Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Aesthetica Magazine


Aesthetica’s August-September issue fuses some of the arts world’s biggest names, with the modesty of Artists Anonymous – a unique collective practicing to shared acclaim.

Ironically for a Turner Prize winner, Grayson Perry rejects the sensationalism of contemporary art and provides a new perspective on nostalgia for Unpopular Culture, Bob and Roberta Smith launches an acerbic attack on arts criticism, and Rankin showcases 22 years at the forefront of fashion photography, inviting the public to pose for his lens.

The film and theatre sections toy with radical re-workings of existing conventions, with the stripped down intimacy of Sally Potter’s Rage and Metta Theatre’s immersive, urbanised Blood Wedding, and we invite you to get involved with Part 2 of our expert guide on DIY Filmmaking.


Also featuring an excerpt from Neil Forsyth on charlatan psychics, a discussion on the illegal trafficking of sex workers with Chika Unigwe, and the best exhibitions, productions, music and writing releases of the coming months, all alongside a Q & A with Andy Balman on this year’s art fairs.




Aesthetica Magazine traces cultural trends and explores the superstars and the periphery of art and culture today. It engages with contemporary art, contextualising it within the larger cultural framework. Focusing on national as well as international topics, the UK-based magazine critically engages with visual art, film, music, literature and theatre.

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