Viviane Sassen on Surrealism

Viviane Sassen, whose first French retrospective is open now, speaks to Aesthetica about how Surrealist ideas continue to influence her creative vision.

Paz Errázuriz:
Unfinished Stories

The work of Chilean photographer Paz Errázuriz is marked by the advocacy and respect it champions for those who have previously been ignored or stifled.

Seeing to Understand

Gregory Halpern, Vasantha Yogananthan and Raymond Meeks explore complex histories in Guadalupe, New Orleans and the borders of France.

A Family Dynamic

Julie Blackmon’s meticulously arranged scenes reflect on modern family dynamics by toeing the line between carefree joy and imminent danger.

Impressionist Photography

French photographer Réhahn is internationally acclaimed for his bold imagery, with an approach that creates a bridge between viewer and subject.

Ethereal Moments

Berndnaut Smilde creates clouds indoors. They are made using smoke and water vapour and exist for a very short period of time – just 10 seconds.

Paris Photo 2023:
Moments of Unity

Paris Photo returns for its 26th edition from 9-12 November. This year’s catalogue engages with pressing topics such as environmental degradation, historical representation and political activism.

10 Questions With… Julie Cockburn

Julie Cockburn is best known for embellishing and altering found photographs, carefully adding hand-embroidered shapes to portraits and landscapes.

5 Photobooks for November

As we hit the wintry months, what better thing to do than sit down and pour over a photobook? In this selection we highlight this season’s top picks.

Daido Moriyama Review

The London retrospective is unlike other photography shows of recent times, mainly due to the artist’s joyful disregard for technical perfection.

A Lens on Climate Crisis

In Norway, From Nature foregrounds creatives who are not aiming to make provocative statements, but address today’s most critical climate issues.

Radical Landscapes

William Morris Gallery, London, explores the natural world as a space of inspiration, connection and protest, in collaboration with local communities.

Gaming Expanded:

Fondazione MAST hosts the world’s only biennial focused on industrial and work photography. This year’s event is all about game culture and industry.

Frozen Structures

Austrian photographer Gregor Sailer spent five years documenting deserted, snow-covered buildings found in countries along the “Polar Silk Road.”

5 to Check Out:
Paris+ par Art Basel

For the second year running, the fair returns in six locations across the French capital. We round up work by Tony Cragg, Urs Fischer and Zanele Muholi.

A Time Machine

London’s Hayward Gallery presents the largest Hiroshi Sugimoto retrospective to date, highlighting a philosophical, yet playful, perspective on time.

Creativity Across Africa

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair presents captivating work from Prince Gyasi, Godelive Kasangati Kabena and Amine El Gotaibi.

Newly Released Titles:
5 Books on Gender and Liberation

“The unseeable parts of the female body are, in art, matter out of place.” We look at this season’s new titles that provide an essential insight into gender.

The Next Generation

NOW Gallery presents six South African photographers who document the varied and vibrant youth culture of their home nation.

Intersections of African Youth

Galerie Gomis’ inaugural show draws parallels between the work of Sanlé Sory and Kyle Weeks, as they represent youth culture across Africa.