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The World’s Best Architecture:
5 Buildings To Know

What makes a great building? Architizer’s new publication, The World’s Best Architecture is an attempt to answer this question democratically.

Architecture and Tradition

Renowned architect Sir David Adjaye takes a unique approach to honouring cultural legacies through design, as shown in a new monograph from Phaidon.

V&A Photography Centre:
World-leading Collections

Ahead of the V&A’s landmark Photography Centre opening, we speak to the Head of Photography and Senior Curator of Photography.

London Gallery Weekend:
Exhibitions to Explore

London Gallery Weekend offers a snapshot of the arts landscape, with exhibitions engaging in topics of decolonisation, gender, memory and sustainability.

Dedicated to the City

Tom Wood is affectionately known as “Photie Man” across Merseyside. The retrospective at Walker Art Gallery shows us why, spanning 50 years’ work.

Top Design Shows this Summer

This selection of design exhibitions shows us how creativity, science, innovation and technology intersect – influencing everything around us.

5 Photographers to Know: Getxophoto 2023

Twenty two photographers explore the political potential of pausing, positioning breaks and inactivity as gestures of rebellion and resistance.

Waterways in Crisis

There are just over 200 chalk streams globally. 85% are found in the UK. Ellie Davies highlights their beauty and vulnerability in the face of climate crisis.

Rethinking Fashion Photography

A bright and bold new exhibition explores the role of fashion in today’s visual culture and offers a contemporary overview of its evolution over time.

International Museum Day:
10 Buildings to Know

Besides exhibiting extensive collections, these museums and galleries display some of the most striking and pioneering architectural solutions.

Transforming Landscapes:
In Conversation with Steve Messam

An interview with Aesthetica Art Prize alumnus Steve Messam about his latest, all-immersive exhibitions of colour, shape and experimentation.

What to Expect:
Venice Architecture Biennale 2023

Practitioners from across the globe come together to consider the role of architecture in addressing issues of representation and sustainability.

A Precarious Belonging

Margaret Mitchell offers an insight into the practical and social impact of current homelessness in 36 arresting photographs and vivid portraits.

Art to Know: 1-54
Contemporary African Art Fair

1-54 celebrates a decade of providing visibility to creatives from Africa and its diaspora. Discover five photographers making waves in New York this May.

Back to the Arcade

Franck Bohbot is interested in the retro aesthetics of arcades and gaming spaces in Los Angeles, capturing neon-noir shots that flicker with excitement.

In Focus: Photorealistic Painting

Photorealism emerged in Europe and the USA in the late 1960s. Here, we introduce four contemporary artists whose portraits succeed in tricking the eye.

Crafting a Story

The new photobook from Patty Maher is filled with stories. Her images conjure a place where literature, fairy tales and surrealist paintings coalesce.

Global Talent:
The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition

21 shortlisted artists invite visitors to be inspired by new ideas, with surveys of representation, digitisation, diaspora and the climate crisis.

5 to See:
Photo London 2023

The annual fair returns to Somerset House for 2023. In this roundup, we outline five artists to know – engaging with topics of ecology, gender and intimacy.

Feast for the Senses

A groups of Lausanne-based students were tasked with creating photographs inspired by a fragrance by French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier.