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Outside the Box

Rippling tennis courts. Bright red rooms. Portals into open, cloud-filled skies. Artist and designer Akama Paul pushes the boundaries of reality.

Aesthetica Archives:
Highways at Dusk

Endless roads, street lights and motel signs. Take a deep dive into our archives and discover image-makers capturing life on the road.

Sense of Belonging

New York-based photographer Stacy Mehrfar’s new book reflects upon the loss of roots and search for belonging in the wake of immigration.

Suspended Moments

La Prairie, the Swiss skincare brand, continues its commitment to the arts world with a collaboration between Nobuhiro Nakanishi and Max Richter.

Reflection and Resilience

In the wake of last year, global photography award Portrait of Humanity returns with a vast and moving exploration of what it means to be human.

5 to See: Women Artists Online

In this round-up, Aesthetica marks 50 years since Linda Nochlin’s seminal work, ‘Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?’, was published.

Black Contemporary Art Online

Aesthetica teams up with ISE-DA – a trailblazing platform promoting Black visual arts culture – to highlight the 10 digital resources to explore now.

Aesthetica Archives: Set Design

In 1992, French anthropologist Marc Augé explored the idea of anonymous “Non-Places.” Today, artists are constructing their own worlds.

10 to See: LGBTQ+ History Month

This February, discover must-see online shows, publications and videos – featuring powerful and inspiring artwork from across the globe.

Lights in the Sky

Maria Lax’s otherworldly images of Northern Finland are full of intrigue, pulling viewers in to a world of myth, rumour and speculation.

Portraits of a Generation

Alys Tomlinson discusses her Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize-win – capturing school leavers dressed for cancelled proms.

Aesthetica Art Prize:
5 to Know

Learn more about our alumni. These are key contemporary artists paving the way for installation, sculpture, photography and video.

Trailblazers: The February / March Edition

Trailblazers, the February / March edition of Aesthetica, is available now. This issue showcases artists and curators building their own platforms.

Moments of Uneasiness

Brooke DiDonato’s work sits within a contemporary reading of The Uncanny in photography, making unsettling and alluring images.

Updating the Records

MoMA dismantles the narrative of photographic history, focusing on an understudied chapter from the heart of São Paulo in the mid-20th century.

Concealed Topographies

Auckland sits on an active volcanic field; ancient networks have been formed by lava. Chirag Jindal’s images examine these hidden landscapes.

Under Moonlight

The moon has been a consistent source of wonder for humanity. Alexis Pichot’s spectral images revel in a sense of stillness, with milk-white rockfaces.

Picturing America

Mark Power has been documenting the US since 2012. His ongoing series of books explores the nation’s shifting cultural and physical landscape.

Evocative Storytelling

“Even if I had the means, I would still shoot on iPhone.” Malick Kebe is one of Abidjan’s rising talents, with a strong understanding of colour.

Images with Intent

Evan Sheehan’s work is at once spontaneous and choreographed – calling upon eye-popping primary colours and dynamic environments.

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