Settle in with essential reading from New York, Beijing, Finland, Japan, Melbourne and Tasmania’s epic wilderness. With stories from computer coding to treehouses, and featuring creative minds including Fiona Hall, Linda Liukas, Xu Zhen and Hokusai, this issue is all about seasons, cycles and transformation.
‘Environmental concerns are dominant and inescapable global agendas of our time.’
Fiona Hall on the impetus for her exhibition for teens and children, Uneasy Seasons.
‘The image has become a symbol for man-made and natural disasters .’
Mem Capp on Katsushika Hokusai’s The great wave off Kanagawa (c. 1830).
‘Like the best artists of his generation and the one before it, he sees his work in light of a
national struggle of becoming.’
One of Philip Tinari’s ‘Six things you need to know about Xu Zhen.’
‘The thing about printing is I can’t stand when it looks like it’s made with a machine.’
The New York artist on his work and recent donation to the NGV Collection.
‘Technology is built on humanity, we adults forget this, but kids don’t.’
Linda Liukas on the original digital innovators and re-humanising computer programming.
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