Window to Other Places
Dreamscapes is a world of elegant imagination. James Tralie’s digital renders reconstruct natural environments and architecture into serene scenes
Moments of Fantasy
Maria Lax’s spellbinding images utilise innovative camera techniques to transform figures, buildings and plants into cinematic, otherworldly creations.
The Story of Aesthetica
Celebrate the publication’s 20th anniversary as one of the founders discusses how the magazine has become a trusted voice in contemporary art.
Nadine Ijewere’s fashion photography redefines narratives of beauty, encouraging more diverse representation in front of and behind the camera.
Sebastiaan Knot’s geometric compositions are calculated manipulations of light. Shapes in bold colours are crafted through analogue techniques.
Expressions of Love
Love has provided inspiration throughout art history. Here are five photographers – all featured in Aesthetica Art Prize – who document devotion.
What do relationships look like in the 21st century? 23 photographers come together to document the foundation of human connection.
A Brighter Future
A group exhibition revisits the sunshine motif from musical ‘Hair’, cautiously offering hope through new, golden visions of the future.
A MoMA retrospective offers a “critical reintroduction” to five decades of photographer Ming Smith’s experimental practice.
A Sense of Magic
Karl Roberts sees the landscape as a blank canvas – an environment in which he can “create the magic he doesn’t see in the world around him.”
Sixty global practitioners experiment with analogue and digital photography to offer new perspectives on the topics that are shaping modern-day life.
Women have been at the forefront of every stage of the photographic revolution. Now, pioneering artists are responding to sustainability and climate.
Refik Anadol is an artist at the cutting-edge of a fast-developing medium, using AI to craft breathtaking digital experiences from various and vast datasets.
Shades of Emotion
Colour is fundamental to art. A group show celebrates the ways pigments convey intense emotions, incite symbolism and connect people.
Stepping into Space
Yayoi Kusama’s installations offer the chance to “become one with eternity,” encouraging a detachment from reality with twinkling lights.
Pavlo Fyshar’s work is characterised by a sense of discomfort. Playful pastel pinks and greens draw the viewer in, yet the world they find is off-kilter.
Connecting with the World
Books. Pianos. Window frames. Suitcases. Clothes. These are just some of the items to be found tied up within Chiharu Shiota’s mesmerising installations.
Celebrating 20 Years:
The February/March Issue
Aesthetica marks 20 years since the first issue was published. This edition is dedicated to the power of creativity, the arts and independent print.
A Changing Landscape
Victoria Sambunaris’ large-scale landscapes monitor human impact on the natural environment, illuminating water shortages and ecological crises.
Future Now Symposium 2023:
Discover this year’s Future Now line-up, bringing together award-winning artists for talks that engage with themes from our rapidly changing world.