Weekend Reading List

From the tale of America's female Jesus to philosophical marginalia: what to read this weekend

  • Showing too much ankle? Dangerous cracks in the feet of Michelangelo’s David put the whole statue at risk.

  • How and why Jacques Derrida made marginalia central to philosophy.

  • To celebrate frieze’s quarter century, the editors have selected 25 significant artworks: one for each year of the magazine’s existence.
  • Feminist, queer, indigenous: Australian female filmmakers broke new ground in the 1990s. Their work should not be forgotten.
  • A chance library book find revealed the hidden history of the female Jesus of Illinois.

  • 'The world around us can be experienced as a continually shifting arrangement of shapes, colours, spaces, textures.' Revisit Bruce Hainley's 2010 interview with sculptor Vincent Fecteau.
  • To leave, or not to leave: should you stick out a boring performance work or go do something else?
  • Female writers in translation: a reading list.

Paul Clinton is a writer based in London, UK. He is associate editor of frieze and Frieze Masters Magazine. In 2015 he co-curated the exhibition 'duh? Art & Stupidity' at Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UK.

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