Monthly Archives: November 2012

The International Sculpture Symposium, Auckland

The International Sculpture Center is pleased to announce the International Sculpture Symposium, “International Dialog” taking place in Auckland, New Zealand from February 11-15, 2013.  The event is in partnership with the Auckland Art Gallery, and will be comprised of daytime and…

Russian Art at The Saatchi Gallery

Ben Luke While Charles Saatchi’s recent forays into contemporary Russian art occupy the two lower floors of his gallery, above them is a huge show which reflects what happened before. Often made under the radar, the experiments of Moscow-based artists…

Jacques Derrida

In May 1992, the dons of Cambridge University filed into their parliament to vote on whether to award an honorary degree to the French philosopher Jacques Derrida, founder of so-called deconstruction. Despite a deftly managed smear campaign by the opposition, Derrida’s supporters…

What does the future hold for printed books?

by Anthony Daniels ……Whether the book survives or not, I am firmly of the opinion that it ought to survive, and nothing will convince me otherwise. The heart has its beliefs that evidence knows not of. For me, to browse in a bookshop,…

Clive James translates Dante’s Divine Comedy

While reports of Mr. James’s imminent demise were dispiriting to him, they also gave him a rare opportunity that many dream of but few get to enjoy: the chance to read his own eulogies. And what eulogies they were. Admiring…

Marcel Proust

You Are What You Read A lucid exposition of how Proust put his reading to work in the creation of “In Search of Lost Time.” By Joseph Epstein No one should read Marcel Proust’s “In Search of Lost Time” for…