Satirising the Everyday
Olivia Locher highlights humanity’s unrealistic expectations, depicting daily regimes to comedic effect, where candles literally burn at both ends.
Ulaş Kesebir and Merve Türkan work as a duo to redefine the parameters of fashion imagery, with bold colour schemes and alluring environments.
Rise of the Megacity
Michel Lamoller’s photographic reliefs highlight the alarming rate at which humanity is expanding, depicting high-rises as markers of infrastructure.
Personal and Political
Over 12 years, Gillian Laub produced a major documentary project in Montgomery County, Georgia, a series sparked by one written letter.
Moments of Serendipity
Andrea Lohmann’s compositions are inspired by the built environment: structures from the post- war period complemented by passing clouds.
Ingrid Pollard unpicks complex notions of British identity whilst examining the relationship between human bodies, geology and deep time.
Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2022
This year, we invite you to engage with themes from our rapidly changing world. These 20 pieces – both individually and collectively – disrupt the status quo.
Here are five photographers engaging with ideas of simulation and artificiality – presenting intriguing visions of landscapes and cities through the lens.
Enhancing the Museum
Virtual events have increased in popularity by an estimated 35% since 2020. Given this increased appetite for digital, how can AR transform museums?
Bieke Depoorter’s images explore questions surrounding the authenticity of photography, blurring the boundaries of “artist” and “subject”.
Personal and Political
Artist and activist Poulomi Basu’s current exhibition discusses the need to speak up to create a world where women have true freedom and equal choice.
Engaging with the World
Cornelia Parker is best known for transforming everyday objects to address issues of violence, human rights and environmental disaster.
Visions of Utopia
Serena Dzenis’s pastel-toned images question the idea of making humans multiplanetary, transforming everyday structures into otherworldly scenes.
Andreas Mühe is one of Germany’s best-known artists, recognised for his explorations of sociological, historical and political themes.
Visualising the Impossible
Katie Paterson condenses subjects of vast scope and significance into singular artworks – navigating the the geological history of our planet.
Refik Anadol is a pioneer in the aesthetics of machine intelligence, creating immersive data sculptures and paintings to make invisible information visible.
Ode to Community
“I love the way an image can escape its original tether and move through time to become something else.” Roy Mehta’s photographs are on view in London.
A Moment of Contemplation
Gal Shahar is an Israeli photographer who looks at image-making as a form of literature – considering the stories which play out in our daily routines.
Lens for Celebration
Visual artist. Stylist. Editor. Photographer. Trevor Stuurman is all these things and more – recognised as “the king of creativity” and “a cultural force.”