Gertrude Stein: her portait by Picasso
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Gertrude Stein, between fame and failure

Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) disseminated the memories of her life in two important books, which are the most widely read ones among her extensive and partly still little known literary work here in Europe. In 1933 […]

Venice Biennale Dossier, contributions by Carmelo Strano, Elisa Guzzo Vaccarino, Alberto Friedenberg
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The Venice Institution reinvents itself

New Times, New Drives CARMELO STRANO (*) The driving direction is changed, by thinking of the future as well as  of an mmediate commitment in the current emergency. Attention has been paid to the need […]

Disease and Literature: a consideration about culture and coronavirus, a picture of Virginia Wolf with her husband
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We and the disease, between literature and Covid 19

I wait, absorb, accept From last to first of Your abuses. [Bartolo Cattafi, da Libertà,1980] Disease and literature Between 1926 and 1930, Virginia Woolf, the unforgettable author of Jacob’s Room, Mrs Dalloway, Lighthouse Trip and […]

class struggle today, drawings, Karl Marx says "I can't recognise me anymore", by Ben Bestetti
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The new class struggle

Class struggle today, at the time of coronavirus Someone, something will have taken away half of life from every human on earth. For how long? Will it be enough to set off a new class […]

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The Revenge of the Dragon and the Trade War

If we are to place a date of birth for contemporary China, we should choose the 1970s. To be more exact, February 1972, when the American president Richard Nixon went, for the first time, on […]

T-shirt bianca con le lettere nere maiuscole I N Y e a destra della I un groviglio di corpi intrecciati gli uni agli altri crea un disegno a forma di cuore.
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Art, Architecture and Context

The works of most architects are about form, space, and structure. SITE’s work is about ideas, attitudes, and contexts. My definition of “de-architecture” is finding a way of dissecting, shattering, dissolving, inverting and transforming certain […]

Murales donna indiana pellirossa stile pop in ambiente urbano di periferia
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KE’BEK-LEPAGE, the Photographs by Marzio Emilio Villa

On the occasion of the exhibition at the UniversitàStatale di Milano, within Bookcity 2019   Images are “symbolic complexes […] ‘connotations’ (multi-voices): they leave room for interpretation” (V. Flusser, for A ‘Philosophy of Photography’ (Folisofiadellafotografia), […]

A crowd of people demonstrate against Morales, in the presence of the police
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Bolivia, Authoritarianism and Perspective

Last 20th October, in La Paz there was no one on the street: everybody was glued to the televisions to hear the results of the election day. On state TV, political analysts rejoiced for the […]