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David Foster Wallace’s Hideous Men & London’s Olympic Epiphany

As this inclement and balmy London summer draws to a close, the ICA plays host to Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, David Foster Wallace’s darkly comic collection of short stories,…


The Awesome, or the metamodern sublime

Under postmodernism, cyberspace served as the most prominent cultural example of the sublime. Today, however, the concept of opacity has emerged which negates the corrosive effect of web links, providing…


Frieze: ‘Philosophy Then, Now & Beyond’

It’s twenty years since the first issue of Frieze. To celebrate this milestone, the september issue of the magazine looks back at two decades of art, art criticism and essayism –…

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Mobile Men

In 2008 the Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, recently winner of the Palm d`Or for his film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, participated in a campaign that was…


The New Weird Generation (I)

In the documentary The Eternal Children (see also ‘CocoRosie’), Antony Hegarty, lead singer of the pop ensemble Antony and the Johnsons, perceives the waning of a postmodern sensibility, and the…



“To engage with CocoRosie requires absolute suspension of disbelief”, The Guardian once wrote about the sister-duo CocoRosie. Anyone who has been to one of their live shows or has seen…

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Notes on Metamodernism, 2014