Emilio Giannelli’s satirical cartoons on the front page of ‘Corriere della Sera’ unite the nation in laughter. He has become untouchable by Italy’s highly litigious politicians, including Silvio Berlusconi, who dare not…
As part of our exploration of dynasties, Monocle meets two families who have built cultural powerhouses up from the ground: the Bonniers’ huge Swedish media machine, and the Glimchers’ art gallery empire.
Or at least it isn’t when it’s raining and the covers are on. But there’s still entertainment to be had: Monocle’s culture editor gets bowled over by radio commentators’ ability to ‘fill’ when the heavens open.
Culture editor Robert Bound reports from the 2011 Venice Biennale, pitching the cream of contemporary art against the most classical backdrop of them all. Away from the parties and gin palaces parked on the Grand Canal, this year's show was an overtly political affair with an engaged Middle Eastern showing and the national pavilions of Old Europe offering their walls up to all comers. The Art Olympics are back in town.
This weekend head to Toronto for the very best in documentary filmmaking, check out a photographic reinterpretation of the forest in Melbourne, and enjoy the new album from Brooklyn art-pop band, Teen.
Punctual? Rigorous? Romantic? What does it mean to be typically German? Rolf Sachs, a half-German, half-French artist and designer with a wry eye and a scarf made from dusters, explores the clichés that form his notion of a nation in a new exhibition at MAKK, Köln's Museum of Applied Arts. Culture editor Robert Bound went along to sort the ‘schadenfreude' from the 'sehnsucht'.
A photographer, a war artist, Sky News’ special correspondent and a writer for ‘The New Yorker’ reveal what kit they take with them to the world’s conflict zones and how they work. Among the essential bulletproof jackets…