Weekend Reading List

From the 'crisis of care' to René Magritte on left-wing luxury: what to read this weekend

Lorraine O'Grady, Art Is ... (Cop Framed), 1983/2009, chromogenic colour print, 40 x 50 cm. Courtesy: Alexander Gray Associates, New York, and DACS, London; © 2015 Lorraine O'Grady

Lorraine O'Grady, Art Is ... (Cop Framed), 1983/2009, chromogenic colour print, 40 x 50 cm. Courtesy: Alexander Gray Associates, New York, and DACS, London; © 2015 Lorraine O'Grady

  • As bookstores continue to disappear it might be time to remember where they started.

  • From the current issue of frieze: artist Morehshin Allahyari on fighting ISIS with 3D printing.

  • Life isn’t always a drag: on the first celebrity drag king, Malvina Schwartz.

  • According to Red Pepper, new Nobel laureate Bob Dylan has never been more politically radical or relevant.

  • Our special US election series is underway at frieze.com! The first two contributions come from Stephanie DeGooyer, who tackles gender, and Sam Korman, who argues why the educational responsibility of museums resonates with election issues around race.

  • A contrasting view: iconic singer, and sometime drag artist, Joni Mitchell calls Dylan dishonest back in 2010.

  • Luxury communism: the writings of René Magritte.

  • A sharing economy without the sharing: how quickly Silicon Valley abandoned its anti-capitalist principles.

  • Who gives a damn? Feminist theorist Nancy Fraser on the current ‘crisis of care’.

  • From the frieze archives: assistant editor Evan Moffitt on contested representations of race and sexuality from Robert Mapplethorpe to Lorraine O’Grady.

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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