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Computer Vision

Trevor Paglen is an artist examining the systems and technologies that shape our world. He reveals the underpinnings of the digital landscape.

ING Discerning Eye: New Platforms

The annual exhibition is now calling for entries for a brand-new online edition in 2020, giving creatives the opportunity to showcase virtually.

Design Without Constraints

Alexander Wong is an award-winning architect who specialises in avant-garde design that pushes the boundaries of luxury and grandeur.

On a Knife-Edge

Bara Prasilova’s surreal images teeter on the edge of absurdity and humour, using props to create authenticity and real physical tension.

Pathetic Fallacy

Felipe OA’s images communicate feelings of isolation and loneliness in the landscape, heavily inspired by literary and cinematic aesthetics.

Visualising the Anthropocene

In this interview, photographer Edward Burtynsky investigates humanity’s indelible, irrevocable and deeply complex influence on the Earth.

Works in Isolation

Sean Jackson’s new series is a collection of images capturing New York during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, between 13 March and 10 May.

Art Exhibitions to See:
This Month

Aesthetica selects five must-see exhibitions around the world – opening online and in galleries. They reflect on identity, migration and place.

Inspiration in the City

Camille Walala transforms public spaces through bold colours, playful shapes and geometric patterns. Her work is part of London Mural Festival.

Playing with Perception

Olafur Eliasson continues to respond to social and environmental issues through creativity and advocacy in the Guggenheim Bilbao retrospective.

Aesthetica Archives:
Architectural Photography

These bright, geometric images encourage us to look at cities in a new way – from Michael Wolf’s metropolis to icons of 20th century modernism.

Sculpture as Experience

A new publication explores Provence’s open-air museum, which is home to some of the biggest names in contemporary art and architecture.

5 to See: Art Outdoors

Public art has perhaps never been more important, offering audiences chance to experience culture whilst social distancing. Discover 5 to See.

New Paths

Michael Matzko is a Cincinnati-based photographer. As the first segment of a larger project On Being Human, which asks the fundamental question: “What does a healthy world look like?” Matzko began working on a series during the Covid-19 lockdown, entitled The Self Isolation Project.

Portrait of Britain

The winners of the annual photography award have been announced. They arrive in turbulent times, capturing individuals shaping our world today.

Innovative Anatomy

Design Museum Den Bosch’s latest show, BodyDrift, displays an imagined future in which human bodies blend with machines.

Into the Digital Realm

Berlin-based international festival Pop-Kultur launches its sixth edition this week – presenting audiovisual works of art for free and online.

Human Contact

“For over a year I stopped traveling and photographing. I barely took any pictures at all.” Alec Soth’s latest portraits are honest and revealing.

Launching A New Space

Smith & Partner is dedicated to both Old Masters and emerging artists, driven by the idea that collecting art should be accessible to anyone.

Aesthetica Archives: Nocturnal Photography

Discover visual artists capturing the world at night. From neon-bathed cities to remote woodlands, these images are filled with mystery.