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March 10, 2015

Reflections on a Visit to the Saxon State Museum of Archaeology

in Culture / Entertainment/Opinion/Philosophies

“Through the sterile representation of ancient objects we are reminded that the non-material world was always illusion. The disenchantment that came with the enlightenment was merely a recognition of the true human condition, rather than a process that was rooted in a particular (materialist) ontology. The reduction of human history to technological evolution is the historiographical manifestation of this materialism. This narrative can be sold especially effectively in a city like Chemnitz, where ‘actually existing socialism’ has only very recently been replaced by financialised capitalism. Both ideologies reduce human history to its material dimensions.”

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Mark your Leipzig arts calendar: Leipzig Book Fair this week

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Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

The Leipzig Book Fair is taking place 12-15 March at the Leipziger Messe: “The Leipzig book fair and its reading festival ‘Leipzig reads’ are the spring events of the book and media sector. Authors, readers and publishing companies meet to collect information, to engage in exchange and discover what is new.”

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#Haiku of the day (March 10)

in Arts/Philosophies
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Daily haiku: Trams – Riders live and die/ Warmth turns to cold turns to warmth/ They loop on unfazed

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