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Impact on the Market

Federica Beretta, Director, discusses managing the gallery in a time of mass-closures and isolation, and Anthony James discusses viewing his works online.

Literary Prizes to Enter

Discover 10 literary prizes that are open for entries across poetry, short fiction and performance. Stay home and be inspired by words.

Aesthetica Archives: Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson experiments with installation, public projects, photography and film to explore perception and our relationship with the world.

5 to Read: This Month

Aesthetica selects five new books across photography, architecture and sculpture. Stay home and read about seminal names in visual art.

Empowering Voices

At a time when museums and galleries are closed, we must find new ways of connecting to the arts. One such example is Dior Talks – a new podcast.

Art Terms to Know

Aesthetica explores 10 art movements to know, looking at key artists across a range of genres – including installation, minimalism and video.

Sculpting Lives

Inspired by a new podcast, Aesthetica highlights five pioneering women sculptors who have redefined the medium through materials.

On the Horizon

Johannesburg-based photographer, Aart Verrips, has captured the attention of the South African fashion scene through a distinctive style.

Online Collections: Tate

As Tate’s galleries are currently shut, Aesthetica highlights five online collections to enjoy and explore from your home.

An Intimate Gaze

Santiago Perez explores the concept of relationships and the romantic gaze. False eyelashes point upwards from a dewy plane of skin.

Creative Writing Award: 10 Lines

Aesthetica brings together a collection of ten evocative lines from the Creative Writing Award, chosen to spark your creativity whilst at home.

Aesthetica Art Prize: 5 Photographs

Photography has never been so present in our lives. The Aesthetica Art Prize celebrates image-makers who are exploring today’s complex world.

Aesthetica Issue 94

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

Influential Buildings to Know

Aesthetica selects ten exciting 20th century buildings from around the world – offering examples of shifting architectural movements.

Kasten: Experimental Forms

Whilst the show at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is closed, Aesthetica speaks to Barbara Kasten about materiality, abstraction and creative perseverance.

Moments in Time

“The photography I most respect pulls something out of the ether of nothingness.” Paul Graham’s everyday snapshots connect us to the past.

The Space Inbetween

Ismail Zaidy’s images explore distance between family members – the emotional estrangement and tensions that can cloud our experiences.  

Interior Evolution

A monumental show spans the last century of design, examining changing interiors and what they indicate about how society lives, works and consumes.

Creating A Platform

New European photographers are part of a vital reconstruction of visual narratives, exploring themes of overconsumption, surveillance and liberation.

Identity and Exchange

Ekow Eshun’s project offers a kaleidoscopic view of Africa, foregrounding over 50 contemporary photographers from the continent and its diaspora.

A Sense of Community

Michael Oliver Love’s images provide an outburst of colour, texture and energy, complementing and enhancing one another as a celebration of movement.

Surreal Locations

Through creative direction, set design and visual storytelling, Daphne Westland explores the boundaries between surrealism and the everyday.

States of Introspection

Gabriel Isak taps into the complex pool of ideas and philosophies, digging into the subconscious through dreamscapes that are rich in symbolism.

The Role of Activism

What does it mean to be an activist? How can we use social media? In the age of Instagram, Houston Center for Photography considers visual identities.

Journey into Midnight

Liam Wong’s photographs are deeply influenced by the visual identities of video games, utilising vibrant colours, open landscapes and cyberpunk imagery.

Vibrant Expression

Tropico Photo’s images – the collaborative work of Forrest Aguar and Michelle Norris – run with the idea of block colours, fluid dots, circles and lines.

Pairing and Accents

Romain Laprade captures rolling hills, angular buildings and languid portraits, underpinned by complementary colours and low passing light.

Organic Architecture

Design is systematic and methodical; it is creative and collaborative. Studio Gang considers the kinds of buildings we need for the near-future.

Aesthetica Archives: Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore is one of the most influential photographers in modern history, who developed his parents’ negatives from six years old.

5 to See: Online Exhibitions

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

Images to Inspire Your Writing

Aesthetica selects five images from the archives to inspire your creativity. These atmospheric works are rich in narrative, for a poem or short story.

Into Illusion

Mue Studio’s series ‘Somewhere in the World’ is deliberately open-ended – leaving the mind to wander and explore in expansive horizons.

Modern Mythscapes

Brussels-based artist and composer Bob Vanderbob explores the interaction of art, science and science fiction to conjure up Artificial Mythology, a modern mythscape conveying a poetic vision of the techno-human condition.

5 Trailblazing Women Architects

Aesthetica pinpoints five groundbreaking architects who have changed the landscape with their pioneering designs.

Call for Reportage

The Marilyn Stafford Foto Reportage Award has returned for 2020. The prize is looking for female photographers documenting our changing world.

Aesthetica Art Prize: 5 Painters

Painting and drawing have provided the foundations for contemporary art. The Aesthetica Art Prize demonstrates new approaches.

Pioneers of Light and Space

Aesthetica highlights the Light and Space movement – a group of trailblazing artists based in and around Los Angeles in the 1960s.

Staying Home: Art Podcasts

Staying home is essential right now, which means there’s plenty of time to discover the breadth of free cultural content.

Cultural Connections

Robert Giard made connections between LGBTQ+ cultural producers of the late 20th-century, as highlighted by Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art.

Aesthetica Archives: James Casebere

James Casebere is renowned for a pioneering use of models in his constructed photographs. Aesthetica reflects on series made across 10 years.

Responding to the Moment

A new publication from Kehrer Verlag negotiates the influence of visual media in the modern world – updating iconic images for an online audience.

10 Land Artworks to Know

Aesthetica collates 10 visually striking examples of Land Art. Earthworks – pieces made in the landscape – continue to influence today’s artists.

Video Pioneers

When technology boomed in the 1960s, art changed forever. ‘Video/Art: The First Fifty Years’ explores the story of new media in the art world.

Dramatic Portraiture

The portrait has never been so prevalent. Faces have become quantifiable as data and selfies are ubiquitous. Woudt takes a classical approach.

The February / March Issue

Issue 94, the February / March edition, is now available. This issue is about developing a new narrative and disrupting the status quo.

Retro Styling

Joelle Grace Taylor combines a love of retro styling and creative direction, producing dream-like images full of energy, colour and depth.

Expanded Architecture

“We’re not here to build for other architects, we’re here to build for all of humankind.” The World’s Best Architecture’ spotlights key buildings.

Future Greats: Winners Announced

The Aesthetica Art Prize celebrates works that redefine the parameters of contemporary art. The 2020 winners are trailblazing talents.

Aesthetica Art Prize Winner: Rhea Storr

Rhea Storr has been awarded the Aesthetica Art Prize 2020. The filmmaker explore themes of representation and individuality

Aesthetica Art Prize Winner: Chris Yuan

The Aesthetica Art Prize reflects upon actions and developments that are changing society. This year’s Emerging Prize recipient is Chris Yuan.

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