When winter comes

When winter sets in, he likes to do it with mud and snow. Where snow is actually the pleasant variant which makes the world look at once incredibly clean and wrapped in cotton wool. Sometimes, however, the winter offers other interesting possibilities, like here yesterday at the Olympic Park in Munich. The tower, which is…

Making Secular Art Out of Religious Imagery

“Somewhere between Pollock and Pop, new art developed an allergy to the word spiritual unless it was attached to ethnicity. It was O.K. to make altars in galleries if you were Mexican-American — in fact, you were sort of required to — but if you were plain old American, no. Yet on the fringes, where…