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

August 5 Reading Response – Claire Bishop, Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics

In her text Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics Claire Bishop looks at the Relational Aesthetics art movement, originally observed and theorized by French art critic Nicolas Bourriaud in the 1990s, through a critical lens as she point out its lack of

August 5 Reading Response – Claire Bishop, Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics

In her text Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics Claire Bishop looks at the Relational Aesthetics art movement, originally observed and theorized by French art critic Nicolas Bourriaud in the 1990s, through a critical lens as she point out its lack of

Science as Art/ Art as Science? The Implications | Reading Response: de Ridder-Vignone

In her article, “Public Engagement and the Art of Nanotechnology,” Kathryn D. de Ridder-Vignone approaches art exhibitions that attempt to bring nanotechnology to the accessible forefront. Using art chiefly as a platform of accessibility is in itself an interesting notion,

Science as Art/ Art as Science? The Implications | Reading Response: de Ridder-Vignone

In her article, “Public Engagement and the Art of Nanotechnology,” Kathryn D. de Ridder-Vignone approaches art exhibitions that attempt to bring nanotechnology to the accessible forefront. Using art chiefly as a platform of accessibility is in itself an interesting notion,

Reading Response: Siân Ede’s “Science and the Contemporary Arts”

Siân Ede’s “Science and the Contemporary Visual Arts” provides an initial analysis of the correlations and relationships between art and science and some people involved. In doing so, she categorizes why artists involve themselves in the field of science which

Reading Response: Siân Ede’s “Science and the Contemporary Arts”

Siân Ede’s “Science and the Contemporary Visual Arts” provides an initial analysis of the correlations and relationships between art and science and some people involved. In doing so, she categorizes why artists involve themselves in the field of science which