New Issue Out Today
October is one of the busiest months for art, with all the fairs and exhibitions on the horizon; I’m looking forward to making some discoveries and seeing some new works. On another note, in November, we are launching the inaugural Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF). This international event will screen 150 films in 15 venues across the beautiful and historic city of York along with a host of master classes and Q&As.ASFF brings a new offering to the boutique festival experience.
This issue has a strong focus on the interconnectivity of art and politics. Building the Revolution: Soviet Art and Architecture 1915-1935 opens this autumn at the Royal Academy, London; presenting a survey of Russian avant-garde architecture. September 11 is on show at MoMA in New York, marking 10 years since the terrorist attacks in the USA. The Turner Prize opens at Baltic ; it’s the first time in its history that the exhibition and prize have been presented outside of a Tate venue. We examine the 12th Istanbul Biennial and its ambiguous theme –Untitled. There is also a visual glimpse of PhotoPhnomPenh, Cambodia’s photography festival, as well as an introduction to Silja Magg, an upcoming photographer from New York.
In film, we chat with acclaimed British director and BAFTA Award nominee, Sallie Aprahamian, about Broken Lines, a film that asks: to whom do we owe loyalty and why? Tindersticks release Claire Denis Film Scores 1996 – 2009, and to accompany the release, the band will perform a series of ambitious live concerts in cinematic settings. In music, we look at the impact of social networking on music journalism and chat with the “it” band of the moment, Submotion Orchestra, about their debut. In performance, we speak with Sean Holmes from the Lyric Hammersmith about his production of Edward Bond’s Saved.
Finally, Frankie Shea offers a few last words on this year’s Moniker Art Fair and the rise of street art in the contemporary art market. Hope to see you at ASFF in November.
Posted on 3 October 2011