Aesthetica Issue 94: Resilience

  • Robyn Sian Cusworth
  • Alexandra Catherine Genova
  • Kate Simpson

It goes without saying that these are unprecedented times. There is something to remember — our human spirit! Great art changes lives. It takes you to new places and introduce new ideas. This issue of Aesthetica is a true celebration of humankind’s resilience. Inside, there is a selection of in-depth features and interviews, alongside some of the most exciting photographers today who are the redefining boundaries of contemporary art. 

Published 1 April 2020. To pick up a copy, click here.

This issue, we provide coverage of Southbank Centre's Among the Trees, Design Museum's first music-themed exhibition, and the Sony World Photography Awards shortlist.


- Identity and Exchange: Ekow Eshun’s latest project, Africa Now is collection that looks at work by over 50 contemporary photographers from the continent and the wider diaspora.

- Interior Evolution: Vitra Design Museum presents Home Stories, which surveys the past 100 years of how the house has evolved into a home. The exhibition explores the subject of private versus public through 20 case studies that span the last 100 years.

- Creating a Platform: Circulations(s) Festival presents 39 projects, 45 artists and 16 nationalities across an exhibition space spanning 2,000m2, with Audrey Hoareau appointed as the Director to make the space for these exciting new names.

- The Role of Activism: Houston Center for Photography celebrates Braithwaite’s legacy and wider reputation as an activist and influencer – challenging mainstream ideals and popular imagery. Tools of Revolution showcases the work of three contemporary artists that “construct, elevate and celebrate” the black body.

- Organic Architecture: Studio Gang is an architecture firm based on “actionable idealism,” which embodies the challenge of articulating big ideas whilst finding ways to practically bring them into being. Their buildings reference the natural world through undulating facades and chiselled glass, providing a testbed of ideas for the future of design.


- Tropico Photo
- Gabriel Isak
- Daphne Westland
- Michael Oliver Love
- Liam Wong
- Romain Laprade