John Schwenkler organized a discussion on this hot topic, featuring posts by – Dan Benjamin, Jim Berger, Magnus Johannesson, Valen Johnson, Brian Nosek, and E. J. Wagenmakers – Felipe De Brigard – Kenny Easwaran – Andrew Gelman and Blake...Show More Summary
John Berger's attraction to the primacy of storytelling led him to the Swiss filmmaker Alain Tanner, who together collaborated on a series of three films, now showing at Metrograph. The post John Berger and Alain Tanner’s Films About Life After Political Failure appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Here are some of the latest books that I’ve added to my stacks. The Invented Part by Rodrigo Fresán. Fresán first came to my attention when I published this piece in the Quarterly Conversation, approximately 10 years ago. He’s been a writer of interest ever since. This latest, just out, is a major release of Continue Reading
NAGLREP founder Jeff Berger and NAGLREP Policy Committee Chair John Graff said they felt compelled to kick-start the summit because of the risk of losing the ground the LGBTQ community has made in recent years...
Hyperallergic editors Jillian Steinhauer and Elisa Wouk Almino have organized a tribute to John Berger on Monday, February 20. The post Writers Pay Tribute to John Berger at McNally Jackson Bookstore appeared first on Hyperallergic.
My latest column is up at Literary Hub. It all touched off from a remarkable quote that I found in an essay of John Berger’s, collected in the volume Keeping a Rendezvous. I think the zing in that quote come from these words, ” I know too that the powerful fear art, whatever its form, Continue Reading
With John Berger’s death this month, the online premiere of Lorna Mills’ “Ways of Something, 3” feels particularly poignant. While Mills’s “Ways of Something” wasn’t conceived strictly as an update, as 117 person re-interpretation it effectively functions as such. Show More Summary
Featuring Migos, Miles Davis, and an excerpt from John Berger’s Ways of Seeing.
John Berger has just died at the age of 90. A Marxist and self-declared revolutionary, he was a typical example of a 20th-century intellectual. He wrote novels inciting class warfare, and critical books to say that art is a didactic instrument, nothing to do with enjoyment. Show More Summary
To live in linear time, the critic and novelist John Berger suggested, is to content oneself with a kind of continuous grieving. “The body ages. The body is preparing to die,” he writes in his slim book from 1984, “And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos.” “Death and time were always in alliance.”
John Berger (1926-2017) was one of the most influential critics of the last fifty years, extracting radical content from tradition. The post Nine Powerpoints on John Berger appeared first on Culture Mulcher.
What a fabulous conversation this is, between two giants we’ve lost. You see here, in this quiet, quietly intense, intensely curious conversation — in which (a true rarity) the act of listening is every bit as concentrated as the wonderful talk — why these two have long been touchstones for so many people who came […]
Happy New Year, Los Angelistas! I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with reports on everything from composer Terry Riley at MOCA to the drama of George Lucas’s museum to the latest on “Hamilton.” (It’s T-minus eight months until Lin-Manuel Miranda’s political musical...
Last Monday, I learned of John Berger’s death, at the age of ninety, while walking with my daughter along a beach in Florida watching the sunset redden the water, and maybe that’s why the first work of his that flared up in my mind was his tiny essay on the painter J. Show More Summary
Of all the nice tributes since art critics John Berger's death on January 2, this Dazed piece is a short and sweet summation of how far ahead of his time he was. The second episode of Ways of Seeing is a brisk jog through the ways in which the male gaze manifests, even in women: A woman must continually watch herself. Show More Summary
This week: Resistance activities, some Blouin Artinfo gossip, RIP John Berger, two art historians try to stop a museum from sending a painting to the Trump Inauguration, Carroll Dunham on Kerry James Marshall, openings in Chelsea tonight, and Paul D’Agostino asks artists which exhibitions they’re eager to see. Show More Summary
The artist, critic, and author died on Monday at the age of 90.
In high school, I had a social studies teacher who would occasionally scrap California’s curriculum mandates to do things like screen films about Latin American coups and African parasites. It was in this context that I first came across the work of English art critic John Berger, who in 1972 produced...
The death of critic John Berger, who is best known for his four-part BBC series called "Ways of Seeing," has prompted a number of reflections on what it means to be a critic, what makes a great critic, and whether or not the current age values such criticism. Berger wrote often about being skeptical about […]
“The silence after a felled tree has fallen is like the silence immediately after a death,” wrote John Berger in his 1984 book And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos. “The same sense of culmination.” Of course, today, two days after the great art critic’s death that’s not exactly what he got. Show More Summary