“And everything starts at the airport. […] Structures that put us closer to the rest of the world and that separate us from the people who have seen us grow.”
Eastern Thoughts is a poetic, philosophical, and tender reflection on the phenomenon of travelling. Writer Marta Maia and photographer Vitor Queiroz traverse 1708 km through Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand to bring us an inward contemplation on the feelings attached to journeying, the complexity (and complicity) of tourism, the meaning of home and belonging, our attachment to memory, and more. This book will be of interest to and a consolation for all those travelers at heart who constantly seek out for an embracing place, and are always a little bit homesick.
Hannah Höch, Cut with the Dada Kitchen Knife through the Last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch in Germany, 1919, collage of pasted papers, 90×144 cm
Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art by David W. Galenson offers an useful overview of the modern and post-modern art looking at how the new art-market structure (initiated by the late 19th century Impressionists) influenced development of the 20th century art. Galenson argues that changes in the market place allowed (and asked for) greater and faster innovations which in turn generated a large number of new styles and genres, and gave birth to a novel artist behaviors. The demand for innovation suited Conceptual Artists who thrived from “reducing style to a short-run strategy rather than a long-run goal.”