Weekend Reading List

From Egyptian surrealism to Parisian pissoirs: what to read this weekend

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Kara Walker, A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby, 2014. Courtesy Creative Time; photograph: Jason Wyche

Kara Walker, A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby, 2014. Courtesy Creative Time; photograph: Jason Wyche

  • ‘She’s in deep trouble, but then so are all of us’ – Kara Walker as public figure.

  • Continuity and rupture – who claims the right to narrate and curate the history of Egyptian surrealism?

  • Lawless masculinity – explorations of misogyny and popular culture in the 2017 Jamaica Biennial.

  • Politics and publishing – as President Erdoğan tightens his grip on Turkey, his supporters dicard books.  

  • Water closet ­– queer Paris and the patenting of the pissoir.

  • Daily reviews on frieze.com – read about the latest shows in Munich, London, Los Angeles, Reggio Emilia and Vienna

  • ‘We’re in a culture with very few real friends, and an enormous number of sales people’– Mark Greif on writing against our dishonest times.

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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