Hilma af Klint’s ‘miraculous’ art: ‘In dialogue with spirits, she found her own voice’

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When encountering the little-known work of Hilma af Klint, you may find yourself asking some questions. “It’s out of time and out of place; it’s almost miraculous,” says Sue Cramer, who co-curated a new exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. “What is this work? Where did it come from? How did it … Read more

Riz Ahmed calls for urgent change in ‘toxic portrayals’ of Muslims on screen

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Riz Ahmed has announced a new initiative to combat the “problem of Muslim misrepresentation” on screen, saying: “The Islamophobia industry is one that measures its cost in blood.” In a passionate speech addressed to the film industry, posted on social media and YouTube, the Sound of Metal star described his own difficult experiences, including aggressive … Read more

Reverend Richard Coles: ‘A collapsing ancien régime is like Disneyland to me’

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The book I am currently readingStrange Rebels by Christian Caryl, an account of five events in the year 1979: the market reforms of Deng Xiaoping in China; the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; the election of Margaret Thatcher; the visit of John Paul II to Poland; and the Iranian revolution. I found it in Shaun Bythell’s … Read more