L’enfer, c’est les autres

L’enfer, cést les autres, Sartre’s famous exclamation in Huis Clos, it’s one of those sentences that in itself encloses a wide reflection about how human beings think about themselves. I am often reminded of the dictum when someone or something really gets one my nerves. I’m aware that when someone messes with my well-being the…

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Stella Bach: ‘Meditations in an emergency’

© Stella Bach, Untitled, from the project Meditations in an Emergency. © Stella Bach, Untitled, from the project Meditations in an Emergency. © Stella Bach, Untitled, from the project Meditations in an Emergency. © Stella Bach, Untitled, from the project Meditations in an Emergency. © Stella Bach, Untitled, from the project Meditations in an Emergency.…

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Death in magenta

Richard Mosse’s color infrared photographs of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have traveled the world. Their impact is undeniable. Their red-magenta dye have made us look at this never-ending war again, and again, and again. Should we dare say with a different look, as many critics have? What is the “normal” way of looking…

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The authentic artist

“The authentic artist doesn’t exist outside the artwork. The authentic artist enters the artwork and he stays inside, in the path it [the artwork] opens. The authentic artist doesn’t separate from the work, he has no identity as an artist. We cannot enter the artwork and disappear, but we must know the artist has entered…

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