Art & Individuality

Kate Moss, or the Beauty of Paradox

Every woman articulates the feminine in the way she dresses (and undresses) her body. The artistry of Kate Moss consists in making the feminine luminous…

Nymphomaniac, or the Solitude of Desire

Language aims at transparency. Sexuality defies transparency. Joe, in speaking of her sexuality, is, on one hand, authentic and engaged, and on the other hand, doomed to ‘misrecognize’ what she is talking about.

Miles Davis Quintet, 1965-68

Each time I listen to the quintet’s albums, I am struck by their freshness, timelessness and sense of excitement, and I marvel at how such collectively-created music bears the stamp of one man’s individuality.