Nick Ryan
Future Now Symposium 2019
March 7–8, 2019
Aesthetica Magazine
York, UK

We are currently living in a time of globalization, expansion and media saturation. There have been considerable shifts in civilization in the Information Age – we now communicate with each other instantly, yet with an alarming level of disconnect. Through panel discussions, lectures and portfolio reviews, The Future Now Symposium is an exploration of 21st century culture through the mechanism of art.

Through imaginative debates, career advice and cultural engagement, Future Now is a platform for idea generation. This two-day event brings together key institutions, galleries and publications for discussion surrounding the most pressing issues from today’s creative industries, including Hannah Starkey, Todd Hido, Alex Majoli, and with organizations including Aesthetica Magazine, Dazed, Frieze, Royal Academy, Foam Amsterdam, Tate, and The Design Museum, among others.

  • Michael Wesely. Doubleday
    Hatje Cantz

    The internationally renowned photographer Michael Wesely captures time and life in his photographs. In Doubleday, he explores the archaeological dimensions of photography by superimposing his own photographs precisely over historical views of Berlin architecture from the 19th and 20th centuries. This allows him to leap from the past to the present (more…)

  • Polly Braden: Leaving Ukraine
    Mar 15 – Sep 15, 2024
    Foundling Museum
    London, UK

    Polly Braden: Leaving Ukraine is an intimate portrait of women, forced to leave their homes following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022. In this new series of work we see the extraordinary journeys undertaken by mothers, daughters, teenagers and babies in arms. Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, Polly Braden has used her camera to document the lives of women and children unexpectedly scattered across Europe. (more…)