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.
I had been planning to revisit the Musée d’Orsay for years, but I never came around to doing so. It remains one of my favourite museums.
I’d been looking forward to visiting the Pinault Collection at the Bourse de Commerce ever since I read about it being under construction. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but I was quite disappointed, both by the works on show and the architecture.
The Morozov Collection is the second in the Icons of Modern Art series organized by the Fondation Louis Vuitton, bringing together some 200 works from the French and Russian modern art collection of the brothers Mikhaïl and Ivan Morozov.
The Nobel Prizes in Physics and Medicine. Is it time to give up caffeine? Mathematicians prove melting ice stays smooth. Daido Moriyama. Shame Tomatsu. René Pollesch. Paul Celan. W.G. Sebald. Slavoj Zizek. And more.
A selection of my favourite creations from the Spring 2022 RTW collections.
Ein Volksfeind is one of the showpieces of Thomas Ostermeier and the Schaubühne. It premiered in 2012 and has been part of the repertoire ever since. It is also frequently shown on tour. I was glad I finally had a chance to see it.
At more than five hours Thomas Ostermeier's stage adaptation of Vernon Subutex 1 by Virginie Despentes is quite long, but it doesn't feel like it.