Weekend Reading List

From the perversity of suburbia to the politics of partying: what to read this weekend


Kamal Muhammad and Chand Muhammad, The House of Bijapur (detail), c.1680. Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Kamal Muhammad and Chand Muhammad, The House of Bijapur (detail), c.1680. Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

  • Never again: frieze editor at large Jörg Heiser asks what counts as an appropriate artistic response to legacies of fascism and genocide.
  • Desperate living: filmmaker John Waters on the weird world of suburban Baltimore.
  • Getting their dues: acknowledging the neglected pre-20th century history of African American literature.
  • Lazy activism: on the rise of posturing and faux protest during the recent US presidential election.
  • Between a rock and ... artist Ati Maier argues that the troubles at Standing Rock are far from over.
  • Each day we post a new review on frieze.com. Read Tom Melick on the Brooklyn Museum's retrospective on the late Beverly Buchanan, the first in a year long programme of feminist exhibitions.
  • 'I'm just part of the vibration' – David Mancuso's art of dance parties.
  • Make do and mend: can this year's Berlin Biennale teach us something about the social effects of cultural criticism?

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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