• Berlinde de Bruyckere Retrospective

    31.01.2005

    Berlinde de Bruyckere's work is as poignant as sculptures get. Once you've seen them, approached them, walked around them, they will get under your skin and stay there for some time to come. It is their undeniable beauty, the tenderness with which they have been crafted, that gives them their humanity and that keeps you from turning away.

  • Beauty and Waste in the Architecture of Herzog and De Meuron

    30.01.2005

    I have a confession to make. Ever since I was a child I have loved the smell of fresh concrete and asphalt. And whenever I am at a gas station I like to take a deep breath to fill my nose with the smell of gasoline. I know this may not be the healthiest thing to do, but it smells so good.

  • What Analytical Philosophy Today Is About

    16.01.2005

    In How many grains make a heap? a book review in the London Review of Books, Richard Rorty gives an interesting account of the current state of affairs in analytical philosophy.

  • J.M. Coetzee: Elizabeth Costello

    09.01.2005

    Elizabeth Costello is not just a brilliant, moving book, full of ideas. It is also an important book. It questions the power of writing and answers it, in writing.

  • Raoul de Keyser Retrospective

    09.01.2005

    More than anything De Keyser's paintings celebrate painting and as such life itself. It’s just paint on canvas, nothing more, nothing less. There's no ideology, no meaning, no hidden manifesto and no bravura. Just paint on canvas, but sometimes the paint speaks for itself.