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Aesthetica Art Prize: 5 Sculptures

Sculpture is evolving. It holds up a mirror to our increasingly digital world. 5 artists from the Aesthetica Art Prize demonstrate innovation in 3D.

Imaginary Lands

In Olivia Lavergne’s ‘Jungles’, the viewer is immersed in a tropical forest filled with a fascinating luxuriance beckoning to be explored.

On the Riverbanks

Ute Mahler & Werner Mahler toured Europe’s major rivers and streams, considering their social, ecological, political and economic significance.

Mixed Messages

“A lot of my work is about being in between cultures.” Discover the films of Rhea Storr, who won the 2020 Aesthetica Art Prize.

Beyond Appearances

Over the summers of 2001 and 2002, Mary Ellen Mark brought a large-format Polaroid camera to Twinsburg, Ohio, for the Twins Days Festival.

Artful Compositions

Hannah Whitaker’s images demonstrate a keen eye for colour and form – dramatic, artful compositions move from high-end accessories to stationery.

5 to See: This Festive Season

Aesthetica collates top things to do this holiday season, online and in person. Discover bright lights, glowing architecture and seasonal images.

Proximity and Vulnerability

Alec Soth is widely recognised as a chronicler of life on the margins. ‘I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating’, marks a change of direction.

5 to See: Digital Shows

From Taipei to Istanbul, these five online shows deal with themes of empathy, common perception and communication across borders.

Nature and Innovation

SHOHEI speaks about the importance of sustainable fashion in 2020. Their garments combine a minimal aesthetic with advanced and eco-friendly fabrics.

Celebrating Individuality

Justin Dingwall’s ‘A Seat at the Table’ series is centred around perception and individuality whilst reinterpreting everyday objects in new ways.

Human Nature

Art is a powerful way to start conversations about the climate. York Art Gallery, as part of York Mediale 2020, launches three digital installations.

Intrigue in the Everyday

These five artists, from Aesthetica’s New Talent Archive, capture the mystery and atmosphere of rural and suburban landscapes

States of Disillusion

Gregory Crewdson’s latest series, ‘An Eclipse of Moths’, comprises 16 images shot over the last two years, ruminating around empty streets.

Endangered Ecosystems

For seven years, National Geographic photographers and explorers Helle and Uri Løvevild-Golman have documented wild places.

Aesthetica Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Aesthetica selects 10 gift ideas for art and culture lovers this season. Our 2020 list offers a variety of inspiration – from memberships to artworks.

Graphic Distortion

Niall Staines turns serene landscapes into surreal dreamscapes, pulling waves downwards as if the lines were a solid cross section in the earth.

Strength and Awareness

Cameroon-born photographer Angèle Etoundi Essamba creates powerful black and white portraits, now on display as part of ART x Lagos.

Under Nightfall

Daniel Freeman is a UK-based photographer fascinated by the way the world appears at night. A new book chronicles empty US streets after dark.

Discovery and Documentation

‘Unearthed’ at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, looks at the relationship between human beings and nature, as told through the lens.