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The Aesthetica team: Cherie Federico: Managing Director/Editor Dale Donley: Production Director Grace Henderson: Media Relations Coordinator Laura Barr: Media Coordinator Hannah Clugston: Editorial Assistant Rob Cheung: Design Assistant Rebecca Bowery: Marketing Officer Eva Helen: Marketing Officer Alexis Smith: Finance Officer Katie O’Neill: Intern

Contributors: Ruby Beesley, Rob Boffard, Bryony Byrne, Nickolas Calabrese, Jack Castle Corin Douieb, Niamh Coghlan, Tony Earnshaw, Anna Feintuck, Claire Hazelton, Colin Herd, Fiona Martin, Regina Papachlimitzou, Rachel Coombes, Shirley Stevenson, Matt Swain.

Advertisement enquiries: Grace Henderson, (0044) (0)844 568 2001, Artists’ Directory enquiries: Laura Barr, (0044) (0)844 568 2001,

The Editor of Aesthetica is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Aesthetica Magazine is trade marked worldwide. © Aesthetica Magazine Ltd 2012. All work is copyrighted to the author or artist. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be used or reproduced without permission from the publisher. Published by Cherie Federico and Dale Donley. ISSN 1743-2715.

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28 Representational Language Amalia Pica explores her ongoing preoccupation with various modes of communication.

34 Theatre of Light A landmark exhibition of Julio Le Parc surveys his contribution to contemporary artistic practice.

40 Reflecting the World A look at the 2013 World Photography Awards.

52 A Snapshot of Europe European Chronicles opens in Cardiff, initiating debate around European social identities.

58 Architectural Perspectives Rudy Burckhardt records shapes and architecture, leaving society to weave in and out of the frames.

100 Visual Dialogues Bharat Sikka depicts an arresting visual language.

112 A Family in Turmoil Thursday Till Sunday evokes childhood memories.

116 More Than a Stepping Stone The first cinema release of the BAFTA Shorts 2013.

120 Game Music Levels Up Video game music is a new platform for artists.

122 Evening Hymns A melodic tale of love and loss. 124 Sacrifice & Freedom Akram Khan reimagines Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring 100 years after the influential ballet.

70 A Year to Remember NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star captures the mix of art, pop culture and politics.

76 Opposites Attract Astrid Kruse Jensen creates dynamic binaries.

88 Installing Objects Rune Guneriussen pursues a path of storytelling, which is uninterested in the conclusion.

Regulars 20 News 26 10 to See 110 Exhibitions 119 Films 123 Music 129 Live on Stage 131 Books 146 Last Words: Pedro Reyes

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