Global Village: Has Zurich developed a schizoid identity, caught between globalization and provincialism? Writer Daniel Binswanger and novelist Sibylle Berg share their cultural experiences of Switzerland and its most important economic centre.
Chain-Smoking Clotho: Four decades of Hanne Darboven’s art and personal artefacts have been exhibited together for the first time. Jan Verwoert asks, does the late artist’s Hamburg studio reveal new insights into her enigmatic life and work?
‘Anarchic, cheerful, lost, doomed’: Michael Bracewell on the multimedia world of Los Angeles-based artist Friedrich Kunath; regular contributor Elvia Wilk talks to Swiss artist Tobias Madison about his plans for an experimental education department at MoMA PS1; and curator Carson Chan looks at how architect Peter Zumthor attempts to capture a lifetime of work, in his recently published catalogue raisonné.
Dancer and choreographer Adam Linder tells us about his reinterpretion of Jean Cocteau’s seminal ballet Parade; and Berlin-based musician Jam Rostron aka Planningtorock explains why US comedian Melissa McCarthy is a feminist icon.
Logistics: German artist Heinz Mack talks us through his sculpture, which will be installed on the Venetian island of San Giorgio Maggiore this summer.
Literature: To celebrate the 70th birthday of W.G. Sebald, Munich-based curator Saim Dermican retraces the late writer’s steps along the ‘Sebaldweg.’
Trouvaille: Curator of the 8th Berlin Biennale Juan A. Gaitán re-evaluates the objects we all rely upon.
Das Ding: ‘The mirror is like a crystal ball and can be used for creating magic brain visions.’ Swiss-based dub/reggae legend Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry talks about his favourite materials.
Reviews: 20 international exhibition reviews including a round-up of painting shows in Cologne; Sigmar Polke at MoMA, New York; and Sofie Thorsen at Krobath, Vienna.
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