november 1–15, 2019

Books

  • Dean Young, Elegy on Toy Piano
  • Iris Origo, The Merchant of Prato: Daily Life in a Medieval Italian City
  • Percival Everett, Percival Everett by Virgil Russell
  • Chloe Aridjis, Asunder
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Revolution of the Moon, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Italo Svevo, A Life, trans. Archibald Colquhoun

Films

  • Et Dieu . . . créa la femme (And God Created Woman), dir. Roger Vadim
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch, dir. Joe Dante
  • High Life, dir. Claire Denis
  • Game Night, dir. John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein

october 16–31, 2019

Books

  • Erich Auerbach, Dante: Poet of the Secular World, translated by Ralph Manheim
  • Tim Parks, Medici Money: Banking Metaphysics and Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Pyramid of Mud, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Overnight Kidnapper, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • August Kleinzahler, The Strange Hours Travelers Keep
  • August Kleinzahler, Sleeping It Off in Rapid City
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Other End of the Line, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Victor Segalen, René Leys, trans. J. A. Underwood
  • Yuko Tsushima, Territory of Light, trans. Geraldine Harcourt
  • Julián Herbert, Tomb Song, trans. Christina MacSweeney
  • Primo Levi, The Magic Paint, trans. Ann Goldstein, Alessandra Batagli & Jenny McPhee
  • Charles Portis, Gringos
  • Iris Murdoch, The Time of the Angels

Films

  • 하녀 (The Housemaid), directed by Kim Ki-young
  • 1987: Untracing the Conspiracy, dir. Jason Soo
  • The River, dir. Jean Renoir
  • Canoa: memoria de un hecho vergonzoso (Canoa: A Shameful Memory), dir. Felipe Cazals
  • The Lair of the White Worm, dir. Ken Russell
  • Les Créatures, dir. Agnes Varda
  • Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother), dir. Pedro Almodóvar
  • Hable con ella (Talk to Her), dir. Pedro Almodóvar
  • Dolor y gloria (Pain and Glory), dir. Pedro Almodóvar
  • Die Mauer (The Wall), dir. Jürgen Böttcher

october 1–15, 2019

Books

  • Satyajit Ray, The Collected Short Stories, translated by Gopa Majumdar et al.
  • Andrea Camilleri, Game of Mirrors, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Carolyn Forché, What You Have Heard Is True
  • Pietro Aretino, The Secret Life of Wives, trans. Andrew Brown
  • Giovanni della Casa, Galateo, or the Rules of Polite Behavior, trans. M. F. Rusnak
  • Andrea Camilleri, A Beam of Light, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Marie Darrieussecq, Pig Tales, trans. Linda Coverdale
  • Victor Segalen, Essay on Exoticism: An Aesthetics of Diversity, trans. Yaël Rachel Schlick
  • Tom O’Neill with Dan Piepenbring, Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA and the Secret History of the Sixties
  • Andrea Camilleri, A Voice in the Night, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Andrea Camilleri, A Nest of Vipers, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Marie Darrieussecq, My Phantom Husband, trans. Helen Stevenson

Films

  • Ad Astra, directed by James Gray
  • High Flying Bird, dir. Steven Soderbergh
  • 마더 (Mother), dir. Bong Joon-ho
  • Vom Bauen der Zukunft – 100 Jahre Bauhaus (Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus), dir. Niels Bolbrinker & Thomas Tielsch

september 16–30, 2019

Books

  • Andrea Camilleri, The Potter’s Field, translated by Stephen Sartarelli
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Age of Doubt, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Yiyun Lee, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life
  • Andrea Camilleri, Montalbano’s First Case, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • David Grann, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
  • Evan S. Connell, A Long Desire
  • Perumal Murugan, One Part Woman, trans. Aniruddhan Vasudevan
  • Sven Lindqvist, The Skull Measurer’s Mistake, trans. Joan Tate
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Dance of the Seagull, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Andrea Camilleri, Treasure Hunt, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Dava Sobel, Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
  • Andrea Camilleri, Angelica’s Smile, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Sven Lindqvist, The Myth of Wu Tao-Tzu, trans. Joan Tate
  • Eliot Weinberger, The Ghosts of Birds: Essays
  • L. S. Asekoff, North Star
  • Anne Boyer, Garments Against Women
  • Giovanni della Casa, Galateo, trans. R. S. Pine-Coffin
  • Giovanni Boccaccio, Life of Dante, trans. J. G. Nichols
  • Ugo Foscolo, Sepulchres, trans. J. G. Nichols

Films

  • The Lost City of Z, directed by James Gray
  • Midsommar, dir. Ari Aster
  • Serial Mom, dir. John Waters

september 1–15, 2019

Books

  • Nell Zink, Doxology
  • John Waters, Mr. Know-It-All
  • Norman Erikson Pasaribu, Sergius Seeks Bacchus, translated by Tiffany Tsao
  • Nicola Pugliese, Malacqua: Four Days of Rain in the City of Naples, Waiting for the Occurrence of an Extraordinary Event, trans. Shaun Whiteside
  • Miriam Toews, Women Talking
  • Roland Topor, Head to Toe Portrait of Suzanne, trans. Andrew Hodgson
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Brewer of Preston, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Gabriela Ybarra, The Dinner Guest, trans. Natasha Wimmer
  • Yoko Ogawa, The Housekeeper and the Professor, trans. Stephen Snyder
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Paper Moon, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Claudio Magris, Snapshots, trans. Anne Milano Appel
  • Andrea Camilleri, August Heat, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Jeffrey Yang, Vanishing-Line
  • Italo Calvino, Mr. Palomar, trans. William Weaver
  • Sven Lindqvist, Exterminate All the Brutes, trans. Joan Tate
  • Sven Linqvist, Terra Nullius: A Journey Through No One’s Land, trans. Sarah Death
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Wings of the Sphinx, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Track of Sand, trans. Stephen Sartarelli

Films

  • Sylvia Scarlett, directed by George Cukor
  • Cry-Baby, dir. John Waters
  • Pájaros de verano (Birds of Passage), dir. Ciro Guerra & Cristina Gallego
  • If Beale Street Could Talk, dir. Barry Jenkins

Exhibits

  • “Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s–1990s,” National Gallery, Singapore

august 16–31, 2019

Books

  • Andrea Camilleri, The Snack Thief, translated by Stephen Sartarelli
  • Andrea Camilleri, Voice of the Violin, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Andrea Camilleri, Excursion to Tindari, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Robert A. Kaster, The Appian Way: Ghost Road, Queen of Roads
  • W. Somerset Maugham, Maugham’s Malaysian Stories, edited by Anthony Burgess
  • Goliarda Sapienza, The Art of Joy, trans. Anne Milano Appel
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Smell of the Night, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Andrea Camilleri, Death at Sea, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Andrea Camilleri, Rounding the Mark, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Tim Parks, A Season in Verona
  • Tim Parks, Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo
  • Françoise Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse, trans. Heather Lloyd
  • Françoise Sagan, A Certain Smile, trans. Heather Lloyd
  • Jeffrey Yang, Hey Marfa
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Patience of the Spider, translated by Stephen Sartarelli

Films

  • Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood, directed by Quentin Tarantino
  • Bridges-Go-Round, dir. Shirley Clarke
  • Event, dir. Siah Armajani
  • To Perceive 10,000 Different Squares in 6 Minutes and 55 Seconds, dir. Siah Armajani
  • Before/After, dir. Siah Armajani
  • Inside/Outside, dir. Siah Armajani
  • Rotating Line, dir. Siah Armajani
  • Line, dir. Siah Armajani
  • Koko: A Talking Gorilla, dir. Barbet Schroeder
  • More, dir. Barbet Schroeder
  • Bisbee ’17, dir. Robert Greene
  • 薔薇の葬列 (Funeral Parade of Roses), dir. Toshio Matsumoto

Exhibits

  • “Filippo Sciascia: Godspeed,” Yeo Workshop, Singapore
  • “Phyoe Kyi: The Museum Project,” NTU CCA
  • “Siah Armajani: Spaces for the Public. Spaces for Democracy.” NTU CCA
  • “Poor Imagination,” Sullivan + Strumpf
  • “Singapore Utopia,” Chan + Hori Contemporary
  • “Summer Collective Exhibition 2019,” Mucciaccia Gallery
  • “Hilmi Johandi: Stagecraft: Landscapes and Paradise,” Ota Fine Arts
  • “Than Sok: Currents,” Richard Koh Fine Arts
  • “Bree Jonson: Notes on Stillness,” Yavuz Gallery
  • “Arin Rungjang: They Beat Your Father/Shooting an Elephant and the Leader,” Shanghart Gallery
  • “Neverendingsummer,” Fost

august 1–15, 2019

Books

  • Robert Byron, Europe in the Looking Glass
  • Tim Parks, Italian Neighbours
  • Tim Parks, An Italian Education
  • Italo Calvino, The Road to San Giovanni, translated by Tim Parks
  • W. Somerset Maugham, The Summing Up
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Shape of Water, trans. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Andrew Camilleri, The Terracotta Dog, trans. Stephen Sartarelli

Exhibits

  • “My Dearest Sweet Love: Christopher Isherwood & Don Bachardy,” Schwules Museum, Berlin
  • Parco Archeologico di Baratti e Populonia, Piombino, Italy
  • Galleria Barberini, Rome
  • Centrale Montemartini, Rome
  • “Dentro la strada novissima,” MAXXI, Rome
  • “Maria Lai: tenendo per mano il sole,” MAXXI, Rome
  • “Paola Pivi: World Record,” MAXXI, Rome
  • “Al norte de la tormenta: i capolovari della collezione dell’IVAM di Valencia,” MAXXI, Rome
  • “Olivo Barbieri, Paolo De Pietri, Petra Noordkamp: Terre in movimento,” MAXXI, Rome
  • Villa Farnesina, Rome
  • “Robert Mapplethorpe: The Sensitive Lens,” Galleria Corsini, Rome
  • “Chiara Dynys: Enlightening Books,” Mattatoio, Rome
  • Musei Capitolini, Rome

july 16–31, 2019

Books

  • Georges Simenon, The Hand, translated by Linda Coverdale
  • W. Someset Maugham, Up at the Villa
  • Jamie James, The Glamour of Strangeness: Artists and the Last Age of the Exotic
  • Jacques Roubaud, Poetry, Etcetera: Cleaning House, trans. Guy Bennett
  • Natascha Sadr Haghighian, How to Spell the Fight
  • Haytham El-Wardany, How to Disappear, trans. Jennifer Peterson & Robin Moger
  • Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Heads of the Colored People
  • Beppe Severgnini, Mamma Mia! Berlusconi’s Italy Explanied for Posterity & Friends Abroad, trans. Giles Watson
  • Beppe Severgnini, Off the Rails: A Train Trip Through Life, trans. Anthony Shugaar

Exhibits

  • Gemäldegalerie, Berlin
  • Pergamonmuseum, Berlin
  • Neues Museum, Berlin
  • Altes Museum, Berlin
  • “Heike-Karin Föll: Speed,” KW Institute for Contemporary Art
  • “Anna Daučíková,” KW Institute for Contemporary Art
  • “Image Bank,” KW Institute for Contemporary Art
  • Museum für Naturkunden, Berlin
  • “Biester der Zeit – Lynn Chadwick, Katja Strunz, Hans Uhlmann,” Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
  • “Bani Abidi: They Died Laughing,” Gropius-Bau, Berlin
  • “Garten der irdischen Freuden,” Gropius-Bau, Berlin
  • “Kerker der Phantasie,” Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg, Berlin
  • “Klee und die Abstraktion,” Museum Berggruen
  • “Gustave Caillebotte: Maler und Mäzen des Impressionismus,” Alte Nationalgalerie

Films

  • Dolor y gloria, directed by Pedro Almodóvar

july 1–15, 2019

Books

  • Grace Chia, Mother of Questions
  • Cyril Wong, The Last Lesson of Mrs de Souza
  • Andrew Martin, Early Work
  • Joshua Ip, Sonnets from the Singlish
  • Gina Apostol, Gun Dealers’ Daughter
  • W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence
  • Edmund White, Skinned Alive

Films

  • Hellzapoppin’, directed by H. C. Potter

Exhibits

  • “Food for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography,” C/O Berlin
  • “Elfie Semotan: Contradiction,” C/O Berlin
  • Bildergalerie, Sanssouci, Potsdam

june 16–30, 2019

Books

  • Daryl Lim Wei Jie, A Book of Changes
  • Ng Yi-Sheng, Eating Air
  • Stefania Heim, Hour Book
  • Laurie Lee, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning
  • Darius James, Negrophobia: An Urban Parable
  • Jayanti Sen, Looking Beyond: Graphics of Satyajit Ray
  • Georges Simenon, Red Lights, translated by Norman Denny
  • Claire Tham, The Inlet
  • Forrest Gander, Be With
  • Georges Simenon, The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By, trans. Siân Reynolds
  • Georges Simenon, The Mahé Circle, trans. Siân Reynolds
  • Georges Simenon, The Blue Room, trans. Linda Coverdale
  • Jason Wee, The Monsters Between Us
  • Cyril Wong, Satori Blues
  • Cyril Wong, The Dictator’s Eyebrow
  • Sandra Liu, On Poems On

Films

  • Le mystère Koumiko, directed by Chris Marker
  • 기생충 (Parasite), dir. Bong Joon-ho
  • 万引き家族 (Shoplifters), dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda