On the Cover
Rina Banerjee, From the oyster's
shell it fell with a neck of dangling bells a
flirtatious alligator who put upon us a bodily
spell (detail), 2006. Metal bells, steel, heater
fan, apple seed necklace, preserved alligator
head, and dry loofa, 275 x 125 x 70 cm. Photo:
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Nathalie Obadia.
In this Issue...
In recent years, it seems nature has made a comeback in art, pushing into the often synthetic realms of Minimalism and conceptualism,
in their latest iterations, like vines growing over an abandoned building. That this is occurring while we, on a broader societal level,
blithely asphyxiate the planet is no coincidence. Many of the artists featured in this issue share a preoccupation with the natural
environment, although theirs is not exactly what we would call environmental art: it is, rather, one that admits nature, be it in the
form of a garden, the sea, bones, or shells.
Also, in the print and digital version of october's Sculpture - Itinerary, Commissions and ISC News.
October Online Feature: Shape-Shifter: A Conversation with Rina Banerjee
Our world is more connected now than ever before. Yet most of our experiences of art take place through virtual means, accompanied by broad strokes of information...
Read The Entire Article Editor's Letter
Whatever the state of the planet, the state of sculpture is robust. On pages 10 and 11, we detail some of the responses to last
April's International Sculpture Day, which generated some 4,065 posts on social media, reaching close to 9 million people. ..