Bondage art, performance by Vitaldo Conte, girl tied to a chair, red background
Culture

A mask for Bondage Art

Bondage art 1 Those who love, in an all-encompassing way, elevate their life and voluptuousness to an art, which has the vocation to become a SubMission to Love. Its alchemical strings can wrap a body […]

PopPhilosophy, you can see a black and white portrait of a man with some red stains
Culture

Who is afraid of Pop-Philosophy?

PopPhilosophy From the analysis of the tv series to their dissemination, from the study of social media to their colonisation, from inquiries on sports practices to that of pornography, PopPhilosophy can be said in any […]

Translating literature into French, portrait of publisher Gaston Gallimard
Culture

Les Faits by Roth and other French translations

Translating literature into French: Philip Roth again After a long period of paralysis, the French publishing industry started printing and translating literature by foreign authors again, including  a new translation of The Facts by Philip Roth. […]

The picture represents the logo of Editions du Canoe. The logo consist of a stylized boat over a sphere, both composed by small white dots on a blue surface
Culture

Les Editions du Canoë in foreground

Les Editions du Canoë were created in 2017. The director, Colette Lambrichs, when she made this decision, wondered if the undertaking was presumptuous, too bold, in a nutshella little crazy. She did not want to […]

Photograph of the president of the MAXXI museum, inside the museum
Culture

MAXXI in perspective

For the tenth anniversary MAXXI museum in Rome, its president Giovanna Melandri and the artistic director Hou Hanru have organized a one-day virtual marathon, as you already usually do all over the world due to […]

Poetry

The Moth

It got out of the darkness of an art gallery, flying, and so coming back to its species’ natural lightness. A fragile, staggering a little bit stunned appearance was the consequence of the acrylic glues […]

picture, exterior, colors, classical ballerina wearing a white tutu, sitting on black rocks, dance philosophy
Culture

Philosophizing into the dance

Dance Philosophy: behind and inside the Dance there are many more concrete and abstract hidden things than in the “dance danced”, as it appears in its visible form to the eyes of the people who […]

Disegno raffigurante un giocoliere. Ai lati ci sono 2 vignette e in alto è scritto in stampatello Angela Giordano. Il rispetto delle regole
Culture

The Juggler by Angela Giordano

Angela Giordano has been practicing a pattern made up by the fusion of her own main skills as a teacher and as an artist. A fusion based on a sparkling and above all combative tension […]

Contemporary art

Venice Biennale Dance will open in October

The Venice Biennale prepares its autumn programs with a virtual exhibition The idea of ​​the body, available online in the section of the Historical Archive: Merce Cunnigham, Steve Paxton, Julian Beck, Meredith Monk and Simone […]

art dolls, love dolls, blond female doll with a red cape, sitting on a wooden chair
Contemporary art

Love Dolls, Patty Pravo and Madame Blanche

(Art dolls, Love dolls – The third and last part) 7. In a diary I find the note written by Madame Blanche, my ancient secret lover: “In the white room your sweet flesh-and-blood doll, as […]

pagina di uno spartito musicale con ombra di una mano che regge un fiore
Culture

As if you were seated at theatre

Theaters are closed, but remain open on the net.  La Scala dancers invite you to respect the rules, to stay in your own space, but without getting lazy. The Rome Opera House unveils Laurent Hilaire’s […]

Photo black and white, portraits of André Verdet and Pablo Picasso, in the backgroun many palm trees.
Poetry

André Verdet, poetry and astronomy

Here, a very interesting unpublished 1979 poetical thought by the prominent French character who wrote it in a special artpiece, a mix of drawing and poem, which is here published as well.   L’étoile qui […]

Art and quarantine, black mask and white mask, illustration by italian artist Vitaldo Conte
Culture

A lighter quarantine thanks to the fantastic

Art and Quarantine 1. Fantastic stories sometimes anticipate the future, even when their “visions” seem madness in their time. These prophetic “appearances” ignite the Fantastico of artists, writers, directors, through their narratives. The many today’s […]

Il critico d'arte e poeta Edward Lucie-Smith seduto su una poltrona, sullo sfondo un'opera d'arte con colori accesi.
Poetry

The Merciless Poetry

CARMELO STRANO ON LUCIE-SMITH’S POETRY Lucie-Smith’s very complex life, from geography to intellectual curiosity, was published in an interview on Fyinpaper (edited by Roberto Salvini) on 20 December 2019. He is an internationally renowned art […]

Michael Sorkin on the poster of the Bengal Institute, on the occasion of a special lecture in November 2015. Sorkin's image is on a light blue background with a speech bubble that says "our world is going to hell!"
Culture

Michael Sorkin’s loss, a tribute to his vision

The tragic loss of Michael Sorkin, as both a dear friend and premier voice for urban design on the international architecture scene, is still a seemingly impossible idea for me to accept. At 87, I […]

A woman and a boy standing contemplate photographs and paintings hanging on the wall of a luxurious house
Culture

Viruses Spread, Parasite as Well

After winning the prize for best foreign film, best film international, best screenplay and best direction, Parasite arrives in cinemas. Korean director Bong Joon-Ho has succeeded in his difficult aim, to operate a break with […]

Fotografia della performance Ritual Rumore dell'artista Vitaldo Conte. Conte e il gruppo femminile T Rose, composto da quattro elementi, sono vestiti di bianco, sul volto indossano maschere durante la performance.
Contemporary art

Noise, instinctive and artistic white

The Pan flute is still a possible reminder for our natural resuscitation. The ultimate art of noises and bodies meets the “drive dimension”, the one in which, according to James Hillman, the ancient gods took […]