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The Future Reimagined

David Uzochukwu’s speculative portraits reflect human identities. He is one of 75 artists invited to examine complex Afrodiasporic experiences.

Visualising the Algorithm

Mónica Alcázar-Duarte exposes the derogatory stereotypes Mexican women are subjected to in real-world and online spaces in Second Nature.

The Art of Storytelling
The December/January Issue

Art is about storytelling, and we all tell stories. This issue of Aesthetica Magazine is dedicated to creatives who are weaving inspiring narratives.

Nancy Holt:
From Inside to Outside

For pathbreaking artist Nancy Holt, space and time were paramount to creation. A new book charts her creations, including the world-famous Sun Tunnels.

Beyond Illustration

What psychoanalyst Carl Jung once wrote about dreams, painter James Jean actualises onto canvas – pushing the limits of genre and imagination.

Embellished Landscapes

Scarlett Hooft Graafland documents remote geographies in surreal, choreographed scenes – using embroidery to enhance the narrative.

Gifts for Art & Culture Lovers

Aesthetica highlights 10 gift ideas perfect for arts and culture lovers this season – including photobooks, magazines and creative experiences.

A Surreal Universe

Dasha Pears is Helsinki-based artist using the instruments of surrealism, minimalism and colour to tell surprising visual stories with a twist.

Pixelated Realities

Aziz + Cucher’s collaboration was sparked by the launch of digital imaging tools. 30 years on, a new show surveys their “post-photography” practice.

The Aesthetica Awards:
Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Awards open for entries on 1 December, celebrating the best contemporary talent across art, photography, literature and film.

Layered Identities

Joanne Coates and Heather Agyepong – winners of the Jerwood/Photowords Award – reflect on regional identities and the authentic self.

The Impact of Images

The 2022 edition of PhotoVogue Festival reflects on the ethics and impact of our exposure to images in the digital age, offering new models for the future.

Innovation and Protection

Paper manufacturer Hahnemühle launches a series of environmental images – encouraging us to take a moment to reflect on the natural places we cherish.

Architecture and Design: 5 to See

Buildings inspired by metabolism. Surrealist objects. Lighting made from smartphones. These exhibitions are innovative, forward-thinking and surprising.

Home Reframed

Do Ho Suh crafts large-scale fabric sculptures that recreate the places in which he has lived and worked; the results are bright, playful and deeply emotive.

New Books for Winter

This season’s new art book releases are wide-reaching in scope: honing in on family stories whilst looking at renowned art movements with fresh eyes.

An Alternative View

A show at London’s NOW Gallery centres on the potential of satirical photography, asking questions about what it looks like, and what can it achieve.

Beyond the Mountain

Seattle Asian Art Museum foregrounds the work of contemporary Chinese artists, realised through both traditional and emerging materials and media.

New Directions

Bai Liu is an artist, designer, illustrator and writer based in China whose multidisciplinary work is shown throughout the world. 馍  / Mo was shown at the London Design Festival in September. Why Do We Love Cats?  launched on VRChat in August.

Urban Futures

A new book illustrates how densely populated urban centres “hold the key to our sustainable future on Earth,” using the city of London as a blueprint.