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.

A New Conversation

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

Reality Usurped

KangHee Kim distils the everyday, transforming it into something altogether different and utterly fantastical – encouraging imagination in viewers.

Portraits in Isolation

Julia Keil’s self-portraits reference works from the worlds of film and fine art to express familiar experiences whilst living in global lockdown.

Tapping into Nature

Humanity’s interactions with nature are swiftly being rewritten. Makoto Azuma investigates this idea through large-scale botanical installations.

Colour and Motif

Diane Villadsen builds on our appetite for candy coloured compositions. Dreamlike tones move from blush pink and lemon yellow to soft lilac.

Body as Performance

Photographs from Nana Yaw Oduro provide the manifestation of thought and emotion, expressed through bright colours and physical movements.