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The Aesthetica team: Cherie Federico: Managing Director/Editor Dale Donley: Production Director Andrew Lambeth: Advertising Account Manager Lorna Clayton-Rawle: Project Coordinator Hannah Clugston: Editorial Assistant Rob Cheung: Design Assistant Rebecca Bowery: Marketing Officer Alexandra Beresford: Marketing Coordinator Briony Cartmell, Francesca Wilks: Interns

Contributors: Daniel Barnes, Ruby Beesley, Rob Boffard, Kyle Bryony, Bryony Byrne, Grace Caffyn, Nickolas Calabrese, Corin Douieb, Niamh Coghlan, Tony Earnshaw, Caia Hagel, Colin Herd, Chloe Hodge, Fiona Martin, Erik Martiny, James Mottram, Regina Papachlimitzou, Daniel Potts, Matt Swain.

Advertisement enquiries: Andrew Lambeth (0044) (0)844 568 2001, Artists’ Directory enquiries: Lorna Clayton-Rawle (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 2014. 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.

Aesthetica Magazine PO Box 371, York, YO23 1WL, UK (0044) (0)844 568 2001,,

Newstrade Distribution: Warners Group Publications plc. Gallery & Specialist Distribution: Central Books. Printed by Warners Midlands plc.



24 Experimental Photography The International Center of Photography  in New  York asks the question, what is a photograph?

96 Playful Interaction Sam Heydt explores the visuals unique to different places and distinctive cultures.

30 Inclusive Practice The first ever retrospective of Turner-prize winner Martin Creed exposes the genre-defying artist.

110 Forgotten Stories The Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis  is an intimate tale of the Greenwich Village folk scene.

36 Unoccupied Spaces Samantha VanDeman finds beauty and life in decaying and forgotten spaces.

48 Intersecting Genres Filmmaker and artist Isaac Julien’s PLAYTIME confronts the dramatic subject of capital.

54 Imagined Scenarios Alex Prager considers human interaction in her new series Face in the Crowd.

66 A New Perspective Sensing Spaces sees international architectural practices create a multi-sensory experience.

72 Suspended Dialogues Ryan Schude uncovers intense melodrama.

84 Historical Narratives Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment.”

114 Familiar Relationships Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s The Past  examines truth, history and human relationships.

118 Height of Fashion Music and fashion have a close relationship, but can musicians be good designers?

122 A Social Experience Fuerzabruta  celebrates carnival and street theatre where reality is disregarded in favour of dreams.

Regulars 16 News 22 10 to See 108 Exhibitions 117 Films 121 Music 127 Live on Stage 129 Books 146 Last Words: Richard Deacon

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