Link List #141: Deep sleep, ’90s club culture, and the alleged crisis of masculinity - Friends of Friends / Freunde von Freunden (FvF)

Link List #141: Deep sleep, ’90s club culture, and the alleged crisis of masculinity

Link List #141: Deep sleep, ’90s club culture, and the alleged crisis of masculinity

This week we’ve been reading about the two German exhibitions looking at the fabrication of male identity and power, why it’s important to get enough sleep, and the photographer with an archive of 20,000 analog pictures of the ’90s Berlin club scene.

Tilman Brembs: Love Parade, Berlin, 1997
    • According to new research by a team at Boston University, during deep sleep a unique and mysterious process clears the toxins that cause Alzheimer’s out of your brain. Read more on Inc.
    • From Berlin’s Altes Museum to the Kunstvereins in the Rhineland, Frieze takes a look at two art exhibitions in Germany reflecting upon the alleged crisis of masculinity.
    • “In their fallibility and resistance to commodification, the women who have defined this decade in pop look a lot more like role models than the corporate innocents sold to girls in the early millennium.” In this article, The Guardian surveys how the role of the female pop star has changed from the likes of Britney Spears and the Spice Girls in the ’90s, to contemporary icons such as Billie Eilish and Lizzo.
    • To commemorate 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, It’s Nice That is showcasing images from the photography archive of Tilman Brembs. Currently on view at the Berlin exhibition No Photos on the Dance Floor! Berlin 1989 – Today, Brembs’ work captures the development of the early techno scene from 1991-97.
    • From moveable pods to walls on wheels, kinetic elements are the latest craze in workplace design, according to The New York Times.
    • Jacobin magazine’s podcast The Dig talks to Canadian journalist and political activist Naomi Klein about her new essay collection. Titled On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal, the book explains how bold climate action can be a blueprint for a just and thriving society.

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