Aesthetica Issue 88: Time for Change

It is an extraordinary moment in time. We are dealing with the disruptive impact of politics and the influence of new technologies on our lives. Together, they have created an undertow, which is so powerful that many of us are swept away by it. We have everything, but fundamentally we’ve lost something. Right now, we are experiencing human evolution. We're not about to grow new limbs, but we are emotionally changing. Social norms are different than they were 10 and even 20 years ago. This issue is a celebration of the human spirit.

Published April / May 2019. To pick up a copy, click here.

News:
This edition includes a retrospective of Erwin Olaf, Circulation(s) Photography festival, David Adjaye at the Design Museum and Korean artist Kimsooja at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Features:

- A Global Awakening: Desert X is an innovative biennial in the tradition of American Land Art. It brings the movement into the 21st century with antisocial robots and a film installation that recalls the very first site of mass oil discovery. It brings the movement into the 21st century with antisocial robots and a film installation that recalls the very first site of mass oil discovery.
- Lighting for Tomorrow: We highlight this year’s Salone del Mobile, considering projects from cutting-edge lighting brands.
- Forging Connections: This year’s Diffusion Festival in Cardiff uses the theme of Sound + Vision to explore national identity, asking key questions about what “home” really means.
- Beyond Categorisation: A new publication entitled New Architecture Los Angeles surveys the impact of LA’s experimental design, looking at how sustainable projects are leading a global architectural zeitgeist.

Photography:
From structural and documentary, to fine art, conceptual and fashion, we look at a myriad of ideas and genres with the folloing photographers:
- LM Chabot
- Michael McCluskey
- Christophe Barneau
- Massimo Colonna
- Charlotte Lapalus
- Tropico Photo
- Nadine Rovner


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