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Discover the Aesthetica Art Prize Jury 2021

This year’s judging panel comprises influential art figures from Magnum Photos, Serpentine Galleries, Leica, Apollo Magazine and many more.

5 New Art Videos to Watch

Aesthetica rounds up the latest interviews and films from across the art world – from exclusive studio visits to must-see online Q&As.

Building a Better Future

The shortlist for the Sony World Photography Awards Student competition has been announced, judged by Aesthetica’s Associate Editor.

Cosmic Installation

“A lie can also be art.” Iván Navarro uses lighting and illusion to explore power and control. A new series draws on vivid colour to navigate the stars.

1-54: Photography to See

1-54 is a destination to discover contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora. Discover bold, colourful images and striking studio portraits.

Dreamlike Iconography

“My motivation is rooted in the westernisation of my home country in the 1990s.” Photographer Dino Kužnik captures pastel-toned American landscapes.

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Connecting to Nature

It’s more important than ever to consider our relationship with the environment. Art is one way to do so. 5 artists turn their attention to the climate.

Top Picks: London Art Fair 2021

London Art Fair 2021 launches online. Discover stand-out contemporary artworks across photography, painting and sculpture.

New Architecture Books to Read

Get a dose of architectural inspiration with these new and upcoming publications. Top five titles look at how buildings are evolving into the future.

Ethereal Still Life

Throughout the pandemic, Cornelia Parker has been working on a new body of work. Objects, flowers and glassware transform into shadows.

5 Online Photography Shows

This selection of digital shows provides respite and inspiration: embracing home, exploring our relationship with nature and reflecting inwards.

Illumination Through Design

The first electric light was invented in the early 1800s. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, surveys more than a century of innovative lighting solutions.

Memory and Transformation

Chila Kumari Singh Burman is celebrated internationally for her radical feminist practice. The artist has transformed Tate Britain’s facade.

10 Quotes About Creativity

Be inspired by global artists and photographers. Read powerful statements from Ai Weiwei, Kara Walker, Georgia O’Keeffe, Alexander Calder and more.

Aesthetica Art Prize: 5 Painters

Be inspired by these artists from the Aesthetica Art Prize. Discover a range of approaches to the time-honoured medium, from realism to abstraction.

Bold Ambiguity

Torbjørn Rødland is a Norwegian photographer making surreal, psychologically charged images. The works update art history for today’s audience.

Blurring the Lines

Ming Smith was the first female African-American photographer to have her work acquired by New York’s MoMA. A new book surveys her oeuvre.

Subverting Language

For almost half a century, the US-born text artist Barbara Kruger has been reworking the languages of advertising and consumer culture.

Image as Transformation

The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, presents a full career retrospective of Dawoud Bey – spanning a larger portfolio of work from the 1970s to 2010s.

Turning Inwards

Viktoria Sorochinki’s series of self-portraits, INsideOUTside, were shot entirely during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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