The June/July issue of Aesthetica comes with the subtitle of “Shifting Perspectives”. Concentrating on identifying new ways of seeing and challenging the status quo, asking questions and seeking answers “Shifting Perspectives” is not to be missed.
We start with Edgar Martins’ controversial photography exhibition, This is not a House, which looks at the American housing crisis of 2008, but also questions the relationship between photographer and commissioner. Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity opened at MCA Chicago and examines a proliferation of contemporary artworks around the form, technology, myth, message and image of the iconic building structure.
Is it what it is. Or is it? is on now at CAM Houston, exploring how the readymade has changed over the past 100 years. We also take an in-depth look at the first comprehensive retrospective on Jimmie Durham at M HKA in Antwerp. In visuals, BOZAR opens the stunning Summer of Photography and Tate Britain looks at how London was represented from 1930-1980 in Another London. Arles is back again this year and we introduce Mel Karch, a rising star in fine art and fashion photography.
In film, we chat with director Matthew Akers about his film The Artist is Present, which focuses on the renowned performance artist Marina Abramović. We also discuss the highly acclaimed film Carancho with producer-actor Martina Gusman. In music, we look at the possibilities of 3D sound and chat with Gabby Young & The Other Animals about their second album and having eight people in the line-up. In performance, Coney take immersive theatre to new limits with their show House of Cards. Finally, Polly Morgan discusses her latest show, Endless Plains, which opens this summer in London.
Enjoy the issue!