I am so pleased to bring you issue 40 of Aesthetica Magazine. It’s an unbelievable feeling, especially when I look all the way back to issue one. Creating this magazine has been one of the most exhilarating things that I’ve ever done in my life.
In the spirit of celebration, this issue and the magazine’s future plans are incredibly exciting. In art, James Turrell constructs a spectacular installation in Järna, Sweden as part of See! Colour! Critically acclaimed photographer and director, Wim Wenders, returns to London with images that breathe life into landscapes with Places, strange and quiet. Sculptors Alice Anderson and Kate MccGwire present Bound at the new arts venue in King’s Cross, London, All Visual Arts. Zoë Gray discusses the ideas behind Making Is Thinking, which is currently on at Witte De With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, while Portuguese fashion photographer, Pedro Janeiro, discusses the cinematic in his highly aesthetic images.
In film, Matt Bissonnette’s latest film, Passenger Side, re-examines the idea of the road trip. We also catch up with Genna Terranova, the Senior Programmer for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival about what visitors can expect this year. In music, Esben and the Witch discuss what it’s like to reach notoriety so quickly and then we survey the mechanics behind the beloved synthesiser.
In theatre, taking performance to a new level, the One-on-One Festival offers visitors a chance to participate in 28 individual and intimate performances. Finally, Lebanese artist Rabih Mroué discusses his latest work, The People are Demanding, which is influenced by the ongoing conflicts in Lebanon and the Middle East since the Lebanese Civil War.
Inside this issue, you’ll find everything that you need to keep you informed about this season’s latest exhibitions and releases. Enjoy!