When Claude Lévi-Strauss published Tristes Tropiques in 1955, the anthropologist and ethnologist opened his memoir with the biting sentiment, “Travel and travellers are two things I loathe,” chastising the hunt for the exotic despite his own lifelong pursuit. His unease developed from witnessing the swelling tourism industry simultaneously shrink and flatten the world, making everywhere seem smaller […]

Posted at 1:58 pm on October 4, 2017 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Announcements, PIN-UP | Continue reading

Sharjah Biennial 2017: Tamawuj

A seed was planted in Piraeus two millennia ago and germinates near Rub’ al Khali, the empty quarter of the Arabian Desert. The Greek philosopher Plato illustrated how the parameters of one’s reality are drawn by sensory knowledge, using a simple metaphor of prisoners trapped in a cave. Having seen only moving shadows of passersby […]

Posted at 3:16 pm on September 8, 2017 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Announcements, Modern Painters | Continue reading