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Pause to Reflect:
5 Artists to Know

Reflective surfaces – from glass to mirrors – are a motif and material that have long been used by artists. These five artists continue the tradition.

Innovation on Canvas

From hyperreal landscapes of the Arctic to self-portraits that evoke the Dutch Old Masters, we highlight 10 Aesthetica Art Prize paintings we love.

Emerging Voices: Photo London
X Hahnemühle Student Award

In this second edition of the award, the most poignant and skillful work of new talent in the UK is brought together. We look at the final shortlist.

Interconnected Images:
Circulation(s) Festival 2024

The international European festival returns to Paris for its 14th edition, bringing together shows that spotlight queer, migratory and Ukrainian identity.

Portraits to Dream In

National Portrait Gallery shows a retrospective that unites two photographers born 100 years apart: Julia Margaret Cameron and Francesca Woodman.

What is Truth?

We can no longer trust a photograph. But have we ever been able to? Sainsbury Centre’s current season of exhibitions tackles these questions head on.

A Glimmer of Hope

Viewers are invited into Todd Hido’s desolate scenes through his new photo book, published with Nazraeli Press, called ‘The End Sends Advance Warning.’

The Mechanics of Fluids:
Navigating the Internet’s Loneliness

We speak to the Emerging Prize Winner of the Aesthetica Art Prize, Gala Hernández López, on her film that explores incel and internet culture.

Beauty and Fragility:
5 Exhibitions for Earth Month

This April we’re celebrating Earth Month by collating 5 exhibitions that explore both the wonder of our planet as well as our critical need to protect it.

Beyond Beauty

Fotografiska Berlin’s ‘Virgin Mary. Supermarkets. Popcorn’ is the place to view the must-see work of legendary fashion photographer Miles Aldridge.

In Conversation:
Yinka Shonibare & Hans Ulrich Obrist

Yinka Shonibare returns to London for his first public solo exhibition in over 20 years. Learn more about his journey, practice and hopes for the future in this interview.

Experimental Botany

Over 180 years since Anna Atkins’ pioneering cyanotypes were published, artists are still grappling with how to depict organic shapes and forms.

Documentary Photography:
Shows To See This Season

Embark on a visual journey with these five exhibitions, which spotlight documentary photographers who prompt us to look at the world with fresh eyes.

A Major Retrospective:
VALIE EXPORT in Berlin

Few artists have made a more profound impact on performance art than Austrian-born VALIE EXPORT. Now, she’s getting the recognition she deserves.

Agents for Change

We speak to Ayrton Mendes, also known as SAM, about his shortlisted video work, Ayaba – Rainha – Queen, a finalist of the Aesthetica Art Prize.

Extraordinary Encounters:
Photographs to Discover

Chance encounters. Uncanny experiences. Discover 10 photographer from our Art Prize that create images to make sense of a rapidly changing world.

Playful Anachronism

Photographer Romina Ressia revives Renaissance and Baroque portraiture with a contemporary twist by giving 21st century props to 17th century sitters.

A Flooding World

Aesthetica interviews Nick Brandt ahead of his exhibition ‘Sink / Rise’, a series that portrays the effects of rising sea levels in South Pacific Islands.

The Power of Place

Worcester Art Museum presents a show dedicated to landscape photography, with impactful work from Dawoud Bey, Meghann Riepenhoff and Penelope Umbrico.

Wall of Nature

Under Vietnamese photographer Viet Ha Tran’s lens, a living wall becomes something else entirely. Her pictures are like stepping into a hallucination.

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