Weekend Reading List
From Carmen Herrera's taste for simplicity to a history of competitive eating: what to read this weekend
- As Bernie Sanders urges a focus on class rather than identity politics, it might be time to revisit Judith Butler’s essay from 1998 on the false opposition of these two political concerns.
- From the current issue of frieze: French theorist Didier Eribon on how queerness complicates class identity, and the role of art in progressive politics.
- A slice of the past: a short history of competitive eating.
- ‘I love the straight line’: from the frieze archives an interview with Carmen Herrera.
- ‘Literature was the only real currency’ – on the exalted status of art in the Soviet Union.
- Making a show of oneself: performances of selfhood from Paul Ricoeur to Instagram.
- ‘What is it with all the women’s genitalia?’ – feminism and perversity in the work of Carroll Dunham.
- Big Edie and a little Oedipal: Sigmund Freud and Luce Irigaray visit the Maysles brother’s documentary Grey Gardens (1975).
- Whitewashing: making the far right respectable.