Cover Photo: Amy Sillman, After Metamorphoses, 2015-16. Courtesy of the artist (film still)
Amy Sillman, After Metamorphoses, 2015-16. Courtesy of the artist (film still)

In Which the Magpie Sees Wild Boars as Lost Children

Fukushima’s radioactive boars . . . Ovidian transformations . . . Amy Sillman’s “After Metamorphoses”

Magpie, definition, Cambridge Dictionary: 1) a bird with black and white feathers and a long tail, 2) someone who likes to collect many different objects, or use many different styles

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The Magpie is someone who notices what gleams in the world.