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Mutual Realities

The difference between being “seen” and being “watched” is important to Rineke Dijkstra’s work, which explores human development over time.

Poetic Meditation

Isaac Julien offers a poetic meditation on the life of Frederick Douglass – a visionary African American writer, abolitionist and a freed slave.

Soul of a Nation

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is the final venue to present ‘Art in the Age of Black Power.’ Curator Kanitra Fletcher speaks to Aesthetica.

Virtual Photography Shows

There is a wealth of content to explore online. Log on to these visually striking exhibitions to explore themes of travel, escapism, myth and solitude.

Language and Connectivity

Filipe Peregrino’s AR project encourages intercultural exchanges, to make people from all around the world feel valued and welcome.

New Photobooks to Read

From representations of the body to Hopper-esque images of the American landscape, these new releases are curated to inform and inspire.

Layers of Sound

What is it like to record a song during lockdown? Leeds School of Arts graduate Luka taps into the complexities of human relationships in a new single.

A Luminous Horizon

Jordan Pope’s images use colours as a way to express emotions, creating dreamy hillsides at the rise and fall of the day.

Pennsylvania Transformed

Chris Hytha grew up in a small town suburb outside of Philadelphia, fascinated by the city and its urban pull. His images build a surreal narrative.

The August / September Issue

Now is the time. This modest sentence is the driving force behind the new issue. It’s a phrase that is bold and empowering. It is a call to action.

10 Quotes: Contemporary Artists

Aesthetica compiles insights from 10 leading names working today – exploring the importance of creativity, and what “art” means to them.

UK Shows to See this Summer

Museums and galleries are starting to reopen across the UK, with safety measures in place. Aesthetica highlights recommended shows to visit.

Vivid Depiction

Yannis Davy Guibinga’s pronounced photographs are part of an expansive conversation about the representation of Africa and its wider diaspora.

Imagined Architecture

Alexis Christodoulou is a Cape Town-based artist who specialises in three-dimensional renders. He draws on the parameters of video game graphics.

Playful Combinations

Ulaş Kesebir & Merve Türkan utilise bold primary colours and minimal sets, using draping materials and block furniture to subvert domestic spaces.

Nocturnal Exploration

The seventh edition of Next Generation, an annual feature showcasing new photography graduates from the London College of Communication.

Modes of Iconography

With the role of the selfie, how has portraiture changed? Is any idea authentic? Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song consider new visual archetypes.

Digitised Landscapes

Following a UN report on the effects of a 1.5°C increase, Google Arts & Culture’s Heartbeat of the Earth series makes sense of the key conclusions.

Celebrating Print

The Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards has announced the long and shortlist for the 35th edition of the award, championing the photobook in a digital age.

Aesthetica Archives: Digital Renders

How far do we need to be convinced that something is real? Discover three creatives making new illusory worlds and impossible landscapes.

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