july 1–15, 2016

Books

  • Chester Himes, If He Hollers Let Him Go
  • Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm
  • Evelyn Waugh, A Handful of Dust
  • Evelyn Waugh, Black Mischief
  • Svetlana Alexeivich,Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster, translated by Keith Gessen
  • Georges Simenon, Chez Krull, trans. Daphne Woodward
  • Henry James, The Sacred Fount
  • Georges Simenon, The Train, trans. Robert Baldick
  • Yuri Herrera, Signs Preceding the End of the World, trans. Lisa Dillman

Films

  • Tarzan The Ape Man, directed by W. S. Van Dyke
  • Tarzan and His Mate, dir. Cedric Gibbons

june 16–30, 2016

Books

  • Virgil, Aeneid Book VI, translated by Seamus Heaney
  • Danielle Dutton, Margaret the First
  • Nick Sousanis,Unflattening
  • Danielle Dutton, Sprawl
  • Etel Adnan, Sitt Marie Rose: A Novel, trans. Georgina Kleege
  • John Horne Burns, The Gallery
  • Chris Marker, Coréennes, trans. Brian Holmes
  • Frederik Pohl & Cyril M. Kornbluth, The Space Merchants

Films

  • Klute, directed by Alan Pakula
  • Koyaanisqatsi, dir. Godfrey Reggio
  • Attenberg, dir. Athina Rachel Tsangari
  • Get Carter, dir. Mike Hodges
  • L’ère industrielle: Métamorphoses du paysage, dir. Éric Rohmer

Exhibits

  • “Love and Relationship: The 5th White Elephant Art Award Exhibition,” BACC
  • “Thailand Eye,” BACC
  • “Omnivoyeur and Electrical Walks Bangkok Electromagnetic Sound and Visual Project,” BACC
  • “Look Young Art Thesis Exhibition 2015,” BACC
  • “Suwon Chumphene & Panom Changnanok: Mind-Desire,” People’s Gallery, BACC
  • “Thanan Klintapaneeyakul: Simply Nature,” People’s Gallery, BACC
  • “Look: Anais Descarpenterie, Chaiwat Wiansantia, Thanatcha Chairin, Kanjana Chonsiri,” Bridge Art Space

to reactivate for a second

“Travelling does not help us much in understanding (I’ve known this for a while; I did not need to come to the Far East to convince myself that this was true) but it does serve to reactivate for a second the use of our eyes, the visual reading of the world.”

(Italo Calvino, “The Old Woman in the Purple Kimono,” p. 154 in Collection of Sand, trans. Martin McLaughlin.)

june 1–15, 2016

Books

  • Marguerite Young, Angel in the Forest: A Fairy Tale of Two Utopias
  • A. R. Luria, Cognitive Development: Its Cultural and Social Foundations, trans. Martin Lopez-Morillas & Lynn Solotaroff
  • A. R. Luria, The Mind of a Mnemonist: A Little Book about a Vast Memory, trans. Lynn Solotaroff

Films

  • Joy, directed by David O. Russell

Exhibits

  • “Roman Wall Painting in Pompeii,” Mori Arts Center Gallery, Tokyo
  • “Sho Shou Exhibition,” The National Arts Center, Tokyo
  • “Nihon Jiyūgadan Sumie Exhibition,” The National Arts Center, Tokyo

may 16–31, 2016

Books

  • Ara Wilson, The Intimate Economies of Bangkok: Tomboys, Tycoons, and Avon Ladies in the Global City
  • Angélica Gorodischer, Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was, trans. Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Milton Rockeach, The Three Christs of Ypsilanti: A Psychological Study
  • Eric A. Havelock, The Muse Learns to Write: Reflections on Orality and Literacy from Antiquity to the Present

Films

  • Comizi d’amore, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Macbeth, dir. Roman Polanski
  • The Harvey Girls, dir. George Sidney
  • Κυνόδοντας (Dogtooth), dir. Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Il gattopardo (The Leopard), dir. Luchino Visconti
  • La notte di San Lorenzo (The Night of the Shooting Stars), dir. Paolo & Vittorio Taviano

may 1–may 15, 2016

Books

  • Alison Bechdel, Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama

Films

  • The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, directed by Irving Reis
  • Bells are Ringing, dir. Vincente Minnelli
  • Tea and Sympathy, dir. Vincente Minnelli
  • The Lobster, dir. Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Under the Cherry Moon, dir. Prince
  • Sun Don’t Shine, dir. Amy Seimetz
  • The Leopard Man, dir. Jacquer Tourneur
  • A Face in the Crowd, dir. Elia Kazan
  • Carol, dir. Todd Haynes

Exhibits

  • “Mit Jai Inn: Wett,” Gallery Ver

april 16–30, 2016

Books

  • John Berger & Jean Mohr, A Fortunate Man: The Life of a Country Doctor
  • Thomas Meyer, Beowulf
  • Henry Green, Loving

Films

  • Imagine the Sound, directed by Ron Mann
  • The Jungle Book, dir. Jon Favreau
  • Knight of Cups, dir. Terrence Malick
  • 1991: The Year Punk Broke, dir. Dave Markey
  • A Foreign Affair, dir. Billy Wilder
  • The Panic in Needle Park, dir. Jerry Schatzberg
  • Comfort & Joy, dir. Bill Forsyth

Exhibits

  • “Lines from Three Lives: Chuan Leekpai, Chakrabhand Posayakrit, Nithi Sthapitanonda,” BACC

april 1–15, 2016

Books

  • China Miéville, Embassytown
  • Idra Novey, Ways to Disappear
  • Georges Simenon, Three Bedrooms in Manhattan, translated by Marc Romano & Lawrence R. Blochman
  • Samuel R. Delany, The Jewels of Aptor
  • Samuel R. Delany, The Ballad of Beta-2
  • Helen Phillips, The Beautiful Bureaucrat
  • Georges Simenon, Act of Passion, trans. Louise Varèse
  • Roald Dahl, Switch Bitch
  • Roald Dahl, My Uncle Oswald
  • Samuel R. Delany, They Fly at Çiron

Exhibits

  • Liwan Museum, Guangzhou
  • “Shen Shaomin: There Is No Problem,” Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou
  • “Chinese Printmaking New Scene,” Tap Seac Gallery, Macau

march 16–31, 2016

Books

  • Álvaro Mutis, The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll, translated by Edith Grossman
  • Georges Simenon, Tropic Moon, trans. Marc Romano
  • Georges Simenon, Dirty Snow, trans. Marc Romano
  • Georges Simenon, Mr. Hire’s Engagement, trans. Daphne Woodward
  • Hisham Matar, In the Country of Men
  • Georges Simenon, Monsieur Monde Vanishes, trans. Jean Stewart
  • Georges Simenon, The 13 Culprits, trans. Peter Schulman

Films

  • Dark Passage, dir. Delmer Daves
  • Macao, dir. Josef von Sternberg & Nicholas Ray
  • The Big Knife, dir. Robert Aldrich
  • The Creature from the Black Lagoon, dir. Jack Arnold
  • The Anthem, dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy, dir. Kelly Makin
  • The Forbidden Room, dir. Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson
  • The Queen Of Versailles, dir. Lauren Greenfield