Playful Geometry

Michael Oliver Love lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. His style is centred on an interest in organic lines and fluidity in nature.

Identities Transposed

Kriss Munsya was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and raised in Brussels. The Eraser series is a story of change and transformation.

The Story of Aesthetica

Aesthetica is one of the key voices for contemporary visual culture. Hear from one of the founders, Cherie Federico, about setting it up.

Fleeting Moments

Alex Mitchell is a photographer from Toronto, whose work explores Surrealism using an everyday lens. He transforms the mundane.

Breaking New Ground

Aesthetica Magazine looks for images that change the way we see the world. Discover some of our favourite photographers from over the years.

Charting the Course: Issue 100

This is a special edition of Aesthetica Magazine. We are 100 issues old, marking 18 years of the publication. Charting the Course is available now.

Concealment and Control

Photographer Jackie Nickerson wraps the human form in elaborate, unwieldy costumes made of waste plastic, exploring ecology and technology.

Interviews to Watch:
5 Lens-Based Artists

Leading photographers and filmmakers speak about their practice: Viviane Sassen, Nan Goldin, Isaac Julien, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Dawoud Bey.

Future Now 2021:
5 Events to Stream

Discover five more sessions to attend at this year’s digital Aesthetica Future Now Symposium, featuring women sculptors and environmental art.

Constructed Portraiture

Filipino artist Wawi Navarroza stages stylised, vibrantly coloured images that explore the “Tropical Gothic” and ask questions about selfhood.

Evoking the Senses

Kristina Varaksina’s psychologically-charged self-portrait series might be seen as a claustrophobic, 21st century take on classical painting.

Championing Innovation

Huxley-Parlour has been a pioneer of the art market for a decade. We highlight 10 iconic artists hosted by the gallery, one photograph for each year.

5 Must-Attend Events:
Future Now Symposium 2021

4 Days. 30 Events. 100 Speakers. The Aesthetica Future Now Symposium 2021 goes online this year, bringing together key artists for live talks.

Enduring Legacies

The ninth edition of Artes Mundi launches online. This year’s shortlist takes a critical look at how historical injustices shape inequalities today.

Global Points of View

This year’s Foam Talent exhibition is available to view worldwide on a dedicated digital platform, highlighting work by the best new image-makers.

Bearing Witness

Chilean-born, New York-based Alfredo Jaar demonstrates the power of contemporary art to confront political realities through images and video.

New Talent Online

London College of Fashion launches a digital platform to showcase its latest cohort of creative talent. Aesthetica selects four projects to explore.

Aesthetica Art Prize:
Lights in the Darkness

Earth Hour asks us to embrace the night. We select 5 Aesthetica Art Prize alumni that explore the play of light in nocturnal environments.

The World Revisited

Is documentary photography is dead? A new show at New York’s International Center of Photography quietly captures the world as it is.

Art and Mourning

The latest exhibition at New York’s New Museum presents a searing cross-section of work by Black American artists, titled ‘Grief and Grievance.’