essays, nederlands

lange tamara

Lange Tamara moet een aantrekkelijke vrouw zijn geweest, met haar kastanjebruine kattenogen, haar décolleté en haar lange benen die zij showde in de hoge split van haar jurk. In ieder geval konden de mannen in Vilnius niet genoeg van haar krijgen, schrijft Avrom Karpinovitsj. Nou ja, dat wil zeggen mannen als Itzik de haas, Zorekh met het ene oor, Sender de stotteraar, Mendel de brandweerman of Herschele de sjouwer. Op vrijdagavond stonden zij, gladgeschoren en opgekleed voor sjabbes, in de rij bij het bordeel van Berta de Kachelpijp voor een beurt met Tamara.

english, essays

documenta15, part two: bds

A reflection in two parts on documenta fifteen. Part Two: Anti-anti-Zionism Despite all good intentions, ruangrupa didn't just make friends in Kassel.  Outside the art world, the initial media coverage of documenta fifteen was mainly centered around the accusation of anti-Semitism.  It started even before the official opening of the event. A local blog denounced… Lire la suite documenta15, part two: bds

english, essays

documenta15, part one: lumbung

And that again raises the question: is what can be seen actually intended for the Western viewer? And if not, for whom then? For the local population and the local contexts in which these works were made? Sure, that was the general starting point. And for the colleagues and artists inside and outside the majelises? For them probably the result is less important than the processes that led to it.

français

belgicismes: base

(...) D’abord établir une base solide pour y ensuite faire reposer un raisonnement inattaquable et méditer pour que la base des raisonnements soit laborieusement étudiée et éprouvée … ? Quel gâchis, quand désormais on peut remporter un débat par quelques tweets bien ciblés du genre « va te faire violer grosse pute », « un bel encule de première ,et une bastos tu veus ??? » ou ...

english

raoul vaneigem: back to life

I. Life is not an object  We have merely learned to die, now is the time to learn to live.We are at the breaking point between two civilizations. The old world collapses, hesitating to disappear; the new one emerges, hesitating to impose itself.The shock-wave that agitates the planet shakes our existence and reveals its root.… Lire la suite raoul vaneigem: back to life

english

no nazi’s anymore

Azov Battalion drops neo-Nazi symbol exploited by Russian propagandists The new insignia features a golden trident, the Ukrainian national symbol worn by other regiments The Azov Battalion has removed a neo-Nazi symbol from its insignia that has helped perpetuate Russian propaganda about Ukraine being in the grip of far-right nationalism. At the unveiling of a… Lire la suite no nazi’s anymore