In this special winter issue of NGV Magazine, our cover story, The Fox: NGV Contemporary highlights the extraordinary and unprecedented commitment from Lindsay Fox AC, Paula Fox AO and family. We also look at the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition The Picasso Century through food, culture and politics, learn a short history of fashion magazines and their important role in documenting society, discover a watershed moment in Australian automotive history, and experience an iconic contemporary artwork through the lens of Australian authors.

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In response

Inspired by the complex biological structure of the human skull – which the artist considers beautiful and extraordinary – Ron Mueck’s iconic installation Mass, acquired by the Felton Bequest in 2018, celebrates a form that links us as a species. To mark its return to display on Level 3 at NGV Australia, NGV Magazine invited two Australian writers to reflect on the work and share their thoughts.

Here Comes The New Woman! Women Photographers in the Twentieth Century: A New Deal

Find out about how the radical and completely new medium of photography turned ideas of social documentation and art upside down, and the women at the forefront of photography in the early twentieth century. This episode covers the documentary photographs of Dorothea Lange, Marion Post Wollcott, Margaret Bourke-White, Marjory Collins.


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