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Mindful Documentation

“Traces of beauty exist everywhere around us,” says Mark Forbes, a photographer recognised for atmospheric images of urban landscapes.

5 to See:
London Festival of Architecture

Throughout the month of June, a programme of exhibitions, installations, talks, debates – both physical and virtual – explores the theme of ‘care’.

Visions of Home

We have spent more time at home than ever before. Winners of the Life Framer Photography Prize reflect on domestic spaces through the lens.

Hidden Forces

The title of Joanna Piotrowska’s new collection, Stable Vices, yields many possible readings. Entrapment emerges as a key theme throughout.

Questions of Being

What does it mean to be human? Paulo Abreu’s images are rich in metaphor and surrealism, probing how it feels to exist in today’s world.

Reflections on the Pandemic

Prix Pictet presents a bold and original publication, highlighting a range of responses to the pandemic through the eyes of 43 visual artists.

Picturing the Future

From the climate crisis to government surveillance and capitalism, exhibitions and events in Belfast – launching this June – offer visions of tomorrow.

Plastic Ocean

Dutch-born Thirza Schaap is fighting plastic pollution, transforming bottles, toothbrushes, lighters and disposable cutlery into sculptures.

10 to See: Pride Month 2021

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

Colour as Language

Tekla Evelina Severin’s dusky pinks, forest greens and pale yellows reflect a new interpretation of space, presenting a radical redefinition of home.

Visual Archetypes

Natalie Christensen is a photographer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, known for minimalist abstractions of the American Southwest.

Illusory Architecture

What is the performative power of architecture? Andrea Grütnzer asks such questions, hovering between the familiar and unfamiliar.

Issue 101 Available Now

Recharge and Reset, the 101st edition of Aesthetica, highlights artists and curators initiating change, and bringing important and critical works to light.

Cultural Investigation

High Museum, Atlanta, has a laudable aim: to confront gender imbalance in photography. A radical examination of institutional programming.

Graphic Collaboration

New Color in the Times of Slow Coffee is a series from stylist Michelle Maguire, painter Kristin Texeira & photographer Kelsey McClellan.

Spatial Recalibration

Elements of Hip Hop, Dada and street culture can be found in the work of Robin Rhode, a multi-disciplinary artist democratising city spaces.

Forms of Resistance

Lowrider car culture is an intricate art form, one that offers a sense of belonging and resilience with spring coils, hydraulics and dropped spindles.

Poignant Introspection

Russian-born Kristina Varaksina sits against stark white backdrops, shrouded by materials. The self-portraits place a strong focus on emotion.

PHotoESPAÑA 2021: 5 to See

The 24th edition of Madrid’s PHotoESPAÑA festival follows a year of reckoning with the social effects of Covid-19. Discover 5 shows to see.

New Luminaries

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition showcases 20 contemporary artists from across the globe, new luminaries and chroniclers of our times.

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