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Weekend Reading List

From Frantz Fanon’s hidden humanism to medieval fan fiction: what to read this weekend.

Frantz Fanon speaking in Accra, 1958, photographer unknown. Courtesy: London Review of Books

Frantz Fanon speaking in Accra, 1958, photographer unknown. Courtesy: London Review of Books

Frantz Fanon speaking in Accra, 1958, photographer unknown. Courtesy: London Review of Books

  • Kierkegaard and kek: on the dangers of irony.
     
  • Daily reviews: check frieze.com to read about current shows in Berlin, Milan and Minneapolis.
     
  • A nation misunderstood: when the media quoted philosopher Richard Rorty’s prediction that a nationalist demagogue would enter the White House, they got his argument badly wrong. 
     
  • Is it ever right to tear down monuments?
     
  • ‘There were no performance artists’ – an interview with Barbara T Smith.
     
  • Frantz Fanon without the violence: rediscovering the postcolonial thinker’s humanism.
     
  • Learn how to read from the first fan fiction author, a medieval mystic.
     
  • A new biography of Richard Bellamy, an early champion of Donald Judd, Claes Oldenburg and James Rosenquist, captures the birth of the contemporary art gallery as we know it today.
     
  • ‘The uses to which one can put a life’ – remembering John Berger.

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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