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ISSUE 64 (SUMMER 2020): Carte Blanche


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For this early-pandemic issue, we gave our contributors : an open invitation to tell us what’s in their heads right now. Whether under lockdown inside, or outside under protest, it is clear that the mind has no off-switch. Whether deeply personal, or overtly political, our authors continue to surprise with their level of insight and the playfulness of their imagination. Contributions include Shanghai-based writer Alvin Li, who documents his need for intimacy in isolation, French philosopher Catherine Malabou’s answer to the question of pleasure and thinking today, feature profiles on multimedia artist Cao Fei in conversation with curator Hou Hanru, the New York label Women’s History Museum who have been tearing down the decadence of couture for the last six years, and fashion icon Walter Van Beirendonck.


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