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Aesthetica Magazine – The Art & Culture Magazine

Next Generation 2015 Interview: Imogen Freeland

We interview London-based photographer and London College of Communication alumnus Imogen Freeland as part of our Next Generation series on promising photographic talent.

Interview: Shona Illingworth, Lesions in the Landscape

We interview artist Shona Illingworth about her investigations into the effect that the experience of amnesia and broken cultural memory has on individual and collective agency at FACT, Liverpool.

KIAF 2015 / ART SEOUL, Korea International Art Fair

Now in its 14th year, the annual Korea International Art Fair (KIAF) has grown into one of Asia’s leading art fair and hosts approximately 200 galleries from more than 10 countries each autumn.

Next Generation 2015 Interview with Emma Hartvig

We interview Berlin-based Swedish photographer and London College of Communication alumnus Emma Hartvig about her portfolio of enticing, often unexpected photographic compositions.

London Design Festival

Design takes London by storm this week in a series of dynamic exhibitions, presentations, special events and shows – all part of London Design Festival. Founded in 2003, the festival is one of the largest design events in the world.

Interview: Tessa Jaray, RA Editions, Multiplied Art Fair

We interview artist Tessa Jaray RA, whose work will feature in Multiplied Art Fair, Christie’s, London, as part of the RA Editions portfolio – a collection of limited edition, contemporary artists’ prints.

Interview with Luis González Palma, Photographer, PHotoEspaña

Guatemalan artist Luis González Palma uses photography to approach themes of memory and identity. Working in portraiture, he draws inspiration from religious and Baroque painting.

Interview with Photographer Will Steacy, Diffusion Festival

We interview Will Steacy about his photographic project Down These Mean Streets, which examines the areas and people ignored by mainstream American politics at Diffusion Photo Festival.

Vienna Contemporary, Art Fair, Marx Halle Vienna

Austria’s leading international art fair vienna contemporary will take place at its new home, Marx Halle , from 24 until 27 September. This year’s event welcomes 99 galleries from 25 countries, as well as a series of international art institutions.

Interview with Idris Khan: Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

We interview London-based artist Idris Khan about his new series of work, Overture, exhibiting at Sean Kelly, New York. Khan explores philosophical ideas surrounding displacement and conflict.

Review: Josh Kline, Freedom at Modern Art Oxford

Josh Kline highlights the erosion of privacy and civil rights in the 21st century in Freedom, a darkly compelling new exhibition at Modern Art Oxford, and the first in a cycle of projects by Kline.

Interview with Aaron Wright, Programmes Manager, LADA

The Live Art Development Agency (LADA) is an influential and key player in the realm of performance art in the UK and internationally. LADA supports artists through a portfolio of resources, opportunities and publishing activities.

Interview with Luciano Benetton, Imago Mundi

The Imago Mundi project inaugurated by the Luciano Benetton Foundation in 2013 continues its democratic mission to create a body of international art that shows the fullness of human experience.

Dan Flavin, David Zwirner, New York

Dan Flavin has worked with fluorescents since 1963 to develop his own form of minimalism, creating what he termed ‘situations’ composed entirely of light and colour, which interact with architecture and the viewer’s perception of space.

Review of Launch Pad: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

We review Castlefield Gallery, Manchester’s Launch Pad: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night, a group project initiated by six artists based around the UK, France and the Netherlands.

Group Show, Concrete Cuba, David Zwirner, London

The turbulent 1950s in Cuba began with the military coup led by Fulgencio Batista and were marked by growing conflict between the US-backed Batista dictatorship and the revolutionary movement of Fidel and Raoul Castro, which would eventually topple Batista and transform the Cuban society.

Interview: Jeff Brouws, Diffusion Photo Festival

Jeff Brouws’ peripatetic road journeys through the US form a crucial role in his “mapping” of a changing American landscape. His work features in Diffusion International Festival of Photography.

Interview with Thierry Raspail, Biennale de Lyon

The 13th Biennale de Lyon, La Vie Moderne, brings together artists from 28 different countries who explore the contradictory character of contemporary culture in varied regions of the world. We speak to Thierry Raspail, Artistic Director.

Photo Shanghai 2015

Photo Shanghai, Asia’s premier art fair dedicated to photography, opens this weekend with a dynamic programme of shows presented by a selection of international galleries from 15 countries.

Bill Viola’s The Trial at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park looks back over 20 years of work by American video and installation artist Bill Viola. The retrospective features new work The Trial, which investigates the unseeable.