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.

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.

Landscape and Identity:
Malta’s 2024 Art Biennale

This spring, Malta shows its first contemporary art biennale with a line up that includes Adama Delphine Fawundu, Cecilia Vicuña and Laura Besançon.

Architect Interview:
Building Joyful Spaces

“Design should inspire, incite, complement and celebrate our lives.” Learn more about a design studio committed to creating joyful spaces.

Playful Forms

Gerwald Rockenschaub presents his eighth solo show at Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, with an installation that prioritises colour and shape.

Street Photography Now

Colour, light and shadow are important ingredients for a successful photograph. Five artists single out moments where people, buildings and objects meet.

Otherworldly Landscapes

Meet the Shortlist | We asked photographer Yevhen Samuchenko about the inspirations behind his picturesque shots of an unusual Pink lake in Ukraine.

Photography & Literature:
Annie Ernaux’s Encounters

Maison Européenne de la Photographie pairs Annie Ernaux’s book with over 150 images that capture the intricacies of daily life and experiences in Paris.

The Deutsche Börse 2024
Photography Foundation Prize

The annual award at The Photographers’ Gallery announces its shortlist: Gauri Gill & Rajesh Vangad, Hrair Sarkissian, Lebohang Kganye and Valie Export.

Landscape Glitch

Meet the Shortlist | Margeaux Walter is a fine art photographer who stages site-specific interventions that disrupt the natural scenery.

Selling a Dream

Journey into a time capsule of luxurious images from 1910 until the 1970s through 250 prints from Diane Arbus, Robert Frank and Deborah Turbeville.

Highlights from Design Shenzhen

Following the inaugural Design Shenzen in 2023, the second edition of the fair returns this March with special exhibitions that embrace outstanding design.

Conscious Composition:
Design Exhibitions to Know

From Latin American innovation in the 20th century, to the legacy of Enzo Mari, we round up five shows that showcase the importance of design today.

An Ongoing
Fight for Freedom

The “Acts of Resistance” exhibition offers a survey of changing approaches to feminist protest over the past decade through the work of 16 artists.

Sony World Photography:
Open and Professional Awards

We round up five captivating shots from this year’s Open and Professional finalists, from spellbinding portraiture to ethereal architectural compositions.

Urban Views

Simon Phipps’ monochrome images chronicle the post-war architectural heritage of Wales. His new photobook is a bold celebration of Brutalism.

Interstates of Becoming

In 2023, Gareth Phillips was shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize for his sculptural photobook. We catch up with the artist on his newest show.