Category Archives: The Arts

Are there any Greeks in this book? (2)

This year the contemporary art exhibition Documenta 14 has been taking place not only in the German city of Kassel, as had been the case every five years since 1955, but also in Athens. Its title, Learning from Athens, cites … Continue reading

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Melancholy as a mood of critique

Recent surveys of melancholy in the arts, literature, and thought highlight its function more as an artistic convention and critical disposition than a “demon,” malady or experience: Mélancolie : génie et folie en Occident (2005), edited by Jean Clair, is … Continue reading

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