Month: August 2016
“Can we save Venice before it is too late?” – asks Salvatore Settis on the Opinion Pages of the International New York Times. He is the chairman of the Louvre Museum’s scientific advisory council and the author of the – not forthcoming as INYT says – already published book “If Venice Dies.” With a shrinking population – today only 56,000 inhabitants – and as many … Read More Venice sinks – What can be done?
Landskrona – a town of 30,000 inhabitants situated at the south-eastern coast of Sweden – has a vision: “To become the home of photography in Scandinavia with a history museum and research facilities in co-operation with Lund University (a 30 min train ride south of it); it will arrange unique exhibitions of contemporary photography as well as the largest photo festival in Sweden.” One … Read More The Photo Festival in Landskrona, Sweden
The Victoria and Albert Museum – V & A – is a fabulous museum in the heart of London. It calls itself “the world’s leading museum of art and design” on its homepage – which can of course be discussed. But that’s not what I want to do here. It was a late May Sunday afternoon, drizzle. Queues to the exhibitions being too long, … Read More People I met at Victoria and Albert in London
Fotografiska in Stockholm is one of the largest meeting places in the world for photography with about 500,000 visitors per year. Stockholm floats on islands, not without similarities with Venice, but in contrast to Venice it has cars, too many cars, and the modernism and futurism of the 1960s destroyed a series of quarters in the city centre. Fortunately Fotografiska is beautifully situated across the water … Read More Fotografiska in Stockholm