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Published: 01 March 2016
Figure 6 Creeping Ornamentalism , 2012, detail, installation shot. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ, September–December 2012. Wall 1: Industry , 2012. Hand-painted acrylic on paper collage, mounted on foam board. 95 × 171 in. Left and right panels: the Koch brothers; center panel More
Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 359–384.
Published: 01 November 2009
... and representational art, to experiments with site-specific, inter-medial installations. This turn is placed in the context of the rise of cultural majoritarianism and religious fundamentalism in India, and the coincidence of these ideologies with policies of economic liberalization. In its...
Published: 01 March 2018
Figure 4 Beverly Fishman: In Sickness and in Health , installation view, 2015–16. Chrysler Museum of Art Figure 4. Beverly Fishman: In Sickness and in Health, installation view, 2015–16. Chrysler Museum of Art More
Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (2): 158–169.
Published: 01 July 2013
... complexities of writing about specific works of art more explicitly and imaginatively addressed than in a short text titled Pacific Wall ( Le mur du pacifique ). Ostensibly a commentary on the installation Five Car Stud by the California artist Edward Kienholz, this enigmatic text has the feeling of an...
Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 49–53.
Published: 01 March 2016
... magazines. The Brand Art Sensation billboard ( figure 2 ) is a pastiche of the most commonly known visual elements associated with Damien Hirst’s production. However, these visual elements are all reinvented and integrated into one new work. Hirst’s famous installation, Pharmacy (1992), is here...
Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Henk Oosterling In my contribution, I adopt Sloterdijk’s analysis of globalization as the megalomaneous or “hyperpolitical” installing of a total work of art ( Gesamtkunstwerk ). I rephrase his threefold (energetical, informational, and epistemological) “explicitation” of man’s radical immersion in...
Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 14–23.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Ceremonial Arch Honoring Service Workers IV , 1988–2016. Installation view of Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art , 2016–17. Photograph by Hai Zhang. © Mierle Laderman Ukeles. Courtesy the artist, the Queens Museum, and Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York. Figure 5. Mierle...
Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 155–172.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., turning it from a standardized, cold, and transitory site into a cozy common room, filled with cleansers, lotions, face masks, small decorations, and sanitary napkins ( Frankenberry, Ruzic, and Chan 2014) . The public washroom became a piece of installation art, demonstrating conviviality and serendipity...
Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 223–243.
Published: 01 July 2019
... dissemination of these forms of humor are different in many respects, contemporary art that employs humor has a significantly different approach to time. In simple terms, art takes time. The processes of its (possible) commission, creation, installation, exhibition, and analysis have longer gestation, while...
Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 322–339.
Published: 01 November 2020
... installation or an interactive art project. If the idea of the exhibition is broad enough, this approach can appear rational. However, there is also a risk of what Umberto Eco calls “overinterpretation by curators,” where conceptualization rides roughshod over the emotive being of the work. Where my own work...
Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 300–319.
Published: 01 November 2014
... sense, is inextricably barbaric as a result of simply being after Auschwitz. Culture must acknowledge the finitude in its own ability to live up to an ethical demand in response to justice, whose arrival is infinitely deferred. In spite of this, culture, and art in particular, must not refrain from the...
Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 326–347.
Published: 01 November 2017
... radical cultural politics in terms of philistinism. For this purpose, it articulates a more positive, critical, and dialectical notion of philistinism and the destruction and hatred of art. It does so by looking into essential work done by Fredric Jameson in the early 1990s regarding the crucial presence...
Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 233–242.
Published: 01 July 2005
...Joanna Griffin Research for an arts project is often as much about the experience of looking for information as the findings themselves. This article is about an investigation into the presence of submarines in British waters. The research was for a new body of work that resulted in the...
Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 163–183.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Deborah Frizzell The Irish artist Richard Mosse’s The Enclave (2013), a six-screen video, photography, and sound installation made over several years in and around Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, was featured in the Pavilion of Ireland at the Fifty-fifth Venice Biennale and at Jack Shainman...
Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
...” installation projects conceived and built by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, culminating in their Wrapped Reichstag (1971–95). This lineage, however, is not mappable onto the conventional story of political modernism found in standard art history centered on iconographic, style-based accounts (e.g., Gustave...
Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 254–271.
Published: 01 July 2012
... installation art she has assembled here. This diversity is all the more admirable considering that the context and content of war is, by comparison, focused narrowly on relatively few motifs: the aftermath of the explosion/implosion, the ubiquitous and universal rubble, the survivors, the empathy felt for them...
Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the bunker to enter the culture as ruinous object of fascination. In the visual arts and the heritage industry, bunkers and other military installations have become a preoccupation that serves as shorthand for an unflinching, serious-minded interrogation of the legacy of conflict. In photography...
Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 296–312.
Published: 01 November 2013
... development, have made this situation possible, while the success of Indian contemporary art becomes manifest within this biennale and its particular geographical setting. Figure 9 Life Is a River , an installation of sewn and suspended local fabrics filled with spices of clove, cumin, and...
Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 192–213.
Published: 01 July 2020
... dematerialized existence in the work of the artist Christopher Kulendran Thomas. Mapping the dematerialization of the art object onto the dematerializations of cloud computing and minimalist lifestyles, this article addresses two ongoing series: When Platitudes Become Form (2012–) and New Eelam (2016–). First...
Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 111–122.
Published: 01 March 2020
... . Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press . Frizzell Deborah . 2004 . “ Nancy Spero’s Installations and Institutional Incursions, 1987–2001: Dialogues within the Museum, and Elsewhere .” PhD diss ., City University of New York . Golub Leon . 1967 . “ Bombs and Helicopters: The Art...