MACP faculty member Daniel Kunitz writes on why exercise makes you more creative for Artsy

"Why Exercise Makes You More Creative" Artsy Editorial by Daniel Kunitz “Sit as little as possible.” The advice, offered by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche over a century ago, sounds like it could have been cribbed from the Health section of the New York Times. He continues: “Do not believe any idea that was not born in the open air and of free movement—in which the muscles do not also revel.” Like such other thinkers as Immanuel Kant, Henry David Thoreau, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Nietzsche made it his habit to theorize while walking. Indeed, literary history is veined with writers who extol exercise: Ernest Hemingway boxed, Kathy Acker was into bodybuilding, the Japanese novelist Haru

Artistic director at MAXXI and MACP faculty member Hou Hanru curates "Home Beirut. Sounding the

Home Beirut. Sounding the Neighbors Curated by Hou Hanru and Giulia Ferracci November 15, 2017–May 20, 2018 MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts Via Guido Reni 4A 00196 Rome Italy Cultural diversity, the memory of war, the effervescence of the present, the profound urban transformation, the prospects for the future: all these are Home Beirut. Sounding the Neighbors, the story of a city, a laboratory of resistance, artistic innovation and hope seen through over 100 works by 36 artists... More here.

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