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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
... to the same techno-utopianism as their 1960s iterations, and the same military-industrial allegiances that tainted the earlier projects continue to underpin twenty-first-century collaborations. © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 art and technology labs US avant-garde Cold War MIT LACMA Experiments...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2009
... event. Such a reading of Russian culture and art is highly useful in terms of our understanding of what really happened in Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century, for it helps us comprehend those radical changes as gradual, rather than sudden – a stark contrast to the adversarial model...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 14–23.
Published: 01 March 2020
... both of those in us, and they’re in conflict. TPF: You’re criticizing the avant-garde, but your thoughts are daring, pushing the envelope of the avant-garde. Can you address the paradox here? MLU: Being able to write that paragraph about “keep the dust off the pure individual creation,” I...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 246–248.
Published: 01 July 2021
...? Of course, history allows us to understand the present, and the present in turn shapes both our understanding of history and the resonance of historical artworks. While Marx saw a tragic revolution repeated as farce, Foster sees political art revived as capitalist spectacle. In a number of essays, Foster...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 July 2014
...-object. Much of the work shown at the ICA uses irony, but, as said above, I do not think this applies to Protest Drives History , nor to Protest Is Beautiful . Instead, I read both works as interrupting avant-gardism at the point at which, historically, it has become institutionalized, precisely...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
... for literary works to disrupt habits of thought through the specific techniques of literariness , the phrase has come to be one of the crucial legacies of formalism through its use within a broader avant-garde. 3. The discussion of the role of art in relation to the Holocaust was based...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 301–314.
Published: 01 November 2015
... exists. It’s struggling to make headway, but it exists. I think this was a useful book at the time, but you don’t need me to tell you that it’s already very dated so far as content is concerned and seems very basic as they say, very taxonomic. It’s a very rudimentary semiology. It’s really a bit like...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 351–374.
Published: 01 November 2008
... received US backing. It did not last; America’s approval of Diem’s presidency waned over subsequent years as his autocratic approach to rule became apparent. By October 1963 a number of monks had immolated themselves in protest at Diem’s anti-Buddhist policies, and at the time of Madame Nhu’s visit...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., the utopian globalists produced their greatest works. By the mid-1950s, West German artist Joseph Beuys—linchpin in the lineage—had broken with Soviet Marxist socialism as well as refused the US capitalist-democratic rhetoric that had helped power the rise, since 1947, of American abstract painting...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 147–170.
Published: 01 July 2020
... commonly ‘Who? Who drove her to this? Who is responsible?’ ” Although Wolf’s work on suicide concerned itself predominantly with the methods used by persecuted rural women to protest unjust social relations, her argument about the “who” rather than the “why” ricochets across Chinese historical time. Every...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... I really am, that means, a person working on monstrosity. No more, no less. Philosophy demands that all of us produce a new and convincing interpretation of that strange state of mind we call megalomania. In every generation megalomania has to be reinterpreted by its carriers. It’s not a choice...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 294–296.
Published: 01 July 2023
... vaccinations also arise from labs? The LAB Book arrives at an auspicious moment: a worldwide pandemic certainly invites new debates about the cultural politics of laboratories. Importantly, this book invites us to think about and rethink what a lab is, what it can and cannot do, and how we engage...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
.... But considering that a number of the artists in her survey clearly make work that is largely or wholly informed indirectly through the media, she leaves us perplexed, and a trifle troubled, as to why she invokes the myth of wartime ennoblement to begin with. Slavick does proceed to counterpoint the valuation...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 107–116.
Published: 01 July 2013
... him to international attention, Lyotard's name has been attached to the term postmodern for better or (usually) for worse—and we should not forget that he himself, quite aware of the controversies surrounding his use of this word, has continually returned to the question, reworking it from a variety...
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Cultural Politics (2024) 20 (1): 75–91.
Published: 01 March 2024
...-first century. A trope of science fiction, 1 the end dangles in front of us today as the logical outcome of environmental tendencies that the great social forces of these times either cannot or will not change. The heat-death of the universe evoked in the planetarium scene in Nicholas Ray's film...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 170–187.
Published: 01 July 2013
... (like Cage a student of Zen and Jung) as producing a “subtle yet radical transposition that uncomfortably detaches us from a simple metaphysics of plenitude [characteristic of Francis's self-reflections].” It is just this sort of profitable “transposition” enacted in Lyotard's engagements with Cage...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2017
... to the antagonistic. If the purposive irrationality of surrealism was overtaken by the real irrationality of Nazism, a return to classical verse was a rupture. Barry Katz observes that the language of resistance poets increasingly departed from that of the avant-garde as “their use of the classical vocabulary...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 261–287.
Published: 01 July 2023
... production in this period was motivated by an interest in shaping human subjectivity. While pertinent to American art history, 2 these policies had a global effect: the Cold War competition between the US and the Soviet Union to ideologically determine what progress and modernity meant for the world had...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 314–332.
Published: 01 November 2021
... . Interestingly, in this instance he renders it as import —possibly in response to Bazin's use of quotation marks—which is itself slightly misleading, as the import of a word describes the objective implications “imported” by its historical usage as opposed to the more malleable subjective implications...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 296–312.
Published: 01 November 2013
... East India Company from 1695; and Aspinwall House, the business premises of a nineteenth-century English trader, all recognize multiple histories through their architecture, location, and original function of colonial trade. To use these spaces, now Indian-owned, to show the work of local...
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