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Digital Trailblazers:
Talks at Future Now 2022

This year’s Aesthetica symposium taps into the relationship between digital art and the climate, whilst explaining the fundamentals of NFTs.

Natural Balance

In a new show, Vanessa Winship presents different shades of winter— from yellowing leaves on branches to snow-covered roads and frozen marshland.

Creative Regeneration

Barbican revolutionises the climate conversation, showcasing art as a speculative tool which can help us to bring about sustainable futures.

The Age of Immersion

The Light and Space movement emerged in the mid-20th century during technological optimism. How has it evolved with the rise of the digital age?

Human Stories:
The April/May Issue

The new print issue of Aesthetica is all about human stories, and how we must never give up in the face of adversity. Dive in to our preview.

Journey into Night

Jasper Goodall creates an ode to the evening in Twilight’s Path. Quietude is embraced, as themes of solitude and isolation come to the foreground.

Somewhat Otherworldly

Jan Prengel’s Plants from Space series showcases flowers as if they were priceless exhibits: oddities from an alternate universe.

Mirrored Geography

Murray Fredericks captures ethereal horizons on Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, an endorheic salt lake 700km north of Adelaide, Australia.

Satirising the Everyday

Olivia Locher highlights humanity’s unrealistic expectations, depicting daily regimes to comedic effect, where candles literally burn at both ends.

Beyond Aesthetics

Ulaş Kesebir and Merve Türkan work as a duo to redefine the parameters of fashion imagery, with bold colour schemes and alluring environments.

Rise of the Megacity

Michel Lamoller’s photographic reliefs highlight the alarming rate at which humanity is expanding, depicting high-rises as markers of infrastructure.

Personal and Political

Over 12 years, Gillian Laub produced a major documentary project in Montgomery County, Georgia, a series sparked by one written letter.

Moments of Serendipity

Andrea Lohmann’s compositions are inspired by the built environment: structures from the post- war period complemented by passing clouds.

Images in Flux

At the Royal Photographic Society exhibition, we find a moment to think about where we are headed, and how we feel about the destination.  

Atmospheric Still Life

Telephones hovering in mid-air. Half full glasses of water. Clouds reflected in pitch-dark rooms. Zane Priede is a self-taught photographer based in Riga.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2022:
Shortlist Announced

Spanning the globe, these creatives address some of the most pressing issues facing us right now: climate crisis, inequality and new technology among them.

Meaning and Melancholy

Samantha Cavet focuses on “portraying the human abyss, loneliness and melancholic feelings,” often depicting lone figures within expansive landscapes.

Collaborative Documentary

In 2019, a United Nations report stated that single parents have been hardest hit by austerity in the UK. Polly Braden highlights their stories.

The Thrill of Colour

Colourful vines growing from gallery walls. Woven blobs reaching towards the ceiling. These are works by iconic textile artist Sheila Hicks.

Future Now 2022:
Programme Announced

Artists Larry Achiampong and Sutapa Biswas join photographers Poulomi Basu, Hannah Starkey and Jamie Hawkesworth at our annual symposium.