Tag: Suzanne Menghraj
With Their Heads in Their HandsMay 2010
What does the disembodied head say to the world, to passersby, to itself? In the final essay in her six-part series, Menghraj discusses saints, icons, and presence of mind in the absence of brain.
Seeing in StereoDecember 2009
When art sets out to deceive us, do we collude with just our eyes? The author visits an exhibit of trompe l’il in Florence.
The Infinite in the InfinitesimalJuly 2009
How is it that miniature works can express so much? For the author, an exhibition of tiny objects conjures thoughts of philosopher Gaston Bachelard, homes designed for low-emission living, dinner in a shed, and the infinite.
In Praise of FailureMay 2009
Citing French literary gods like Proust and Molière, the French prankster extraordinaire, in a new translation by Suzanne Menghraj, asks, “Isn’t it high time we started thinking about all the crap good writers make?”
Calypso AwakeningsMarch 2009
What a pirate festival, and dancing alone to Calypso, can teach us about the here and now.
Twin PeeksFebruary 2009
Two daring acts of seeing in and around the wilds of New York City.