The Art of StorytellingThe December/January Issue

THE ART OF STORYTELLINGTHE DECEMBER/JANUARY ISSUE

Art is about storytelling, and we all tell stories. There are the stories we tell about ourselves and the ones we tell about each other....

The Power of Reflection

THE POWER OF REFLECTION

The mirror is a symbol deeply rooted in the history of art and literature. Readers might be reminded of the so-called “magic mirror”...

 
 
 
Visualising the Algorithm

VISUALISING THE ALGORITHM

“The susceptibility of AI to bias is one of its most visible, acknowledged and harmful features,” writes Professor Helga Nowotny in...

The Future Reimagined

THE FUTURE REIMAGINED

The African Biennale of Photography, Rencontres de Bamako , was founded in 1994. It was the first international event dedicated to...

 
 
 
Surrealist Assemblage

SURREALIST ASSEMBLAGE

When we think of a Surrealist object, what comes to mind? It might be Meret Oppen- heim's (1913-1985) fur-lined teacup, for example,...

Crafting a Narrative

CRAFTING A NARRATIVE

Autofiction is a term used in literary criticism to describe a blend between two distinct genres: autobiography and fiction. These...

 
 
 
Seamless Horizons

SEAMLESS HORIZONS

Insula is the Latin word for island. In the brain, the insular cortex is believed to be involved in consciousness and our awareness...

World of Imagination

WORLD OF IMAGINATION

Confetti soup. Soap soup. Cloud soup. Rain soup. Miguel Vallinas Prieto's Suppen series visualises what happens when we let the imagination...

 
 
 
Into the Small Hours

INTO THE SMALL HOURS

Twilight is the period before sunrise and after sunset. It's a time of day that is at once calming and ominous, being neither totally...

Radical New Ground

RADICAL NEW GROUND

In 1990, the January issue of Vogue launched with the black- and-white image of models Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Tatjana Patitz,...

 
 
 
Immersive Landscapes

IMMERSIVE LANDSCAPES

“To be a photographer is to seek light - without it, the lens is blind,” states author and writer Evie Tarr in the foreword to After...

Composed Minimalism

COMPOSED MINIMALISM

Photographer Mária Švarbová is best known for her memorable Swimming Pool portraits. The shots, which rely on symmetry and geometry,...

 
 
 
Gifts for Art & Culture Lovers

GIFTS FOR ART & CULTURE LOVERS

Aesthetica highlights 10 gift ideas perfect for arts and culture lovers this season. Our 2022 list offers a variety of inspiration...

Embellished Landscapes

EMBELLISHED LANDSCAPES

Embroidery can be traced back as early as 30,000 B.C. For centuries, the decorative technique has been used for domestic purposes -...

 
 
 
Layered Identities

LAYERED IDENTITIES

What self do you present to the world? How much does that overlap with how you feel inside? These are some of the ideas explored by...

Pixelated Realities

PIXELATED REALITIES

The “modern” internet began as a network for academic research in 1983. Ten years later, the World Wide Web became public domain -...

 
 
 
A Surreal Universe

A SURREAL UNIVERSE

Origami is the ancient art of paper folding. Today, the craft is known the world over, yet its earliest origins remain shrouded in...

Nancy Holt:From Inside to Outside

NANCY HOLT:FROM INSIDE TO OUTSIDE

In a desolate canyon in the Utah desert, amidst tufts of dry scrub, four huge cylinders are laid out in a cross. They might look like...

 
 
 
Innovation and Protection

INNOVATION AND PROTECTION

The global production of paper and cardboard totals more than 400 million metric tons each year. This is just one of the reasons paper...

New Books for Winter

NEW BOOKS FOR WINTER

This season's new book releases are wide-reaching in scope: honing in on family stories whilst looking at renowned art movements with...

 
 
 



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