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GQ Australia

GQ Australia

May/June 2020

GQ is the essential style guide for modern men, from grooming tips to fashion details, seductive menus to great travel ideas and the latest bars in which to drink and be seen. GQ Australia is a provocative mix of the very best writing, strong visuals and an unrivalled sense of achievement, intelligence and irreverence, the ultimate urban men's tip-sheet. It's the pinnacle of the premium men's lifestyle magazine market and covers style, culture, entertainment, tech, health, sport, luxury and life.

Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
News Life Media Pty Limited
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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6 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
editor’s letter

When everything changed, it seemed to happen overnight. One minute, we were mingling in bars, going out for meals, catching up with friends, and the next we were shut indoors and alone. Suddenly, even the idea of being in a room full of strangers seemed impossibly quaint, like an old cigarette advert from the ’60s. Those last moments of innocence before we all knew better. Until the late 1800s, it was thought that diseases were spread by ‘bad air’. It’s where we get the word ‘malaria’ from. We know that this virus is transmitted through contact or droplets in coughs and sneezes, but in many ways it feels like a great fog, overshadowing everything – every conversation, every decision. And now that we’re all stuck at home, each day blending into…

1 min.
gq australia online

YOUR GUIDE TO LOCKDOWN The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has entirely shifted the way all Australians, whether old or young, poor or rich, go about their business. At GQ.com.au, we’re committed to providing all the information you need to get you through self-isolation, working from home and everything in between. THROWING FITS With maintaining a healthy routine more important than ever, we offer advice to keep both you and your crib looking video-call presentable. KITCHEN QUARANTINE Whether it’s making a decent coffee or replicating fast-food essentials, we’re scouring the Internet for the best advice to ensure you eat and drink well from your own kitchen. KEEP CONNECTED Now is the time to stay indoors and we’ll constantly be covering the latest and greatest in entertainment, from new film and TV releases to the best reading, gaming and music…

3 min.
contributors

Selman Hoşgör COLLAGE ARTIST How far into the TikTok hole did you go for the collage (p102)? TikTok is an endless black hole! The more I surf on Tik Tok, the more it tempts me to. Is it the new Facebook? I’m sceptical. TikTok is different to other social mediums, providing a chance to act or display a different personality and to make a connection in that way. Facebook and other social media platforms do not require a state of acting. What’s with the fascination with old-school celebs in your work? I like to combine the new and the old in my work. Even though they span through different years in history, I think they help us live in the moment. What’s your process for creating collages? It all starts with imagination – collages and illustrations start to appear…

4 min.
art for the apocalypse

Ramesh Nithiyendran should be putting 25 sculptures on a plane to Singapore right now. The Sri Lankan-born, Australian-raised artist was due to open a solo show there this month, but then the whole world shut down and the exhibition, which is titled Polymorphous Figures, shifted online. It’s a shame. But if ever there was an artist whose work could help us survive the current state of worldwide uncertainty, it’s probably him. “Hello!” says a shrill voice, apparently coming from a bearded figure with multiple limbs that greets us over FaceTime, during our impromptu tour of Nithiyendran’s Sydney studio. It’s a fitting introduction to the artist’s work – the piece is a sculpture called ‘Multi Breasted Figure’ – but also to his unique sense of humour. We return the greeting without thinking…

4 min.
clash of the consoles

The gaming landscape isn’t so much a gradual evolution as a series of sudden, sharp, generational leaps. Every time a new console is launched, an entirely new scene and precedent is set. And just about everyone who’s anyone has come along for the ride. In the early 2000s, console launches were red-carpet affairs, where celebrities like Snoop Dogg and the Sprouse twins rolled up (with parental permission in the Sprouses’ case) dressed in their finest gaming fits, ready to try the new technology. These days, the launches tend to be less about the party and more about the product. But nonetheless, they’re spectacles to behold. And now, as both Sony and Microsoft gear up to release the ‘PS5’ and Xbox ‘Series X’ respectively, the landscape is set to change once more. For all…

3 min.
scary good cinema

If there’s an image that stays with you long after the credits have rolled on Jordan Peele’s 2017 directorial debut Get Out, it’s the terrified, tear-streaked face of actor Daniel Kaluuya. The whites of his bulging eyes are bloodshot red; the silent scream on his face reverberates louder than any of the film’s audible shrieks. There is no blood, guts or gore, but that shot has come to represent something even more unsettling; it’s symbolic of the rife power imbalance between people of colour and white people – even those who pride themselves on holding liberal values. In the years since, Peele, a former sketch comedy writer and actor, has himself become the face of horror’s new intellectual enlightenment. In 2019 he released Us, a social thriller that plays on our…