Berlin-based Swedish photographer and London College of Communication alumna Emma Hartvig (b. 1990) orchestrates carefully arranged and staged scenarios, exploring fragmented narratives inspired by cinema. Her arresting portfolio of enticing, often unexpected photographic compositions also hints at a tongue-in-cheek appraisal of the world of advertising. A picture-perfect surface seduces the viewer, momentarily masking the absurd elements that underpin each image, from bizarrely cropped alpine scenes to alluring, near-artificial edible arrangements. The photographs mimic a discordant sequence of film stills – the elisions compel the audience to conjure the missing frames in their imagination. Emma featured in Aesthetica’s Next Generation 2015 selection of promising young photographers and graduates of the London College of Communication. She has exhibited in London, New York, Amsterdam and Stockholm. www.emmahartvig.com.
Hans Josephsohn, Hauser & Wirth, New York
A tender, ethereal spirit of the artist is revealed through the works of Hans Josephsohn, currently on display at Hauser & Wirth. A kinetic energy excites the spaces between the sculptures.
Bulthaup: Aesthetica’s 5 Favourite Living Spaces
bulthaup designs are built to be more than simply functional; Aesthetica has handpicked 5 favourite bulthaup living spaces for today.
The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 24 Days to Go – Interview with Clare Lilley
Clare Lilley is Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), Wakefield, and a member of the judging panel for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016. We speak with Lilley about her work at YSP and curatorial projects further afield.