The Korean Wave

A design and technology exhibition at V&A positions South Korea as “a leading cultural powerhouse in the era of social media and digital culture today.”

Digital Legacies

Artists and technologists Harry Yeff and Trung Bao generate dazzling gemstone artworks from influential human and endangered animal voices.

Interventions in the Landscape

A new, richly illustrated monograph paints the picture of Ugo Rondinone: an artist unafraid to push the boundaries of public art influenced by the land.

Beyond the Visible

To look at infrared photography is to look at the invisible world. The human eye can see wavelengths from 400nm – 720nm. Infrared sits beyond 720nm.

Visual Composition

Trung Bao compares the image-making process to that of music, with the ultimate goal of evoking feelings that are often hard to put into words.

British Art Now

British Art Fair has acted as an annual launchpad for myriad household names over the past three decades – from post-war artists to the YBAs.

Open for Submissions:
Changing Rooms Commission 2022

We’ve teamed up with StreetLife Project for a new commission, inviting artists to create a dynamic contemporary artwork to show in the heart of York.

Art Escapes

There is a sense of awe that comes with discovering art outside the confines of a gallery. This intake of breath is what Gestalten reproduces in their book.

A Painter’s Lens

Georgia O’Keeffe created over 2,000 paintings across the course of her career. Denver Art Museum takes a closer look at the artist’s photography.

5 Installations to See:
London Design Festival 2022

Over the last two decades, society has witnessed an array of landmark design moments. Here are five new innovations from LDF’s 20th anniversary edition.

Texture, Colour, Form

Scraps of paper, plants, canvases, salvaged objects. Photographic artist Anaïs Boileau is deeply intrigued by materials and the Mediterranean climate.

Bold Social Commentary

Cape Town-based artist Tony Gum pushes the boundaries of selfie culture, exploring tradition and heritage as well as mass-commercialisation.

Designing with Optimism

Creativity is linked to positive mental and physical wellbeing. Yinka Illori enlivens urban spaces with public installations that ooze energy and happiness.

Breaking from Tradition:
Contemporary Istanbul 

We highlight four creatives to know at the 17th edition of Contemporary Istanbul, an art fair highlighting over 550 artists from across the globe.

Organic Architectures

Niccolo Casas’ scenes are dystopian: the stuff of science fiction. Leaves emerge from marble windows – reminiscent of giant scales or holes in a wasp’s nest.

New Visionaries:
Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2022

This year, we invite you to engage with themes from our rapidly changing world. These 20 pieces – both individually and collectively – disrupt the status quo.

Unseen Places

Inaccessible landscapes, sealed off zones and military exclusion areas; Gregor Sailer captures surreal architecture on the borders of civilisation.

Performing Reality

A new Marina Abramović exhibition in Oxford promises to be the “most minimal and the most radical conceptually” she has ever made.

Pioneering Ceramics

An exhibition illuminates the creative lineage of Black women ceramicists and artists from the last 70 years, celebrating their remarkable contributions.

A Species Between Worlds

A new exhibition in New York asks: how is our relationship with smartphones changing? In which spaces do we spend the most time – digital or real?

Into the Future: Frieze Seoul

Frieze opens its first art fair in Asia this September, featuring more than 110 global institutions. Here is Aesthetica’s run down of what to see.

Digital Mythologies

“In the world of web3, a week is like a year in the normal world. So much is developed at high speed.” Nxt Museum presents groundbreaking digital art.

Looking at Structures

Martine Hamilton Knight’s architectural photographs of Nottingham allow remarkable buildings the visual space to “speak” for themselves.

Photography to See: This Month

200 years since the advent of lens-based image-making, we’re sharing five exhibitions that use the format to take the temperature of society today.

Play and Creativity

“Each of my photos is like looking at a page from my diary.” Delfina Carmona’s process is defined by autobiography, experimentation and fun.

5 to Know: The Armory Show 2022

New York’s Armory Show, first launched in 1994, is considered by many to be a cornerstone of the art world calendar. Here are five artists to know.

Art, Photography, Commerce

LACMA explores how artists have adopted techniques from commercial photography ­– “the most powerful mainstream visual language.”

A Touch of Magic

Cig Harvey’s photographic work is defined by an acute awareness of nature and the passing of time – crafting scenes bursting with narrative potential.

Beyond the Surface

Belgian-Cameroonian photographer NJAHEUT is interested in the complexities of identity, breaking down stereotypes and celebrating shared humanity.

Staging our Reality

A group show at the Helmut Newton Photography Foundation, Berlin, explores the way that photographers have portrayed Hollywood.

Digital Resonance

John Gerrard is best known for creating “Land Art in the age of Google Earth”: eye-catching digital simulations examining timely global issues.

Body as Canvas

“For me, art happens everywhere.” Milena ZeVu creates wearable sculptures that transform the cityscape – combining performance and body art.

Exploring the Metropolis

Jens Liebchen creates “drive-by photography” – capturing the Los Angeles’ vast highways and boulevards as he moves through them at pace.

Vinnitte Chen: Video Profile

Vinitte Chen is a Shanghai-based artist whose multidisciplinary practice is influenced by an upbringing in two countries: China and Canada. Various natural landscapes, cultural norms and artistic edification shape her interactive pieces, many of which explore the complex dualities found
in nature and human relationships.

Art Outdoors

Here are five Aesthetica Art Prize finalists who construct temporary interventions from a variety of media: from paint to recycled objects.

Intricate Relationships

Tony Wang is a photographer and filmmaker currently studying for a Photography BFA at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. His latest film projects involve a collaboration between the camera and the art of dance.

A Neon-Soaked City

In 1976, photographer Greg Girard arrived in Tokyo. “Blade Runner-esque” had yet to enter the lexicon, and the resulting photographs were mesmerising.

Into the Imaginary

James Tralie’s images are windows into the imagination: otherworldly aquatic dreamscapes and relaxing, plant-filled environments.

Creative Celebration

Thandiwe Muriu is passionate about celebrating and empowering women, creating bright and bold works rooted in self-love, history and identity.

Imaginary Table Settings

Confetti soup. Soap soup. Cloud soup. Rain soup. Miguel Vallinas Prieto’s Suppen series visualises what happens when we let the imagination run wild.

Fresh Visions

This summer, Fotomuseum Antwerpen takes the temperature of Belgium’s photographic talent, highlighting its most promising practitioners.

Femininity Reframed

Fotografiska charts a visual history of Black women in art and culture – from colonial images to new works by female and non-binary artists.

Colour, Light and the Street

There’s a palpable sense of movement in Francesco Gioia’s visual world, as inhabitants pound pavements or hail taxis, bathed in contrasting light and shadow.

Engaging with Nature

Emerging photographers from the Netherlands focus on our relationship with other living creatures, as well as our role within ecosystems.

Colour Photography

Decades before Instagram filters were a twinkle in the idea of a smartphone, Joel Meyerowitz developed a mesmerising, otherworldly palette.

Dynamic Arrangement

Tekla Severin is known for seeking, and finding, complementary colours within her surroundings, offering carefully curated mises-en-scène.

Stepping into Dreams

In Erik Johansson’s surreal compositions, figures jump off from ledges with only a single balloon in hand; escalators emerge from forest floors.

Digital Playgrounds

The idea of interplanetary travel continues to make headlines. Borja Alegre’s three-dimensional renders encourage us to imagine other worlds.

Layers of Complexity

Alec Soth has become synonymous with the American landscape, traversing and capturing its diverse geography for over two decades.

Looking to Nature

Gjert Rognli takes a photographic journey into deep forests and across misty waterways – where surreal phenomena guide the viewer through the unknown.