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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 113–152.
Published: 01 December 2017
... University Press 2017 dissidence domestic space empire conceptual art What happens to domestic life when the state turns a troublesome subject’s home into a prison, when an outlaw evading custody turns an extraterritorial space, such as an embassy, into a home? How is a foreign sovereign...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 2013
...”? I’d had to pay pretty close attention to the song’s musical structure and arrangement, as well as to its lyrics, because I had made a ukulele cover of it. That’s kind of a long story — it is part of a sort of conceptual art project I had launched that year, making an inordinate number...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (4 (81)): 113–139.
Published: 01 December 2004
... of the piercing of that date into the history of the city-state as it displaces itself? To the fact of piercing out, but not through? The power of conceptual art is that, as the visual pushes toward the verbal, questions like these cannot...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 105–125.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and had a hospital-green cover. Purchased used, it had an uneven fade pattern on the front and a cracked spine that scattered dried glue like dandruff whenever you opened it. 21 This is the interesting space where conceptual art and the digital humanities meet. See Ramsay, Reading Machines , chap...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 83–115.
Published: 01 September 2020
...’ labor. 2 Consider the question posed in 1975 in socialist Yugoslavia by Belgrade-based conceptual artist Raša Todosijević: “Who makes a profit on art, and who gains from it honestly?” 3 Note, too, his ironic answer, in which he listed a broad array of individuals that comprise the institution...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 21–55.
Published: 01 December 2018
... or is its owner incapable of visually registering a collective? What kind of eye sees a group of disparate people as a broken mirror? Figure 1 Element Lad’s crystalline eye on the cover to Legion Lost , no. 11 (March 2001). Art by Olivier Coipel and Andy Lanning Figure 1. Element Lad’s crystalline...
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Social Text (2024) 42 (1 (158)): 53–79.
Published: 01 March 2024
... clay performances, this article builds toward an ecocritical framework that takes account of the literal dimensions of what might otherwise fall into the trappings of an abstract, conceptual affinity. That is, existing as conceptually closer to nonhuman nature carries duties and responsibilities, labor...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 1–30.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Nicholas Thoburn Following recent research in historical and cultural studies of “the book” and the practitioner field of book arts, the book is now approached no longer only as a vehicle for content but as a rich and mutable material entity. But in this materialist framework, is it possible...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2013
...., 35 secs., 1999. © Carey Young. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York Unfinished Business Notes toward an Artist Statement Carey Young As an artist I aim to operate in the gap between art and a life controlled to an unprecedented degree by corporate power. A number of my works feature...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 133–150.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Amy Villarejo Think Again—a collective that extends the work of HIV/AIDS graphic artists into multiple issues and venues—I want to consider a question facing those of us concerned with political art, both those who make it and those who critique it: by what means are political artists address...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of South Africa has been relent- lessly condemned, reviled, excoriated, chastised, denounced, and ridi- culed for its failure to endorse and implement a nationwide distribu- tion of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for people with HIV/AIDS. At the most recent International AIDS Conference...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (1 (126)): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of the Chicago ghetto as a racialized sociological object of knowledge, and conceptual accounts of the aesthetic sociality of blackness as a territorial formation. This culminates in a synthesis of the preceding material into the various...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 21–44.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of Texas’s prohibition of the term slavery (in addition to capitalism ) in its history textbooks, the conceptualization of postmodernism failed to adequately consider gender and racialization under what Cedric Robinson called racial capitalism. In counterrevolutionary (essentialist) theory since...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (1 (154)): 47–70.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., “It is through this process of clarifying and incorporating the contents of the margin that they define the context meaning and relationship between art and reality.” 29 The context interacts with the artwork to produce affective and conceptual textures, like a fabric that feels smooth if you run your hand...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 103–125.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Suzanne Anker; Sarah Franklin Questions about the meaning of the human species have also raised the issue of its representation, and in this article the authors consider the role of bio-art in the production of the specimen as spectacle. Something we look both at and through, specimens have a long...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 1–12.
Published: 01 March 2010
...; the other is a state institution of surveillance, keeping records on citizens. Bringing these two contexts together in the form of a boast, she suggests that they are somehow mutually implicated, and that breaking the conceptual bar- rier...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (2 (155)): 19–44.
Published: 01 June 2023
.... 15 The conceptual metaphor of framing draws on a material object of late medieval Europe that was a key material infrastructure for mediating vision, developed in the twelfth through the fourteenth centuries: a carved wooden border that surrounds painted art. The material infrastructure...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (4 (73)): 29–46.
Published: 01 December 2002
... the inside out” was a formula for expressive movement in historical modern dance. Although our frame of reference in the arts is more recent, the overlapping of par- asitism and expression—in an embodied, political sense—bears further reflection. Facts (as in Webster’s Collegiate...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 49–71.
Published: 01 June 2020
.... Nora ’s similarities with and, more to the point, its generic departures from Doctor Moreau offer conceptual insights into the relations among animality, sex, and race. Doctor Moreau ’s plot is well known: on a remote Pacific island, the eponymous Moreau pushes the art of vivisection to extremes...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 31–34.
Published: 01 March 2018
... that the languages of world systems and political economies need not accommodate gender and sexual difference. Wallerstein and Butler were never taught together. It seems odd to me now that this was the case, that it took a long time to find a conceptual idiom that could bring theories of colonial power, racialized...