines us, like an intimate relationship.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend’s picks feature renowned 20th century artists, pioneering women in photography and a closer look at plastic pollution.

Colourful Direction

Joelle Grace Taylor combines a love of retro styling and creative direction, producing dream-like images full of energy, colour and depth.

Slices of Time

Emmanuelle Moureaux’s new Design Commission for NOW Gallery encourages audiences to reflect on the here and now in a fast-paced world.

Framing Nature

Trees play an essential role in our lives. In a world where around 36 football fields’ worth are lost every minute, what can we do to make change?

Endless Imagery

In an age of pictorial saturation, Jeu de Paume’s ‘The Supermarket of Images’ questions the value of space in an increasingly cluttered world.

Discovering the Self

Lottie Davies recreates the fictional tale of loss and grief, questioning how contemplation can bring new purpose to life.

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica collates shows for early February. Installations push the boundaries of perception and photographers merge art and activism.

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