Art History Art Theory
May 9, 2019

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…

Contemporary Art
April 25, 2019

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…

Art Theory
April 2, 2019

“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…

Culture Film
March 15, 2019

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…

Contemporary Art Social Justice
February 19, 2019

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,…

Contemporary Art Social Justice
February 7, 2019

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…

Contemporary Art Social Justice
January 29, 2019

Minority Representation In Mainstream Art Museums, Part 1 (Heather Stivison)

The following is the first of a three-part series. The project on which this essay is based focused on art museums within the English-speaking world and their evolving relationship with the art of African Americans and Native peoples. As a direct result of colonialism, the English-speaking world long held that…

Art Theory Uncategorized
December 30, 2018

Ambient Rhetoric And Graphic Novels (Sergio C. Figueiredo)

In the fall of 2015 I taught a Literary Genre course Kennesaw State University in Georgia on the Graphic Novel (ENGL 3230 Syllabus).  I taught it from the perspective of rhetorical genres as described by Carolyn Miller in “Genre as Social Action.” the features of which are as follows: Genre…