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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Carey Young Carey Young’s artistic work often focuses on the growing influence of corporations and the legal sphere on individual and collective subjectivity, which she explores using a variety of media including video, photography, installation, and performance. In this article, which takes the...
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Published: 01 March 2017
Fady Joudah, Aphrodite’s Tunnel . Courtesy of the artist Fady Joudah, Aphrodite’s Tunnel. Courtesy of the artist More
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 105–113.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., theater director, and activist, Alfaro is one of a number of artists that Muñoz engaged with in the performative collaboration between artist and writer. By focusing this essay on Alfaro’s work, I aim to not only work through the otherwise fixed schema of grief’s stages—the phases and places to which it...
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Social Text (1 December 2010) 28 (4 (105)): 91–111.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Rob Appleford This article considers the problem of ironic subjectivity and materiality in the work of Cherokee artist Jimmie Durham. Durham's self-consciously rough sculptures were instrumental in promoting irony as a viable strategy for both the creation and interpretation of Native American art...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 89–107.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jennifer Bajorek This article examines two projects by artists living and working in Nairobi. It asks questions about how these artists are visualizing or otherwise materializing in their work the specificity of their contemporary geopolitical and geocultural situation in relation to capitalism...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 127–144.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Aimé Césaire “Culture and Colonization,” which has long been unavailable in English translation, was Aimé Césaire's speech at Le Premier Congrès International des Ecrivains et Artistes Noirs, hosted by the journal Présence africaine in Paris in September 1956. The congress is one of the...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 103–125.
Published: 01 March 2011
... visual history that has recently become the subject of both artistic and scholarly re-evaluation. Here, bio-artist Suzanne Anker is interviewed by feminist science studies scholar Sarah Franklin, in an exchange that addresses the visual culture of specimen display and its significance to both art and...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 25–53.
Published: 01 December 2012
... collaborative project, bringing together a heterogeneous array of artists despite their dispersed geopolitical locations. The essay sheds light on the preoccupations of the diverse national rap movements across the Arab world and also investigates the role that rap music played in the Arab uprisings. It...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 75–93.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jayna Brown In considering the music of two dub-influenced artists based in the United Kingdom, Tricky (Adrian Thaws) and the Bug (Kevin Martin), I explore the ways dub and punk share historical space and affective territory, and particularly the ways a punk ethos has continued to be imbricated...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 111–122.
Published: 01 September 2013
... interactions among producers, engineers, and musicians, and the mediations of management and the record company as well as (sometimes) those of the artists themselves. Such negotiations are a constant; their particularities are not. During the punk era, record form was generally a charged site where politics...
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Social Text (1 June 2014) 32 (2 (119)): 77–93.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Chrisoula Lionis Mona Hatoum is one of the most internationally recognized and acclaimed Palestinian artists working today. Born in Lebanon and residing in the United Kingdom since 1975 (when she was unable to return to her home following the outbreak of the Lebanese civil war), Hatoum has produced...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 57–81.
Published: 01 June 2015
... market. But cultural sites such as the Heyri Art Valley, a community of artists located near the DMZ, and practicing artists such as Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries, who have made Flash animations on Korean conflict, reveal a distinct ambivalence about this role. While aspects of Heyri and Young-hae...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 17–40.
Published: 01 September 2017
... examine how artists and audiences themselves mobilize the mode. This is especially true for Global South, state socialist, and authoritarian contexts, where traditions of political engagement through art, practices of skirting censorship through aesthetic indirection, and demands for depictions of the...
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Social Text (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 115–125.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Brent Hayes Edwards This editorial note introduces the translations that follow of two pieces written in fall 1956 by Aimé Césaire: his speech “Culture and Colonization,” delivered at the first Congrès International des Ecrivains et Artistes Noirs, hosted by the journal Présence Africaine in...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2010
... tourists in Havana's street markets. The essay traces the figure to nineteenth-century artist Víctor Patrício Landaluze, whose widely circulated lithographs enacted key modes of understanding race and emergent nationalism in mid- to late-nineteenth - century Cuba. His portraits of mulatas and black women...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 21–46.
Published: 01 June 2011
... unhomely space; (3) contemporary cinema. These disparate assemblages reimagine the space of television and the medium's role as a form of social communication. The primary focus is the intersection of television and the city in articulating the social body in transition . Focusing on artists, audiences...
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Social Text (1 June 2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
... the United States. This essay explores Filipino American aesthetic practices that engage with the corporeal and discursive production of the “Filipino” in both America and Filipino America. The essay investigates the implications of Filipino American visual art and artists “returning” to the...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 127–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Bakirathi Mani In Geometric Landscapes and the Spectacle of Force , the Pakistani artist Seher Shah works with archival images of the 1903 Delhi Durbar and contemporary images of the U.S. “war on terror.” This essay examines how Shah's digital print binds together theaters of U.S. and British...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 109–141.
Published: 01 March 2012
... era, captured (again monumentally) in the figure of the Rent Collection Courtyard , a large sculptural diorama unveiled in 1965 and recreated in 1999 by the artist Cai Guoqiang for the Venice Biennale. Back-engineered, this is the story of Chinese transition and economic reform, but read more directly...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2012
... in the diaspora, and producing an archive of censored histories. The article situates this music within a genealogy of artistic and protest movements by ’48 Palestinians, providing a historical context for the national and political identities articulated in the music of a new generation of ’48...