BY Paul Clinton in Culture Digest | 19 MAR 16

Weekend Reading List

Morality and museums, public vulgarity and celebrity poets: the best things we've read this week

BY Paul Clinton in Culture Digest | 19 MAR 16

  • ‘It’s easy to objectify a subject — but also really easy to simply invite them to speak.’ Miranda July discusses her ten favourite books.
  • At the New York Times, art critic Holland Cotter aims to coax morality back into museums.
  • How do you become a famous poet? Arielle Greenberg considers the media’s obsession with Eileen Myles.
  • Philosopher Slavoj Žižek argues that public vulgarity is Donald Trump’s biggest asset.
  • Over at BOMB magazine, Scott Esposito interviews novelist Álvaro Enrigue about Latin American literature, Caravaggio and the role of art history in his work.
  • TANK Magazine hosts flash fiction by poet, sculptor and performance artist Brian Catling.
  • Reinaldo Laddaga considers the fascist soldiers and avant-garde artists who came together to create a radical new city in wartime Italy.
  • Do the clothes make the woman? A new exhibition tries to recover Proust’s most fashionable muse.
  • Hannah Ellis-Peterson goes in search of the spirit of rebellion in the work of young artists.
  • Remembering the late Doreen Massey: social scientist, political geographer and one-time collaborator with filmmaker Patrick Keiller.

Paul Clinton is a writer, curator and editor based in London, UK. He is a lecturer in curating at Goldsmiths, University of London.