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Drag racing, a journey into intensity

Paul Ardenne is interested in all things modern; he’s even one of its best scholars. Perhaps the fact that he had already covered this field so well is why he chose to abandon it – at least temporarily – in favour of the drag strip (a paved track with excellent grip). Now, unexpectedly, he has […]

Sol LeWitt in the spotlight

In conjunction with the Sol LeWitt exhibition being held from June 16, 2018 to May 2019 at the Collection Lambert in Avignon, Actes sud publications is planning to release a catalogue dedicated to this artist who was a forerunner to conceptual American art. The book, co-edited with gallery owner Yvon Lambert, is the first of […]

600 stolen books returned to University and Regional Library of Bonn

More than 70 years after they went missing, over 600 books were returned to the University and Regional Library of Bonn (ULB) on April 11th. The books, which include various historical works, 11 medieval manuscripts, and rare prints from the 16th century, have been missing from the university since World War II. The ULB held […]

In Naples II: with Sade

Recently François Croissy offered audiences the chance to see the Mapplethorpe exhibition at the Madre Museum of Contemporary Art in Naples. Such an outing is an excellent opportunity to replace the boring tourist guide with a companion who walks at a brisk pace and has a lot more to say; none other than Donatien de […]

Deconstructed devices become art through the lens of one man’s camera

There’s a perverse pleasure that comes from taking something apart or seeing exactly how things tick. However, most people are brave enough to disassemble their favourite devices or day-to-day items that, unless you’re an engineer, might not go back together. This, though, is exactly what Toronto-based photographer Todd McLellan has become known for.     […]

David Zwirner Books teams up with Simon & Schuster

In recent years, the art world publishing scene has rapidly grown with major galleries offering their own publishing operation. While shops that specialized in art books have closed, galleries and the books they’ve created have flourished. David Zwirner Galleries was one of such galleries and since the founding of David Zwirner Books (DZB) in 2014, […]

Roland Barthes goes to the movies

Bringing some of the major influences in the Humanities into the context of film criticism is the zeitgeist of the moment. As an example, in 2011 Patrice Maniglier and Dork Zabunyan published and analyzed the (quite rare) essays dedicated to 7th art by philosopher Michel Foucault. At that time they described the relationship between Foucault […]