The 58th Venice Biennale loses some of the poetry

Ralph Rugoff’s curation of the 58th Biennale involved the entire art world in what today is certainly a globalising issue:  May you live in interesting times. A title drawn from an English expression wrongly attributed by certain British politicians to an ancient Chinese curse, alluding to periods of crisis, uncertainty and disorder; “interesting times” as, […]

ALL I EVER WANTED IS EVERYTHING

“Nothing is as it seems, because it is exactly what you see.”  The sentence is not of Joseph Klibansky, the rising star of contemporary art, but – more modestly – of the writer, seduced at first sight by an artist who, unlike many of his colleagues, does not choose the path of provocation and shock at […]

THE STAN LEE STORY BY TASCHEN

STAN LEE, whose passing on November 12th 2018 will be mourned by millions, was the embodiment of an old-fashioned American archetype: the likeable, industrious hustler, whose enthusiasm for self-advancement was uncorrupted by callousness or cynicism. He was an entrepreneur and an opportunist, a showman, a creative dynamo, and a visionary. More than any other individual, […]

MASTERLY REFLECTIONS WITH ENZO CALDARELLI

Demiurge, untiring creative and tenacious globetrotter, Enzo Caldarelli is a solitary free-thinker, a visionary master of his own time. With his latest initiative, the [no profit] socio-cultural project Ethics and Aesthetics, Caldarelli works with numerous international personalities to develop a path of self-awareness on truth and falsity. A lover of nature and the arts, not […]