The Art and Culture Magazine: Inside Issue 61
British photographer Barry Cawston uncovers the beauty present in the mundane scenery of life.
Stephen Shore’s neutral images broke the mould when he made his photographic debut.
Yann Demange’s ‘71 explores the universal confusion and anguish of war and civil conflict.
Ida is a stark portrayal of post-war Poland, which challenges notions of loyalty, religion and family bonds.
Mish Way, of White Lung, meditates on her personal punk tenets for thriving in the 21st century.
Genre divides in music are no longer prohibiting collaborations and are invigorating new sounds.
The wild and intense beauty of the Nordic landscape is brought to life in Sadler’s Wells' Northern Light.
Helen Lawrence, a new production from visual artist, Stan Douglas, combines live film and theatre.
Film of the Month
Directed by Peter Middleton and James Spinney
12 mins 15 sec, 2012
After losing his sight in 1983, john Hull kept an intimate diary over three years, deconstructing his experience of blindness in relation to his family, his identity and his faith.
Screened at ASFF 2013
Picks from the Blog
“The book came out of grief,” Annie Leibovitz (b. 1949) told an interviewer, speaking about her photographic memoir Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005. The retrospective exhibition of the same name, which opened at the Brooklyn Museum in New York in 2006 and has since travelled across the USA and Europe, is currently in Singapore until 19 October. Singapore is the only Asian city apart from Seoul to host the exhibition.
In the Special 60th Edition of Aesthetica we celebrate the emerging photographers that are shaping the future of the image-based practice in The Next Generation. We have partnered with the London College of Communication to survey some of photography’s rising stars and showcase their fresh ideas and new concepts. Award-winning photographer Alice Myers has pursued documentary projects in Mexico, Ireland and France.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton is a new Parisian centre for contemporary French and international artistic creation, contained within a building commissioned by Bernard Arnault, and designed by the American architect Frank Gehry. The building resembles a cloud of glass: twelve large transparent sails covering a main body, itself formed from an assembly of pure white blocks.
This new exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery in London traces the advancements in Russia, looking at the development of Russia’s social history through the context of colour experiments and the growth of colour photography in Russia over the course of a century. Translated into Russian, the word “primrose” means “first colour” and is one of the earliest and most colourful flowers to bloom in the spring.
Jeff Wall pioneered large-scale photography, transcending the classical into the contemporary. His critically acclaimed work, produced in the form of colour transparencies displayed in lightboxes since the 1980s, was inspired by the backlit advertisements found at bus stops in Europe. The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam highlights his oeuvre since 1996, featuring over 40 works in his second exhibition.
Tatiana Rais is the Director and founder of Espacio Odeón: Centro Cultural, a non-profit cultural centre in the heart of Bogota. She is one of the winners of the British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur Award, which celebrates young entrepreneurs from around the world who are pioneering at the intersection of culture and technology. She speaks to Aesthetica about reimagining a ruined building.
This new exhibition in New York presents a selection of artists curated by other artists. Bringing together 23 artists of different ages and from various countries including Cuba, England, Holland, Kosovo, Albania and Taiwan, Some Artists’ Artists showcases a multitude of voices in which resonances and dissonances emerge. Some artists have taken the recent histories of their respective countries.