No Psychedelic Lore – Mushrooms and Bubbles at the Smart

In the midst of my search for a PhD position, itself a transnational quest taking me from Berlin to the Midwest, I had the opportunity to visit the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. The date was February 23, 2023, coincidentally the opening day of not all realisms: photography, Africa, and the long 1960s, an archival exhibition curated by photography specialist and UChicago alum Leslie Wilson.

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Cy Twombly’s Cold War Code by Jay Curley

Cy Twombly was not just a painter; he was also a cold warrior—drafted by the United States Army in the autumn of 1953 to serve at Camp Gordon near Augusta, Georgia. It was there he went through basic training and developed a specialty in cryptography,

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Finding Connections in the not so Lonely City

Two days after the second Linking Art Worlds seminar ended in Budapest, my hometown, I was headed to the airport to embark on a journey to New York City. I was about to spend one month there to conduct research connected to my PhD project

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