Arts and Society
October 22, 2019

Pussy Riot – Political Affect and Religious Feelings, Part 1 (Vasilina Orlova)

The following is the first of a two-part series. On February 21, 2012 the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot staged a performance in the Christ the Savior Cathedral, Moscow, 2012. Three members of the group were arrested, accused of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred, and sentenced to two years…

Arts and Society
September 17, 2019

How Political Art That Works…Works (Margot Mitchell-Nockowitz)

In the 2017 Whitney Museum Biennial, contemporary painter Dana Schutz’s contributing work “Open Casket” (2016) was set to be exhibited for an allotted time of 18 weeks.  It was hung with and in between the multimedia works by other artists, all of which were meant to be in a curatorial…