Category Archives: arts & culture

Opus Gallery – three to see

From New York cool to London hip to the otherwise esoteric but nevertheless fly Basel, Opus Art is as peripatetic as ever these upcoming months, busying itself with a number of exciting and evanescent events across the world. But before … Continue reading

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George Shaw – The Sly and Unseen Day

We always create meaning from the simplest of things, shape our surroundings according to the story of our life, and observe happenings from a very distinct point of view. It is therefore fascinating how many planet earths there really are, … Continue reading

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Dan Holdsworth – Blackout

In his momentous novel Snow, Orhan Pamuk begins the story of Ka with the seemingly modest but truthfully graceful aphorism ‘the silence of snow’, which for a novel of the same name reveals the obvious centrality of this crystallised water … Continue reading

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Takhti: A modern Iranian hero

What do we really know about the Islamic Republic of Iran other than the politics? It is quite fashionable practice to deride Iran as an incendiary, oppressive, and religiously fervent country, but like with so many things, such opinions – … Continue reading

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Northern Laughs

I was at friend’s house the other day and we were chatting books. He was particularly excitable about a book he got for Christmas – the I-haven’t-yet-lived-a-long-life-but-I’m-kind-of-important-so-I’ll-release-one-prematurely-style-autobiography unleashed without fail by people in the public eye – called My Shit … Continue reading

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Italo Calvino – Invisible Cities

An intense, spiritual, and graceful novel, Invisible Cities is a small book in its physicality but a grand one in its astonishing penmanship. Italo Calvino’s ability to graphically paint the small subtleties of cities and all that they hold is … Continue reading

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