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.