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The New Wolf Presentations: #3 - We Will Live, We Will See

The New Wolf Presentations: #3 – We Will Live, We Will See

Our third presentation comes from The Zabludowicz Collection, a gallery on Prince of Wales Road in Chalk Farm, London.  The exhibition marks the inauguration of the Curatorial Open – an annual opportunity for individuals or collectives to curate a show of works from the Zabludowicz Collection.  This year’s winner Pavel...
# 3 - Roger Casement

# 3 – Roger Casement

On June 29th, 1916 Roger Casement stood in the dock facing the jury who had just convicted him of treason.  He was speaking (he said) not to those present in the courtroom, but to his fellow countrymen.  With a balanced, passionate and water-tight argument he challenged the legitimacy of the...
Requiem (for a small pub in Hereford)

Requiem (for a small pub in Hereford)

The men in front of the smoked glass window sit a few feet apart in the hazy gloom with only each other and two half-drunk pints for company or entertainment, in a silence without conceivable beginning or end. The Landlady is slumped on the bar behind her drink, and raises...
# 2 - Alexander von Humboldt

# 2 – Alexander von Humboldt

Alexander von Humboldt cuts a lonely historical figure. In the years after his death he slipped rapidly out of public consciousness: from daring adventurer, pre-eminent natural historian, political progressive and all-round liberal celebrity – to yesterday’s man – largely ignored or overlooked in his native Germany and much of Europe....
#1 - Lord Kelvin

#1 – Lord Kelvin

He looms over the modern world as a Victorian renaissance man - a scientist par excellence, and an object lesson in life lived fully and lived well....
Drunkards’ Dharma

Drunkards’ Dharma

Read an extract from Maxim and Fyodor here. __________________ Vladimir Shinkarev’s Maxim and Fyodor first came to light in 1980, published initially by the author himself using carbon-paper and a typewriter, and later by amateur underground presses using the same techniques. The distribution reflected the necessarily covert methods of the...