Kim Kardashian's Marriage
When asked about why he decided to write and direct films, Guy Debord would always recount stories of his youth in Cannes where, in the sweltering heat, and with nothing better to do, he would go to the cinema, only to walk out half way through most films. They bored him stiff. ... read more
The Alternative Guide to the universe
During the autumn of 1890 Claude Monet was busy changing the destiny of the 20th century. He had just started work on his ‘series’ paintings, The Rouen Cathedral, Views of London Bridge, and The Haystacks, bought a plot of land at Giverny, and became obsessed with the idea of painting a somewhat curious subject matter – the light between him and the object. After endless ruminations he finally got his breakthrough ... read more
Movement in a Static Space
It can be said that the art of ‘looking’ and engaging with an aesthetic item reached its zenith in Paris during the Second Empire. Since 1748, every two years in the Salon Carré of the Louvre, the French Academy exhibited what it believed to be the most visually representative paintings produced in the land... read more.
Between two windows
It is the spring of 1936 and hot and humid day in Buenos Aires. Federico Garcia Lorca, who is fleeing the political debacle in Spain, takes to the stage in front of a numerous audience of students and poets. He is animated by a grand idea - great art has to and will always acknowledge the limitations of reason...read more.
Ana Mendieta: Traces - Et in Naturis Ego
In April 1970 the rosy waters of the Great Salt Lake in Utah became a work of art. Over the previous week the mechanical digger, the two large dump trucks and a front end loader had handled approximately 6.500 tonnes of basalt, dutifully depositing them it in the northern, isolated part of the lake to create the Spiral Jetty. The site itself had not been chosen arbitrarily... read more
Rachel Whiteread's 'Tree of Life' - an impressionistic review
There are few things more enjoyable for a modern man than being relieved of the visual effervescence of contemporary life, saturated with flickering images and glowing screens and being placed into a space of silence and reprieve by means of aesthetic contemplation... read more
American Abstract Today - A Prescriptive Review
There was a sense of uneasiness about Mark Rothko. After disavowing the stifling atmosphere of Yale University he had decided to go to New York, and find work, but more importantly... read more
History is now
By all accounts, the winter had been an early bitter one in his flat in Rue Grandes Augustins and Picasso was struggling. Of course, he had been struggling since the first day he moved to Paris, but by now, famous and at ease with his immense talent, it was a more down to earth, prosaic type of battle that consumed his energy... read more
Nichita Stanescu - redefining the Limits of Romanian Poetry*
An artistic revolution was fomenting in late December 1965, when Nichita Stanescu was living in the suburbs of Bucharest in a cold room whose floor was the frozen ground itself. His sole possessions at the time were hardback copies of The Book of Job ,The Epic of Gilgamesh, a collection of Rilke’s poems and a manuscript of about 300 pages containing his own poetic work. After braving the cold and the hunger for a few weeks, during two days and two nights ... read more.
the LEOHT Collective*
There is a rarefied air of nostalgia about SE London that for me, in a very Proustian manner has something to do with the smell of crude oil that hangs heavy around the stairs of New Cross Station. It’s a fortunate coincidence then, one that poets love and logicians loathe... read more.