This week I visited the Design of the Third Reich exhibition which is currently on at the Design Museum in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. It has been enormously popular, with time slots selling out completely even on weekdays. Though in the run-up to the exhibition there was much … Continue reading Re:view: what ‘Design in the Third Reich’ teaches us about design and ideology
I recently finished reading the Dutch translation of Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela and Me (2016) by the South African journalist Marianne Thamm. The Dutch title doesn’t namedrop these famous figures; instead, it translates to “The Unbearable Whiteness of Being”, which, let’s be real, would make a really … Continue reading Re:view: “Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela and Me” by Marianne Thamm
The publication of Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer-winning graphic memoir Maus (in book form in 1991) shook the literary and art world alike. Maus is an autobiographical story about the artist’s father before the war and during the Holocaust, his time in Auschwitz, and Spiegelman’s own attempts to come to terms with this tale of survival.