Rem Koolhaas's Seattle Central Library

Rem Koolhaas's Seattle Central Library

A Summer Chronicle, part 8: NATASHA STAGG concludes her summer column on an ambivalent note, reviewing Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go Bernadette. 

 Moschino Spring/Summer 2017

Moschino Spring/Summer 2017

A Summer Chronicle, part 7: NATASHA STAGG on (self-)promotion and dressing for the street style photographers. Participation is mandatory.

 Dinis Santos / CM Porto

Exhibition view of “Desertado. Algo que aconteceu pode acontecer novamente” at Galeria Municipal do Porto, 2019

Photo: Dinis Santos / CM Porto

Kristian Vistrup Madsen reviews “Desertado. Algo que aconteceu pode acontecer novamente” (Deserted. Something that happened may happen again) and braves the desert landscape of fiction and memory, finding it remarkably fertile 

 Edouard Manet, Bouquet de Violettes,  1872 as seen on the cover of Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal  

Edouard Manet, Bouquet de Violettes, 1872 as seen on the cover of Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal, 1857

A Summer Chronicle, part 6: Poetry may be dead, but the confession reigns. NATASHA STAGG on the power of erratic tell-alls.

 Adam Linder, She Clockwork , 2019 Performance, costume objects, and wallpaper

Adam Linder, She Clockwork, 2019 Performance, costume objects, and wallpaper

 Hanuman Revealing Rama and Sita in his Heart, 

Hanuman Revealing Rama and Sita in his Heart, unknown artist, ca. 1865, Victoria and Albert Museum

This month, Dean discusses the embryonic monkey-human chimeras created by geneticists in California. It’s time to think again of what else we could be.

 Film still, Roman Polanski's Knife in the Water (1962)

Film still, Roman Polanski's Knife in the Water (1962)

A Summer Chronicle, part 5: NATASHA STAGG discusses her love of decadent psychological thrillers while she goes sailing in Mallorca

 Sharon Tate as Jennifer North in the film version of  Valley of the Dolls  (1967). Photograph: www.ronaldgrantarchive.com

Sharon Tate as Jennifer North in the film version of Valley of the Dolls (1967). Photograph: www.ronaldgrantarchive.com

 

A Summer Chronicle, part 4: NATASHA STAGG watches Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and reflects on the culture that engendered Sharon Tate and Marilyn Monroe's tragic stardom.

 Rembrandt van Rijn’s 1631 Minerva at the Gemaldegalerie

Rembrandt van Rijn, Minerva, 1631, 60.5 x 49 cm, Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

This month, Ella Plevin drifts largely unnoticed through Baku, Paris, and Berlin.

 All images courtesy of Celine 

Hedi Slimane, image Courtesy of Celine 

Director Hedi Slimane’s new Celine Art Project enlists contemporary artists to design work for stores around the world. Charles Teyssou discusses Slimane’s artistic imaginary through Americana cultural landscapes, and poses ten questions to two of Slimane’s collaborators, David Kramer and Shawn Kuruneru. 

 Sill from  The Adventures of Baron Munchausen  (1988)

Sill from The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

A Summer Chronicle, part 3: NATASHA STAGG talks about how vanity has changed and reflects on what her favourite movies have in common