Now & Again Magazine

  • Yi An Chen

Now & Again is a celebration of new ideas — the sudden outburst of inspiration that comes from the least likely of places. It’s a platform for collaboration, creative discussion, and pushing the boundaries of what we know. Using Now & Again as a sort of sketchbook, each edition reflects on the many ways of interpreting a simple theme through a mix of individual projects and collaborations, reflecting our diverse personal perspectives. The first 3 issue of Now & Again are themed 'Disappearances' (2018), 'Sound' (2019) and 'Exquisite Corpse' (2020).

The third issue of Now & Again adopts the approach of the Exquisite Corpse, a collaborative art exercise in which drawings are assembled in sequence to form a complete composition. Each piece in the issue was created in response to the work before it, thus exploring how ideas flow through individual creative processes, and documenting how a single point of inspiration can lead to many other perspectives.
Sound — the noises we hear in common spaces, processes shaping the creation of music, and the many ways in which we listen. In the second issue of Now & Again, contributors across various artistic disciplines examine the familiarity and inherent enigma of this everyday phenomenon.
In the very first issue of Now & Again, we explore the theme of ‘Disappearances’ – people who have left, memories that have started to fade, or our own evolving sense of self. Contributors across various artistic disciplines assess the inherent fleeting nature of everyday occurrences.