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A Multi-Layered Perspective

Lalla Essaydi’s work confronts myths of Orientalism – restaging 19th century paintings from the Western canon in large-scale colour photographs.

5 Exhibitions for Earth Day

From digital art to textiles, outdoor installations to aerial photography, these exhibitions reflect on life in the Anthropocene, envisioning potential futures.

Thread of Humanity

Aesthetica speaks to photographer Nadav Kander, who has produced some of the most mesmerising portrait and landscape images of recent times.

Colour and Creativity

Iswarya Venkatakrishnan is a self-described colour enthusiast – constructing unexpected, playful and humorous compositions out of paper.

Opportunities for Creatives:
Future Now 2022

We highlight five unmissable events at our symposium: from portfolio reviews with industry to talks about funding, art masterclasses and more.

Beyond the Curtain

Erik Johansson’s images fall, seamlessly, into the category of phantasm: bending and stretching reality through the folds of visual metaphor.

The Mystery of Pictures

Self-taught photographer Giorgia Bellotti reinterprets René Magritte’s thought-provoking imagery for a 21st century audience.

Interrogating History

The 2020-2022 winners of the Tokyo Contemporary Art Award explore complex historical events – pushing the boundaries of what art can be and do.

Unmissable Artist Talks:
Future Now 2022

This year’s symposium features unmissable talks from leading creatives. They will discuss topics from photography and video art to activism and history.

Choreographing Images

“One of the burdens of photography is that we think of it as a two dimensional medium.” A new Dayanita Singh retrospective opens in Berlin.

Perceptions of Space

A new exhibition acknowledges the shadow of serial lockdowns, showing how they have altered our perceptions of images and the wider world.

Spheres of Convenience

10 million tons of plastic are dumped into oceans annually, more than a truck load every minute. Vitra Design Museum brings these topics into focus.

Images, History and Memory

Diane Meyer photographed the length of the former Berlin Wall. From the city centre to suburbs and forests, she obscures the prints with hand-stitching.

Photographic Elegy

Ioanna Sakellaraki’s poignant photobook taps into humanity’s ongoing struggle for meaning, especially in the face of mortality and loss.

A Fresh Gaze

The nude is as old as art itself. A groundbreaking new exhibition at Fotografiska, New York, celebrates a female-identifying perspective on the genre.

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.