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Curator Interview:
130 Years of Native Photography

Curator Casey Riley tells us about the major exhibition spanning 130 years of First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Native American photography.

Aesthetica Art Prize:
Playing with Light

In 1960s Los Angeles, members of the Light and Space movement were experimenting. Today, their approach continues to resonate around the world.

Enigmatic Composition

Camara Oscura Galeria de Arte’s retrospective showcases Elina Brotherus’ compelling images, where she casts herself as creator and subject.

A Closer Look

Photographer and educator Ryan Parra has spent 10 years researching the flora of the southwestern USA, combining visual art with scientific techniques.

Hong Kong After Hong Kong

Wong-Chung Wai’s photobook, published by GOST Books, sets out a farewell letter to the region, drawing on the artist’s experience of loss.

10 Questions With…
Julia Fullerton-Batten

Cinematic lighting, mysterious locations and enigmatic characters. These are the hallmarks of Julia Fullerton-Batten’s history-drenched pictures.

Hoda Afshar:
A Curve is a Broken Line

Iranian-born, Melbourne based Hoda Afshar presents her first major solo show, reflecting on the injustices of governance and state responsibility.

Concrete Architecture:
5 Buildings to Know

Concrete is the second most-used substance in the world after water. Despite debate around sustainability, demand for the material is increasing.

Meshes of Resistance

Photographer and social practice artist Spandita Malik collaborates with women across North India to create empowering embroidered portraits.

Subverting the Canon:
Grace Lau Review

In 2005, Grace Lau opened a “Chinese portrait studio” in the seaside town Hastings, and set about reversing the colonial gaze through photography.

Brick Architecture:
5 Buildings to Know

Aesthetica brings together 20th century and contemporary structures united by their fundamental building material – brick.

Closing the Distance

Hangar Photo Art Center displays the work of 12 women photographers from Magnum who bridge the distance between artist, subject and viewer.

Aesthetica Art Prize:
Picturing the Landscape

The desire to represent the world around us through pictures can be traced back more than 45,000 years. Now, artists are finding new ways to visualise land.

50 Years of Hip Hop

Saint Louis Art Museum reflects on the lasting impact of Hip Hop to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the genre and movement.

Layers of Detail

An-My Lê’s first museum survey opens in New York. It reflects on personal experiences as a political refugee, and explores cycles of history and conflict.

Doug Aitken:
Return to the Real

In a show spanning 15 years, artist Doug Aitken demonstrates the dislocating yet connective power of technology and modern communication.

Future Gardens

Zane Priede asks questions about how plant life might evolve. The result is a dystopia – where uncanny flowers and fruits mutate before our eyes.

10 Questions With… Alia Ali

Patterns and textiles are Alia Ali’s main motif; she’s best known for making portraits in which cloth is used to conceal and camouflage her subjects.

Architecture
Shows: 5 To Know

Aesthetica presents a list of must-see exhibitions from institutions including London’s Design Museum, the National Gallery of Scotland and Vitra.

A World Full of Wonder

Guest Editions publishes Laura Pannack’s Romanian-folktale-inspired photobook, ‘Youth Without Age and Life Without Death.’ We review the work here.