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Isolarii #5

110mm x 70mm (tiny!), 183 pages
First published in 2020
Series editors: Sebastian Clark & India Ennega
Art director: Ben Ganz

A revival of the Renaissance genre of the same name, isolarii (meaning 'island texts') is a trés petit publication; each issue of which focuses on a different, stand-alone theme or idea. 

The fifth edition is titled 'Modern Animal: A Cycle of Lectures on the Modern Animal' by Yevgenia Belorusets. Translated by Bela Shayevich. 

As an aside, since Russia invaded Ukraine in early 2022, Yevgenia has been keeping an online 'War Diary'. If you haven't already read it, do. READ MORE

On the Journal:
'Five issues in (and one Turner Prize nomination later) and Isolarii is indeed becoming an ‘archipelago’ of ideas—one in which a human-centred universe is oh-so passé. Within these carefully crafted islands of thought, humans do not reign supreme. The current issue, a lime-green volume titled Modern Animal by Berlin-(and sometimes Kyiv-)based photographer and writer, Yevgenia Belorusets, is a perfect example of this...’ READ MORE

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