Contemplation:
The February / March Issue

Throughout history, art has influenced societies, challenged norms and prompted new perspectives. This issue of Aesthetica recognises agents of change.

Multichromatic History

The exhibition Mexichrome unearths the history of colour photography in Mexico through 180 captivating prints from the past eight decades.

American Glitch

Artistic duo Orejarena & Stein’s new exhibition interrogate the boundary between fact and fiction in photographs that probe an American landscape.

Photography Shows: 5 To See

Our list of shows brings together the work of photographers who focus on issues like globalism, equality and industrial processes’ effect on nature.

Artist Interview:
Building a Community

Gail Albert Halaban shares the inspiration for her projects, the cultural differences between cities and the story behind her shot of The Dorilton.

Portrait of Britain

Diversity, empathy and authenticity. These are the key values that unite British Journal of Photography’s latest project and publication.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2024

Our award is one of the UK’s most prestigious prizes. Here, we provide a first-look at the artists who are redefining the parameters of contemporary art.

Identity and Survival

The Lumbee tribe is a Native American population centred in North Carolina. Maria Sturm’s ‘You Don’t Look Native to Me’ celebrates identity and visibility.

London Art Fair: 5 To See

This year, the 36th London Art Fair introduces over 120 galleries from the UK and beyond. Here’s Aesthetica’s highlights from the event.

Colourful Cityscapes

Here, we present a list of photographic images and digital prints from our Award that highlight the vivid and playful world of colour that exists around us.

Psychological Landscapes

Siân Davey’s work, now on display in Soho Photography Quarter, invites us into a tranquil space of defiance, joy and interconnectedness.

Aesthetica Art Prize:
Hyperreal Painting

Hyperrealism emerged in the late 1960s. Here’s five artists from the AAP who depict everyday objects, landscapes and the human body in such manner.

Inspiring Reflection

These artists consider the relationship between nature and the human-made, question imperialist ideologies in film and create portals for reflection.

Working in Nature

Simone Nieweg’s retrospective at Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, explores the aesthetics of gardens, unplanned space and alternative allotments.

Alone, Together

For Rala Choi, the most important element in constructing a scene is to communicate his characters’ innermost thoughts and feelings.

Splendorous Colour

This exhibition of Werner Bischof’s captivating work focuses on his colour pieces, highlighting an important but overlooked part of his practice.

10 Questions With… Todd Hido

The message of Todd Hido’s latest photography exhibition is one of foreboding, anxiety and fear – all tinged with glimmers of hope for the future.

A Look Ahead:
Big Shows in 2024

Aesthetica selects five must-see exhibitions for 2024 in Europe, America and Asia, spanning photography, installation, architecture and more.

Beauty in the Mundane

Aesthetica reviews Thames & Hudson’s book ‘The Centennial Retrospective’ of Saul Leiter, bringing together 60 years’ work of the street photographer.

Aesthetica Art Prize:
Surreal Photography

Visual escapism, whimsy and play. We bring you works from previous Art Prize artists that test the boundaries of reality, symbolism and composition.