“Anselm”, directed by Wim Wenders, is a visually-striking documentary and a fascinating peek into the mind of an artist.
The Anselm Kiefer exhibition at Museum Voorlinden in The Hague shows a selection of works from the past 10 to 15 years, some of which are great, others are, well, not that great.
I greatly enjoyed the Iris van Herpen retrospective "Sculpting the Senses", or perhaps I should say couture show, at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
How to have a more productive year. The consciousness wars. The cerebellum. The Mandelbrot set revisited. The cause of depression. The meaning of a dog’s tail wag. Math and literature. Witchcraft. Tool. And more.
The American artist Dana Schutz practices painting as a form of social commentary. Her large canvases are often grotesque and absurd, but also full of humor.
Juergen Teller is in many ways my opposite. That’s why I find his work interesting and inspiring. I therefore enjoyed visiting "i need to live", a large retrospective devoted to his work conceived by Teller himself.
The Fondation Cartier in Paris has given Bijoy Jain, founder of Studio Mumbai, carte blanche. The result is an immersive exhibition in dialogue with Jean Nouvel’s iconic building.
The Institut Giacometti in Paris has created a small but beautiful exhibition bringing together all versions of “Le Nez” (The Nose), one of Alberto Giacometti’s best-known sculptures.
Issy Wood’s solo exhibition “Study For No” at Lafayette Anticipations in Paris shows that painting is not dead, it is very much alive and yes, relevant.
"Rules: A Short History of What We Live By" by Lorraine Daston is a fascinating, dense and highly readable book, which explores the concept of rules and their role in shaping human behavior.
Like its predecessor Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is a visually stunning film and a feast for the eye.
Patricia Lockwood on meeting with the Pope. How Lea Ypi defines freedom. Siddharta Mukherjee on carcinogens we cannot see. An atlas of human brain cells. The fate of free will. Ed Ruscha. Gerhard Richter. And more.