1 2 3 196

World Art Dubai 2024

The region’s largest contemporary retail art fair, returns this Spring from 2 – 5 May at the World Trade Centre with an exciting programme of events.

The World Press Photo Winners

The Contest recognises the best photojournalism and documentary photography produced over the last year. Today, the four winners were announced.

Prospect Cottage

In 2018, the photographer Gilbert McCarragher, a friend of Derek Jarman and Keith Collins, was tasked with creating a visual record of their iconic house.

Forms of Wonder: Sculptures from the Art Prize

Serene monuments. Figurative works. Innovative shapes. We’re bringing you 10 sculptors from our Art Prize known for their evocative and dynamic pieces.

Visualising Today:
The Photography Show

We roundup the longest-running and leading fair dedicated to image-making, focusing on five galleries and artists that exemplify technical skill and intrigue.

Exhibition Review:
Restless Sculpture in London

Play and sensory joy are just part of When Forms Come Alive. The show is, at its core, a journey through the story of 20th century sculpture.

Worlds Collide:
5 Multidisciplinary Exhibitions

To celebrate the power of multidisciplinary practices, we’ve compiled a list of exhibitions that embrace the fluidity between different forms of creativity.

Resilience and Strength

At the Foundling Museum, Polly Braden is dedicated to documenting the personal narratives of Ukrainian families who have fled Europe in search of safety.

Artist Interview: Mona Kuhn

In ‘Kings Road,’ photographer Mona Kuhn brings to life the mysterious, unnamed addressee of a break-up letter written by architect Rudolph Schindler.

Styles Collide

Simone Hutsch, aka heysupersimi, cuts and pastes traditional British alehouses, taverns and inns – many centuries old – in front of surreal backdrops.

Imagining New Worlds

‘New Worlds: Women to Watch 2024’ brings together 28 artists who reimagine the past, present alternate realities and advocate for a better future.

Pause to Reflect:
5 Artists to Know

Reflective surfaces – from glass to mirrors – are a motif and material that have long been used by artists. These five artists continue the tradition.

Innovation on Canvas

From hyperreal landscapes of the Arctic to self-portraits that evoke the Dutch Old Masters, we highlight 10 Aesthetica Art Prize paintings we love.

Emerging Voices: Photo London
X Hahnemühle Student Award

In this second edition of the award, the most poignant and skillful work of new talent in the UK is brought together. We look at the final shortlist.

Interconnected Images:
Circulation(s) Festival 2024

The international European festival returns to Paris for its 14th edition, bringing together shows that spotlight queer, migratory and Ukrainian identity.

Portraits to Dream In

National Portrait Gallery shows a retrospective that unites two photographers born 100 years apart: Julia Margaret Cameron and Francesca Woodman.

What is Truth?

We can no longer trust a photograph. But have we ever been able to? Sainsbury Centre’s current season of exhibitions tackles these questions head on.

A Glimmer of Hope

Viewers are invited into Todd Hido’s desolate scenes through his new photo book, published with Nazraeli Press, called ‘The End Sends Advance Warning.’

The Mechanics of Fluids:
Navigating the Internet’s Loneliness

We speak to the Emerging Prize Winner of the Aesthetica Art Prize, Gala Hernández López, on her film that explores incel and internet culture.

Beauty and Fragility:
5 Exhibitions for Earth Month

This April we’re celebrating Earth Month by collating 5 exhibitions that explore both the wonder of our planet as well as our critical need to protect it.

Beyond Beauty

Fotografiska Berlin’s ‘Virgin Mary. Supermarkets. Popcorn’ is the place to view the must-see work of legendary fashion photographer Miles Aldridge.

In Conversation:
Yinka Shonibare & Hans Ulrich Obrist

Yinka Shonibare returns to London for his first public solo exhibition in over 20 years. Learn more about his journey, practice and hopes for the future in this interview.

Experimental Botany

Over 180 years since Anna Atkins’ pioneering cyanotypes were published, artists are still grappling with how to depict organic shapes and forms.

Documentary Photography:
Shows To See This Season

Embark on a visual journey with these five exhibitions, which spotlight documentary photographers who prompt us to look at the world with fresh eyes.

A Major Retrospective:
VALIE EXPORT in Berlin

Few artists have made a more profound impact on performance art than Austrian-born VALIE EXPORT. Now, she’s getting the recognition she deserves.

Agents for Change

We speak to Ayrton Mendes, also known as SAM, about his shortlisted video work, Ayaba – Rainha – Queen, a finalist of the Aesthetica Art Prize.

Extraordinary Encounters:
Photographs to Discover

Chance encounters. Uncanny experiences. Discover 10 photographer from our Art Prize that create images to make sense of a rapidly changing world.

Playful Anachronism

Photographer Romina Ressia revives Renaissance and Baroque portraiture with a contemporary twist by giving 21st century props to 17th century sitters.

A Flooding World

Aesthetica interviews Nick Brandt ahead of his exhibition ‘Sink / Rise’, a series that portrays the effects of rising sea levels in South Pacific Islands.

The Power of Place

Worcester Art Museum presents a show dedicated to landscape photography, with impactful work from Dawoud Bey, Meghann Riepenhoff and Penelope Umbrico.

Wall of Nature

Under Vietnamese photographer Viet Ha Tran’s lens, a living wall becomes something else entirely. Her pictures are like stepping into a hallucination.

Interdisciplinary Textures:
5 Films from the Art Prize

Moving image offers up captivating experiences, inviting us to lean into new worlds. In this round-up, we highlight 5 artists’ films from the Art Prize.

Sustainable Practice:
Klima Biennale Wien

In response to the urgency of the climate crisis, Vienna launches “the first ever climate-focused art festival in the world,” promising innovation.

Vessels for Colour

Franco Fontana is a master of colour, whose work is instantly recognisable for bold, eye-catching cityscapes of Ibiza, Havana and Los Angeles.

Abstraction: The April / May Issue

We must unplug, disconnect and savour the things that bring us joy – from the macro to the micro. Inside this issue we explore these ideas further.

Towards Abstraction 

Light, shadow, form and composition are the central elements of Jessica Backhaus’ practice, stripping photography back to its core tenets.

Joyful Contrasts 

Sarah Doyle plays with visual harmony. Torn paper, wooden sticks and cut-out circles pop against colourful block-painted backgrounds.

Memory Illuminated 

The current Dan Flavin retrospective in Basel demonstrates how a simple fluorescent tube
could make a radical impact on the art world.

Building the Image 

Colourful lights are projected onto various household objects, transforming cluttered spaces into entirely different compositions.

Outside Perspective 

A small town on the fringes of Pittsburgh is at the centre of a photo series that asks us to
consider what happens behind closed doors.

Places Transform 

French photographer Olivia Lavergne curates ambitious scenes, investigating how rainforests are conjured up within the public imagination.

Creative Destination 

California’s iconic homes are the subject of an architecture book that collates buildings which respond to their natural surroundings.

Into the Unfamiliar 

Michelle Blancke takes us into dark, enigmatic and unusual woodland locations. They are all carpeted with mosses and lurid lichen growth.

Visionary Storyteller 

Tyler Mitchell is making waves across art and fashion with portraits of Black life centring on self-determination and the joyous everyday.

Portrait of Emotion 

Djeneba Aduayom’s bright photographs take bubbles as a metaphor, featuring subjects who find themselves caught in translucent spheres.

American Dreaming

CCCB’s exhibition ‘Suburbia: Building the American Dream’ surveys the development of this idealised lifestyle from the 19th century to the present.

Art for Advocacy

April is Autism Awareness Month, and a new contemporary art and photography marketplace is launching a fundraiser in support of the community.

Physical Care: The Tokyo
Contemporary Art Award

This year’s winners, Saeborg and Tsuda Michiko, present two very different exhibitions that offer a lens through which to view contemporary Japan.

The Bodies of Today:
Whitney Biennial 2024

The longest-running survey of contemporary art in the United States returns with a line up that includes filmmaker Isaac Julien and singer Holland Andrews.

The Power of Listening:
Forecast 8

This year’s festival transformed passive listeners into active participants, presenting collaborative artistic projects which amplified often-unheard voices.

1 2 3 196