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The fair launches its online viewing rooms, with a programme of talks, film screenings and sculpture garden tours. View our Top 5 Recommendations.

5 to Read: Books for Summer

From whimsical portraiture to anthropological studies, these new books meaningfully explore themes of sustainability, identity and beauty.

Focused Examination

Steffen Tuck’s minimalist perspectives “reduce the visual noise” of urban topographies. She offers sections of landscapes, splicing colour and form.

Plastic Vanitas

Thirza Schaap combines sculpture and photography to examine the overwhelming presence of plastics, providing a kind of contemporary Vanitas.

Seeds of Resistance

Pablo Albarenga has been announced as Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year, with powerful images depicting eco-activists.

A New Conversation

Through bold costume, colours, pageantry and performance, Athi-Patra Ruga asks meaningful questions about how to decolonise the art sector.

Digital Collage

In 2012, Pedro Dias created an Instagram account to share make-believe worlds, building virtual cities and constructing imaginary landscapes.

Productivity from Home

Somerset House invites viewers to reflect on their commonalities through a programme aptly titled ‘I Should Be Doing Something Else Right Now. ‘

An Interactive Schedule

How often do we take a moment to pause and look back? Design Museum launches a digital programme curated to do just that.

Narratives of Community

Fabio Ponzio’s ‘East of Nowhere’ reveals a powerful sense of community, capturing Europe at a moment of transition and profound change.

Perception of Time

“Being placed into suspended animation has meant that, time becomes an elastic concept.” We interview White Cube about their latest show.

Recalibration:
The June / July Edition

This issue is about realignment and hope. As humans, we need to understand our place in the world and the fragility of this ecosystem.

Reality Usurped

KangHee Kim distils the everyday, transforming it into something altogether different and utterly fantastical – encouraging imagination in viewers.

Portraits in Isolation

Julia Keil’s self-portraits reference works from the worlds of film and fine art to express familiar experiences whilst living in global lockdown.

Powerful Narratives

World Photography Organisation outlines the principles behind successful visual storytelling through technical and conceptual innovation.

Tapping into Nature

Humanity’s interactions with nature are swiftly being rewritten. Makoto Azuma investigates this idea through large-scale botanical installations.

Colour and Motif

Diane Villadsen builds on our appetite for candy coloured compositions. Dreamlike tones move from blush pink and lemon yellow to soft lilac.

Body as Performance

Photographs from Nana Yaw Oduro provide the manifestation of thought and emotion, expressed through bright colours and physical movements.

A Visual Playground

Anna Devís and Daniel Rueda’s images redefine the conventions of structural photography with an aesthetic inspired by metropolitan living.

Aesthetica Art Prize:
Dive into the Archive

Dive into previous Aesthetica Art Prize shows and get inspired by boundary-pushing photography, video, sculpture and more.