January - February 2021
For this issue, our cover shows Yinka Shonibare’s Refugee Astronaut, courtesy of the Wellcome Collection in London. A life-size sculpture of a galactic explorer carrying on his back a motley assemblage of terrestrial belongings, it serves as a symbol of the bewildering world in which we have all found ourselves in recent months. Amid the confusion and uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s natural to be asking all sorts of questions around what, why and when? We look at how they affect the art world in this issue, What On Earth Is Going On?