Weekend Reading List

From collecting apparitions to the contested legacy of black nationalism: what to read this weekend

  • ‘How does one insert oneself into a dead man’s life?’ – Jill Magid’s controversial Luis Barragán project.

  • At a time of rising income inequality and cross-class resentment, it’s time to remember James Agee and his collaborator Walker Evans, 80 years after their visit to America’s South.

  • From the frieze archive: Marcel Duchamp and Rocky Balboa fight it out over the American Dream.

  • Conjuring devil’s hands from tomatoes: Tony Ousler’s the obscure and occult collections go on show in New York.

  • Adorno the hipster: the Frankfurt School is fashionable once again.

  • From the current issue of frieze d/e: how artists have responded to the refugee crisis.

  • Resisting lucidity: the late Veronica Forrest-Thomson and resisting naturalism in poetry.

  • What do they hope to achieve? – the aims of terrorists.

  • Is black nationalism too quickly dismissed in current debates on race relations?

Paul Clinton is a writer and is lecturer in curating at Goldsmiths, London. His book Other Hunting will be published by Ma Bibliotheque in January 2019.

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