Colm Tóibín and Miquel Barceló on Walt Disney, looking like animals and when painting is better than real life.
“All art aspires toward music, so I try, as far as I can, to make a symphony out of the language.”
Richard Forster’s drawings have an extraordinary purity.
Interventions: The Nexus of Art, Fiction, and Authorship: Part II—Tabitha Piseno interviews Callum Innes and Colm Tóibín taking a look at the interconnection of painting and writing, the basis of their water / colour exhibition at Sean Kelly Gallery.
“A lot of the social structures of indigenous society have broken down very badly, but to have the energy and vision and imagination to actually change the techniques by which you express yourself, is something quite miraculous.”
“I was writing 16-hour days. The real difficulty was writing the fractured language. My tendency is to make everything beautiful.”
“We have to find new topographies for our imagination” —Chris Abani
This is Colm Tóibín’s third novel, and a very fine piece of work it is too.