Weekend Reading List

From John Ashbery on art criticism to an analysis of the new populism: what to read this weekend

  • John Ashbery, interviewed in The Brooklyn Rail, discusses the relationship between poetry and art criticism.

  • Jason Farago in The Guardian remembers the neglected pop artist Marisol, who died this week at the age of 85.

  • Celebrating the work of Francis Ponge, the prose poet and essayist who influenced a generation of French artists and philosophers.

  • A rare interview with Don DeLillo to coincide with the release of his new book Zero K.

  • Mute have just published a critique of the fashionable political theory of accelerationism.

  • Is populism now more about the medium than the message?

  • Is the push towards digital learning and research linked to a creeping conservatism in the humanities?

  • Maggie Nelson discusses her work and what she means by 'autotheory'.

Paul Clinton is a writer and is lecturer in curating at Goldsmiths, London. His book Other Hunting will be published by Ma Bibliotheque in January 2019.

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