A new biography on Berger reveals a writer who to this day speaks most eloquently and passionately to our frustrations, fears, hopes, and desires.
In honor of the book’s release, this Saturday, Artbook at Hauser & Wirth will host a book signing and discussion between author Joshua Sperling and Hyperallergic editor Elisa Wouk Almino.
John Berger’s attraction to the primacy of storytelling led him to the Swiss filmmaker Alain Tanner, who together collaborated on a series of three films, now showing at Metrograph.
Hyperallergic editors Jillian Steinhauer and Elisa Wouk Almino have organized a tribute to John Berger on Monday, February 20.
Berger’s art criticism succeeds because of its tangibility — it is grounded in human experience, historical events, and the physical artworks.
The author of Ways of Seeing had a profound impact on generations of artists, critics, historians, curators, and art lovers.
Underlying Julian Barnes’s and John Berger’s respective new collections on art, Keeping an Eye Open and Portraits, is the notion that we’re still figuring out how to engage with and portray the past.
Jem Cohen’s new feature film, Museum Hours, unfolds like a series of postcards from a lonely traveler, fresh with the pressure of on-site writing while calculating that the memory will be received miles and days away. Shooting primarily in Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum, Cohen’s foreign camera seeks the familiar: the stony wrinkles around ancient Roman eyes, a clean white egg inside a still life, a child’s ill-fitting hat in one of Bruegel’s noisy marketplaces. Art, Cohen seems to say, is a refuge for the outsider.