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Weekend Reading List

From spooky computers to coded manuscripts: what to read this weekend.

Alice Neel, Stephen Shepard, 1978, 81.3 x 61 cm. Courtesy: David Zwirner

Alice Neel, Stephen Shepard, 1978, 81.3 x 61 cm. Courtesy: David Zwirner

  • What are the ethical responsibilities of the museum? A new exhibition on the life and work of Eric Gill attempts to address the artist as abuser.

  • Is anybody there? On the unseen forces operating within digital technology.

  • But what could it mean? Decoding the Voynich Manuscript.

  • ‘I’m not ashamed of anything I’ve done’ – on frieze.com artist, musician and pioneer of Industrial music, Cosey Fanni Tutti discusses her new autobiography.

  • The death of curiosity: have we seen the last of the dangerous academic?

  • It’s gay, not grim, up north. Artists Evan Ifekoya and Hayley Reid revisit filmmaker Sandi Hughes’s archival footage of queer and black communities in the North West of England in the 1970s and 80s. 

  • Daily reviews: read about the latest shows in Berlin, Dublin, London and New York on frieze.com.

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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