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An artist in power

An artist in power

You could debate which country has the most ornate government office: the gilded Elysée, the fortress like Kremlin, the hulking Great Hall of the People in Beijing. But no leader has an office quite like Edi Rama, the prime minister of Albania. Covering the walls of his office in Tirana […]

Climate change and the future of the art’s works

Climate change and the future of the art’s works

One of the oldest human illusions is that culture is a conquest of, or an escape from, nature. It is an illusion we need to abandon fast. We might nurture some desperate dream that, as the benign post-ice age climate that has made civilisation possible is destroyed by our own […]