5 to See: This Weekend

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

Layers of Complexity

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

Reactive Installations

Cornelia Parker has spent the last 40 years making installations that make sense of the volatile, violent and precarious world in which we live.

Translating Objects

Cerith Wyn Evans’ bold, linear neon sculptures utilise light and shadow to explore truth in a climate of fake news and digital misinformation.

Aesthetica Art Prize Shortlist 2020

The Aesthetica Art Prize returns with artworks making sense of our changing world, responding to digital identities and global constructs.

Spaces for Reflection

James Turrell’s latest colour-changing light works, on view at London’s Pace Gallery, offer a moment of quiet in a fast-paced world.

New Initiatives

Saudi Arabia’s new Ministry of Culture marks a turning point in the nation’s history. A new residency programme seeks seven artists.

Atmospheric Lighting

Federica Belli taps into a quality of light that is filled with narrative and intimacy. Portraits are aglow with shadow and highlight.

Future Now 2020: Cornelia Parker

“We might not have a future unless we do something to mitigate what’s happening.” Cornelia Parker is speaking at Future Now 2020.

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica selects recommended shows for late January – offering viewers contemplative landscapes, utopian visions and feminist artwork.

Future Now 2020: Martin Parr

Martin Parr is one of the world’s most celebrated documentary photographers. He will discuss a distinguished career at Future Now 2020.

Atmospheric Encounters

German-American photographer Evelyn Hofer created a photographic kaleidoscope spanning almost half a century and a variety of genres.

Truth to Power

A year after his release from a Dhaka jail, Bangladeshi photographer, writer and activist Shahidul Alam features at Rubin Museum.

Aesthetica Future Now Symposium 2020

Martin Parr, Cornelia Parker, Nadav Kander and John Keane are key speakers for this year’s edition of the Aesthetica Future Now Symposium.

Fresh Perspectives

Cai Ramalho (b. 1994) was born in São Paulo, Brazil. After attending fashion school, Ramalho started work as a photographer in 2013. Just six years…

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica selects five exhibitions opening this weekend. They are self-reflective and intimate – delving into personal and familial histories.

The Green Museum

Studio Ma is currently eyeing up the opportunity to design the world’s first ultra-green museum – a firm committed to buildings that respond to nature.

Sculptural Contrasts

Do objects have souls? Lee Ufan’s largest outdoor sculpture project in the USA consists of mostly unaltered boulders and stainless-steel plates .

Land of Dreams

A new Shirin Neshat show engages with the world through lens-based media, demonstrating the power of art to deconstruct the political climate.

Living in Harmony

For photographer Giorgia Bellotti, forests, fields and neighbouring mountainsides are platforms on which to explore the unconscious.