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Aesthetica Issue 94

The April / May edition is titled ‘Resilience.’ This issue is about ideas and innovation, standing together through cultural collaboration.

5 to See: Online Exhibitions

Whilst galleries are closed, innovations in digital programming are developing. Virtual exhibitions are popping up all over the internet.

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 Lighting

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

Photography and Reform

Dorothea Lange was a trailblazing female photographer committed to capturing raw, honest portraits. A new retrospective opens at MoMA.

5 to Read: This Month

A selection of new photography and architecture titles to explore this January. The list comprises compelling self-portraits and bold buildings.

Micro Narratives

Nuno Serrão’s images consider how information is handled, shared and perceived, demonstrating a sensitivity and a curiosity for the planet.

Human Community

Aperture and Dawoud Bey collaborate on a new workshop publication that distils approaches, teachings and insights about photography.

Material Possibility

The permanence of masonry – withstanding natural disasters, fires and floods – is only part of the story. Stone could be the material of the future.

City Lights

Eric Cheng is a documenter of urban landscapes. Through pastel filters and neon glow, he captures the wash of lights and colours within the city.

Conceptual Connections

Montréal-based Anne-Marie Giroux seeks to create a correlation between body, material and movement, “drifting” from shape to colour with fluidity.

The Female Gaze

‘Women Photographing the Landscape’ at Flowers Gallery, London, explores tensions between genre and gender through the lens.

Why History Matters

Through three rooms of video installation, John Akomfrah’s new show at BALTIC is complex and ambitious, examining the borders of film.

Five Sustainable Fashion Collections

As brands place greater emphasis on ethical consumption, Aesthetica selects five new collections that combine style with sustainability.

5 to See: Eco-conscious Installations

Conservation and the fight for our planet occupies the front of collective minds in 2019, and artists are helping to further that narrative.

Changing Landscapes

Nocturnal Creatures and Whitechapel Gallery showcases the vibrancy and life of East London through sound, video and performance.

Inner-City Cohesion

‘Access For All: São Paulo’s Architectural Infrastructures’ shows how the city copes with human demand through communal architecture.

Brutalist Restorations

Ernő Goldfinger was integral to British architecture and design, and is commemorated in a forthcoming publication from Historic England.

Neon Evolution

Tokyo-Yokosuka: 1976-1983 is an artefact from the Japanese economic boom, taken while the capital was in technological overdrive.

Global Status

Jodrell Bank, the astronomical observation site, has received World Heritage status due to its “tremendous scientific endeavours.”

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