Clare Skeats on the cover design for Hiromi Kawakami’s latest book of stories, translated by Ted Goossen.
‘I made many pictures of such trees, and each time, some analogy to art would impress itself on me, the more so because of the universally locked museum doors.’
‘Because that’s what I’m doing a lot of; looking around the interiors I occupy, the corners of my occupied apartment.’
‘The features and expressions were uncannily contemporary. Some seemed to be mirror images of the people I had seen at the protest in Piazza del Gesù.’
‘But only a city without people is immune. Only a city in which nothing circulates, nothing changes hands, nothing flourishes.’ Lisa Halliday introduces the photography of Wiktoria Wojciechowska.
‘What if our art had not been stolen, our people not enslaved? What if we imagined a good story, a righteous and just story, and then we worked to make it true?’
‘Trees, mostly the older and weaker ones, were toppled by the wind, dragging neighbouring trees down, just like someone contaminated by the virus would contaminate another.’
‘Anita’s documentation of Laxmi developed into what has become a lifelong friendship bound by photography.’ Rana Dasgupta introduces the photography of Anita Khemka.
‘Eerily animated, it’s as if the gloves persist in their attempt to express something that can’t be reduced to words, something untranslatable.’
‘Architecture can be employed as a form of violence and violation.’
‘The twin cities of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez lie either side of the US–Mexico border.’
‘I was close to my own father, which many people are not.’ Ruchir Joshi remembers his son.
Photographs of the Rhône Glacier by Simon Norfolk and Klaus Thymann, with an introduction by Francis Hodgson.
‘They say they are too busy but actually they are too busy for you.’ A story by graphic novelist Tommi Parrish.
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