The Instagram moment is the bare bum, of course: a gigantic backside clutched by a pair of muckle hands. It comes straight from the carnivalesque. Or not quite straight, because the artist, Anthea Hamilton, has enlarged it from a design by Gaetano Pesce for a New York apartment block, to which it would have been a doorway (a back entrance, so to speak) for social housing tenants. But now here it is, minus its mordant political context, hugely enlarged in the sterile purlieus of the Turner prize 2016 show. … [Read more...] about Turner prize 2016; Helen Marten/Marc Camille Chaimowicz – review
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Michelle Cotton, one of this year’s judges, said Hamilton’s work was a “strange combination of humour, exoticism and eroticism that has something to do with her unique and eclectic combination of interests and themes.” These range from 1970s disco to Japanese kabuki theatre. … [Read more...] about Turner prize 2016 shortlist features buttocks sculpture and choo-choo train
The durability of Mr Trump's own political coalition of disaffected working-class whites, evangelicals and other traditional Republican voters is still an open question as well. While Republicans may feel the future belongs to them, when Mr Trump's time in the Oval Office comes to an end, there's no telling what kind of grades will his legacy receive. … [Read more...] about What marks does Obama’s presidency deserve?
American Factory - the opening release, a documentary from Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, addresses tensions over automation in Ohio. A Chinese billionaire opens a factory in a former General Motors plant and hires 2,000 people, but introduces controversial new working practices as "high-tech China clashes with working-class America" Crip Camp - a documentary about the origins of the disability rights movement Overlooked obituaries - an adaptation of the New York Times' series about people whose deaths were not originally reported Listen to Your Vegetables & Eat Your Parents - a half-hour series exploring food, made for children The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy - a series based on a book by Michael Lewis exploring the challenges facing American democracy, from cyber-hacking to fake news Bloom - based in post-World War Two New York, the drama will explore the "barriers faced by women and by people of colour in an era marked by hurdles but also tremendous progress" Nicole … [Read more...] about Netflix: Barack and Michelle Obama announce details of series
Mikel We didn’t know Roberto Di Matteo and the club had gone to interview our brothers, sisters, parents, whoever it was that is very close to us. The videos were played in the meeting the night before the game. My younger brother was on my video. I couldn’t believe it when I saw him. We knew that would help to give us more spirit in the game. Those messages from our families were ringing in everyone’s ears. … [Read more...] about ‘I didn’t know where to run’: Chelsea’s Champions League win over Bayern revisited