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Identity and Survival

The Lumbee tribe is a Native American population centred in North Carolina. Maria Sturm’s ‘You Don’t Look Native to Me’ celebrates identity and visibility.

London Art Fair: 5 To See

This year, the 36th London Art Fair introduces over 120 galleries from the UK and beyond. Here’s Aesthetica’s highlights from the event.

Colourful Cityscapes

Here, we present a list of photographic images and digital prints from our Award that highlight the vivid and playful world of colour that exists around us.

Psychological Landscapes

Siân Davey’s work, now on display in Soho Photography Quarter, invites us into a tranquil space of defiance, joy and interconnectedness.

Aesthetica Art Prize:
Hyperreal Painting

Hyperrealism emerged in the late 1960s. Here’s five artists from the AAP who depict everyday objects, landscapes and the human body in such manner.

Inspiring Reflection

These artists consider the relationship between nature and the human-made, question imperialist ideologies in film and create portals for reflection.

Working in Nature

Simone Nieweg’s retrospective at Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, explores the aesthetics of gardens, unplanned space and alternative allotments.

Alone, Together

For Rala Choi, the most important element in constructing a scene is to communicate his characters’ innermost thoughts and feelings.

Splendorous Colour

This exhibition of Werner Bischof’s captivating work focuses on his colour pieces, highlighting an important but overlooked part of his practice.

10 Questions With… Todd Hido

The message of Todd Hido’s latest photography exhibition is one of foreboding, anxiety and fear – all tinged with glimmers of hope for the future.

A Look Ahead:
Big Shows in 2024

Aesthetica selects five must-see exhibitions for 2024 in Europe, America and Asia, spanning photography, installation, architecture and more.

Beauty in the Mundane

Aesthetica reviews Thames & Hudson’s book ‘The Centennial Retrospective’ of Saul Leiter, bringing together 60 years’ work of the street photographer.

Aesthetica Art Prize:
Surreal Photography

Visual escapism, whimsy and play. We bring you works from previous Art Prize artists that test the boundaries of reality, symbolism and composition.

Space, Rhythm & Light

In the most comprehensive exhibition to date, Hepworth Wakefield brings together four decades of Kim Lim’s sculpture, photography and prints.

Slices in Time

Cal Cole photographs various locations – from cityscapes to electricity pylons – over a period of 60 minutes between sunset and nightfall.

Tokyo Unseen

Since the eighteenth century, Tokyo has been one of the world’s most densely populated cities. Lukasz Palka explores more in this photobook with teNeues.

Life in a Different Resolution

Experimental studio Random International exhibits a monumental and immersive retrospective at Nxt Museum, Amsterdam, exploring digital technologies.

The Cult of Beauty

Ideals of beauty have existed in every culture and era. The Wellcome Collection brings together a show that explores the concept throughout history.

Beneath the Surface

Can a snapshot conceal as much as it reveals? Joel Sternfeld’s seminal series subtly highlights pervasive social inequalities in late 1970s USA.

Giving a Voice

Shirin Neshat’s show at Fotografiska Stockholm draws attention to the fact that stories of violence are more than just headlines, but lived experiences.