November 11, 2009

Cultural News

PARIS—Novelist Umberto Eco has been named the Louvre’s latest guest curator, following in the footsteps of artist Anselm Kiefer, writer Toni Morrison, and composer Pierre Boulez. Eco will put together a series of arts events revolving around his chosen theme, “the list.” A performance art piece referencing the use of lists in major literary works by writers like Homer and James Joyce is on the agenda, as is a conference exploring the way the subjects in the work of Peter Bruegel the Elder can be seen as a kind of visual list.

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