Project turns showcase: ‘50s in Europe Kaleidoscope’ and ‘Blue Skies, Red Panic’
Art Media and Performance / Event

Project turns showcase: ‘50s in Europe Kaleidoscope’ and ‘Blue Skies, Red Panic’

Much like scents, flavours and music, photographs are powerful triggers of memory. So what better medium to recall a past as recent and as iconic as early postwar Europe…? For about a year, the consortium involved in the project ‘50s in Europe Kaleidoscope’ has been diving into collections of libraries, archives and commercial agencies across Europe, to trace the tracks of the fifties in photography. Continue reading

A New Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns
Book review / Cultural Theory and Concepts

A New Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns

I was very jealous of this book’s title, which immediately caught my eye (the dust cover, available in three colors, is no less intriguing) and now, after reading it, I am even more than jealous of the author since Flintstone Modernism is a great read and a brilliant example of the holistic approach of art and history that represents, for me, the best of cultural studies. Continue reading