Saturday, 23 July 2016

Reading list, 23 July 2016

Hilton Als profiles Nan Goldin for the New Yorker as 'The Ballad of Sexual Dependency' goes on show at MOMA.

Inside the world's chicest cult - Marisa Meltzer attends the annual Spirit Weavers gathering. While I think it's a bit stink to go to events like this just to shit all over them, this is still an engrossing read.

Art (and more) writer Anthony Byrt interviewed by Naomi Arnold about his piece on poker tournaments and approach to writing in general (podcast)
A hundred years ago the male body was transformed. Two arms became one; legs were replaced by wheels; chins and necks slid together; noses pointed sideways instead of down. As the wounded of Flanders and France started to arrive home, it became clear that many of them could never be restored to physical wholeness. Instead, with the help of the very technology that had blown them apart, they would be reconfigured into new shapes for the coming century.
Kathryn Hughes for the Guardian on the history, social and artistic contexts behind 'The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics', a new show at the Henry Moore Institute.

Nina Simon on two types of audience-centered museums: customer and user.

I guess we all have to read at least one article about Pokemon Go and museums.

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