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The Coming Insurrection

The Coming Insurrection

The last-ditch efforts of the dispossessed. By night Berlin has become a battlefield. Each morning reveals new casualties: burned out cars. There have been over 500 in the past three years. These nocturnal arson attacks are part of a protracted campaign of resistance...
Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer

In the next era, all thought will be vertical. Anselm Kiefer was born in Germany in 1945 during the final days of the collapse of the Third Reich. The country had been all but destroyed by Hitler’s war, and Kiefer was raised in the physical and ideological ruins left...
Nicolas Hughes

Nicolas Hughes

Life without us. Nicholas Hughes’s photographic exploration of ocean currents and landscapes in Switzerland, Germany and along the British coastline convert static geography into visual contemplation. By approaching vast terrains and large bodies of water, his...
Michael Landy

Michael Landy

Break down your possessions. Amember of the celebrated generation of Young British Artists, Michael Landy distanced himself from the material success that came to define his counterparts when he systematically catalogued and destroyed each of his more than 7,000...
Richard Wright

Richard Wright

This painting will self-destruct. Richard Wright, this year’s recipient of Britain’s Turner Prize, began his career as a figurative painter working on canvas. When he abandoned that medium he destroyed his entire existing body of work. Those paintings on canvas, he...
The Vanishing Face of Gaia

The Vanishing Face of Gaia

Are we prepared for whatever’s coming? “Just as in 1939 we had to give up on a massive scale the comfortable lifestyle of peacetime, so soon we may feel rich with only a quarter of what we consume now. If we do it right and with enthusiasm, it will not...