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un Magazine 12.2 OUT NOW

The latest edition of un Magazine is out now.

Issue 12.2: Strategic Liaisons, co-edited by Maddee Clark & Neika Lehman, is available in print and online. The print edition of un Magazine is distributed and available for free at galleries and outlets across Australia and internationally.

"I was having dinner with Métis critical writer & painter, curator & editor David Garneau recently, and he shared his firm belief that a collaboration is not such without significant disturbance. We talked about this in relation to cross-cultural collaborations, but we agreed that his theory is always applicable. Collaboration is bandied around a lot and, as Bhenji Ra points out in her piece in this issue, if we think about the very real historical legacies of others’ ideas on our own, then we’re always in relation to an other’s creative practice. But Garneau would say that a simple ‘coming together’ does not necessitate collaboration. Nor can collaboration simply be based in technique. The basis is in each party’s disturbance. It doesn’t have to be some incalcitrant scene of quarrel and chaos. But the psychic shift has to be pronounced, a disturbance to your life-world. And when it comes to the inter-cultural, power lines have to be shaken ..."
--- from Editorial, un Magazine 12.2

Featuring writing & art by: Kate ten Buuren, Dennis Golding, Anna Dunnill & Danni McGrath, Francis & Spaghetti, Emma Size, Warraba Weatherall, Amanda Hayman, Troy Casey, Jenna Green, Marisa Georgiou, J. Rosenbaum, Bhenji Ra, Madeleine Stack, Mick Klepner Roe, Ainslie Templeton, Destiny Deacon & Virginia Fraser, Logan MacDonald, Yasbelle Kerkow, Ella Benore Rowe, Therese Keogh & Jacqui Shelton, Sarah L. Thomson, Rosie Isaac & Liv Koh, Amber Wright, Sally Olds & Rosie Funder, Michael Spooner & Darius Le, Genevieve Trail, Stéphanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe, Single Brown Female, Diana Baker Smith & Kelly Doley.

Cover image:
Destiny Deacon & Virginia Fraser
Snap out of it, 2014
video still
Courtesy the artists and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

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Introducing the Co-Editors for un Magazine vol. 13

We're so pleased to announce Bobuq Sayed & Thomas Ragnar as the guest co-editors for un Magazine volume 13. Bobuq & Thomas will produce two issues of un Magazine, 13.1 and 13.2, to be launched in May and November respectively. Stay tuned...

Bobuq Sayed (1993) is a writer, artist and community organiser of the Afghan diaspora. They have a BA (Hons) in English from Melbourne University, and they have written and performed for writing festivals and publications internationally.

Thomas Ragnar (1993) is a curator and artist based in Naarm and New York City, by way of Singapore. His work as an artist is often underpinned by collaborations. Thomas’s work adopts diagrammatics as a mode of production. He has curated exhibitions and programs at Artists Space, The New Museum, CAGE 87, Lévy Gorvy Gallery, and Kilroy Metal Ceiling. Thomas has held solo exhibitions at The Bureau of General Services and Testing Grounds. His writing has been published in Women & Performance and the Performa17 catalog. Thomas received his BFA (Hons) in Fine Arts from Parsons: The New School of Design in 2016.

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