PHOTOGRAPHY: This year's Venice Art Biennale shows us a different world, more tangled, unsettling, weird and fragile at the same time. From each room, vibrant lines are drawn between disaster and collapse, colonialism and belonging, human and machine.
Francois Jullien: Living off Landscape: or the Unthought-of in Reason In his new book, French philosopher Francois Jullien maps both China's historical view of nature and landscape, and partly a philosophy of life as modern Chinese and we in the West can be inspired by.
Mikkel Krause Frantzen: A future without a future. Depression as a political problem and the alternative narratives of art To regain faith in the future and the ability to steer away from the collapse of the world, we must begin with the imagination.
Hans-Jørgen Schanz / O. Thomsen: Spirit / Fear not freedom. About humanism and the humanities Both Schanz and Thomsen defend the belief that man is more than culture and more than his biological constituents – man is also spirit, they claim.
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