Weekend Reading List: How to Brand Your Luxury Art Storage Facility
Bullshit jobs, the ‘heiress’ who conned the art world, and the gender politics of children’s books: what to read this weekend
- Atossa Araxia Abrahamian on Harlem’s new luxury art storage facility, other ‘tax free’ havens, and the power of branding something as a ‘free port’.
- Hattie Garlick considers the gender politics of recent children’s books.
- A typology of bullshit jobs: ‘a form of paid employment that is so completely pointless, unnecessary, or pernicious that even the employee cannot justify its existence, even though as part of the conditions of employment, the employee feels obliged to pretend that this is not the case.’
- Jessica Pressler’s story on the socialite grifter who scammed the New York art world glitterati.
- Hettie Judah asks whether, in a climate of perma-outrage, live art has self-censored to live entertainment.
- The imaginary cityscapes of Congolese artist Bodys Isek Kingelez demand an oxymoron: ‘daintily powerful, say, or deliriously serene.’
- And finally, Bijan Stephen on the genius of Donald Glover’s Atlanta: ‘to show the surreality of black life in America.’