By Thomas Nail Significant portions of the population of the United States believe that immigrants are naturally inferior. The attitude is not new. In fact, the idea of a natural political inferiority was invented in the ancient world, though it has repeated itself again and again throughout history—hence the persistence of the term “barbarian.” Originally used to classify those beyond the pale of ancient Greek and Roman society, “barbarian” has since been redeployed throughout all of history t
From feminist films that stand her alongside film-makers such as Jean-Luc Godard to an enigmatic adaptation of Proust, the Belgian director’s rigour and brilliance survive a fascinating body of work
This transformational era will be represented through 230 powerful and compelling masterworks (individual objects and groups of objects) in the major international exhibition Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom, opening October 12 at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Sculptures portraying working-class Americans and overlooked members of society are on display at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London. U.S. artist Duane Hanson started creating the realistic figures in the late 1960s. Interaction between the artworks, uncannily lifelike, and gallery visitors remains part of the appeal. The London exhibit is the largest British show of […]
The show is being mounted in Ai’s absence, since he cannot travel outside China. For decades a critic of the Chinese government’s record on free speech and human rights, Ai has been banned from travel since his 81-day detention in China in 2011.
Founded in 1870, and one of the architectural glories of New York City, the Met stretches four blocks along Fifth Avenue with over two million objects under one roof.
True to its mission to present art from France across all generations, the Palais de Tokyo continues its exploration into the interstices between art and the sciences by paying tribute to the great sculptor and inventor Takis who will turn 90 in 2015.
Pompous theatrical figures dance in the rhythm of a hubbub to unravel the promiscuous narrative that is unfettered by the laws of reason.
[Short Love Story. Shot in Athens. 2014. 20 photographs and 1 cover image. Original Music by Thierry Jolif].
“I know my fear. It is distance. And I’m searching for this passage, this opening, that will lead me to meet the other. The question, every single time, is a slight hope of compatibility. When I gather the strength and I approach”.
This lecture by Victoria Solomonidis examines C.P. Cavafy’s close links with England and relates the experiences which were to influence the creativity of this lowly Alexandrian clerk in the Egyptian Department of Irrigation who became a poet of international renown.
In the search for a language and method for the exhibition of the 56th Art Exhibition we have settled on the nature of the exhibition as fundamentally a visual, somatic, aural, and narrative event.