Northern Diary

Robbie Lawrence is best known for sensitive approaches to image-making and documentary: placing the human experience front and centre.

Forms of Abstraction

The word ‘abstract’ derives from the Latin abstractus, or ‘drawn away’. Today, lens-based artists continue to push the boundaries of the genre.

A Multi-Layered Perspective

Lalla Essaydi’s work confronts myths of Orientalism – restaging 19th century paintings from the Western canon in large-scale colour photographs.

Thread of Humanity

Aesthetica speaks to photographer Nadav Kander, who has produced some of the most mesmerising portrait and landscape images of recent times.

Colour and Creativity

Iswarya Venkatakrishnan is a self-described colour enthusiast – constructing unexpected, playful and humorous compositions out of paper.

Opportunities for Creatives:
Future Now 2022

We highlight five unmissable events at our symposium: from portfolio reviews with industry to talks about funding, art masterclasses and more.

Beyond the Curtain

Erik Johansson’s images fall, seamlessly, into the category of phantasm: bending and stretching reality through the folds of visual metaphor.

The Mystery of Pictures

Self-taught photographer Giorgia Bellotti reinterprets René Magritte’s thought-provoking imagery for a 21st century audience.

Unmissable Artist Talks:
Future Now 2022

This year’s symposium features unmissable talks from leading creatives. They will discuss topics from photography and video art to activism and history.

Choreographing Images

“One of the burdens of photography is that we think of it as a two dimensional medium.” A new Dayanita Singh retrospective opens in Berlin.

Perceptions of Space

A new exhibition acknowledges the shadow of serial lockdowns, showing how they have altered our perceptions of images and the wider world.

Images, History and Memory

Diane Meyer photographed the length of the former Berlin Wall. From the city centre to suburbs and forests, she obscures the prints with hand-stitching.

Photographic Elegy

Ioanna Sakellaraki’s poignant photobook taps into humanity’s ongoing struggle for meaning, especially in the face of mortality and loss.

A Fresh Gaze

The nude is as old as art itself. A groundbreaking new exhibition at Fotografiska, New York, celebrates a female-identifying perspective on the genre.

Natural Balance

In a new show, Vanessa Winship presents different shades of winter— from yellowing leaves on branches to snow-covered roads and frozen marshland.

Journey into Night

Jasper Goodall creates an ode to the evening in Twilight’s Path. Quietude is embraced, as themes of solitude and isolation come to the foreground.

Human Stories:
The April/May Issue

The new print issue of Aesthetica is all about human stories, and how we must never give up in the face of adversity. Dive in to our preview.

Somewhat Otherworldly

Jan Prengel’s Plants from Space series showcases flowers as if they were priceless exhibits: oddities from an alternate universe.

Mirrored Geography

Murray Fredericks captures ethereal horizons on Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, an endorheic salt lake 700km north of Adelaide, Australia.

Satirising the Everyday

Olivia Locher highlights humanity’s unrealistic expectations, depicting daily regimes to comedic effect, where candles literally burn at both ends.