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Features 24 The Battle of Opposites Re-visiting the ideas of life and death, materiality and immateriality, as well as thought and action. 30 Technological Expressionism Cory Arcangel’s new exhibition Pro Tools explores the relationship between cultural production and digital technology. 36 Transgressing Boundaries Kunsthalle Mannheim celebrates Bruce Nauman’s 70th birthday with a retrospective examining the artist’s fascinating body of work. 42 Cultural Interfaces Spain’s premier photography festival: PHotoEspaña 2011. 50 Commissioning Art History Artangel celebrates 20 years of unparalleled new and innovative work. 56 Factory Girl A visual essay on the impossibility of perfection. 64 An Inverted Retrospective Semih Kaplanoğlu’s Yusuf trilogy traces the evolution of character from middle-age to childhood.
ASFF: Aesthetica Short Film Festival Launching this autumn, ASFF is a new international film festival. 72 Digital, Online and On-Air Online radio is helping musicians break free from their reliance on big-name stations. 74 Underground Railroad Parisian sounds come to London. 76 Relinquishing Control Acclaimed American director, Robert Wilson, presents The Life and Death of Marina Abramović, a new interpretation of the artist’s life and work. 72 Regulars 16 News 2 10 to See 81 Live on Stage 89 Artists’ Directory 98 In Conversation with: Simon Wallis Reviews 62 Exhibitions 71 DVDs 75 Music 83 Books