12 Aesthetica Welcome
Inside this issue
26 Kardia’s Alternative Pedagogy
It’s an incredible time of year; we’re gearing up for the season with gusto. With all the fairs, festivals, releases and openings, it looks like we’re in for a very exciting time ahead.
Identity Formation & Social History
30 Manifestations of Design Art movement
After the struggles of last year, 2010 appears to be re-invigorated with an uplifting sense of resolve. It’s the year of innovation and serendipity, time to put your best foot forward and achieve your goals. I recently acquired a new camera, and one of my goals this year is to capture the broad spectrum of human emotion. I know, a tall order, but really every day I am further intrigued by the world around me. Its intricacies and the way we interact with one another really spark my interests. In some respects, it’s a merry-go-round and a bit of a thrillride. I suppose this mostly depends on how you see the world. Much of this issue is about ingenuity, innovation and pushing artistic boundaries – how far and precisely where can they go? Presenting a survey of these ideas, this issue drives the debate forward. In art, opening at Liberty is OH! YOU PRETTY THINGS, which showcases the new generation of British fashion photographers and explores the ideas behind their work. We’re also looking at artists’ wallpaper and defining our interior spaces. Peter Kardia curates From Floor to Sky, a major exhibition on British sculpture, as well as Bani Abidi with her new work Karachi exploring the personal narratives of identity.
New Generation of British Fashion Photographers
In film, we have a chat with Martin Koolhoven about his new film Winter in Wartime, and Part Two of our How To Animate series. While in music, Kathryn Williams tells us about her new album, and we take an in-depth look at Sound Art, and its amorphous definitions. There’s a preview of Danza Contemporanea de Cuba’s world premiere at eight venues this spring. To conclude, a discussion with Ireland’s rising star, Paul Murray, about his new book Skippy Dies, and an extract from Aifric Campbell’s new book, The Loss Adjustor. This is an extremely exciting issue, open up, dive in and enjoy.