Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

“An open letter to critics writing about political art…”

October 21, 2012

From the Center For Artistic Activism, a great argument for political art and how to approach it…      

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[INTERVIEW] Lucia Cuba on Gender, Strength and Politics | PAS UN AUTRE

June 22, 2012 Political Fashion Statement This made for great breakfast reading. Mr. Cuba is articulate and engaged/engaging. The photographs of this work of his are exciting. Here he gives a sample of his history as designer and social scientist, the evil perpetrated by former Peruvian president Fujimori, some insight into present-day Peruvian activist doings, shows a […]

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Hank Willis Thomas

Speaking of Racist Advertising…

June 16, 2012

Over at there’s a great interview with the artist Hank Willis Thomas on racism, advertising, politics, slavery, artistic production, the role of the artist in the 21st century and a great many other things. Thomas works with video, photography, interviews, iPad apps, and other formats. He collaborates and does solo work. The interview finds him in […]

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Africans, Asians Unite!

May 27, 2012

Asia in My Life By Ngugi wa Thiong’o “The links between Asia and Africa and South America have always been present but in our times they have been made invisible by the fact that Europe is still the central mediator of Afro-Asian-Latino discourse. We live under what Satya Mohanty in his interview in Frontline (April […]

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From the Palestine Note article on Lebanon's refugee situation.

Book Review: ‘With/Without’

November 22, 2011

With/Without by Markus Miessen My rating: 5 of 5 stars With/Without deals primarily with the sectarian codification of space in the Middle East. And like any set of treatises on the Middle East’s urbanity, its architectural growth, it is obsessed with Dubai, that startling jewel in late Capitalism’s crown (and its voyeuristic facets). The book […]

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