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16 Regular Sections Highlights include the 2017 Deutsche Börse prize, Joel Meyerowitz at CO Berlin, Edmund Clark at ICP and Gillian Wearing at ICA Boston.


24 Emotive Metropolis Clarissa Bonet reconstructs the quotidian through memory, using stark lights and deep shadows to strengthen the notion of the singular city.

36 Liminal Exploration Destination Architecture is an exciting collection of iconic structures that reconsider the concept of travel and spectacle within the wider industry.

42 Modes of Communication Kevin Cooley’s At Light’s Edge questions systems of knowledge, providing desolate views of rugged American landscapes that are steeped in history.

54 United Progression Marrying new technologies and tradition, Lucy Johnston’s publication navigates the future for designers through compromise and innovation.

60 Living Detachment Uncovering the darker elements of culture, Tania Franco Klein’s works look at over-consumption, constant stimulation and emotional disconnection.

74 Timeless Minimalism The ever-changing face of fashion is exemplified through Charlie May’s unique label that combines digital origins with clean, muted and ethical styling.

80 Sensory Disconnect Jeanette Hägglund utilises alienated spaces to open minds to new possibilities and larger worlds; flourishing forms and hyperreal colours feature.

94 Seeking Transience Cig Harvey’s You an Orchestra You a Bomb series nestles within split seconds where beauty mingles with a sense of danger and visceral consideration.

104 Cultural Dimensions The work of Stephen Shore is celebrated through an unprecedented retrospective at MoMA, New York, focusing on contemporary techniques.

110 Simulated Environment Complementary colours and subtle choreography come to the fore in Tekla Evelina Severin’s assorted series – interiors are captured with visual flair.

120 Opulent Scenarios Dean Bradshaw creates multi-layered realities which truly reflect the desire to balance intrigue with attraction; the ordinary becomes illusory.



132 The Latest Shows Included in this issue: Camden Arts Centre, Tate Modern, Jeu de Paume, Great Eastern Wall Gallery, The Broad and Marian Goodman Gallery, London.

136 Inspired by Ideas The Aesthetica Short Film Festival returns for its seventh edition, showcasing 300 films that reflect upon both personal and universal narratives.


138 Theatrical Meditation Soho Rezanejad releases a debut full-length album that poses questions about existential archetypes and identities under construction.


140 Colour as Multiplicity Black: Architecture in Monochrome, published by Phaidon, addresses the psychology of form and the aesthetics of present-day exteriors.

Artists’ Directory 152 Innovative Practitioners Our selection of artists includes visionaries who are pushing the boundaries of composition and in bold, original and unexpected ways.

Last Words

162 Nathan Coley Nathan Coley’s THE SAME FOR EVERYONE offers an authoritative, accusatory and demanding – yet anonymous – voice through illuminated signage.

Aesthetica Magazine is trade marked worldwide. © Aesthetica Magazine Ltd 2017.

ISSN 1743-2715.

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.

Aesthetica Magazine PO Box 371, York, YO23 1WL, UK (0044) (0)844 568 2001 Newstrade Distribution: Warners Group Publications plc.

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The Aesthetica Team: Editor: Cherie Federico Assistant Editor: Kate Simpson Digital Assistant: Eleanor Sutherland Staff Writer: David Martin

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Production Director: Dale Donley Designer: Laura Tordoff Administrator: Cassandra Weston Marketing & Administration Assistant: Sophie Lake Festival Assistant: Eleanor Turner Technician: Andy Guy Interns: Sean Hanson, Ben Callies

Contributors: Niamh Coghlan, Colin Herd, Anna Feintuck, Beth Webb, Charlotte R.A, Gunseli Yalcinkaya.

Reviewers: Ruby Beesley, Henry Broome, Kyle Bryony, Grace Caffyn, Ashton Chandler, Tony Earnshaw, Sarah Jilani, Erik Martiny, Ned Carter Miles, Carolina Mostert, James Mottram, Paul Risker, Matt Swain, Jill Thayer.

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