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The Aesthetica team: Managing Director/Editor: Cherie Federico Production Director: Dale Donley Advertising Account Manager: Andrew Lambeth Project Coordinator: Lorna Clayton-Rawle Editorial Assistant: Hannah Clugston Design Assistant: Rob Cheung Marketing Coordinator: Alexandra Beresford Staff Writer: David Martin Project Worker: Anna-Siobhan Lewis Interns: Maddy Pelling, Rebecca Beddow

Contributors: Daniel Barnes, Ruby Beesley, Rob Boffard, Bryony Byrne, Grace Caffyn, Nickolas Calabrese, Corin Douieb, Niamh Coghlan, Tony Earnshaw, Colin Herd, Chloe Hodge, Fiona Martin, Regina Papachlimitzou, Matt Swain. Jill Glessing, Alex Moore, Emma Sumner.

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 r ights reser ved. 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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26 Questioning the Canon Tobias Rehberger blurs context, media and form in a large-scale installation.

94 Picture Perfect Kourtney Roy’s breathtaking images captivate the senses and imagination.

32 A Sensory Experience The organic sculptures and magical universe of Ernesto Neto take over Guggenheim Bilbao.

108 Parallel Opposites Richard Ayoade speaks about his adaptation of the existentialist Russian novella, The Double.

38 Intense Narratives Nadia Lee Cohen is one of the UK’s rising stars; we showcase an extract from her portfolio.

112 Personalising the Political Biyi Bandele’s film Half of a Yellow Sun  portrays Nigeria’s post-colonial struggle in the late 1960s.

48 Provocative Explorations Experimental photography and 1960s LA are surveyed in Robert Heinecken’s Object Matter.

116 Redefining Audiences We observe how younger listeners are engaging with and challenging perceptions of opera.

54 Fading Dreams Phil Bergerson shows the hidden sides of America and finds beauty in the everyday.

120 Ephemeral Performance Sean Gandini brings a unique approach to performance and juggling with Smashed.

66 Realigning Architecture Bernard Tschumi explores the detailed and lengthy process of architectural design.

72 Observational Photography Gianni Berengo Gardin’s post-war images of Italy.

84 Changing Perceptions Aesthetica Art Prize 2014: The Shortlist.

Regulars 18 News 24 10 to See 106 Exhibitions 115 Films 119 Music 125 Live on Stage 127 Books 146 Last Words: Sarah McCrory

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