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16 Regular Sections The October / November issue provides coverage of Photaumnales, Artes Mundi 8, Bruce Nauman at MoMA, FotoFocus Biennial and The Hepworth.

24 Networks of the World The fifth PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai highlights the work of contemporary Chinese artists looking beyond state censorship through metaphors.


30 Spatial Landmarks Kris Provoost documents a range of buildings in order to better understand the metropolitan world; his urban photographs replicate this wider interest.

42 Playful Messages Collaborative duo Sing-Sing produces a bank of on-screen characters surrounded by comedic props that connect with audiences from today.

54 Cultural Anthropology Reconsidering humanity’s place within a mediasaturated, highly complex and ever-expanding planet through a diverse selection of images.

60 Dramatic Portraiture To incorporate a filmic sense of drama, Alessio Albi uses wildlife to embed anonymous figures within a highly textured and detailed landscape.

72 Inclusive Collections Californian fashion label LAND of Distraction redresses the notion of femininity through clean workwear staples and steps into social activism.

78 Minimal Construction With an appreciation for detail, Louis MacLean reinjects a sense of dynamism into the city with angular viewpoints and bright, pop colours.

90 Reviving Analogue Glashier captures the raw energy of youth with a soft and intriguing palette; each picture utilises organic topographies as a space for reflection.

102 Shifting Perceptions Iconic artist Olafur Eliasson leaps from design to architecture and back again, breaking down the boundaries between space, light and experience.

108 Digital Possibilities Inspired by the endless dimensions of graphic art, Alexis Christodoulou extends realities through rendering new spaces with a seamless aesthetic.

118 Capturing the Elements Laura Zalenga uses the power of photography to tell stories, tapping into the almost therapeutic quality of image-making in the 21st century.



130 Gallery Reviews Included in this issue: Bruce Silverstein Gallery, ICP New York, Brooklyn Museum, Museo Reina Sofía, Getty Center and George Eastman Museum.

134 Beyond the Horizon This year’s BFI London Film Festival takes charge within an exciting programme and marks itself as a significant platform for women in the industry.


136 A Sense of Belonging After emerging in 2010, Derbyshire Dales trio Haiku Salut return with a dreamy folktronica sound that has garnered them critical acclaim.


138 New Structural Languages Rick Joy’s latest publication celebrates the 25th anniversary of the architectural firm, considering the power of construction to inspire humanity.

Artists’ Directory 153 Inside This Issue Our selection of both emerging and established practitioners makes use of multiple materials and new media to communicate the concept of space.

Last Words

162 Gabriela Torres Ruiz With pieces from the Silence photography series, Aesthetica Art Prize shortlistee Torres Ruiz exhibits landscape motifs at Galerie im Tempelhof, Berlin.

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