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Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 02/08/2012

Gore Vidal was America's cheekiest critic

The American writer Gore Vidal died on Tuesday at the age of 86. The liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung praises his sharp tongue and political engagement: "Like no other American writer Vidal stood for brains and glitz, he was as at home on New York's intellectual stage as on the political dance floor in Washington or in Hollywood's hall of mirrors. Never at a loss for words, never concerned about his popularity, Gore Vidal was America's cheekiest critic. ... Vidal was among the most furious opponents of the American intervention and war in Vietnam, he founded the left-liberal People's Party in 1970, and ran for Congress and later for the Senate in a campaign that was as loved by the media as it was doomed to fail. Whether engaged in a battle of words with conservative journalist William Buckley Jr. or in a real fist-fight with fellow writer Norman Mailer, Vidal always had the sharpest tongue and the wittiest retorts."

Observator Cultural - Romania | 21/08/2007

Romanian art in Venice

Low-budget monuments are on display at the Romanian pavilion at this year's Venice Biennial. Stefana Sabin writes that this is "a political work". The exhibition aims to "explore the role of art in public life, as well as the official role of art. How can one design a monument as an artistic element that doesn't pay tribute to a military victory or religious sacrifices? How can a monument trigger a collective trauma and at the same time help to heal a society's wounds? Cristi Pogacean exhibits an ironic obelisk, Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor provoke a discussion about architecture as a dual process of construction and destruction... Nowhere else is art being presented as it is in Venice this summer. And because not all countries have a pavilion at the Biennial, numerous exhibitions are being held in the city, in renovated palaces, in cafés and in shops. In this way art is creeping into everyday life and subtly transforming it."

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