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Aesthetica Issue 78

In this era of accelerating post-truth and digital manipulation, where fact converges with fiction, we must ask ourselves – what is going on?

Charting Innovation

The RIBA Stirling Prize is presented to RIBA Chartered Architects and International Fellows for seminal constructions.

5 To See: This Weekend

With the weekend in sight, time and space for contemplation is on the horizon. The 5 to See for 14 – 16 July traces the common links in humanity.

Multi-Dimensional Practice

The exhibition considers the subtle differences between regions, highlighting how and why they remain a source of inspiration.

Issue 77 Available Now

Our June / July issue considers the current state of flux; in this age of digital alienation, it’s important to make time for reflection.

Adapting Conventions

One of London Fashion Week’s 2017 LAUDED Designers looks to the future of expression, which is influenced by neutrality, functionality and longevity.

Balenciaga: Influential Design

Shaping Fashion at the V&A is the first ever UK show dedicated to the minimal aesthetic and formal innovation of Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga.

Comme des Garçons: Sculptural Visions

Known for avant-garde designs which challenge conventional notions of beauty and taste, Rei Kawakubo has redefined the aesthetics of our time.

New Discoveries

Now in its third year, Photo London has become a powerhouse for international galleries to showcase the revolution of an ever-expanding medium.

Androgynous States

Reminiscent of fashion booths, the layout of the Hepworth’s latest show transports audiences into a labyrinth where the body and clothes are redefined.

Collective Responsibility

Designers from South Africa are looking at new ways to innovate and create awareness about the country’s burgeoning fashion industry.

Breaking Tradition

The location chosen for V&R’s most recent shows, Palais de Tokyo, is Paris’s most experimental art museum, showcasing the trajectory of the brand.

Dynamic Imagination

From established to couture brands, Scandinavian designers are gearing traditional ideas of timelessness and practicality towards sustainability.

Modernist Personas

Georgia O’Keeffe returns to the Brooklyn Museum 90 years following her first solo exhibition at the gallery in 1927, offering new perspectives her legacy.

Northern Influence

Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, delves into the cultural tapestry of North England, highlighting its profound influence on fashion, visual arts, culture and music.

Miles Aldridge: Analogous Compositions

Please Return Polaroid shares a rare insight into the technical processes of shoots: from storyboarding and initial ideas to the finished composition.

V&A: Undressed

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear tells the story of garment design, considering the practical, personal and sensory roles it plays in protecting and enhancing the body.

J.W. Anderson’s Disobedient Bodies

Jonathan Anderson considers ways in which the human form has been reconceived by artists and designers from at the Hepworth Wakefield, this Autumn.

Sculpted Expressions

The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, explores Viktor&Rolf’s notion of wearable art through a selection of their most iconic works.

Melanie Banjo: Detailing Countercultures

Foam, Amsterdam, presents Melanie Banjo’s first major solo exhibition until 7 December, centred around the absurdities within the human experience.

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