january 1–15, 2023

Books

  • Brad Fox, The Bathysphere Book: Effects of the Luminous Ocean Depths
  • Aelian, On the Nature of Animals, translated by Gregory McNamee
  • César Aira, The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira, trans. Katherine Silver
  • Ivy Compton-Burnett, Dolores
  • Patrick Modiano, Young Once, trans. Damion Searls
  • Patrick Modiano, Sundays in August, trans. Damion Searls
  • Patrick Modiano, After the Circus, trans. Mark Polizzotti
  • Shubigi Rao, Written in the Margins
  • Ivy Compton-Burnett, Pastors and Masters
  • Patrick Modiano, Family Record, trans. Mark Polizzotti
  • Peter C. Baker, Planes
  • Patrick Modiano, Such Fine Boys, trans. Mark Polizzotti
  • Patrick Modiano, Catherine Certitude, trans. William Rodarmor

Films

  • Quatre nuits d’un rêveur (Four Nights of a Dreamer), directed by Robert Bresson
  • Talking Leaves, dir. Shubigi Rao
  • Avatar: The Way of Water, dir. James Cameron
  • Untitled 1981, Bob Singing, The Scissor That Had Found Its Own Pair, Untitled 1985, Karin in Montauk, xxxx_Santa Monica, dir. Rirkrit Tiravanija
  • Glass Onion, dir. Rian Johnson
  • Au poste ! (Keep an Eye Out), dir. Quentin Dupieux
  • Babylon, dir. Damien Chazelle
  • Expedition Content, dir. Ernst Karel & Veronika Kusumaryati

Exhibits

  • Singapore Biennale 2022
  • Art SG

december 16–31, 2022

Books

  • Emeric Pressburger, The Glass Pearls
  • Geoff Dyer, ‘Broadsword Calling Danny Boy’: On Where Eagles Dare
  • Hiroko Oyamada, Weasels in the Attic, translated by David Boyd
  • Bob Ostertag, Facebooking the Anthropocene in Raja Ampat: Technics and Civilization in the 21st Century
  • Ross Feld, Guston in Time
  • Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
  • Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
  • William Melvin Kelly, A Different Drummer
  • Tété-Michel Kpomassie, An African in Greenland, trans. James Kirkup
  • Curzio Malaparte, The Kremlin Ball, trans. Jenny McPhee

Films

  • Incroyable mais vrai (Incredible but True), directed by Quentin Dupieux

december 1–15, 2022

Books

  • Samanta Schweblin, Seven Empty Houses, translated by Megan McDowell
  • Don DeLillo, White Noise
  • James Hannaham, Pilot Impostor
  • Leonardo Sciascia, The Knight and Death, trans. Joseph Farrell
  • Leonardo Sciascia, One Way or Another, trans. Sacha Rabinovitch
  • Hua Hsu, Stay True: A Memoir
  • Geoff Dyer, The Last Days of Roger Federer, and Other Endings
  • Ling Ma, Bliss Montage
  • Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus

Films

  • Fumer fait tousser (Smoking Causes Coughing), directed by Quentin Dupieux
  • Mandibules, dir. Quentin Dupieux
  • Le Daim (Deerskin), dir. Quentin Dupieux
  • Mauvais sang, dir. Leos Carax

november 16–30, 2022

Books

  • Philippe Sollers, The Friendship of Roland Barthes, translated by Andrew Brown
  • John Swartzwelder, The Million Dollar Policeman
  • John Swartzwelder, Detective Made Easy
  • Roland Barthes, Mourning Diary, trans. Richard Howard
  • César Aira, The Famous Magician, trans. Chris Andrews
  • Percival Everett, Dr. No
  • Alain Badiou, The True Life, trans. Susan Spitzer
  • Percival Everett, For Her Dark Skin
  • César Aira, Birthday, trans. Chris Andrews
  • Dave Simpson, The Fallen: Life in and out of Britain’s Most Insane Group
  • Amit Chaudhuri, Sojourn
  • Violaine Schwartz, Papers, trans. Christine Gutman
  • Mohamed Kheir, Slipping, trans. Robin Moger

Films

  • Liebeslieder: Einstürzende Neubauten, directed by Klaus Maeck & Johanna Schenkel
  • Beau travail, dir. Claire Denis
  • Une femme est une femme (A Woman Is a Woman), dir. Jean-Luc Godard
  • First Cow, dir. Kelly Reichardt
  • 소설가의 영화 (The Novelist’s Film), dir. Hong Sang-soo
  • Life on the CAPS, dir. Meriem Bennani
  • Moby Dick: Or, The Whale, dir. Wu Tsang
  • De Humani Corporis Fabrica, dir. Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel
  • Weekend, dir. Jean-Luc Godard
  • Europa, dir. Lars Von Trier

november 1–15, 2022

Books

  • Agatha Christie, Death on the Nile
  • Ada Calhoun, Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me
  • Zerocalcare, Forget My Name, translated by Carla Roncalli di Montorio
  • Francis McKee, How to Know What’s Really Happening
  • Oxana Timofeeva, How to Love a Homeland, trans. Maria Afanasyeva
  • Kurt Vonnegut, Bluebeard
  • Cornell Woolrich, Manhattan Love Song
  • John Swarzwelder, The Last Detective Alive
  • Eshkol Nevo, Three Floors Up, trans. Sondra Silverston
  • Iris Murdoch, Jackson’s Dilemma
  • Anna Merlan, Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power

Films

  • 헤어질 결심 (Decision to Leave), directed by Park Chan-wook
  • Nadja, dir. Michael Almereyda
  • Boy Meets Girl, dir. Leos Carax
  • Thử Việc (Probationary), dir. Đỗ Văn Hoàng

october 15–31, 2022

Books

  • Maria Golia, Cairo: City of Sand
  • Albert Cossery, A Splendid Conspiracy, trans. Alyson Waters
  • Albert Cossery, The Colors of Infamy, trans. Alyson Waters
  • Naguib Mahfouz, The Quarter, trans. Roger Allen
  • Naguib Mahfouz, Adrift on the Nile, trans. Frances Liardet
  • Nadia Wassef, Shelf Life: Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller
  • Toby Wilkinson, The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt’s Past and Present
  • Maxim Biller, Inside the Head of Bruno Schulz, trans. Anthea Bell
  • Maria Golia, A Short History of Tomb Raiding: The Epic Hunt for Egypt’s Treasures
  • Colin Dickey, The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession with the Unexplained

Exhibits

  • National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Cairo, Egypt
  • Luxor Museum, Luxor, Egypt
  • Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Museum of Modern Egyptian Art, Cairo

Films

  • Il buco, directed by Michelangelo Frammartino

october 1–14, 2022

Books

  • Helen DeWitt, The English Understand Wool
  • Nick Cave & Seán O’Hagan, Faith, Hope and Carnage
  • Amina Cain, A Horse at Night: On Writing
  • Giada Scodellaro, Some of Them Will Carry Me
  • Clarice Lispector, The Woman Who Killed the Fish, translated by Benjamin Moser
  • Paul S. De Guzman, About the Dying Dog, and Five Other Stories

Films

  • Crimes of the Future (2022), directed by David Cronenberg
  • Amsterdam, dir. David O. Russell
  • Io sono un autarchico, dir. Nanni Moretti

september 16–30, 2022

Books

  • Jessica Hagedorn, ed., Manila Noir
  • Martin Villanueva, A Pig Was Once Killed in Our Garage
  • Chiles Samaniego, Marienbad, etc.: A Rayuela Archive
  • Eugene Lim, Search History
  • Xi Chuan, A Song of the Corner, translated by Lucas Klein
  • Luis H. Francia, Museum of Absences
  • Naguib Mahfouz, The Dreams, trans. Raymond Stock
  • Albert Cossery, Proud Beggars, trans. Thomas W. Cushing & Alyson Waters
  • Luis H. Francia, Tattered Boat

Exhibits

  • Ayala Museum, Manila, Philippines
  • Yuchengco Museum, Manila
  • National Museum of Fine Arts, Manila
  • National Museum of Natural History, Manila
  • Fort Santiago/Rizal Shrine, Manila

september 1–15, 2022

Books

  • Lina Wolff, Carnality, translated by Frank Perry
  • Nicole Rudick, What Is Now Known Was Once Only Imagined: An (Auto)biography of Niki de Saint Phalle
  • Waguih Ghali, Beer in the Snooker Club
  • Mary Jo Bang, Elegy
  • Philippe Jaccottet, The Pilgrim’s Bowl, trans. John Taylor
  • Victoria Chang, Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief

Films

  • Alien, directed by Ridley Scott
  • เวลา (Anatomy Of Time), dir. Jakrawal Nilthamrong

august 16–31, 2002

Books

  • Emily Ogden, On Not Knowing: How to Love and Other Essays
  • Raquel Salas Rivera, X/Ex/Exis: Poems for the Nation
  • Iris Murdoch, The Message to the Planet
  • Adriano Spatola, Material, Materials, Recovery Of, translated by Paul Vangelisti
  • Douglas Messerli & John Baldessari, Bow Down
  • Divya Victor, Curb
  • Antonio Porta, Metropolis, trans. Pasquale Verdicchio
  • Leopoldo Lugones, Selected Writings, trans. Sergio Waisman
  • Riku Onda, Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight, trans. Alison Watts
  • Naguib Mahfouz, Voices from the Other World, trans. Raymond Stock

Films

  • Nope, directed by Jordan Peele
  • Caro diario, dir. Nanni Moretti