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· Schlecky Silberstein: Das Internet muss weg. Eine Abrechnung · Glam Jail: Franco-Brazilian tale by Pol Kurucz · The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks · Isabelle Giordano: Romy Schneider, film par film · Jean Cocteau: The Difficulty of Being · Staging Beckett in Great Britain & Ireland by David Tucker and Trish McTighe · Queer Shakespeare. Desire and Sexuality · Exhibition Rasheed Araeen = A Retrospective (02/12/2017 – 25/03/2018) · Litz Pisk: The Actor and His Body · Festival Paris En Toutes Lettres 2017 du 9 au 20 novembre 2017 · 21e Edition de Paris Photo, du 9 au 12 Novembre 2017 au Grand Palais · Wintertuinfestival van 22 tot en met 26 november 2017 in Nijmegen

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Schlecky Silberstein: Das Internet muss weg. Eine Abrechnung

Eine fundamentale Abrechnung mit dem Internet von einem der einflussreichsten Blogger der Republik

Ausgerechnet Schlecky Silberstein, Kultakteur in der Netzgemeinde, propagiert diesen Leitspruch: »Das Internet muss weg.« Der Blogger und Online Comedian kennt das Netz wie seine Westentasche. Und gerade deshalb warnt er davor. Dank Fake News, Filterblasen und Social Bots erlangen Konzerne, politische Entscheidungsträger und Kriminelle zunehmend Kontrolle über weite Teile der Menschheit. Schlecky Silberstein analysiert den »Daten-Kasino-Kapitalismus«, in dem unsere Daten als Handelsware gezielt eingesetzt werden, um unser Verhalten vorherzusagen und zu beeinflussen. Nicht nur Donald Trump wusste ihn auf seinem Weg zur Macht zu nutzen, auch unsere eigene Gesellschaft droht von programmierbaren Propaganda-Maschinen gelenkt zu werden. Können wir einen verantwortungsvollen Umgang mit dem Internet lernen oder hilft nur noch die sofortige Abschaltung?

Schlecky Silberstein, geboren 1981, ist einer der wichtigsten Blogger Deutschlands. Sein gleichnamiger Blog hat über 600.000 regelmäßige Leser, rund 130.000 folgen ihm auf Facebook. Die von ihm produzierte Comedy Show »Bohemian Browser Ballett« ist fester Bestandteil von »funk«, dem jungen Online-Medienangebot von ARD und ZDF. Schlecky Silberstein lebt in Berlin.

Schlecky Silberstein
Das Internet muss weg
Eine Abrechnung
272 Seiten,
13,5 x 21,5 cm,
16 s/w Abbildungen
ISBN: 978-3-8135-0794-2
€ 16,00
Verlag: Knaus
Erscheinungstermin: 5. März 2018 magazine

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Glam Jail: Franco-Brazilian tale by Pol Kurucz

Glam Jail is a Franco-Brazilian tale by photographer Pol Kurucz about 11 eccentric inmates transforming a prison visitor’s booth into a colorful fashion haven.

Through visual allegories and pop aesthetics the photographer challenges social and racial norms symbolized by the carceral universe. The shootings took place in the Offen Studio in Sao Paulo in August 2017. The series features local models, celebrities and dresses exclusively from local fashion brands.

Pol Kurucz was born with two different names to a French mother in a Hungarian hospital. His childhood hyperactivity was treated with theater, and theater was later treated with finance. By 27 he was a CEO by day and a stage director by night.

He then went on consecutive journeys to Bahrain and Brazil, to corporate islands and favelas. He has sailed on the shores of the adult industry and of militant feminism and launched a mainstream moneymaking restaurant loss making in its absurdity.

Pol was reborn in 2015 and merged his two names and his contradictory lives into one where absurdity makes sense. Today he works on eccentric fashion and fine art projects from his Sao Paulo studio.

His photos have been featured in over a hundred publications including: Vogue, ELLE, Glamour, The Guardian (Arts), Adobe Create, Hunger TV, Sleek and Nylon.

Photography and Art Direction: Pol Kurucz
Styling: Carolyna Mello
Set design: Nina Simao
Lighting and Tech.: Guilherme Griebler
Assistants: Lara Ferro, Mary Cruz, Claus Pinheiros, Monica Rodrigues

# Look for more photos & information on website pol kurucz

Glam Jail: a Franco-Brazilian tale by Pol Kurucz magazine

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The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks

From the best-selling author of Gratitude, On the Move, and Musicophilia, a collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks’s passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness, and experience.

Oliver Sacks, a scientist and a storyteller, is beloved by readers for the extraordinary neurological case histories (Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars) in which he introduced and explored many now familiar disorders–autism, Tourette’s syndrome, face blindness, savant syndrome.

He was also a memoirist who wrote with honesty and humor about the remarkable and strange encounters and experiences that shaped him (Uncle Tungsten, On the Move, Gratitude).

Sacks, an Oxford-educated polymath, had a deep familiarity not only with literature and medicine but with botany, animal anatomy, chemistry, the history of science, philosophy, and psychology.

The River of Consciousness is one of two books Sacks was working on up to his death, and it reveals his ability to make unexpected connections, his sheer joy in knowledge, and his unceasing, timeless project to understand what makes us human.

Oliver Sacks was born in 1933 in London and was educated at Queen’s College, Oxford. He completed his medical training at San Francisco’s Mount Zion Hospital and at UCLA before moving to New York.

Familiar to the readers of The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, Dr. Sacks spent more than fifty years working as a neurologist and wrote many books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, and Hallucinations, about the strange neurological predicaments and conditions of his patients.

The New York Times referred to him as “the poet laureate of medicine,” and over the years he received many awards, including honors from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Royal College of Physicians. His memoir On the Move was published shortly before his death in August 2015.

The River of Consciousness
By Oliver Sacks
Oct 24, 2017
256 Pages
Published by Knopf
5-1/2 x 8-3/8
ISBN 9780385352567

new books magazine

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Isabelle Giordano: Romy Schneider, film par film

Romy Schneider est bien plus qu’une star de cinéma. Elle est une véritable icône, un symbole fort pour une génération entière.

Femme libre, artiste accomplie, elle continue de fasciner encore aujourd’hui. Elle incarne la femme moderne, elle est l’image même de ces femmes qui, dans les années 1970, ont cherché à gagner leur liberté et la maîtrise de leur destin.

Elle est “l’image de toutes les femmes” comme le disait si justement Claude Sautet. On aime Romy car dès son plus jeune âge, elle rue dans les brancards et s’élève contre sa famille et une mère étouffante.

On aime Romy car elle aime aimer les hommes, sans entraves et sans barrières. Mais on l’aime aussi parce qu’elle est une mère attentive et chaleureuse, parce qu’elle a choisi de prendre sa vie à bras-le-corps, plutôt deux fois qu’une, avec passion toujours : “Dans la vie, comme au cinéma, j’applique la devise Tout ou rien. La témérité est quelque chose qui m’a toujours aidée à avancer.”

Tels sont les mots de Romy. Elle est une Antigone des temps modernes qui, comme l’héroïne grecque, affirme haut et fort “Je veux tout!””  Isabelle Giordano.

Isabelle Giordano
Romy Schneider, film par film
Albums hors série, Gallimard Loisirs
Parution : 05-10-2017
256 pages, ill.,
sous couverture illustrée,
245 x 285 mm, cartonné
ISBN : 9782742450350
Gencode : 9782742450350
Prix € 39,90
Gallimard Loisirs magazine

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Jean Cocteau: The Difficulty of Being

Reflections on life and art from the legendary filmmaker-novelist-poet-genius.

By the time he published The Difficulty of Being in 1947, Jean Cocteau had produced some of the most respected films and literature of the twentieth century, and had worked with the foremost artists of his time, including Proust, Gide, Picasso and Stravinsky.

This memoir tells the inside account of those achievements and of his glittering social circle. Cocteau writes about his childhood, about his development as an artist, and the peculiarity of the artist’s life, about his dreams, friendships, pain, and laughter. He probes his motivations and explains his philosophies, giving intimate details in soaring prose. And sprinkled throughout are anecdotes about the elite and historic people he associated with.

Beyond illuminating a truly remarkable life, The Difficulty of Being is an inspiring homage to the belief that art matters.

Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) was a novelist, poet, filmmaker, artist and playwright. Born in a village just outside of Paris, he left home at fifteen and published his first volume of poetry, Aladdin’s Lamp, at nineteen. He circulated in the highest ranks of bohemian Paris, and counted Picasso and Proust among his close friends. His most famous works include the novel Les Enfants terribles and the films Beauty and the Beast and Orpheus. He was openly gay and at one time an opium addict. He died of a heart attack after being informed of the death of his friend, the singer Edith Piaf.

The Neversink Library champions books from around the world that have been overlooked, under appreciated, looked askance at, or foolishly ignored.

The Difficulty of Being
BY Jean Cocteau
Introduction by Geoffrey O’Brien
Translated by Elizabeth Sprigge
Publisher: Melville House
Reflections on life and art from the legendary filmmaker-novelist-poet-genius.
Part of The Neversink Library

“One of the master craftsmen.” – Tennessee Williams

  #  more  on  website  of  The  Neversink  Library magazine

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Staging Beckett in Great Britain & Ireland by David Tucker and Trish McTighe

Beckett’s relationship with British theatre is complex and underexplored, yet his impact has been immense. Uniquely placing performance history at the centre of its analysis, this volume examines Samuel Beckett’s drama as it has been staged in Great Britain, bringing to light a wide range of untold histories and in turn illuminating six decades of drama in Britain.

Staging Samuel Beckett in Great Britain by Trish McTighe and David Tucker

Ranging from studies of the first English tour of Waiting for Godot in 1955 to Talawa’s 2012 all-black co-production of the same play, Staging Samuel Beckett in Great Britain excavates a host of archival resources in order to historicize how Beckett’s drama has interacted with specific theatres, directors and theatre cultures in the UK. It traces production histories of plays such as Krapp’s Last Tape; presents Beckett’s working relationships with the Royal Court, Riverside and West Yorkshire Playhouse, as well as with directors such as Peter Hall; looks at the history of Beckett’s drama in Scotland and how the plays have been staged in London’s West End. Production analyses are mapped onto political, economic and cultural contexts of Great Britain so that Beckett’s drama resonates in new ways, through theatre practice, against the complex contexts of Great Britain’s regions.

With contributions from experts in the fields of both Beckett studies and UK drama, including S.E. Gontarski, David Pattie, Mark Taylor-Batty and Sos Eltis, the volume offers an exceptional and unique understanding of Beckett’s reception on the UK stage and the impact of his drama within UK theatre practices. Together with its sister volume, Staging Samuel Beckett in Ireland and Northern Ireland it will prove a terrific resource for students, scholars and theatre practitioners.

Staging Beckett in Ireland and Northern Ireland by Trish McTighe and David Tucker

This is the first full-length study to focus on Samuel Beckett’s drama as it has been staged in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

While Beckett’s relationship with his native land was a complex one, the importance of his drama as a creative force both historically and in contemporary practice in those regions cannot be underestimated. The volume brings to light unexamined and little-known productions, for example Beckett’s drama in the Irish language, Druid Theatre Company’s productions, and Beckett at Dublin’s Focus Theatre, as well as previously unpublished archival materials. Leading scholars, such as Anna McMullan and Anthony Roche, and renowned dramatic interpreters of Beckett’s work, such as Barry McGovern, explore Beckett’s drama within the context of Irish creative theatrical practice and heritage, and point towards the theatrical and performance legacies that follow in its wake.

Production analyses are mapped on to the political, economic and cultural contexts of Ireland and the North so that readers are invited to experience Beckett’s drama as resonating in new ways, through theatre practice, against the complex and connected histories of these lands.

David Tucker is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex and currently teaches at the University of Oxford, UK. He is the editor of British Social Realism in the Arts since 1940 (Palgrave, 2011).

Trish McTighe is Lecturer in Theatre at the University of Birmingham. Previously, she lectured at Queen’s University, Belfast and was an AHRC post-doctoral researcher on the Staging Beckett Project at the University of Reading (2012-2015).

Staging Beckett in Great Britain
Editors: David Tucker, Trish McTighe
Published: 19-10-2017
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 288
ISBN: 9781474240161
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Bloomsbury Publishing

Staging Beckett in Ireland and Northern Ireland
Volume editor: Trish McTighe, David Tucker
Published: 19-10-2017
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 288
ISBN: 9781474240543
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Bloomsbury Publishing

More titles on Beckett to be published soon:

The Making of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Malone Dies’/’Malone meurt’ by: Dirk Van Hulle, Pim Verhulst

Beckett’s Creatures. Art of Failure after the Holocaust by: Joseph Anderton magazine

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Queer Shakespeare. Desire and Sexuality

Queer Shakespeare: Desire and Sexuality draws together 13 essays, which offer a major reassessment of the criticism of desire, body and sexuality in Shakespeare’s drama and poetry.

Bringing together some of the most prominent critics working at the intersection of Shakespeare criticism and queer theory, this collection demonstrates the vibrancy of queer Shakespeare studies.

Taken together, these essays explore embodiment, desire, sexuality and gender as key objects of analyses, producing concepts and ideas that draw critical energy from focused studies of time, language and nature.

The Afterword extends these inquiries by linking the Anthropocene and queer ecology with Shakespeare criticism.

Works from Shakespeare’s entire canon feature in essays which explore topics like glass, love, antitheatrical homophobia, size, narrative, sound, female same-sex desire and Petrarchism, weather, usury and sodomy, male femininity and male-to-female crossdressing, contagion, and antisocial procreation.

Queer Shakespeare
Desire and Sexuality
Editor(s): Goran Stanivukovic
Published: 13-07-2017
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 424 pp
ISBN: 9781474295246
Imprint: The Arden Shakespeare
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Bloomsbury Publishing

Queer Shakespeare. Desire and Sexuality magazine

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Exhibition Rasheed Araeen = A Retrospective (02/12/2017 – 25/03/2018)


# Rasheed Araeen, Paki Bastard (Portrait of an Artist as a Black Person), 1977, courtesy the artist

The Van Abbemuseum will stage Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective, the first comprehensive survey of the artist. The exhibition, spanning 60 years of work, presents a body of work that has had a profound influence on generations of artists, writers and thinkers.

Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective is structured across five chapters: from his early experiments in painting in Karachi in the 1950s and early 60s, his pioneering minimalist sculptures carried out after his arrival in London in 1964, key pieces from the 70s and 80s following Araeen’s political awakening, his nine panel cruciform works from the 80s and 90s and a selection of his new geometric paintings and wall structures. Alongside this, material relating to Araeen’s writing, editorial and curatorial projects will be presented as part of an expanded artistic practice that in its scope and ambition continues to challenge the formal, ideological and political assumptions of Eurocentric modernism.

Publication:A monograph, edited by Nick Aikens and published by JRP Ringier in collaboration with Van Abbemuseum, MAMCO, BALTIC and Garage includes new essays by Aikens, Kate Fowle, Courtney Martin, Michael Newman, Gene Ray, Dominic Rhatz, John Roberts, Marcus du Sautoy, Zoe Sutherland and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie and an extensive conversation between Aikens and Araeen.


# Rasheed Araeen, The Reading Room, 2017, steel and glass tables, wooden stools, and copies of Third Text journal, courtesy the artist

Following the Van Abbemuseum Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective will travel to MAMCO, Geneva, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and Garage Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow.

The exhibition is supported by Mondriaan Fund and Stichting Promotors van het Van Abbemuseum. The publication is generously supported by Aicon Gallery, New York, Grosvenor Gallery, London and Rossi Rossi, Hong Kong

Rasheed Araeen
A Retrospective
02/12/2017 – 25/03/2018
spanning 60 years’ work
Curators: Nick Aikens
van abbemuseum eindhoven

#  van abbemuseum eindhoven web magazine

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Litz Pisk: The Actor and His Body

Litz Pisk was widely regarded as the finest and most influential teacher of modern theatre movement.

She was a director of movement at the Old Vic, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, English National Opera, and in television and films, including directing the movement for Vanessa Redgrave’s film role in Isadora. She was director of Vienna’s School of Art and Movement and a teacher at the Old Vic School, Bath Academy of Art, RADA and the Central School of Speech and Drama. The Actor and His Body, her seminal work, was first published in 1975.

‘Once you start working with someone like Litz you don’t ever want to stop if you can help it’ – Vanessa Redgrave

Pisk’s quest was to find expression for the inner impulse that motivated actors to move. Her teachings, as outlined in this book, offer insight on the specific craft of the actor, and the relationship between movement, imagination and the ‘need’ to move.

The Actor and His Body is also a practical manual for keeping the actor’s body physically and expressively responsive. In addition, there are a range of movement exercises, illuminated by her exquisite line drawings, and complete weekly programme which concentrates on movement practice within different timescales.

This fourth edition features the original foreword by Michael Elliot as well as a new introduction by Ayse Tashkiran, contemporary movement director and Senior Lecturer at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, which contextualises Pisk’s work.

The Actor and His Body
By: Litz Pisk
Introduction: Ayse Tashkiran
Published: 30-11-2017
Format: Paperback
Edition: 4th
ISBN: 9781474269742
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Series: Theatre Makers
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
RRP: $36.99
Bloomsbury Publishing

Litz Pisk: The Actor and His Body magazine

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Festival Paris En Toutes Lettres 2017 du 9 au 20 novembre 2017


Festival littéraire de la ville de Paris, Paris En Toutes Lettres est fondé sur les hybridations entre les genres littéraires et les formes artistiques, ainsi que sur les résonances entre la géographie parisienne et sa vie littéraire. À partir de la Maison de la Poésie-Scène littéraire, il se déploie dans une quinzaine de lieux alentours.

Revisitant l’actualité littéraire, le festival fait aussi la part belle aux créations mettant en regard littérature et musique. Parmi plus de cinquante lectures, rencontres ou concerts littéraires, on trouve également d’insolites conférences et de curieuses performances. À travers ce foisonnement de lieux et de propositions, c’est à un Paris vivant et traversé de littérature que le festival donne voix.

Paris En Toutes Lettres 2017
Du 9 au 20 novembre 2017 magazine

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21e Edition de Paris Photo, du 9 au 12 Novembre 2017 au Grand Palais

Paris Photo, première foire internationale dédiée à la photographie, se déroulera du 9 au 12 novembre 2017, au Grand Palais.

Avec 180 exposants annoncés pour le secteur principal, l’édition 2017 sera marquée par une  programmation ambitieuse et inédite, présentant le meilleur du médium photographique dans toute sa diversité.

Pour cette 21ème édition, Paris Photo dévoile une première sélection de 149 galeries et 31 éditeurs en provenance de 31 pays. 31 nouvelles galeries et 5 éditeurs spécialisés dans le livre photographique rejoignent Paris Photo cette année.

Pour la troisième année consécutive, le secteur PRISMES, dédié aux installations, aux œuvres sérielles et de grands formats dévoilera 14 projets d’envergure, dans le Salon d’Honneur du Grand Palais.

 Paris Photo inaugure cette année une section FILM/VIDÉO, explorant les nouvelles perspectives qu’offre l’image, en partenariat avec le MK2 (Grand Palais).

Invité d’Honneur de cette 21ème édition, Karl Lagerfeld proposera aux visiteurs de Paris Photo un parcours spécial de la foire intitulé

​« Paris Photo vu par Karl Lagerfeld ». Ce parcours fera l’objet d’une publication dédiée.

#  parisphotofair  web  

21e Edition de Paris Photo, du 9 au 12 Novembre 2017 au Grand Palais magazine

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Wintertuinfestival van 22 tot en met 26 november 2017 in Nijmegen

Het Wintertuinfestival, dat van 22 tot en met 26 november plaatsvindt in Nijmegen, heeft dit jaar als titel: De vrije lezer

Tientallen schrijvers, dichters, wetenschappers, muzikanten en kunstenaars – onder wie Adriaan van Dis, Fresku en Kamagurka – gaan in op dit thema. Zowel grote literaire namen als aanstormende talenten reizen af naar Nijmegen. Op diverse locaties in de binnenstad zijn programma’s en activiteiten. Het hele festivalprogramma staat online en de kaartverkoop loopt via

Op woensdag 22 november bespreken middelbare scholieren tijdens Lezen met de Sterren het boek Dit is geen dagboek met Erna Stassen. ’s Avonds is er een kroegcollege: Roel Smeets, promovendus bij Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen, gaat in op het festivalthema.

Op donderdag 23 november geeft niemand minder dan Fresku een college op de Radboud Universiteit.

Op vrijdag 24 november vindt er een Avond van de grote beloftes plaats, waarop talenten uit de stal van De Nieuwe Oost centraal staan. Simone Atangana Bekono, Marjolein Visser, Nikki Dekker en Jante Wortel tonen nieuw werk.

Op zaterdag 25 november kun je overdag meedoen met twee schrijfworkshops. ’s Avonds wordt Doornroosje omgetoverd tot een literair walhalla. Tijdens de grootse festivalavond gaan talloze gasten in op het thema, waaronder Adriaan van Dis, Kamagurka, Franca Treur, Erik Jan Harmens, Alma Mathijsen, Anousha Nzume en Jet Steinz.

Het Wintertuinfestival wordt afgesloten met de boekpresentatie van Een botsing op het spoor van Joris van Casteren. Het boek gaat over een fatale botsing die een jaar geleden bij een spoorovergang in Nijmegen plaatsvond. Gedurende het hele festival is Nina Polak Writer in Residence en is er in de bibliotheek een Virtual Reality-installatie te bezichtigen.

Het verkrijgen van informatie is de goudkoorts van deze tijd. Bedrijven als Facebook en Google willen alles van ons weten, van ons reisgedrag en onze kledingsmaak tot onze politieke voorkeuren. Als een rots in de branding van de algoritmes en cookies staat de vrije lezer. Hij of zij vindt nieuwe ideeën, andere werelden, en schatten aan niet in kaart te brengen informatie in boeken. Je zou kunnen zeggen dat lezen van boeken in deze tijd een daad van verzet is, dat boeken een bastion van vrijheid zijn, en dat de lezer een activist is.

Data: woensdag 22 tot en met zondag 26 november 2017
Locaties: talloze locaties in Nijmegen
Entree: variërend van gratis tot € 17,50 per festivalonderdeel
Meer info: magazine

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