Obscure Portraiture

Alma Haser’s puzzle-piece portraits negotiate the boundaries between the real and the manufactured; they are intriguing and unsettling.

Symbiotic Architecture

Four billion people live in urban areas, a figure set only to increase. The only way forward is to welcome the environment into the blueprints.

Playful Geometry

Michael Oliver Love lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. His style is centred on an interest in organic lines and fluidity in nature.

Identities Transposed

Kriss Munsya was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and raised in Brussels. The Eraser series is a story of change and transformation.

The Story of Aesthetica

Aesthetica is one of the key voices for contemporary visual culture. Hear from one of the founders, Cherie Federico, about setting it up.

Pivotal Illumination

Seminal designs chart the evolution of international lighting as a catalyst for global technological, functional and artistic expression.

Isolated Landscapes

In 2014, a glacier in Iceland melted. It was the first lost to climate change. Luciana Abait’s work explores immigration and environmental crisis.

Reflection and Revolution

Ori Gersht discusses how art history, science and technology collide. The artist has reimagined a classical still life painting for the digital age.

Lighting the Future

Studio Roosegaarde works at the threshold of science, art and engineering. Their latest project harnesses UVC rays to create safer urban spaces.

Matriarchal Utopia

“In the bodies of other women I find a union.” Carlota Guerrero’s photobook proposes a new kind of spirituality: a celebration of sisterhood.

An Experimental Spirit

Dadaism, Surrealism and Pop Art are tied together by questioning the status quo. What does this look like today? Online gallery Avanguardian shows us.

A Kaleidoscopic Journey

Liz West, who was shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, creates a new striking site-specific artwork – using vivid colour, light and space.

Responsive Image Making

Assembly is a fresh online art and photography platform engaging with some of the most important social and cultural issues of our time.

Space for Experimentation

‘Where Art Might Happen: The Early Years of CalArts’ offers a bountiful history of the school’s formative decade – from Fluxus to feminism.

The Story of Self Portraits

For Renaissance artists, the mirror was “a teacher.” Natalie Rudd looks at the story of self-portraiture, from early pioneers to contemporary work.

Monochrome Visionaries

Efrem Zelony-Mindell discusses the allure and ever shifting status of black-and-white image making, upon the release of a new photobook.

Working with Nature

Swirls of pink and red. Green and yellow voids. Fragments of wood, fracturing and splintering. These are the works of Daniel Fuchs.

The Shape of Inspiration

“Barbara Hepworth is one of the most important artists of the 1900s, with a unique artistic vision that demands to be looked at in-depth.”

A Trailblazing Light Artist

Kunstpalast celebrates the 90th birthday of Heinz Mack – illuminating seminal environmental art and the artist’s innovative, revolutionary spirit.

Breaking the Mould

A major new touring exhibition promises to shed light on the hidden histories of women’s sculpture worldwide. Aesthetica speaks to the curator.

Towards Preservation

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

Multi-Layered Narratives

In a 2018 interview with Royal Academy, Tacita Dean stated that she “didn’t care about the long run, caring only about now.” A new show opens.

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