Latin American Art in Lockdown

Whilst it is impossible to predict what the art world will look like after Covid-19, Latin American artists provide ideas on how to reshape the way we live.

Coming Together

Portrait of Humanity returns with a second compelling volume of images, comprising 200 intimate stories from across the world.

Films about Humanity

Delve into the Aesthetica Short Film Festival archives and explore what it means to be human. These films examine identity in today’s world.

5 Gallery Reopenings

Global museums and galleries are beginning to reopen – with reduced hours and safety measures in place. Discover five institutions launching shows.

Navigate Art Basel Online

The fair launches its online viewing rooms, with a programme of talks, film screenings and sculpture garden tours. View our Top 5 Recommendations.

5 to Read: Books for Summer

From whimsical portraiture to anthropological studies, these new books meaningfully explore themes of sustainability, identity and beauty.

Focused Examination

Steffen Tuck’s minimalist perspectives “reduce the visual noise” of urban topographies. She offers sections of landscapes, splicing colour and form.

Aesthetica Archives: Installation Art

Across galleries, desert landscapes and major architectural landmarks, artists continue to make statements about the world through installations.

Staying Connected

Galleries and audiences have had to adapt to a new normal, attending online show and talks. NOW Gallery discusses their digital programme.

Plastic Vanitas

Thirza Schaap combines sculpture and photography to examine the overwhelming presence of plastics, providing a kind of contemporary Vanitas.

Aesthetica Portfolio Reviews

We’re launching new portfolio reviews. Speak with Aesthetica Editors about your work, learn about the art world and get useful career advice.

York St John University: Degree Show 2020

Aesthetica has teamed up with York St John University to present a showcase of creative student work from across the entire department.

Aesthetica Art Prize:
Through the Years

The annual Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition is a platform for talent. Look back across the years at captivating shows hosted by York Art Gallery.

Expansive Programming

London Festival of Architecture returns with its 2020 edition online, examining the theme of power in both commercial and domestic spaces.

Seeds of Resistance

Pablo Albarenga has been announced as Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year, with powerful images depicting eco-activists.

A New Conversation

Through bold costume, colours, pageantry and performance, Athi-Patra Ruga asks meaningful questions about how to decolonise the art sector.

Digital Collage

In 2012, Pedro Dias created an Instagram account to share make-believe worlds, building virtual cities and constructing imaginary landscapes.

An Interactive Schedule

How often do we take a moment to pause and look back? Design Museum launches a digital programme curated to do just that.

I Can’t Breathe

It’s time for every person in the world to speak out against inequality and racism. Read a statement from Aesthetica’s Director, Cherie Federico.

Recalibration:
The June / July Edition

This issue is about realignment and hope. As humans, we need to understand our place in the world and the fragility of this ecosystem.