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Text and photos: Nikolai Sadik-Ogli Born in 1903 in St. Louis, Missouri, Walker Evans is the older of two major American artists whose works are currently on display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Lacking any subtitle and featuring over 400 items, Walker Evans represents the first complete retrospective of this interesting photographer’s rich career. The exhibition begins with his first touristic snapshots of Paris, where he travelled in 1926 as a student and translated important French literature, such as Charles Baude
Text and photos: Nikolai Sadik-Ogli 2.5.2017 Collage by Ruth-Marion Baruch, 1967 (De Young) Like many baby-boomers, Donald Trump turned twenty-one years old while attending college in 1967, the year of the Summer of Love. At the time, Trump was studying real estate at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in a conservative business program that remained as unaffected by the countercultural radicalism of the 1960s as Trump himself (Blair, pp. 69-70; D’Antonio, pp. 187-188). The striking contrast between Trump at Whar
Text: Lauri Supponen Photos: Arnar Sigurbjörnsson Dark Music Days is a festival of contemporary music organized annually by the Icelandic Composers’ Society. During this darkest period of the year, the city of Reykjavík provides a unique surrounding for contemplating and experiencing a quite challenging programme. Light has an almost sacred status. Sound – luckily – doesn’t. It is scrutinized, let loose and poked at from all corners. Over 50 pieces by over 30 composers were presented during the festival. The performers were called
Jenna Jauhiainen We, the editors of this number, decided to work independently in commissioning texts. In retrospect I can say that I went after artists touched by the hard sciences, although rather unconsciously or at least accidentally. I began my search by asking a Lithuanian friend and artist Gabriele Gervickaite if she knew anyone from Lithuania who could contribute something interesting. She sent me a short list on which I found the name of Julijonas Urbonas, who, as it turned out, had just began his residency at CERN. When it come
Essi Kausalainen, Travelers, 2016, performance for Bildmuseet, Umeå. Text and Image: Essi Kausalainen Sometimes the things we are looking for appear in places and moments we least expect. One such case for me was meeting the researcher Uta Paszkowski of Cambridge University. When asking her, “What are your most important tools as a scientist?” the reply was immediate and intent: ”Imagination and gut feeling.” A warm flush waved through my chest. It is not that I needed a scientist to convince me of the importance of bodily kno