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Giving a Voice

Shirin Neshat’s show at Fotografiska Stockholm draws attention to the fact that stories of violence are more than just headlines, but lived experiences.

Scenes from a Dream

Internationally acclaimed photographer Sheila Metzner exhibits at the Getty Centre with a survey that recounts her fashion shoots and still lifes.

Being Seen

Photography is a tool Zanele Muholi uses for resistance and social change. Their new show at SFMOMA celebrates the Black queer community.

Life on Mars

Self-taught photographer John Barbiaux is a master of the everyday, capturing sweeping cityscapes and natural vistas to quiet streets of American towns.

A Window to the World

Four Corners’ latest exhibition delves into the Half Moon touring shows, which brought topical photography to audiences around the UK

American Prospects

“All of my work has been about ideas of utopia and dystopia. I think that’s what gives America interest. It’s many things all at once…

An Iconic Fabric:
V&A on Tartan

The iconic checked fabric is synonymous with the Highlands of Scotland, where it was, and is, a symbol of clan kinship. V&A Dundee taps into its history.

#2023Wrapped:
A Year in Interviews

In 2023, we talked to inspiring multimedia artists and photographers such as Aïda Muluneh, Isaac Julien, Nadine Ijewere and Refik Anadol.

Movement and Nature

Galerie Gomis hosts ‘Laws of Nature,’ a show focusing on topics such as connection and renewal, featuring Djeneba Aduayom and Gleeson Paulino.

Sublime Encounters

Paolo Pellgrin’s striking nature photography highlights the destructive impact humans are having on animals and habitats around the world.

#2023Wrapped:
A Year in Covers

From rich portraits imbued with colour theory to concealed figures against bright backdrops; these are the images which made it onto this year’s covers.

Building a Legacy

Alfredo Boulton was an esteemed Venezuelan architect, critic, historian and photographer dedicated to promoting his country’s modern art.

Multi-Dimensional Designs

Iris van Herpen’s show at MAD Paris takes us on an immersive journey to explore the link between couture craftsmanship and bold innovation.

Aesthetica Art Prize:
Creativity On Screen

Video content is everywhere; it’s a rolling form of communication. Our list include films that explore class, gender and cross-cultural identity.

In Conversation
with John Akomfrah

Aesthetica speaks to renowned multidisciplinary artist John Akomfrah on his latest installation, ‘Arcadia’, now on display at The Box, Plymouth.

Poetic Detail

Light and texture are key to Stephanie O’Connor’s latest series, as blossoming shadows bounce off pale freckled skin or reflect into deep brown eyes.

A Textured Expression

ICA/Boston brings together the works of 28 international artists who have a connection to the Caribbean, focusing on the 1990s until today.

10 Questions With…
Eddo Hartmann

Eddo Hartmann has visited the Semipalatinsk Test Site multiple times, traversing radioactive grassland steppes, building sites and abandoned cities. 

#2023Wrapped:
A Year in Pictures

This year, Aesthetica has profiled hundreds of artists from across the world. Here, we pick a selection of pictures from the six print issues released in 2023.

Poetry of the Everyday

Chinese artist Li Feng works in his studios in Shanghai and Los Angeles, where he is inspired by the everyday: people, language and the poetic ironies of life. A painter and poet best known for his striking works on canvas, he works in acrylic, oil, coloured powder and mixed media techniques, often implementing collage in his painterly practice.