June 2019

Noted
by Julie Ewington

‘Assembly’ by Angelica Mesiti at Venice Biennale
The democratic ideal is explored in the Australian Pavilion’s video installation

Angelica Mesiti, Assembly, 2019 (production still); three-channel video installation in architectural amphitheatre. Photograph by Bonnie Elliott. Commissioned by the Australia Council for the Arts on the occasion of the 2019 Venice Biennale; courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Australia and Galerie Allen, Paris.

Julie Ewington

Julie Ewington is an independent writer, curator and broadcaster, now living in Sydney.

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June 2019

In This Issue

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

2019 election: The shock of the new normal

Why Morrison’s victory shouldn’t have surprised the major parties

Photo of Blackpink at Coachella

Seoul trained: K-pop and Blackpink

Trying to find meaning in the carefully formulated culture of K-pop

Illustration

Hate speech isn’t freedom of speech

Australia’s debate over free speech online must go beyond Israel Folau

Cover image of 'Animalia' by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo

‘Animalia’ by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo

The French author delivers a pastoral that turns on human cruelty


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Image of Blanche d’Alpuget and Sophie Taylor-Price

What Bob Hawke meant by aspiration

Last week’s memorial was a fitting send-off for an inspirational leader

Image of Julian Assange

The Assange project

The WikiLeaks founder faces life in prison due to the actions of the US and the UK, and the inaction of Australia

Image of Israel Folau

Testing faith

On Israel Folau, free speech and the problem with religious fundamentalism

Image of Ken Wyatt, Minister for Indigenous Australians

Where to for Indigenous recognition from here?

All eyes are on Ken Wyatt in Scott Morrison’s otherwise underwhelming ministry


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