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Sex famine
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Sex famine

We are used to cultural conservatives bemoaning the ‘hook up culture’. Usually it’s also older people criticising the young, for enjoying pleasures they can no longer experience.   Steve Latham   The accusations are familiar: more promiscuity, sexually transmitted diseases, using social media like Tinder and Grindr for casual sex, […]

Anselm Kiefer Photo by Martin Beek – Flickr. Public Doman  https://www.flickr.com/photos/oxfordshire_church_photos/44764672790
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Anselm Kiefer: hope without hope

The German Artist, Anselm Kiefer, has a show at the White Cube Gallery in Bermondsey, where his most recent works are displayed.   Steve Latham     The exhibition is entitled, “Superstrings, runes, the Norns, Gordian knot”. The title is really just a list of the major works and their […]

The Contemporary…  whence, whither?
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The Contemporary… whence, whither?

“I think we have a misunderstanding about what something that is contemporary can be, and needs to be … Anything that’s forward-looking has to look backwards.” (Julie Mehretu)   Steve Latham    I read this in an article in the Royal Academy of Arts Magazine, which I found my doctor’s […]