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5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica selects recommended exhibitions for the end of February, offering perspectives on global conflicts, landscapes and the art world.

Defining Images

“Photography in 2020 is as ubiquitous as the last Instagram post, text, or tweet.” The Met explores the last 100 years of image-making in a new show.

Constructing a Narrative

Jan Rosseel’s photographs examine how a safety-conscious society has become desensitised to fleeting visuals of global disasters in the media.

Future Greats: Geoff Titley

Geoff Titley’s photography is shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2020. It explores decomposition and organic cycles in nature.

Cinematic Surrealism

Alex Prager marries cinematic tradition with staged scenarios – creating staged photographs reminiscent of Hollywood glamour.

A Dynamic Approach

René Groebli has always been an artist on the move. A new exhibition and publication demonstrates modernist thinking and dynamism.

Future Greats: Andres Orozco

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition returns for 2020. Andres Orozco’s photographs define a new relationship between humans and urban spaces

5 to See: This Weekend

Trailblazing women photographers. Pioneering light artists. Conversations about the climate crisis. Aesthetica collates must-see exhibitions.

Mirrored Realities

Stan Douglas’ ‘Doppelgänger’ is rife with motifs of mirrors, binaries, parallels and doubles, diving into where the “other” sits in society today.

Sony World Photography Awards 2020

Sony World Photography Awards introduces a new environment category, responding to the climate crisis and a changing world.

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica selects this weekend’s must-see shows – featuring the new Steve McQueen retrospective at Tate Modern and prize-winning portraits.

Representing Communities

What does it mean to be American? Dawoud Bey considers African American experiences to examine identity and acceptance.

A Wider Conversation

Dhaka Art Summit explores how creativity can encourage social, environmental and political progression.

Creative Energy

Grayson Perry is a chronicler of contemporary life. The Holburne Museum presents an exhibition of the artist’s early work from 1982-1994.

Scottish Dreams

Over the course of 25 years and countless expeditions, documentary photographer Martin Parr has developed a love affair with Scotland.

Brandt and Moore

A new publication investigates the relationship between Henry Moore and Bill Brandt, standing together in the face of adversity.

5 to Read: This Month

Aesthetica selects five new art books to explore for February. Globalisation, perception and automation are key themes across these titles.

Translating History

Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen’s ‘Venus & Mercury’ is inspired by accounts of the French royal court in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Spirit of the Land

Brendan George Ko’s images have been inspired by the notion of home – the idea that a place somehow defines us, like an intimate relationship.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend’s picks feature renowned 20th century artists, pioneering women in photography and a closer look at plastic pollution.

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