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Architecture and Design: 5 to See

Buildings inspired by metabolism. Surrealist objects. Lighting made from smartphones. These exhibitions are innovative, forward-thinking and surprising.

Pioneering Ceramics

An exhibition illuminates the creative lineage of Black women ceramicists and artists from the last 70 years, celebrating their remarkable contributions.

Into the Future: Frieze Seoul

Frieze opens its first art fair in Asia this September, featuring more than 110 global institutions. Here is Aesthetica’s run down of what to see.

Transformative Sculptures

Pioneering sculptor Ruth Asawa believed in the power of art to change lives. Modern Art Oxford explores her dedication to education and advocacy.

Connected to Light

Power! Light! at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg highlights bold artworks in which light is used to make sense of political, social and ecological situations.

New Talent:
Shows to See This Summer

Art, design and film, as ever, hold up a mirror to our world. Discover those paving the way, with our round up of unmissable graduate shows.

Visualising the Impossible

Katie Paterson condenses subjects of vast scope and significance into singular artworks – navigating the the geological history of our planet.

History, Technology and Legacy

Artist duo Feipel & Bechameil are influenced by our growing dependence on technology, considering the consequences of a robotised world on humans.

The Age of Immersion

The Light and Space movement emerged in the mid-20th century during technological optimism. How has it evolved with the rise of the digital age?

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2022:
Shortlist Announced

Spanning the globe, these creatives address some of the most pressing issues facing us right now: climate crisis, inequality and new technology among them.

The Thrill of Colour

Colourful vines growing from gallery walls. Woven blobs reaching towards the ceiling. These are works by iconic textile artist Sheila Hicks.

Future Now 2022:
Programme Announced

Artists Larry Achiampong and Sutapa Biswas join photographers Poulomi Basu, Hannah Starkey and Jamie Hawkesworth at our annual symposium.

Neon Inspiration

Jyll Bradley’s latest sculpture is a space for rest, recuperation and inspiration, adding a sense of human warmth to the visual language of minimalism.

Time for the Future

How do we imagine the future? Designers, visual artists and researchers respond to the experience of living in the anxiety of the present.

2022 at a Glance: Design Exhibitions

The United Nations cite climate change as the defining crisis of our time. This year, designers and galleries are coming together to find ways to help.

Lights, Sounds, Air

The word “photosynthesis” translates as “a putting together of light.” Roosmarijn Pallandt’s COP26 sound sculpture delves into this phenomenon.

Lighting up Space

“My ambition is, in a sense, to make you see a little bit more tomorrow than you saw today.” A new show brings the minimalist spirit of Robert Irwin to Berlin.

Between Analogue and Virtual

BIENALSUR – the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of the South – creates a network of associative collaboration around the globe.

5 to See: Winter Light Shows

This festive season, London is aglow with immersive and interactive artworks: from mist-filled rooms to giant tree-like sculptures.

Gifts for Art Lovers

10 gift ideas for culture lovers this season. 2021’s list includes gallery memberships, photobooks, subscriptions and camera accessories.

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