Weekend Reading List

From Atatürk and Turkish nationalism in art to the enduring creepiness of Bruce Conner: what to read this weekend

  • In light of the current, fraught political situation, it’s time to revisit Erden Kosova’s article on Atatürk, nationalism and contemporary art in Turkey

  • ‘The desert knows no kindness with all its beauty’ – Georgia O’Keeffe on her relationship with the New Mexico landscape

  • J. Hoberman makes the case for Bruce Conner as the master of cinematic creepiness

  • It’s about obedience not play: a leftist critique of Pokémon Go

  • Le Corbusier, Eileen Gray and Monica Vitti – on building up to love’s end

  • ‘People tend to get in the way of the story’ – novelist Gary Indiana on the erotics and ethics of true crime 

  • While the world eagerly awaits her new Earthsea story, this 2013 interview sheds light on Ursula Le Guin’s life and politics

  • ‘He was my liberator from the prison house of my parents’ – an excerpt from Thomas Bernhard’s Goethe Dies (2010)

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

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