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Responsive Image Making

Assembly is a fresh online art and photography platform engaging with some of the most important social and cultural issues of our time.

Space for Experimentation

‘Where Art Might Happen: The Early Years of CalArts’ offers a bountiful history of the school’s formative decade – from Fluxus to feminism.

The Story of Self Portraits

For Renaissance artists, the mirror was “a teacher.” Natalie Rudd looks at the story of self-portraiture, from early pioneers to contemporary work.

Monochrome Visionaries

Efrem Zelony-Mindell discusses the allure and ever shifting status of black-and-white image making, upon the release of a new photobook.

Working with Nature

Swirls of pink and red. Green and yellow voids. Fragments of wood, fracturing and splintering. These are the works of Daniel Fuchs.

The Shape of Inspiration

“Barbara Hepworth is one of the most important artists of the 1900s, with a unique artistic vision that demands to be looked at in-depth.”

A Trailblazing Light Artist

Kunstpalast celebrates the 90th birthday of Heinz Mack – illuminating seminal environmental art and the artist’s innovative, revolutionary spirit.

Breaking the Mould

A major new touring exhibition promises to shed light on the hidden histories of women’s sculpture worldwide. Aesthetica speaks to the curator.

Towards Preservation

After half of Claudia Andujar’s family were killed in WWII, she dedicated five decades to raising awareness of the Yanomami people in Brazil.

Multi-Layered Narratives

In a 2018 interview with Royal Academy, Tacita Dean stated that she “didn’t care about the long run, caring only about now.” A new show opens.

New Queer Photography

“It would be possible to continue this journey forever.” Benjamin Wolbergs presents a multidimensional portrait of LGBTQIA+ culture.

10 Questions with Héloise Winstone

Find out more about our key speakers ahead of this year’s Future Now symposium. Héloise Winstone tells us about her role and favourite art.

More to the Picture

Portraits reveal truths about the human condition – how we present ourselves to the world. Dawoud Bey explores dialogues between sitter and subject.

Artist Opportunities:
Future Now 2021

At this year’s Aesthetica symposium, speak to industry professionals, hear from global arts organisations and submit your work to awards.

A Piercing Gaze

London-based artist Alias Trate uses surveillance drone footage as part of a new virtual tour, highlighting brightly coloured figurative works.

5 Spring Photography Shows

Fotografiska New York launches a bold spring season, introducing a variety of contemporary and 20th century approaches to image-making.

5 Online Activities: Earth Day 2021

Never has it been more important to consider our relationship with the natural world. Aesthetica curates digital arts resources to explore from home.

Creativity is Essential

Camille Walala unveils a new project at the Design Museum. In collaboration with Bombay Sapphire, the bold, 1980s-inspired space champions new talent.

Destination Art

A new book from Thames and Hudson offers an immersive journey through landscapes across the world – brought to life through site-specific art.

The Story of Aesthetica:
Celebrating 100 Issues

Aesthetica Magazine commemorates the milestone of 100 issues with a dedicated day of innovative masterclasses at Future Now 2021.

Living River

Dan Wood’s new photobook is a captivating, hyperreal portrait of a community and landscape in the throes of recovery from deindustrialisation.

5 Questions with Rand Suffolk

Ahead of this year’s Future Now symposium, we discuss the pandemic’s impact on life and art with our key speakers.

Democratising the Market

State of the Art Marketplace aims to encourages creativity by building a thriving, inclusive arts space online. The founder speaks to Aesthetica.

Spanning the Climate Crisis

The ocean is vast, covering 72 per cent of the Earth’s surface. Kadir van Lohuizen’s photographs examine the consequences of rising sea levels.

10 Questions with Eva Vonk

Ahead of this year’s event, we ask ‘Tales of Us’ Co-founder Eva Vonk 10 questions about the pandemic’s impact on her creative outlook.

Refracted Bodies

“I wanted to be in a place where art and life come together.” Mona Kuhn speaks about reinventing the nude, tapping into the role of nature in work.

10 Questions with Touria El Glaoui

Ahead of this year’s Future Now Symposium, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair’s Director Touria El Glaoui reflects on her role.

Future Now 2021:
Photography Masterclasses

95 million photos are uploaded to Instagram every day. Future Now industry masterclasses explore the changing world of images.

Architecture as Philosophy

Louis Kahn developed the idea of the void in architecture, cutting enormous shapes in his building designs. A new book charts his career.

Sublime Visions

Olafur Eliasson is an artist who seems capable of impossible things. At at the core of his practice is a deep engagement with science and perception.

Heritage and Design

Florence was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Today, the city’s historic La Marzocco factory is a centre for design.

10 Questions with Sarah Allen

Ahead of this year’s event, we ask 10 questions to Sarah Allen – Assistant Curator of International Art at Tate Modern.

A Sense of Nostalgia

Lauren Tepfer’s photographs reflect on being a teenager living in suburbia: a place of endless nights, warm summers and, often, mystery.

10 Questions with Karin Rehn-Kaufmann

Leica Galleries’ Karin Rehn-Kaufmann answers 10 questions ahead of Future Now 2021 – exploring the pandemic’s impact on her role.

Future Now 2021:
Building an Inclusive Sector

Conversations about representation and inclusivity are vital. Leading artists and curators discuss how we can decolonise the industry.

Meaning in Emptiness

Photographer Tomoko Yoneda has spent the last few decades travelling to locations across the world which are saturated with cultural memory.

Revolution in Bloom

It’s hard to think of a symbol more prevalent in cultural history than a flower. This theme runs through The Earth Issue’s latest online exhibition.

The Power of Storytelling

“A great artwork tells a story, makes a statement or can make you think. It can move you.” UP & COMING ART is a new digital gallery championing new voices.

Manifesting Desires

Themes of destiny, vision and aspiration run throughout Oye Diran’s portraits and still lifes, fusing pops of colour with detailed motifs.

Evolving Experimentations

Toronto-based artist Joan Andal Romano questions public and private domains – what to share with the world and what to keep as hers alone. Vulnerability is at the core of her practice. She reads magazines from back to front and also views people in this way; when her mindset is free and heart is open, strangers become friends and indifference to encompassment.

5 Must-Attend Photography Events

French inventor Nicéphore Niépce took the first photo in 1827. Today, they are everywhere. What makes a great image? Learn more at Future Now.

Perceptive Observations

Martin Veigl is an award-winning Austrian artist. His compositions offer collaged portraits with an intuitive blend of colours and forms; a complementary colour palette draws attention to anonymous figures as they are caught in states of transition. Veigl has exhibited widely and his solo show is at Schnitzler Lindsberger Galerie, Graz until 10 April.

The Makings of Modernity

Museum of Modern Art launches a new chronological survey of Alexander Calder’s work: from wire sculptures to kinetic constructions.

Looking Forward

Miroslavo is a Czech painter based in Barcelona. A varied background drives him to explore new techniques, colour combinations and tools in the creation of highly expressive canvasses, each offering a bold point of view.

Aesthetica Archives:
Images for Spring

Get inspired with dreamlike visuals. 10 photographers capture optimistic shots of sun-drenched fields, lakes and oceans.

Headline Speakers:
Future Now 2021

This year’s outstanding lineup of headline speakers includes Turner Prize nominees, Magnum Photographers and Silver Lion winners.

Obscure Portraiture

Alma Haser’s puzzle-piece portraits negotiate the boundaries between the real and the manufactured; they are intriguing and unsettling.

Symbiotic Architecture

Four billion people live in urban areas, a figure set only to increase. The only way forward is to welcome the environment into the blueprints.

Playful Geometry

Michael Oliver Love lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. His style is centred on an interest in organic lines and fluidity in nature.

Identities Transposed

Kriss Munsya was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and raised in Brussels. The Eraser series is a story of change and transformation.

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