FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY EIGHT

Adam Phillips in the Paris Review via Austin Kleon (emphasis his). “[I]f you live in a culture which is fascinated by the myth of the artist, and the idea that the vocational artistic life is one of the best lives available, then there’s always going to be a temptation for people who are suffering to believe thatContinue reading “FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY EIGHT”

FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN

A nice piece on Germany’s Center for Political Beauty and “Aggressive Humanism,“ by David Kretz. The Center has risen to new national prominence during the recent refugee crisis. In May 2014 the German Ministry for Family Affairs, headed by center-left secretary Manuela Schwesig, announced on a new website that it would offer asylum to fifty-five thousand SyrianContinue reading “FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN”

THREE HUNDRED AND NINETY

Ryan Gander’s solo exhibition (These wings aren’t for flying) is stunning. I was really taken by this installation (Ftt, Ft, Ftt, Ftt, Ffttt, Ftt, or somewhere between a modern representation of how a contemporary gesture came into being, an illustration of the physicality of an argument, 2010). In searching for it online afterwards, I noticedContinue reading “THREE HUNDRED AND NINETY”