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Expanded Photography

Women have been at the forefront of every stage of the photographic revolution. Now, pioneering artists are responding to sustainability and climate.

Creative Machines

Refik Anadol is an artist at the cutting-edge of a fast-developing medium, using AI to craft breathtaking digital experiences from various and vast datasets.

Shades of Emotion

Colour is fundamental to art. A group show celebrates the ways pigments convey intense emotions, incite symbolism and connect people.

Stepping into Space

Yayoi Kusama’s installations offer the chance to “become one with eternity,” encouraging a detachment from reality with twinkling lights.

Uncertain Environments

Pavlo Fyshar’s work is characterised by a sense of discomfort. Playful pastel pinks and greens draw the viewer in, yet the world they find is off-kilter.

Connecting with the World

Books. Pianos. Window frames. Suitcases. Clothes. These are just some of the items to be found tied up within Chiharu Shiota’s mesmerising installations.

Celebrating 20 Years:
The February/March Issue

Aesthetica marks 20 years since the first issue was published. This edition is dedicated to the power of creativity, the arts and independent print.

Window to Other Places

Dreamscapes is a world of elegant imagination. James Tralie’s digital renders reconstruct natural environments and architecture into serene scenes

Moments of Fantasy

Maria Lax’s spellbinding images utilise innovative camera techniques to transform figures, buildings and plants into cinematic, otherworldly creations.

The Story of Aesthetica

Celebrate the publication’s 20th anniversary as one of the founders discusses how the magazine has become a trusted voice in contemporary art.

Visionary Narratives

Isaac Julien dismantles restrictive boundaries of genre and medium. Now, a landmark exhibition surveys four decades of his experimental practice.

Emotive Colour Play

Prince Gyasi incorporates vibrant palettes into intimate portraits of figures from his hometown, documenting the spectrum of human emotion.

Vibrant Abstraction

Sebastiaan Knot’s geometric compositions are calculated manipulations of light. Shapes in bold colours are crafted through analogue techniques.

A Changing Landscape

Victoria Sambunaris’ large-scale landscapes monitor human impact on the natural environment, illuminating water shortages and ecological crises.

Future Now Symposium 2023:
Programme Announced

Discover this year’s Future Now line-up, bringing together award-winning artists for talks that engage with themes from our rapidly changing world.

Hidden Luminescence

“A strange fluorescence occurs when certain minerals and materials are subjected to ultraviolet radiation.” Cody Cobb captures this phenomenon.

Icons Reimagined

The Parthenon is an icon of global architecture. Adam Newman and Kelvin Tsang draw inspiration from its once-colourful artistic embellishments.

An Unprecedented Year

99 portrait photographers chronicle the past 12 months through the eyes of everyday people, key workers and national treasures from across Britain.

Woodland Inspiration

There is an inherent sense of mystery about forests. Here are five photographers – all featured in Aesthetica – who put them front and centre.

Studies in Motion

German photographer Jan Prengel looks beyond still life – instead capturing flowers and plant stems in motion, over an exposure time of 2-3 seconds.

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