The Plant #20 - Autumn/Winter 2024
The Plant #20
As the days are getting shorter and the nights longer, the 2023 autumn/winter issue of THE PLANT magazine arrives like an invitation todream, with three covers capturing the spirit of the new season: a vi-brant abstraction by photographer Lena C. Emery; a surreal mundanedelirium brought to life by German artist Amelie von Wulffen, and a scene from “Conte d’Automne”, a story by Ana Roque and Bambou Roger Kwong.
The pages of issue 20 are filled with a thoughtful collection ofstories and encounters, each meant to go beyond borders and redrawour vision of the future. This the case in Claire Touzard’s conversa-tion about current-day dilemmas with the unorthodox philosopherEmanuele Coccia; and in Dal Chodha’s exploration of the work of tex-tile artist Celia Pym in a feature photographed by Deo Suveera and Pamela Dimitrov.
You’ll also be taken on a scenic stroll around the English country-side with Margaret Howell, as told by Lucy Kumara Moore in Walks of Life; encounter the free-spirit ceramist Shun Kadohashi; explore Mat-thew McLean’s view of Nan Goldin’s work; and discover Ramdane Touhami’s hiking staples, photographed by Scheltens & Abbenes.
As a reminder of brighter times there are plenty of tales about flow-ering blooms and dream-like gardens: Takashi Homma’s portraits ofthe “New Botanical Order”, a series styled by Shotaro Yamaguchi; Alessandro Furchino Capria and Hisato Tasaka’s fashion approachto our “Immediate Environment”; a visit of Dubuffet’s Jardin d’émail; Ola Rindal’s bright memories from last summer; and our regular Loose Leaves section with stories by Elein Fleiss, Farmacy Kitchen,Le Palais Idéal, Lasting Impressions and Conie Vallese.