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June 1, 2019
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What Might Burning Man Say To Reflexive Christianity In The West?, Part 2 (John W. Morehead)

The following is the second of a two-part series.  The first installment can be found here. With a basic definition of counterculture, as well as consideration of their oppositional forms of expression and differing types, I now turn to consideration of their significance in relation to Burning Man, as well…

May 20, 2019
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What Might Burning Man Say To Reflexive Christianity In The West?, Part 1 (John W. Morehead)

The following is the first of a two-part installment. An annual event held in connection with the Labor Day weekend in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada has become a pop culture phenomenon. Burning Man Festival, which began very modestly in northern California’s Bay Area with a handful of individuals,…

May 9, 2019
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Making Mesoamerica Visible In The Discourse Of Contemporary Art And Ecology (Elliott Jenkins)

“In our everyday lived experience, there is an unforgiving momentum to adopt ways of being that are Eurocentric within a coloniality of power, especially in schools.”  -Cueponcaxochitl Dianna Moreno Sandoval In order to recognize human impact on the environment, it is first important to understand our relationship with our planet…

April 25, 2019
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Images Of Place And Territory In Contemporary Israeli-Jew And Palestinian Art, Part 2 (Yael Guilat)

The following is the second installment of a two-part series.  The first one can be found here.  Translation from Hebrew: Daria Kassovsky. Representation of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Landscapes and Maps  In the local history of landscape representation as territory, concurrent with the development of the landscape motif in national-Zionist art, landscape…

April 17, 2019
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Images Of Place And Territory In Contemporary Israeli-Jew And Palestinian Art, Part 1 (Yael Guilat)

The following article is published in two installments. Translation from Hebrew: Daria Kassovsky. Images of maps have been a prevalent motif throughout the history of art, from the 6th- century Madaba Map in Jordan, through Navajo sand maps in North America, to the work of 16th and 17th century artists such…

April 9, 2019
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James Bond And Jack Sparrow – Literary Archetypes Of Contrasting Economic Eras (Marianne Kimura)

Commander James Bond and Captain Jack Sparrow. Both are British. Both are fictional characters. Both are heroes. Both are clever. Both appeal to the opposite sex. Both are good-looking, quick with comebacks, original in their approaches to adversity, and adroit with weapons. Both are seemingly mesmerizing to movie audiences and…

April 2, 2019
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“Metasonics” – The Silent Space Of The Vacuum (Jonathan P. Morgan)

Many kinds of structures seem ubiquitous and essential for the kind of meaning humanity concerns itself with. The anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss’ early work on myth and kinship are two significant examples with the influence of each visible in much of our daily existence. Still, we must ask, can structures of…

March 15, 2019
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The Equisapien Encounter – Reading Enrique Dussel In Boots Riley’s “Sorry to Bother You” (Conor Ramón Rasmusen)

The following is republished from The New Polis, January 30, 2019. When Boots Riley’s film Sorry To Bother You burst into U.S. theatres this past July, reviewers exclaimed that it was “going off the rails” and “crazy” but was absolutely adored by its viewers. While Riley’s film is both deeply conceptual and simultaneously materially critical of…

February 19, 2019
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Minority Representation In Mainstream Art Museums, Part 3 (Heather Stivison)

The following is the third and last installment of a three-part series.  The first can be found here, the second here. In recent years, New Zealand museums have risen to the challenge of presenting Native arts in ways that are respectful of spiritual beliefs. One example, given by Andromache Gazi,…

February 7, 2019
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Minority Representation In Mainstream Art Museums, Part 2 (Heather Stivison)

The following is the second of a three-part series.  The first can be found here. Cultural Perspectives & Inequities The history of colonialism in the English-speaking world is such that, to this day, the white majority culture dominates that of indigenous peoples. Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States…