This is the seventh edition of “The Season That Could Have Been,” Spectator’s series on spring 2020 sports.
Barnard’s new artist-in-residence Juan Gabriel Vásquez tries to understand the “messiness of the world” through storytelling
In her short story “The Embassy of Cambodia,” Zadie Smith writes, “if we followed the history of every little country in this world—in its dramatic as well as its quiet times—we would have no space left in which to live our own lives. … Surely there is something to be said for drawing a circle around our attention and remaining within that circle. But how large should that circle be?” Smith, a previous Barnard International Artists Series (BIAS) guest, poses a question that seems to concern and intrigue the newest artist-in-residence at Barnard, Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez, as he reflects on the changing role of narratives and fiction in our collective quest for the truth....
Novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez reflects on legacy, political turmoil as part of Barnard International Artists Series
Award-winning author Juan Gabriel Vásquez joined Barnard English Professor Hisham Matar following the American release of the English translation of Vásquez’s latest novel, “The Shape of the Ruins,” published the day before. The discussion and reading, hosted by the Barnard International Artists Series in Sulzberger Parlor on Wednesday evening, highlighted the arc of Vásquez’s career and the political instability that has shaped his works....
Good morning, Columbia! Today's forecast promises a high of 52, so the end of this resurrected winter is in sight. (Let's put the "Frozen" jokes to rest, too. It's April, and I'd like to use the phrase "let it go" freely.)...
By the time the major retrospective of Gabriel Orozco's work, curated by Ann Temkin, opens at the Museum of Modern Art in December 2009, Orozco will likely have reinvented his practice of making art yet again. Museum director Glenn Lowry served as moderator at a lecture and discussion on Wednesday evening, the fourth of this year's series of "Conversations with Contemporary Artists" at MoMA. There, the artist explained the multiple levels of research—whether cultural, historical, political, or phenomenological—that go into each of his projects....