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Jason Farago
Art critic and editor of (2015–18)
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"They marched in the middle of this road. SS men on both sides. Every third of them or so with a German shepherd. We knew we couldn’t even show any sympathy, as we would be taken with them..." retraces the road from Auschwitz
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Jason Farago Jan 25
Some recent reflections on the state of the discipline from Tim Barringer, chair of Yale's department of art history (and, full disclosure, my old adviser)
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Jason Farago Jan 25
Replying to @Swagato @willsssmith
I am struggling to understand how it can be possible that I took survey...18 years ago...
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Jason Farago Jan 25
Replying to @willsssmith @Swagato
It’s worth pointing out that the course in question was always the spring course, and the sequel to Scully’s even more popular fall course on ancient. Scully loomed large over the dept. even after he went emeritus; intro was a two-part affair
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Jason Farago Jan 25
Replying to @alexgreenberger
mine was on Stan Douglas, Pierre Huyghe and fine-art remakes of Hollywood cinema (very 2000s)
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Jason Farago Jan 25
Replying to @alexgreenberger
So now you have to do the required number of courses while checking off 4 regions and 4 time periods, plus methods, plus thesis. Not a bad system. (It's more strenuous then in my time, when all we needed was one non-western course and one pre-1800 course)
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Jason Farago Jan 25
Replying to @alexgreenberger
in my day non-western was indeed required
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Jason Farago Jan 25
“More and more we seem to be having trouble connecting our historical knowledge with our moral choices today. I can imagine a society that understands history very well but does not draw any conclusion from this knowledge.” —Piotr Cywiński, director of
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Jason Farago Jan 23
“It is not merely an encounter, a shock…but a new and original dimension allowing each person to be there and elsewhere, rooted and open, lost in the mountains and free beneath the sea…” On “Arte del Mar” and my dream of a Caribbean Met
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Jason Farago Jan 22
Ma che bello! Merci pour cette enquête; ça fait deux ans que je le joue en boucle mais je suis toujours le seul ultra di Napoli à New York, hélas. (Je partage votre hypothèse d’un collectif mais une connexion Banksy me briserait le cœur, je peux même pas penser...)
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Rachel Poser Jan 20
Maddening, urgent story from . If Ameen loses his case this week it will be up to Sec of State Mike Pompeo whether to extradite him, likely to his death
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Jason Farago Jan 20
Replying to @jsf
O Povo ladra, a caravana passa Princesa é ladra, desvia o arroz e a massa É dona das Telecomunicações, ninguém faz massa Mãe grande das Comunicações, controla as massas
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Jason Farago Jan 20
Replying to @jsf
On the occasion of the massive , allow me to re-up one of the stories I'm most proud to have edited: Chloé Buire's nights out in the world's most expensive city, and the rappers who defied the Angolan kleptocracy
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Jason Farago Jan 20
“They are all-purpose providers of whatever these elites are trying to do. They have no moral status — they are what you make of them.” , on A1 today, is a story bigger than Isabel dos Santos; a story of PwC, McKinsey and Boston Consulting
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Jason Farago Jan 18
“Democratic principles now need to become viridescent, so that popular self-government embraces the obligation of humans to treat the ecosystems in which they dwell as their equals…” John Keane () on the Australian imperative
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Jason Farago Jan 13
"The crux of the matter is not ignorance of the moral alternatives but a failure of will…" Ai Weiwei on Xinjiang, where the same companies that used slave labor in the 40s have found a new workforce
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Jason Farago Jan 8
"In France a work of literature can still be highly explosive, except among those whose job it is to read." —, pitiless and absolutely right on Gabriel Matzneff and the "illiterates" of Saint-Germain
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The New York Times Jan 7
Critic's Notebook: "A barbarian is someone who looks at culture and finds no beauty at all. A barbarian looks at a mosque or a burial mound, and dreams only of exacting pain," writes Jason Farago.
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Jason Farago Jan 6
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Jason Farago Jan 1
Replying to @jsf
From the last issue of Even.
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