Is anyone else thinking that today’s American culture is going through a bit of a crisis? Not only Hollywood – I can’t actually think about the last time I came out of a cinema thinking “Oh, finally a really good movie!” – but also literature, or tv series, even if these last ones are still … Continue reading REVIEW: Shinkai’s The Garden of Words
Aaand for art lovers, we're back with another review of an exhibition! (This review is also on Youtube, click here to see it!) I spent yesterday morning at the Royal Academy of the Arts in Piccadilly, London, at the exhibition 'Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life, death, rebirth', which opened on January 26 and will be … Continue reading REVIEW: Bill Viola / Michelangelo
I know, I am a few days late, taking some time to reflect on the outcome of this Oscar night was very much needed! I woke up last Monday morning to find out that Green Book had won as Best Motion Picture. With a perfect timing, I had actually watched that move the night before with … Continue reading Oscars 2018: too politically correct?
… As introduced, let’s continue where we left off last Sunday. (If you missed pt. 1, you can go back to it here) So, we were talking about the video game Journey, and how it connects to the topic we are going to explore today: video games as a form of art. So, yes, I’m … Continue reading Opinion: video games as art? pt. 2
The theme of this week’s Sunday article is something that I have always had at heart, and I am very sensitive about. This means that I could very easily be one-sided and stifle all opponents (kidding! 😇). That topic, that is going to be the focus not only of today, but also of Wednesday’s post, … Continue reading Opinion: today’s world of video games, pt. 1
*this review contains spoilers* Velvet Buzzsaw has been released on February 1 on Netflix. When I first watched the trailer, advertised everywhere, I couldn’t believe that, finally, one of the most famous digital media platforms was that interested in the contemporary artistic world to make it the protagonist of one of its new releases. And … Continue reading REVIEW: D. Gilroy’s ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’
‘Ms. Emin's nihilism is so intensely passionate that it amounts to her life force. It is carried (…) primarily by language (…). In this day of multiple media and blurred boundaries between disciplines, it still seems that she might be less an artist than a writer, whose autobiography and hard-won philosophy of life would work … Continue reading REVIEW(ish): T. Emin, ‘A Fortnight of Tears’
Finally took the big step forward – can’t believe I am writing my first post! Let me introduce myself: Virginia, nice to meet you, I am 23 and at present I am living between London and Bologna, in Italy. In London I am studying at KCL in the course Cultural and Creative Industries – if … Continue reading The story begins