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EDITOR'S LETTER

In from the Cold

SAMSON YOUNG, Liquid Borders, 2012–14, graphical notation, sound composition and annotated cartography, dimensions variable. 

Courtesy the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong. 


In the lead-up to this year’s Venice Biennale and Documenta, I was reading a 1979 edition of the art journal Black Phoenix. Discussed within the pages of this dense, 31-page issue was the question of barriers raised by the art world establishment at the time against both experimental art and artists from non-European or American geographies. “Marginal” was the word commonly applied to artists…

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