We’ve introduced some new sections into this issue, as well as more features. You’ll also get a FREE DVD of emerging filmmakers with the Aesthetica Shorts 2011 DVD.
In art, Aware: Art Fashion Identity opens at the Royal Academy and examines this multi-faceted relationship. We survey four contemporary Greek sculptors’ works in conjunction with Greece’s network of histories and recent economic climate. David Spiller renegotiates the label of Pop artist with his new show at Beaux-Arts London. This Must Be the Place interrogates location in the context of street photography. And French photographer, Gilles de Beauchêne creates interplay between fine art and advertising.
In film, we present the finalists of the Aesthetica Short Film competition, and celebrate how they are driving the genre forward. Elliot Grove from Raindance offers part two of his guide to Budget Filmmaking, and we have included reviews of the latest DVDs. In music, French Horn Rebellion chat about their debut, while we engage with the sounds of Chiptune (read the article to learn more).
Writer, Dinaw Mengestu re-invents the past with his new book, How to Read the Air and Rula Jebreal discusses her text, Miral, now a major motion picture. In theatre, we examine the democratisation of performance, and finally, Alan Haydon from De la Warr Pavilion discusses the impact that changing economy has the arts.
Get comfortable, we’ve got you covered throughout the festive season.