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24 Everyday Symbolism Adrienne Raquel’s images fill the page with rich femininity, evoking hazy nostalgia through the use of pastel colours and dreamy Americana.

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34 Unified Methodology Introducing the idea of social community on a larger scale, Norwegian designers consider the importance of togetherness at Salone del Mobile.

40 Delicate Portraiture Traversing the surreal and the commonplace, Patty Maher’s works invite audiences to become part of each composition through collective interpretation.

52 Towards Sustainability A new wave of biodegradable fashion showcases the possibilities of plastic as an ecological and resilient resource for the future of production.

58 Luminous Environment Alexis Pichot transports the viewer away from the urban landscape, re-introducing the supremacy of nature as a deeply ritualistic phenomenon.

72 Material Complexity RIBA’s awards are a barometer for excellence in architecture, looking beyond mere aesthetics towards functionality and human interaction.

78 Intimate Atmosphere Tekla Evelina Severin features in Aesthetica for the second time, with a collection that focuses on the beauty of stylised moments in colourful interiors.

88 Haunting Landscapes Shot on the same set of beaches in Portugal over two years, Edgar Martins’s The Accidental Theorist offers a series of familiar yet ubiquitous scenes.

100 Creating Connections Circulation(s) festival returns for its 2018 edition, showcasing emerging photographers through a range of self-reflective themes and subjects.

106 Structural Frameworks Looking at global growth through the use of bold pinks and digitalised blue skies, Salvador Cueva builds on the visual spectacle of urban repetition.

118 Graphic Composition JUCO’s collaboration with artist duo Kat and Roger centres around classic shapes and natural ceramics, blending narrative with visual contrasts.

126 Aesthetica Art Prize The shortlist for the 2018 Prize is announced with a group show reflecting upon global financial markets and technology that mimics nature.

Exhibitions

130 The Latest Shows Featured: BALTIC, Centre Pompidou, New Art Gallery Walsall, Turner Contemporary Margate, Galerie Ségolène Brossette and Calvert 22.

Film

Music

134 Contemporary Tragedy Ruben Östlund’s Oscar-nominated film The Square provokes multiple readings as a bold comedy that questions the masculine egos that drive decisions.

136 Euphoric Darkness Chvrches produce sublime, stadium-ready music that is both epic and intimate; the Glasgow trio return with their third studio album, Love is Dead.

Books

138 Chronicling Modernism California Captured documents the optimism of post-war America, showcasing the era’s buildings through sunny photography by Marvin Rand.

Artists’ Directory 153 Bold Imaginations Looking towards the beauty of geometric angles and expansive colour, the artists presented in the April / May edition celebrate creative expression.

Last Words

162 Namsa Leuba Part of this year’s Foam Talent, Next Generation Lagos explores the innovation and creativity of Nigeria’s youth culture through arresting images.

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