April Lamm Ed. From personal anecdotes to analytic estimations to visual representations, the contributions respond to the questions that frame the book: Who is HUO?
What does HUO do? What has HUO done? The texts operate like vignettes to a larger story and the images as unreliable illustrations to the narrative. Natasha Marie Llorens Ed. Waiting for Omar Gatlato A Survey of Contemporary Art from Algeria and Its Diaspora Artists who belong to Algeria are caught between a national mythology that does not represent them and a historical space blanked out by state-sanctioned amnesia on both sides of the Mediterranean.
Steven Henry Madoff Ed. What about Activism?
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With the global rise of a politics of shock driven by authoritarian regimes that subvert the rule of law and civil liberties, what paths to resistance, sanctuary, and change can cultural institutions offer? What about activism in curatorial practice? In this book, more than twenty leading curators and thinkers about contemporary art present powerful case studies, historical analyses, and theoretical perspectives that address the dynamics of activism, protest, and advocacy.
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It undertakes a transdisciplinary history, at the nexus of art history, science studies, and philosophy, exploring the role the exhibition played in the construction of the conceptual categories of modernity, and outlines a historiographical model that grasps the exhibition as both an aesthetic and epistemic site.
Gregor H. Mischa Kuball: res. Carefully selected areas of luminous color are layered on top of one another, sometimes protruding far beyond the edges of the actual scene, flowing together with selected openings, or breaking open the composition like a prism. Confronted with this new reality, the Yugoslav government decided to bridge the indeterminacy of its cultural politics through a creative strategy: it commissioned young artists and architects to draft the aesthetics of a non-Soviet form of socialism.
Activist practices in the art field, however, have been around much longer.
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As Oliver Marchart claims, there has always been an activist undercurrent in art. Karen van den Berg, Cara M. Jordan, Philipp Kleinmichel Eds. The Art of Direct Action Social Sculpture and Beyond One of the most significant shifts in contemporary art during the past two decades concerns artists and collectives who have moved their artistic focus from representation to direct social action.
This publication shows why this transition might change our understanding of artistic production at large and make us reconsider the role of art in society. Following the fall of the Iron Curtain, the expansion of the EU, and the need to improve infrastructure and develop faster connections between places, the public realm at the margins and even in the center of the cities were and continue to be affected.
Francesco Garutti Ed. Our Happy Life Architecture and Well-Being in the Age of Emotional Capitalism How do we design our cities when our most intimate experiences are incessantly tracked and our feelings become the base of new modes of production that prioritize the immaterial over the material? Since the financial crisis, lists of well-being indicators, happiness indexes, and quality-of-life rankings have become viral. Within the context of Thatcherism and a racist art establishment, a new generation of black artists and intellectuals produced some of the most compelling ideas and images in recent British cultural history.
Sophia Yadong Hao Ed. Highlighting the inherent seditiousness that animates feminist thinking, the book seeks out the lodestone of a volatile politics that calls for and instigates urgent alternatives to the cultural, political, and economic machineries of power that haunt this world. It is interrupted throughout by a lagged conversation and three new texts: Martin Herbert reflects on subsea cable stumps and the generative potential of gaps; Jennifer Teets considers flexible pneus and viscous processes; while Robin Watkins tackles a slow real-time collaboration. Herman Verkerk, Maurizio Montalti Eds.
This book reflects on the experiences generated through the lens of MAD. Donatella Bernardi Ed. Second, each system an artist builds allows for innovation. Device, organon, animal. The slender lines of these works are reminiscent of writing, but one that is incomprehensible. Without any specific meaning, the work is pure sensation transmitted from the hand to the surface of the page, from the body to the work. Erudite, witty, and occasionally controversial, Bad Writing reinvigorates the too-often staid medium of art criticism as an iconoclastic and inventive literary art form.
Anne Kockelkorn, Nina Zschocke Eds. This volume situates the contemporary return to universal claims and concepts in the fields of art, architecture, and urbanism, and highlights the interrelation of the specific and the universal in diverse historical situations from the nineteenth century to the present. This book collects thirty texts by Jill Johnston that were initially published in her weekly column for The Village Voice between and The column provided a format in which Johnston could dissolve distinctions between the personal, the critical, and the political.
The result was an intervention into the psychoacoustics of the audience, dramatizing their subjective experience through auditory hallucinations. His work includes site-specific interventions in public spaces, photography, and film. Verina Gfader et al. The Last Resident Hardly a gray matter of catching the spirit of our present. From the sun-drenched-ness of the Dubaian atmosphere, to the feathery encounter in a secret printing workshop, words and materials are discreetly—spectrally, outspokenly—put forward: a bunch of residents cruising the seas of nine temporary realities, the result of an ongoing swapping of facts and speculations from the earthly realm.
At one end of the spectrum, players, voyagers, entering the machinery cacophony of thought processing. At the other, the anchoring point, The Last Resident, one who opens a possible scene. While in their thirties, they begin collaborating on a series of projects of ever-increasing ambition and scope: a tomb for all humans, a dissident replica of the U. Combining found and repurposed materials, the works attest to notions of desire, circulation, and flux, from protective spaces of retreat to global economies of exchange.
Nicolaus Schafhausen, Brigitte Oetker Eds. What do we know? What do we have? What do we miss? What do we love? Jahresring 65 This Jahresring is specific to Fogo Island, an island of approximately 2, inhabitants located off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. The island is now experiencing profound social, economic, and cultural transformation, due in part to a recent series of art, social business, and asset-based community development initiatives.
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Now, Fogo Island stands as an example of the potential but also the contradictions of contemporary alliances between art, design, and social entrepreneurship. The first is a biography by journalist Lawen Mohtadi. John C. Melissa McCarthy Sharks, Death, Surfers An Illustrated Companion Steering her analysis from the newspaper obituary in and out of literature and past cinema, Melissa McCarthy investigates a fundamental aspect of the human condition: our state of being between life and death, always in precarious and watery balance.
Sharks, Death, Surfers: An Illustrated Companion observes how sharks have been depicted over centuries and across cultures, then flips the lens and dissects the cornea to consider what sharks see when they look back. Katharina Schendl Ed. Notes on Contemporary Art in Kosovo This publication collects writings on the art scene of Kosovo over the past twenty years. In the s Kosovars felt the urgency to shape their own scene: in a search for identity, for nation building, in continuing or ending political conflicts, by trying to find a language to grasp recent social and political developments, or simply by continuing their practice in new, unstable times.
This collection of writings and interviews offers insight into these processes through various perspectives from curators, artists, and philosophers. Richard Roe is a known unknown, a one-size-fits-all, a potentially everyone and actually no one. Divided into seven fragmentary sections, this memoir gives voice to the legal fictions that creep around the margins of selfhood—and that increasingly dictate the terms of economic and political process.
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Elke Gaugele, Monica Titton Eds. Fashion and Postcolonial Critique Fashion and Postcolonial Critique outlines a critical global fashion theory from a postcolonial perspective. It investigates contemporary articulations of postcolonial fashion critique, and analyzes fashion as a cultural, historical, social, and political phenomenon involved in and affected by histories of colonial domination, anti-colonial resistance, and processes of decolonization and globalization.
Stemming from a range of different disciplines, the contributions in this book reflect the multidisciplinary and diverse nature of postcolonial fashion research today. Boy Vereecken Ed. The book is illustrated with a photo series from Antoine Begon, who has unpacked and photographed the pieces of evidence that comprise Crime Dossiers such as File on Rufus Ray and Murder Off Miami. Dedicated to the manifestation of sisterhood in art from the s until today, the exhibition and the publication focus on art that resonated with feminist perspectives on work, production, and reproduction.
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