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Aesthetica Art Prize 2022:
Winners Announced

Baff Akoto and Yukako Tanaka have been awarded this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize – a celebration of creativity and today’s most engaging practitioners.

New Talent:
Shows to See This Summer

Art, design and film, as ever, hold up a mirror to our world. Discover those paving the way, with our round up of unmissable graduate shows.

Power Structures

Driven by research, Jasmina Cibic creates multimedia artworks that probe how nations have wielded “soft power” through cultural diplomacy.

Natural Balance

Humans and animals are intertwined. The relationship between the two has long fascinated photographer and filmmaker Charlotte Dumas.

Painting with Video

Japanese video artist Shigeko Kubota once commented that: “in video’s reality, infinite variation becomes possible.” MoMA showcases her oeuvre.

The Aesthetica Awards:
Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Awards are open for submissions, celebrating the best contemporary talent across art, photography, literature and film.

10 to See: Black History Month 2021

The Black History Month 2021 theme is Proud to Be. Here are 10 key arts exhibitions, online resources and events to explore this month and beyond.

5 to See: Frieze Week 2021

Frieze returns to London with three concurrent fairs, offering new perspectives on conflict, desire, pollution and how to reshape the canon.

Cosmic Reflections

Scottish-Zimbabwean artist Sekai Machache explores identity, spirituality, and the body in a new show at Stills for Edinburgh Art Festival.

Mixed Messages

“A lot of my work is about being in between cultures.” Discover the films of Rhea Storr, who won the 2020 Aesthetica Art Prize.

A Decade of Film

From 3 to 30 November, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary edition through a revolutionary digital platform.

Connecting Through Culture

Learning a new language can open up a wealth of opportunities in the arts. Goethe-Institut are leading the way, encouraging the study of German.

ING Discerning Eye: New Platforms

The annual exhibition is now calling for entries for a brand-new online edition in 2020, giving creatives the opportunity to showcase virtually.

Visualising the Anthropocene

In this interview, photographer Edward Burtynsky investigates humanity’s indelible, irrevocable and deeply complex influence on the Earth.

Art Exhibitions to See:
This Month

Aesthetica selects five must-see exhibitions around the world – opening online and in galleries. They reflect on identity, migration and place.

Into the Digital Realm

Berlin-based international festival Pop-Kultur launches its sixth edition this week – presenting audiovisual works of art for free and online.

Creating Dialogues

Maia Flora creates powerful moving image about community. ‘Turban Talks’ explores questions of race and family from the artist’s front room.

Top 10 Virtual Degree Shows

This summer, globally, art schools have had to move their Degree Shows online. Browse 10 universities launching inspiring virtual portals.

Aesthetica Art Prize:
5 Winners

Meet five of our talented Main and Emerging Aeshetica Art Prize winners. These artists use video to hold up a mirror to the world around us.

Films About Transformations

Watch films from Aesthetica Film Festival’s video library. These selected shorts reflect on moments of personal change, development and renewal.

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