06 Oct 2017
Weekend Reading List
6 Oct 2017
The Breitbart revelations, being a Chinese street artist in New York and Indian minimalism: what to read this weekend
- There’s a revelation in every line of Buzzfeed’s explosive scoop, drawing on internal Breitbart documents, on how Milo Yiannopoulos, and other employees of the far-right site, consciously courted both white nationalists as well as reporters affiliated to ‘liberal media’ institutions.
- For Guernica, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan writes on her art teacher and painter Weiqing Yuan and what it takes to be a Chinese street artist in Times Square.
- Don’t miss our interview with the American sculptor Melvin Edwards – who currently has a solo presentation at Frieze London – discussing symbols, self-expression and his work in the Tate’s ‘Soul of a Nation’ show.
- The strange story of how Shen Yun’s kitschy dance show became a point of obsession for the Chinese government, and a battle for the essence of what it means to be Chinese.
- Does literary studies have a future?
- Why international misperceptions of Indian fashion persist, and how a new generation of designers are shifting the parameters.