Category Archives: Reading Posts

Reading Response – Sylvia Sasse and Inke Arns on ‘Subversive Affirmation’

Sylvia Sasse and Inke Arns’ text on subversive affirmation detail the history and meaning of the term as well as its contemporary enactment, thus tracing the development of this technique of subversion as art practice from Soviet-era groups to its

Reading Response – Sylvia Sasse and Inke Arns on ‘Subversive Affirmation’

Sylvia Sasse and Inke Arns’ text on subversive affirmation detail the history and meaning of the term as well as its contemporary enactment, thus tracing the development of this technique of subversion as art practice from Soviet-era groups to its

Reading Response: Martha Rosler, “The Artistic Mode of Revolution: From Gentrification to Occupation”

Martha Rosler’s “The Artistic Mode of Revolution: From Gentrification to Occupation” is a piece that analyzes the components and consequences of gentrification, and the contemporary entanglement of artists, the “creative class”, and Occupy movements, with a particular focus on the United

Reading Response: Martha Rosler, “The Artistic Mode of Revolution: From Gentrification to Occupation”

Martha Rosler’s “The Artistic Mode of Revolution: From Gentrification to Occupation” is a piece that analyzes the components and consequences of gentrification, and the contemporary entanglement of artists, the “creative class”, and Occupy movements, with a particular focus on the United

Reading Response- Hito Steyerl “Art As Occupation: Claims for an Autonomy of Life”

“The territory of occupation is a green-screened territory, madly assembled and conjectured by zapping, copy-and-paste operations, incongruously keyed in, ripped, ripping apart, breaking lives and heart. It is a space governed not only by 3D sovereignty, but 4D sovereignty because

Reading Response- Hito Steyerl “Art As Occupation: Claims for an Autonomy of Life”

“The territory of occupation is a green-screened territory, madly assembled and conjectured by zapping, copy-and-paste operations, incongruously keyed in, ripped, ripping apart, breaking lives and heart. It is a space governed not only by 3D sovereignty, but 4D sovereignty because

Reading Response – Fusco “The Other History”

*Posted on behalf of Esmaa In the text The Other History of Intercultural Performance, author Coco Fusco investigates the history of public performance in relation to her collaborative performance, with artist Guillermo Gomez-Pena. This collaboration involved both Fusco and Gomez-Pena

Reading Response – Fusco “The Other History”

*Posted on behalf of Esmaa In the text The Other History of Intercultural Performance, author Coco Fusco investigates the history of public performance in relation to her collaborative performance, with artist Guillermo Gomez-Pena. This collaboration involved both Fusco and Gomez-Pena

Reading Response – Philips “Temporality and Public Art”

*Posted on behalf of Esmaa In the article Temporality and Public Art, author Patricia Philips highlights key issues with the notion of public art, while distinguishing vital aspects of temporality in relation to public art. Immediately, Philips distinguishes the public

Reading Response – Philips “Temporality and Public Art”

*Posted on behalf of Esmaa In the article Temporality and Public Art, author Patricia Philips highlights key issues with the notion of public art, while distinguishing vital aspects of temporality in relation to public art. Immediately, Philips distinguishes the public

Letters and Responses

Letters and Responses -Liam Gillick and Claire Bishop Liam Gillick in an English conceptual artist based in New York City and associated with Relational Art in his response to Bishop’s essay ‘Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics’ he draws attention to some

Letters and Responses

Letters and Responses -Liam Gillick and Claire Bishop Liam Gillick in an English conceptual artist based in New York City and associated with Relational Art in his response to Bishop’s essay ‘Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics’ he draws attention to some

On Paulo Freire

Pedagogy of the Oppressed, written by Paulo Freire, elaborates on Freire’s revolutionary (at the time) position towards the (mis)conception of education, while proposing a new structure of pedagogy where teacher and student are equally important members of the system of education and are

On Paulo Freire

Pedagogy of the Oppressed, written by Paulo Freire, elaborates on Freire’s revolutionary (at the time) position towards the (mis)conception of education, while proposing a new structure of pedagogy where teacher and student are equally important members of the system of education and are