I wonder if the less than stellar results of the last Oscars, with its low voltage and sagging viewership, will make the Hollywood weasels -- clearly in need of inspiration -- turn to the world of art.
What dramatic role does art play in fiction, and in the understanding of a place? In this Getty Perspectives lecture, presented in collaboration with Zocalo, Geoff Dyer discusses his work, art and fiction.
Here I am in the mobbed frenzy that is the 53rd Biennale. I am so lucky to be staying with my friend Bianca in her palazzo Papadopoli, where I can smell the jasmine and lime blossoms coming through my window from her garden.