Van Gogh and the Olive Groves is a small but exquisite exhibition that for the first time reunites the paintings Van Gogh made of the olive groves during his stay at the asylum in Saint-Rémy.
The Kröller-Müller Museum is one of my favourite museums, but it's been years since my last visit. On a perfect day in April I spontaneously and for no particular reason finally visited it again.
How to get back the time Covid stole. W bosons. Female self-portraitists. The Environmental Impacts of Computation and Data Storage. A crisis in physics? Language processing programs. Biomechanical interactions. Olga Tokarczuk. W.F. Hermans. Vasily Grossman. Felix Valloton. And more.
To mark the 150th anniversary of his birth and the centenary of his death the Musée Carnavalet has dedicated a wonderful exhibition to Marcel Proust, his relationship with Paris and the place of the city in À la recherche du temps perdu.
I’ve never been a big fan of the work of Georg Baselitz. I’ve always considered his inverted paintings a gimmick. This is why I initially skipped the Baselitz retrospective at the Centre Pompidou. But, with some time to kill I visited the exhibition after all. I don’t regret doing so.
The exhibition Ubuntu, un rêve lucide at the Palais de Tokyo, is a vibrant group show, which brings together some twenty artists whose works bring the Ubuntu philosophy to life.
At the last minute I visited Adam, Eve and the Serpent. Works from the Schenkung Sammlung Hoffmann at the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, an excellent exhibition of modern and contemporary art.
Ulysses at 100. The sociology of loss. Neural noise. Resonance. Not hating the body. Marcel Duchamp. Thomas Mann. Joan Didion. What an EUV system looks like. How to slightly improve your life. And more...
The best of the best, the best fiction, the best biography, the best science, philosophy and history books and the best art and photography books and the most disappointing books that I read this past year.
The brain's sense of space. The Webb Space Telescope. A new model of learning. Sleep. Butterfly illustrations. Hyun Song Shin on blockchain technology. The Velvet Underground. Clemens J. Setz. Jürgen Habermas. Jean-Luc Nancy. Air pollution. And more.
The reopening of the Museum Küppersmühle in Duisburg was a good reason to visit the Andreas Gursky retrospective, while the Andreas Gursky retrospective was a good reason to visit the recently reopened Museum Küppersmühle.
I was lucky to obtain a ticket for one of the final performances of Anne Imhof Natures Mortes at the Palais de Tokyo. Had I known in advance how good the exhibition would be I would have booked a separate ticket for the exhibition as well.