Poems in the shape of paintings

With a history of cultural iconoclasm, the Arab region has become a fertile ground for abstract art. Yet Arab artists remain marginal in the global conversation of modern abstraction. An ambitious project initiated by the Barjeel Art Foundation seeks to issue a long overdue corrective. Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s, slated to… Continue reading Poems in the shape of paintings

Ang tunay na world domination

Optimistiko si Slavoj Zizek sa future ng Tsina sa kanyang artikulong "My dream of Wuhan" na lumabas sa Welt. Ako rin. Bukod pa sa mga sinabi niya sa artikulo, umaasa ako na magsisikap pa lalo ang Tsina na makuha ang loob ng komunidad ng mga bansa sa responsableng ehersisyo ng cultural capital at iba pang… Continue reading Ang tunay na world domination

A romance in the provinces (Kornel Filipowicz, 2017)

I just read A romance of provinces (1960), of the Polish poet, novelist and screenwriter Kornel Filipowicz (1913-1990), who was for more than twenty years, and until his death, life partner (each one, in his house) by the poet Wislawa Szymborska (1923-2012), Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996. The affinity of worlds and tones is… Continue reading A romance in the provinces (Kornel Filipowicz, 2017)

122 Rue du temple, 1968

122 Rue du temple, 1968 Jacques Villeglé torn-and-pasted printed paper on canvas 62 5/8 x 82 3/4" (159.2 x 210.3 cm) Museum of Modern Art  The words of French crime novelist Leo Malet comes to mind every time I encounter a work by Jacques Villegle: “The collage of the future will be done without scissors,… Continue reading 122 Rue du temple, 1968