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From the Golden Age

Renata Dutrée’s images reference the light and symbolism of the Golden Age, exploring concealment through spilt objects or falling petals.

Aesthetica Archives:
Environmental Art and Design

The Anthropocene is a new geological age defined by humanity’s impact. Aesthetica highlights artists asking questions about the climate crisis.

Aesthetica Art Prize:
5 Installation Artists

Installations transform space, encouraging audiences to see the world in a new way. Discover five artworks from a new generation of artists.

Exploratory Forms

Milan-based Debora Barnaba originally studied drawing and painting. She later embraced photography, for which she has won numerous awards. Her images express the power of self-portraits, with bodies that are controlled and subverted in favour of the photographic lens.

High Contrast

Malick Kebe is a photographer and curator putting Abidjan on the creative map through bold, high-contrast images filled with energy.

Aesthetica Art Prize:
5 Video Artists

We highlight five Artists’ Films exploring ideas surrounding protest, race, new technologies, conformity and the natural landscape.

Latin American Art in Lockdown

Whilst it is impossible to predict what the art world will look like after Covid-19, Latin American artists provide ideas on how to reshape the way we live.

Coming Together

Portrait of Humanity returns with a second compelling volume of images, comprising 200 intimate stories from across the world.

Films about Humanity

Delve into the Aesthetica Short Film Festival archives and explore what it means to be human. These films examine identity in today’s world.

5 Gallery Reopenings

Global museums and galleries are beginning to reopen – with reduced hours and safety measures in place. Discover five institutions launching shows.

Navigate Art Basel Online

The fair launches its online viewing rooms, with a programme of talks, film screenings and sculpture garden tours. View our Top 5 Recommendations.

5 to Read: Books for Summer

From whimsical portraiture to anthropological studies, these new books meaningfully explore themes of sustainability, identity and beauty.

Focused Examination

Steffen Tuck’s minimalist perspectives “reduce the visual noise” of urban topographies. She offers sections of landscapes, splicing colour and form.

Aesthetica Archives: Installation Art

Across galleries, desert landscapes and major architectural landmarks, artists continue to make statements about the world through installations.

Staying Connected

Galleries and audiences have had to adapt to a new normal, attending online show and talks. NOW Gallery discusses their digital programme.

Plastic Vanitas

Thirza Schaap combines sculpture and photography to examine the overwhelming presence of plastics, providing a kind of contemporary Vanitas.

Aesthetica Portfolio Reviews

We’re launching new portfolio reviews. Speak with Aesthetica Editors about your work, learn about the art world and get useful career advice.

Adapting to Change

For arts students across the UK, Degree Shows are the highlight of the end of the final year. University of Worcester brings theirs online.

Painting the Invisible

Dr Suzi Morris creates mesmerising paintings that connect art and biological science. The works are now more relevant than ever.

York St John University: Degree Show 2020

Aesthetica has teamed up with York St John University to present a showcase of creative student work from across the entire department.