Republic of Cuba Orientation Identification. Christopher Columbus landed on the island in and named it Juana after Prince Juan, the heir apparent to the throne of Castille.
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.
Why are Jews hated by so many people? Why are so many people anti-Semitic? How and why did anti-Semitism start? Is there a solution to anti-Semitism? The Relationships Among Materialism, Luxury Consumption and Social Value But with the formation of emerging market, extension of luxury product market and the changes of consumer behaviors, luxury goods industry take a important role in global economics. The UK respondents perspective on consumer behavior of students purchasing luxury brand products on motivation rank first Conspicuous value, second quality value, third Unique value, and lastly high Social value and Hedonic value as the value orientated motivations for luxury consumption.
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.
How do artists work today? Has the pluralism of art given way to a pluralism of roles that artists may occupy? What are the contemporary conditions of labour producing this new state of affairs, and what re-skilling does it ask of artists?
These are some of the questions addressed in The Artist As. The New Performance Turn, Its Histories and Its Institutions The choreographic turn in the visual arts from to can be identified by the sudden emergence of works created by different visual artists around the world.
Each used dance or choreographic procedures to reinvent, reimagine, and reimage how the visual arts produced and conceived its images and objects. Disassembling Histories of Racialized Violence aims to question and provide answers to current border issues in Europe.
Central to this investigation is a refugee crisis that is primarily a crisis of global Western capitalism and its components: Natasha Ginwala, Daniel Muzyczuk Eds. The Museum of Rhythm The Museum of Rhythm is a speculative institution that engages rhythm as a tool for interrogating the foundations of modernity and the sensual complex of time in daily experience.
When entering a larger cultural infrastructure such as the art museum, it juxtaposes modern and contemporary art with ethnographic research, cinema, music, and scientific instruments to set in resonance a critical apparatus and conduct exercises in Rhythmanalysis.
This book, and the exhibition upon which it is based, is an outcome of durational research that sees art as one of the means by which the ideologies of rhythm are implemented. The amalgamations of text and image appear in the form of audiovisual transcripts, much of the material scavenged verbatim from popular culture and the user-generated web content of platforms like YouTube, Craigslist, and Reddit.
Alex Klein, Milena Hoegsberg Eds. Ineke HansWas ist Loos?The Meal: A Conversation with Gilbert & George On the Table VI Gilbert & George never cook and always eat out. Back in , however, the artist duo hosted The Meal, an elaborate dinner party that included thirteen guests, Princess Margaret’s butler, a chef who prepared a meal from a Victorian cookery manual, and the guest of honor, artist .
An exploration of the nature and history of capitalism. Global capitalism, colonies and Third-World economic realities. Nov 14, · Marx's dialectical materialism is likened to Durkheim's concept of competition in that through this concept, human society is illustrated to be part of an ongoing history of social change premeditated by class conflict, which emerged out of the unequal control .
Fitzmaurice also examine the relationship between materialism and social consumption, but include leadership opinion, the amount of time spent on shopping, and spending. Conclusions support the authors’ hypotheses that materialism positively correlates with those four factors.
Status and value are highly appreciated among the people of the twenty first century and luxury brands are at its center.
When a person acquires items of such high quality their cultural status increases, and the higher quality item one possesses the more their status grows. The purpose of this essay is to outline the claim that consumption creates new social divisions. Consumption is the, use and disposal of goods and services.
The essay will start by looking at the meaning of ‘consumer society’ and those who are better placed to join it.