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Thursday, October 03, 2013

In Culture

-Eight films to watch in October 2013

Pervert’s Guide to Ideology
The Slovene philosopher, psychoanalyst and Marxist provocateur Slavoj Žižek follows up his 2006 documentary The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema with a new investigation into "the mechanisms that shape what we believe and how we behave". Mixing deadpan narration with a kaleidoscope of movie clips, Žižek draws on films from Taxi Driver and Full Metal Jacket to Titanic and The Sound of Music to illustrate his theories – a cinema buff’s delight. Released 4 October in the UK, 1 November in the US and 29 November in Poland.

-Ned Kelly, Sidney Nolan and the story of Australian art

Bandit territory
Nolan’s Ned Kelly sits upright and authoritative on his horse amid the vast expanse of Australia’s outback landscape. (Royal Academy)
As a huge new exhibition of Australian art opens at London’s Royal Academy, Alastair Sooke explores drama, history and national myth in one of country’s most iconic paintings.

-How Chinese art explores its one-child policy

Photo: PruneNourry/Zachary Bako/Courtesy of the Magda Danysz Gallery
Photo: PruneNourry/Zachary Bako/Courtesy of the Magda Danysz Gallery
The controversial law has stirred artists to action - from quiet despondency to open activism. As a critical new work goes on show in Shanghai, Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore considers how art can critique politics in a closed society.

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