Published biannually, and available in some of the world’s best concept stores, galleries
and bookshops—from Dover Street Market to 0fr. Paris, Palais De Tokyo and 10 Corso
Como—contemporary art and fashion magazine Museum is one of Australia’s most radical
Themed FACTORY, Issue 7 has three covers—one photographed by Charles Dennington
in Sydney, another by Toby Coulson in London. The third, a limited edition hardcover with pale
yellow foiling and a colour photo plate, was photographed in New York by Sloan Laurits. Only
100 copies of the latter will be available worldwide, exclusive to specialty retailers.
Inside the issue, there are 200-plus pages on work and the physical spaces it occurs
in—as well as automation, robotics, systems and processes, reproductions, rip-offs and
simulations. There are conversations on first jobs and work ethics with designer Paul
Andrew of Salvatore Ferragamo, artists Bhenji Ra and Clare Milledge, and The New
Yorker’s cartoon editor Emma Allen.
There is a history of the Science Channel’s How It’sMade via ordinary objects. Artist Michael Candy explains his Digital Empathy Device, Cao
Fei talks human labour and artificial intelligence, and Nari Ward explores the poetry of
meaning. There are also near-100 pages of fashion photographs, and an exclusive dossier
of photojournalism images taken in the sweltering heat of the Bhaktapur brick pits in Nepal.