Elephant : The art Culture Magazine
no 44 2020
Life through art
Can art save us? As we find ourselves facing the ever-harsher realities of
the climate crisis, this age-old question becomes relevant once again. In
this issue, we interrogate the many ways in which animals and the natural
world are presented visually—often with either advocate or escapist
tendencies—and speak with artists who are suggesting new ways
of reconnecting with and caring for the environment.
We also meet the artists who are relating to plants in an intimate and
sensual manner. Through their lush, highly tactile work, they explore our
current contact with the many different lives we share this planet with, while
taking inspiration from the erotic power dynamics of BSDM.
In this issue’s Encounters, we speak to fashion photographer Tim Walker,
discuss the pitfalls of utopia with pioneering sculptor Lee Bul and talk clay
and consent with performance artist Florence Peake.
Two Paper Galleries continue our exploration of the wild world. We investigate
the notions of innocence and the rural in Caroline Tompkins’s heated
photography. Cover artist Lydia Blakeley’s paintings are also presented; these
bring together pets, sporting animals and Internet memes with both unsettling
and amusing results.
In the back section of the magazine, Journal features our regular columnists:
Charlotte Jansen questions the environmental argument for having fewer children,
while Federico Florian examines the unnatural social and transactional space of
the Uber car. Plus, Mary McCartney takes us inside Peter Blake’s studio—and
cooks him lunch—and Gavin Turk suggests ten ways of improving our relationship
with Planet Earth.All this and more, as we round off a particularly explosive decade.
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