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The February / March Issue

Issue 94, the February / March edition, is now available. This issue is about developing a new narrative and disrupting the status quo.

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica collates shows for early February. Installations push the boundaries of perception and photographers merge art and activism.

Visual Inspiration

Jamal Nxedlana’s images are rooted in an Afro-Surrealist style, “creating an alternative image repertoire to tackle biased views of Africa.”

Building the Future

How do designers shape the way we understand the world around us, as we tackle the climate emergency, political tensions and digital ethics?

Cutting and Pasting

Expanding the dimensions of traditional photography, Haser uses paper-folding techniques, collage and mixed media to blur distinctions.

Layers of Complexity

Data plays a huge role in our lives today. Emmanuelle Moureaux’s immersive installation assesses how numbers are related to memory.

Towards Preservation

After half of Claudia Andujar’s family were killed in WWII, she dedicated five decades to photographing and raising awareness of the Yanomami people.

Stepping into Dreams

Alex Fruehmann’s dramatic and expansive photographs immerse the viewer in the hyperreal, inviting them to revel in the negative space.

Dramatic Portraiture

The portrait has never been so prevalent. Faces have become quantifiable as data and selfies are ubiquitous. Woudt takes a classical approach.

Chronicling Humanity

Diane Arbus revolutionised portraiture, producing distinctive, direct images that celebrated diversity and humanity. A new show opens at AGO.

Seeing in Double

Mirror images. Checker-board clothing. Identical models. Twins is an immersion into the eccentric and playful world of photographic duo LM Chabot.

Intelligent Composition

Olga Urbanek’s photographs are clever and considered juxtapositions of form, colour and texture, placing individuals in unexpected scenarios.

Reactive Installations

Cornelia Parker has spent the last 40 years making installations that make sense of the volatile, violent and precarious world in which we live.

Altered Perspective

Aleksander Małachowski works at the intersection of photography, geometry and symmetry. His minimal images focus on the spaces that we inhabit.

Revealing Concealed Stories

This year’s Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize highlights how imagery can be used to question ideas of truth in the information era.

Translating Objects

Cerith Wyn Evans’ bold, linear neon sculptures utilise light and shadow to explore truth in a climate of fake news and digital misinformation.

Aesthetica Art Prize Shortlist 2020

The Aesthetica Art Prize returns with artworks making sense of our changing world, responding to digital identities and global constructs.

Video Profile: Yara El Turk

Yara El Turk is a Lebanese interior designer whose art series Metamorphosis of Reality focuses on mystery by using different materials, which emanates the idea of a persistent mutation of thoughts and emotions.

The Revival of Raw Materials

Amidst a climate emergency, The Art of Earth Architecture questions how natural materials can contribute to a sustainable future.

Spaces for Reflection

James Turrell’s latest colour-changing light works, on view at London’s Pace Gallery, offer a moment of quiet in a fast-paced world.