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Language and Connectivity

Filipe Peregrino’s AR project encourages intercultural exchanges, to make people from all around the world feel valued and welcome.

Virtual Photography Shows

There is a wealth of content to explore online. These visually striking exhibitions explore themes of travel, escapism, myth and solitude.

5 to Read: New Photobooks

From representations of the body to Hopper-esque images of the American landscape, these new releases are curated to inform and inspire.

The August / September Issue

Now is the time. This modest sentence is the driving force behind the new issue. It’s a phrase that is bold and empowering. It is a call to action.

Pennsylvania Transformed

Chris Hytha is interested in exploring what could be rather than what is. Cycling trips across the USA reveal surreal buildings and elevated stories.

Intimate Portraiture

Zanele Muholi is a visual activist who reclaims the lens, providing a platform for black lesbian, gay, transgender and intersex individuals.

Nocturnal Exploration

The seventh edition of Next Generation, an annual feature showcasing new photography graduates from the London College of Communication.

Design as Adventure

Mountains cover one fifth of the earth’s surface, but are only sparsely populated. We look at how unforgiving terrains offer a test bed for new ideas.

Structural Manipulation

Alex Lysakowski’s unexpected compositions focus on over-consumption and global production, as seen through exaggerated architectural forms.

Vivid Depiction

Yannis Davy Guibinga’s pronounced photographs are part of an expansive conversation about the representation of Africa and its wider diaspora.

Imagined Architecture

Alexis Christodoulou is a Cape Town-based artist who specialises in three-dimensional renders. He draws on the parameters of video game graphics.

Playful Combinations

Ulaş Kesebir & Merve Türkan utilise bold primary colours and minimal sets, using draping materials and block furniture to subvert domestic spaces.

Modes of Iconography

With the role of the selfie, how has portraiture changed? Is any idea authentic? Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song consider new visual archetypes.

Digitised Landscapes

Following a UN report on the effects of a 1.5°C increase, Google Arts & Culture’s Heartbeat of the Earth series makes sense of the key conclusions.

Sense of Connection

Julia Fullerton-Batten’s latest series, Looking Out From Within, was shot over the last few months of lockdown across London neighbourhoods.

10 Quotes: Contemporary Artists

Aesthetica compiles insights from 10 leading names working today – exploring the importance of creativity, and what “art” means to them.

Layers of Sound

What is it like to record a song during lockdown? Leeds School of Arts graduate Luka taps into the complexities of human relationships in a new single.

Creating Space

Jair Solís starting shooting just three years ago, when he was 20 years old. His images imbue landscapes with a nostalgic glow.

UK Shows to See this Summer

Museums and galleries are starting to reopen across the UK, with safety measures in place. Aesthetica highlights recommended shows to visit.

Change and Abstraction

How can painting reflect the mood of an era? This is the question at the heart of Gazelli Art House’s exhibition, exploring 1960s painting in the UK and US.

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