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The uniqueness of his oeuvre lies precisely in its avoidance of conventional aesthetics and discursive classifications. A leading figure of the Belgian avant-garde, Mees left behind an outstanding body of work that transgresses geometric abstraction, Minimalism, Conceptualism, and applied art.
The only performances that make it all the way Yes, but is it performable? Written between andthe texts range from public statements, poetic short prose, and film scripts to reflections on the role of the artist and essays on art for children.
Working from the dual vantage points of South Africa and Europe, the project considers plants as both witnesses to, and dynamic agents in, history. It links nature and humans, rural and cosmopolitan medicine, tradition and modernity across different geographies, histories, and systems of knowledge—exploring the variety of curative, spiritual, and economic powers of plants.
Focusing on a rich ten-year period of production that began in the mid-sixties, it brings new attention to the artistic and intellectual practice of a figure known primarily as one of the main exponents of the Radical Architecture movement.
For two years the writing process and the artistic process were interwoven, feeding each other as they evolved.
No longer a placid slow-moving orb, the world is now perceived as a hothouse of activity and hyper-connectivity that cannot keep up with its inhabitants. The internet has collectively bound human society, replacing the world as the network of all networks.
Looking at Art in the Digital Age, writer and curator Omar Kholeif traces the birth of a culture propagated but also consumed by this digitized network. This much-hyped view is rejected in favor of a more rigorous Marxist interpretation of the nature of surplus value, and its role in a systematic law of value.
Erik Hagen, Mario Pfeifer Eds. Profit over Peace in Western Sahara How commercial interests undermine self-determination in the last colony in Africa Profit over Peace in Western Sahara examines the role of natural resources in the occupation of the Western Sahara, a territory considered by the United Nations to still be awaiting decolonization.
Josephine Prydelapses in Thinking By the person i Am In the body of work documented here, Pryde combines a series of color photographs of hands touching objects with a scale-model freight train and track, replete with miniaturized graffiti, that took visitors in a short ride through the exhibition.
Through photography and sculpture, Pryde pays close attention to the nature of image making and the conditions display, subtly reworking codes and conventions to alter our cultural perception and understanding of each. Su-Mei TseNested Marked by her cosmopolitan origins, between Europe and Asia, and by an attention to the sonorous dimension of the world, the practice of Su-Mei Tse involves issues such as time, memory, musicality, and language.
Ellen CantorA history of the world as it has become known to me Ellen Cantor — combined ready-made materials with diaristic notes and drawings to probe her perceptions and experiences of personal desire and institutional violence. Jennifer BornsteinPrints Prints by Jennifer Bornstein gathers together a body of work encompassing her latest projects in printmaking during a recent fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
These works are contextualized by earlier projects in drawing, film, and artist books that span the s to the present.
Presenting new research on the artist and providing an unprecedented overview of two decades of work, the book features eleven essays and two interviews, alongside richly illustrated project pages and texts by the artist.Brother:— My honour’d Antient ffriende, due Respects and earnest Wishes to Him whom we serve for y r eternall Power.
I am just come upon That which you ought to knowe, concern’g the Matter of the Laste Extremitie and what to doe regard’g yt. William S. Burroughs (Born William Seward Burroughs, also wrote under the pseudonyms William Lee and Willy Lee) American novelist, poet, short story writer, and nonfiction writer.
Drugs, homosexuality, and death, common among Burroughs' themes, have been taken up by Dennis Cooper, of whom Burroughs said, "Dennis Cooper, God help him, is a born writer".
Cooper, in return, wrote, in his essay 'King Junk', "along with Jean Genet, John Rechy, and Ginsberg, [Burroughs] helped make homosexuality seem cool and highbrow, providing gay liberation with a delicious edge".
A Life in Art.
William S. Burroughs did just about everything in life a person can do. He lived all over the world, wrote prolifically, did all kinds of drugs and maybe, possibly, even got away. S1 E2 Escorpión/Dzec The Mayans seek answers from a local crew as the Galindo worlds north and south of the border collide.
An FX Original Series. Tuesdays at 10 PM. The Rise and Fall of the Official View of Addiction Bruce K. Alexander, Professor Emeritus Simon Fraser University Revised July 3 Confession and Plea to the High Court in the Field of Addiction.