Archive for November, 2012

Vampire Threat to Serbia?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on 29 November 2012 by delclem

A recent ABC story starts: “For the people in a tiny Serbian village there is nothing sexy or romantic about a vampire. In fact, they are terrified that one of the most feared vampires of the area has been roused back to life. Rather than ‘Twilight’s’ Edward, the people of Zorazje fear that Sava Savanovic is lurking in their forested mountains of western Serbia.” >full text

Image: Sava Savanovic the vampire, of Serbian folklore (story & illustration (c) ABC, 2012).

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Soviet architectures

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 24 November 2012 by delclem


“The Architekturzentrum Wien (AzW) takes a look in its current exhibition at the architecture of the non-Russian Soviet republics between the late 1950s and the end of the USSR. The stories about Soviet modernism related by researchers and eye witnesses are practically unknown. ‘We dispell once and for all the myth that the architecture in the former Soviet Union was completely different from the West,’ says AzW director Dietmar Steiner at the presentation of the new exhibition. The elaborate research and exhibition project takes a close look at the architecture of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.” >Text & photos (c) 2012

“Today is a good day to be a (war) criminal”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 18 November 2012 by delclem

“The ICTY appeals chamber has issued a judgment acquitting Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač of crimes for which they were previously convicted. At first reading, the judgment seems to be a radical one that creates new law – and the new law it creates will be encouraging to military commanders who want to target civilians and to politicians who want to engineer the expulsion of civilians.” Reblogged text from 2012

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 12 November 2012 by delclem

The WELLCOME’s “major winter exhibition showcases some 300 works from a unique collection devoted to the iconography of death and our complex and contradictory attitudes towards it. Assembled by Richard Harris, a former antique print dealer based in Chicago, the collection is spectacularly diverse, including art works, historical artefacts, scientific specimens and ephemera from across the world. Rare prints by Rembrandt, Dürer and  Continue reading

“A Natural History of Ghosts”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on 10 November 2012 by delclem

“What do we talk about when we talk about ghosts?” Review (c) GUARDIAN, 2012

Nude men attract 1000s in Vienna

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 2 November 2012 by delclem

“People in Vienna have flocked to an art exhibition on male nudity which sparked controversy before it opened this month with posters of three naked football players across the Austrian capital.” Text (c) RTE News, 2012

Another/ longer text (c), 2012