5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica collates shows for early February. Installations push the boundaries of perception and photographers merge art and activism.

Visual Inspiration

Jamal Nxedlana’s images are rooted in an Afro-Surrealist style, “creating an alternative image repertoire to tackle biased views of Africa.”

Cutting and Pasting

Expanding the dimensions of traditional photography, Haser uses paper-folding techniques, collage and mixed media to blur distinctions.

Towards Preservation

After half of Claudia Andujar’s family were killed in WWII, she dedicated five decades to photographing and raising awareness of the Yanomami people.

Stepping into Dreams

Alex Fruehmann’s dramatic and expansive photographs immerse the viewer in the hyperreal, inviting them to revel in the negative space.

Dramatic Portraiture

The portrait has never been so prevalent. Faces have become quantifiable as data and selfies are ubiquitous. Woudt takes a classical approach.

Chronicling Humanity

Diane Arbus revolutionised portraiture, producing distinctive, direct images that celebrated diversity and humanity. A new show opens at AGO.

Seeing in Double

Mirror images. Checker-board clothing. Identical models. Twins is an immersion into the eccentric and playful world of photographic duo LM Chabot.

Intelligent Composition

Olga Urbanek’s photographs are clever and considered juxtapositions of form, colour and texture, placing individuals in unexpected scenarios.

Altered Perspective

Aleksander Małachowski works at the intersection of photography, geometry and symmetry. His minimal images focus on the spaces that we inhabit.

Revealing Concealed Stories

This year’s Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize highlights how imagery can be used to question ideas of truth in the information era.

Aesthetica Art Prize Shortlist 2020

The Aesthetica Art Prize returns with artworks making sense of our changing world, responding to digital identities and global constructs.

Atmospheric Lighting

Federica Belli taps into a quality of light that is filled with narrative and intimacy. Portraits are aglow with shadow and highlight.

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica selects recommended shows for late January – offering viewers contemplative landscapes, utopian visions and feminist artwork.

Future Now 2020: Martin Parr

Martin Parr is one of the world’s most celebrated documentary photographers. He will discuss a distinguished career at Future Now 2020.

Symbolic Images

“Photography for me is a ritual.” Graciela Iturbide is considered one of the greatest photographers in Latin America. A new show opens at NMWA.

Atmospheric Encounters

German-American photographer Evelyn Hofer created a photographic kaleidoscope spanning almost half a century and a variety of genres.

Vision and Justice

Louis Draper recognised that photographs can serve as a powerful form of resistance. His images are full of strength, wisdom and dignity.

Truth to Power

A year after his release from a Dhaka jail, Bangladeshi photographer, writer and activist Shahidul Alam features at Rubin Museum.

Aesthetica Future Now Symposium 2020

Martin Parr, Cornelia Parker, Nadav Kander and John Keane are key speakers for this year’s edition of the Aesthetica Future Now Symposium.