Aesthetica is a British art and culture magazine. Founded in 2002, Aesthetica Magazine covers photography, visual art, music, film and theatre. It has a readership of over 311,000 and national and international distribution. The magazine includes features on art, film, music and performance, highlighting notable new exhibitions around the world and showcasing photography.

The magazine’s primary focus is on contemporary visual art and artists previously covered include Steve McQueen, Martin Creed, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Ernesto Neto among others. Aesthetica devotes a number of its pages to photography and has featured photo essays from artists such as Richard Tuschman and Stephen Shore. Other articles have explored subjects such as European art and politics, the development of light art, and art in architecture.

Aesthetica organizes the annual BAFTA – British Academy of Film and Television Arts – recognized Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York, UK.

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Authored Articles
Future Now Symposium 2021
April 28 – May 31, 2021
This symposium is an exploration of 21st century culture through art, bringing together key institutions, galleries, publications, and artists...
Aesthetica Short Film Festival / 2020
November 3–30, 2020
Film is transformative. It can take you to new places and teach you new things. This year's festival offering...
Aesthetica Short Film Festival / 2019
November 6 – 10, 2019
A hotbed for talent discovery and a key event for filmmakers to meet industry professionals, the festival celebrates independent...
Future Now Symposium 2019
March 7-8, 2019 / York, UK
We are living in a time of globalization, expansion and media saturation. We communicate instantly, yet with alarming disconnect....
Aesthetica Short Film Festival / 2018
Nov 7–11, 2018 / York, UK
ASFF returns for its 8th edition with a celebration of cinema, a fine-tuned selection of films across many genres...
Poetic Techniques
Interview with Meng Zhou
"This has always been an implicit driver of my work...cognizance of the discourses of cultural appropriation adds an extra...
Future Now Symposium 2018
May 17–18, 2018
Through panels, lectures, and portfolio reviews, the Symposium provides an imaginative platform to consider the arts ecosystem within a...
Aesthetica Short Film Festival / 2017
November 8-12, 2017
The Aesthetica Short Film Festival, the international film festival founded in 2011 and taking place annually in York, UK...
Our 5th Year Anniversary
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We are rounding out our fifth year with nearly 3 million visits strong. A very exciting journey it has been, indeed.
New Year / 2021
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This would be the world we would inhabit for the time. And so holiday celebrations would toast on a...
Proceed to the Route / Tania Franco Klein
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The color is red and the woman is ready. The color is blue and the phone is ringing. The...