Slavoj Žižek on thinking the end of nature. AI needs to understand consequences. The future of literary criticism. The 2023 Abel Prize. An aperiodic monotile. Patricia Lockwood. Daido Moriyama. Adolf Loos. And more.
In "Face and Mask. A Double History" Hans Belting provides a detailed exploration of the historical and cultural significance of faces and masks. Through an analysis of the relationship between these two concepts, Belting presents a novel conceptual framework for rethinking the history of art.
Decision to Leave is a sophisticated, exquisitely crafted and beautifully stylized contemporary film noir. It masterfully plays with the viewer’s expectations and left me dazed and wanting to see the entire film again.
A wonderful and colourful exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris celebrates the kimono in all its glory. The exhibition doubles as an exhibition of Japanese art and design and includes some amazing woodblock prints.
In 2022 the Musée de Cluny in Paris, also known as the National Museum of the Middle Ages, reopened after a decade-long renovation project. The result is pretty amazing. The architecture alone is worth a visit.