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A Lens on Sustainability

Are cities sustainable? Are we losing accountability for our actions to the planet? Prix Pictet launches a new podcast focused on the climate.

Personal Ecologies

Vanja Bučan explores humanity’s juxtaposing relationship with nature – between ambivalence, control and, paradoxically, romanticisation.

A Sense of Escapism

Hollie Fernando creates dreamlike, youthful images inspired by classical painting. The result is a bright fantasy world without limits.

ING Discerning Eye:
Celebrating Creativity

In an unprecedented year, the ING Discerning Eye exhibition offers a presentation like never before, showcasing over 1,000 pieces by 600 creatives.

David Adjaye:
Memory and Innovation

Sir David Adjaye OBE is one of the most important architects working today. Where did it all begin? A new book charts early works 1995-2007.

Installation Art: Light and Shadow

Meet artists who are transforming spaces through light and shadow. These striking sculptures cast intricate patterns and images on gallery walls.

Material Studies

Vilma Pimenoff’s series brings Vanitas compositions into the Anthropocene age, drawing upon our production and use of plastic.

5 Online Photography Shows

Discover photography from home with five recommended online shows. Log on to browse bold new portraits and meditative landscapes.

Retraced Footsteps

Between 2011 and 2014, photographer Mark Ruwedel travelled across Los Angeles on a carefully planned route, spanning 72.5 miles.

A Year in the Art World

A new book promises an “insider’s view” of contemporary art, chronicling 12 months of exhibitions, events, art fairs and auctions.

Deutsche Börse: Global Perspectives

The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize shortlist for 2021 is wide-reaching, tapping into a world shaped by disruption and change.

Suspended in Time

Dried blooms emerge from blocks of ice. Pampas grasses are encased in glassy shards. These are the works of London-based Angela Yanjun Chen.

Signs in the Sky

Soren Solkær’s ‘Black Sun’ series tracks the migratory flight paths of starlings across Europe to capture their murmurations in the sky.

Aesthetica Archives: Landscapes

Drawn from the Aesthetica Archives, these artists and photographers take varied approaches to wild places – from aerial views to digitised vistas.

Nocturnal Ambiance

The Sony World Photography Awards are open for entries. Ioanna Sakellaraki, was announced as Student Photographer of the Year in 2020.

Into the Garden

The work of Erik Madigan Heck occupies a space between photography and painting, exploring personal stories through bold aesthetics.

Revisiting the 1980s

In 1981, a new furniture collection was unveiled at Milan’s design show Salone del Mobile. It was the world’s first taste of the Memphis Group.

A Decade of Film

From 3 to 30 November, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary edition through a revolutionary digital platform.

Suggestive Introspection

Kristoffer Axén’s practice is centred around surrealism and solitude, examining imagined existences both literally and figuratively.

Through the Window

For many Magnum photographers, windows play with a sense of freedom and the boundary lines between public and private; outside and inside.

Neon Topographies

Maria Lax is a London-based photographer from a small town in Northern Finland. She is known for seamlessly blending reality and fantasy.

Subverting Expectations

Photographer Sunil Gupta tackles some of the important themes of our time, including racial equality, body politics and LGBTQ+ rights.

Aesthetica Archives:
Picturing the Moon

This week, NASA announced the discovery of water on the moon. Delve into the Aesthetica archives to highlight artists inspired by lunar imagery.

Unexpected Symmetry

For 20 years, Wes Anderson has established an immediately recognisable style. A new book of photographs is inspired by his imaginary worlds.

Concrete Platforms

Minh T.’s images are a reflection of serenity and hybridity, as well as isolation and loneliness in a network of concrete as it merges with the sky.

Between Reality and Fiction

Chris Zhongtian Yuan is the recipient of Aesthetica’s Emerging Art Prize. In conversation, he explores the winning film with Manijeh Verghese.

Meditative Landscapes

Tate Liverpool, closing 5 November, hosts a major retrospective of Don McCullin’s work – presenting more than 250 photographs that hold the gaze.

Photo Vogue: New Perspectives

Photo Vogue describes itself as “the first conscious fashion photography festival” – highlighting bold creative voices from across the globe.

Visions of Nature

Douglas Mandry has completed a new, dreamlike collaboration with luxury skincare house La Prairie, highlighting Switzerland’s natural vistas.

Altered Perception

Marcus Møller Bitsch’s most recent series asks questions about the nature of memories: their veracity and our interactions with them,

Sharing Art Stories

Bleur is an online gallery designed to champion emerging voices – inspiring digital audiences by bringing personal stories front and centre.

How the Future Looks

Luca Locatelli’s Future Studies project, winner of the 2020 Leica Oskar Barnack Award, visualises new ways for our survival on the planet.

Paradise City

Belgian photographer Sébastien Cuvelier’s book retraces a journey to Iran taken nearly 50 years ago, exploring contrasts in a changed landscape.

Timeless Spaces

Thomas Jorion is a self-taught photographer interested in abandoned places. His new book captures grand, forgotten buildings in Italy.

Heritage and Landmarks

Mat Collishaw has become a master of lens-based media, making reference to scientific and natural worlds through striking photography and video.

Between Two Mysteries

Carl Bigmore’s new photobook, Between Two Mysteries, captures the dreamy atmosphere of America’s Pacific Northwest.

Nocturnal Journeys

For three years, British photographer Joshua K. Jackson walked through the lamp-lit and neon-filled streets of London’s Soho at night.

Intersectional Photography

Antwaun Sargent’s new project, ‘Just Pictures’, is vibrant, fresh and full of life – a celebration of self-expression and a place where identity is fluid.

The Decisive Moment

“I am interested in that strange magic that occurs when things come together.” Harry Gruyaert’s painterly images of Ireland burst with colour.

Cycles in Nature

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is home to a plant collection comprising over 13,500 species. Artists respond with powerful botanical works.

IAAC 7: Contemporary Arts Criticism

The International Awards for Art Criticism are open for entries. Recent winner Nadim Samman reflects on contemporary art writing today.

Narratives of Hope

Susan van Wyk, Senior Curator of Photography at NGV Australia explores the 2020 Triennial, including themes of isolation, representation and cataclysm.

Recognising Innovation

Building on the success of its A+Awards programme, the Architizer A+Firm Awards celebrates its inaugural edition.

Human Journeys

IWM London explores a century of refugee experiences. It looks at the devastating impact of conflict, putting human stories at the centre.

5 to See: Photo London Digital

Photo London Digital is the first international photography fair to take place online. Aesthetica selects must-see emerging galleries for 2020.

Vibrant Abstraction

Can a photograph be an abstraction? This is the question Barbara Kasten has been asking for over 40 years. The artist moves into video and sculpture.

Mystery in the Everyday

Michael McCluskey’s cinematic photobook is full of compelling images taken under nightfall. It leaves viewers to plot the beginning, middle and end.

Environmental Concepts

“The way to heaven out of all places is of length and distance.” Stefano Giacomello renders landscapes that offer a sense of freedom and visual serenity.

A Global Discussion

The 2020 edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is a hybrid model with both physical and
digital components, welcoming 35 exhibitors.

Arctic Stories

Evgenia Arbugaeva’s documentary photographs record remote landscapes and communities of the Russian Arctic through magical realism.

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