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Weekend Reading List

From a critique of Adam Curtis to Wifredo Lam's Italian sojourn: what to read this weekend

Wifredo Lam, Second Adventivity, 1969. One of seven prints for the portfolio ‘Annonciation’, with poems by Aimé Césaire, published in Milan by Giorgio Upiglio, Grafica Uno, 1982. © SDO Wifredo Lam

Wifredo Lam, Second Adventivity, 1969. One of seven prints for the portfolio ‘Annonciation’, with poems by Aimé Césaire, published in Milan by Giorgio Upiglio, Grafica Uno, 1982. © SDO Wifredo Lam

  • As Adam Curtis announces his new film Hypernormalisation, it might be time to take a second look at Dan Hancox’s critique of the filmmaker.

  • Misery loves company: a family holidays into the maudlin world of Russian literature.

  • Awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant yesterday, Vincent Fecteau was interviewed by Bruce Hainley for frieze back in 2010.

  • Do not denote: the language games of Donald Trump.

  • Gay guerrilla: Leo Chadburn celebrates the powerful and politicized music of Julius Eastman.

  • ‘It was knowledge she wanted, not just a good picture’: a new biography of Diane Arbus.

  • Ahead of a major survey of her work, Wifredo Lam’s son Eskil remembers the artist’s years in Italy.

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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