Issue 124, October 2014

On Luc Boltanski: Contradictions and Critiques   “Boltanski is described as challenging formulaic approaches in sociology and as developing instead novel theoretical insights and an innovative pragmatist methodology. It is suggested that these innovations are complemented by Boltanski’s substantial investigations into empirical developments. Links are drawn between the themes of Boltanski’s work, especially on the…

Ivan Vladislavić – Seeing South Africa @ Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo

Wednesday 22 October 2014 12 pm Visual Arts Centre, View Street, Bendigo South African writer Ivan Vladislavić has worked often with artists and especially with photographers. He will discuss the value of working in response – or resistance – to visual images. Vladislavić’s works include The Restless Supermarket (2001); Double Negative (2010), Portrait with Keys…

Ivan Vladislavic in conversation with Peter Beilharz

Cities like Johannesburg are easily reviled, at a distance. Those who live in them, or are drawn to them, need to make peace with tough cities, even perhaps to love them.         Ivan Vladislavic is the leading South African writer of urban fiction. His work combines irony, humour, engagement and detachment, the…