What To Read This Weekend: Free Improv at Davos and The Fall’s Pulp Modernism
Essential reading this weekend – boredom and dystopia in slow cinema, the return of London’s Hayward Gallery and the dark drawings of Gus Bofa
- With the death of Mark E Smith, revisit Mark Fisher on The Fall’s pulp modernist methodology.
- ‘A product that feigns in-depth engagement but offers little’: At frieze, Orit Gat on what the Google Arts & Culture app tells us about our selfie obsession.
- Aaron Peck writes on the drawings of Gus Bofa, which 'suggest the existential darkness that overtook a Europe defaced by war and modernization’.
- London’s Hayward Gallery has returned after a two-year hiatus with a major retrospective of Dusseldorf School photographer Andreas Gursky: read what we made of the gallery’s renovation and new show here.
- And don’t miss this brilliant bit of writing on boredom and dystopia in slow cinema.
- It’s Davos time again – reread T. Paul Cox on free market thought leaders and free jazz high up in the Swiss Alps.