First, a great Radio 3 programme by a friend of a friend on Mexico's baroque tradition of violence; from the Aztecs to the current beheadings by drug gangs.
A Taste for the Baroque - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rfxvv
|Dude with La Santa Muerte, the deity of Mexico's underworld|
Next, this month's best purchase already lying proudly on my coffee table: Phaidon's new whopper Art & Queer Culture. Almost unbelievably, it is the first comprehensive book to focus on the criticism and theory regarding queer visual art. Instant classic.
'The word homosexual was never used; they just said, "He's an artist".'
Paul Cadmus, recalling 1930s New York
And since we're on the topic of queers and Mexicans: my Flickr account is newly updated...
|Un certain regard, Laurent|