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July 28, 2017

How To Talk About Art, Part 2 – Types Of Art (Rebekah Gordon)

The following is the second of a three-part series. The first installment can be found here. In the first installment of our “How To Talk About Art” series we discussed how to know what qualifies as art and what does not. In this article we will be discussing the primary…

July 19, 2017

How To Talk About Art, Part 1 – What Is Art? (Rebekah Gordon)

The following is the first of a three-part series on the nature and language of art and artistic expression. Art, like religion(s), or love, can be an ephemeral and esoteric concept – difficult to put into concrete terms. What makes art “art”? Many have asked this question, and their definitions of…

July 4, 2017

How Stories Impact The Brain…And What That Can Mean For Brands (Joy Steinberg)

An earlier article by Joy Steinberg on the impact of story-telling on marketing can be found here. Have you ever had one of those days when you cry at a laundry detergent commercial? You know the type…adorable baby, doting mom and perhaps even a cuddly puppy all frolicking amid plush…

June 20, 2017

Hegel And The Buddha in Popular Culture and Art, Part 2 (Dion Peoples)

The following is the second part of a two-part series.  The first installment can be found here. The Dhamma, when told to someone, conditions the mind of the artist, who then becomes conditioned and forms ideas according to his biases or other preferences.  Hegel writes in the Phenomenology of Mind: “…spirit…

June 13, 2017

Hegel And The Buddha in Popular Culture and Art, Part 1 (Dion Peoples)

The following is the first of a two-part series.  The second installment can be found here. In the world today all culture, all literature and art belong to definite classes and are geared to definite political lines. There is in fact no such thing as art for art’s sake, art…

May 31, 2017

Against Art By Other Means – The Case Of Goran Đorđević, 1972-85 (Branislav Dimitrijević)

In January 1980, the leading daily newspaper in Belgrade, Politika, published a small announcement for the opening, on January 29 at 6 pm, of an exhibition at the Students’ Cultural Centre (SKC) by the artist Goran Đorđević, entitled Against Art. The gallery also distributed a small invitation card, while omitting…

May 23, 2017

The Socially Engaged Art Of Francis Alÿs (Hania Afifi)

At 09:00 AM on Sunday June 23, 2002, the 12-person Peruvian brass band, Banda de Santa Cecilia, began playing solemn subdued rhythms in front of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in midtown Manhattan, signaling the start of Francis Alÿs’s The Modern Procession. The band was accompanied by several dogs,…

May 16, 2017

The Ontology Of Doodling and Everyday Image-Work (Sergio Figueiredo)

“Consider what is at stake in our world today, registered in the basic fact that the anthropocene coincides with electracy. We notice immediately that prayer and engineering do not suffice, and no one doubts they are trying. We desire effective change but are not able, we cannot despite our will and knowledge. Here…

May 9, 2017

The “Fatal Woman” In Feminism And Modernism (Eric Galowitsch)

In French, femme fatale means a “fatal” or “disastrous” woman. She is often one who attempts to attract or snare men. The definition of femme fatale from the Merriam Webster Dictionary is either/both a seductive woman who lures men into dangerous or compromising situations and/or a woman who attracts the male by…

May 1, 2017

The Museum As Battlefield – The Case Of Hito Steyerl, Part 2 (Wigbertson Julian Isenia)

The following is the second of a two-part series.  The first installment can be found here. The museum as a public space What is the public in a contemporary context? How is this idea of the public constructed historically and how can we analyze it from its perspective of its geopolitics?…