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Editor’s Letter

Being Within the Change

Installation view of PATRICIA PEREZ EUSTAQUIO’s The Future That Was (Reflections) (detail), 2013, metal, cane (solihiya), paint, mirrors on fabric, dimensions variable, at “The Future That Was,” Jorge B. Vargas Museum, Manila, 2013.


A saffron-painted merry cow, and the mass-market dairy products it produces—including cheese glowing with golden, technicolor vibrancy—is the centerpiece of Yellow Cow (2006–10), a multi-part installation by the Saudi Arabian artist Ahmed Mater. Utilizing mass marketing and commercial advertising, Mater catapulted the Quran tale of the yellow cow into the present day. That Mater the provocateur—who…

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