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Smoke & Mirrors: The 2014 Gwangju Biennale

In a poor, farm-dense region of South Korea with a complicated political history1, art with an explicit emphasis on radical political activism has been challenging—and perhaps pushing—international biennale culture for almost 20 years2. This year, the biennale faced some political…

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Adam Cvijanovic’s Post-Natural History

There’s no such thing as nature. For some, this is a commonplace fact: there is virtually no place on earth untouched by human beings, especially if we consider the subtle, universal changes of the earth’s ecosystems caused by anthropogenic climate…

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Experiencing Rapid Pulse

The format of the performance art festival, which has been widely developed in other parts of the word for decades, is seeping into the United States. In the past month alone, three large-scale international performance art festivals have taken place…

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By the Light of the Body

A hidden factor is present when an artist makes a work of art. That same factor is present when a person looks at art. This factor is plainly visible and easily palpable, but remains largely unconscious and unacknowledged, and that…

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An Interview with Michael Mittelman

Last week, BR&S editors Stephanie Cardon and Leah Triplett sat down with Michael Mittelman at his Waltham Street studio in Boston, where, until recently, ASPECT Magazine was published. Mittelman founded ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art in 2003 as…

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Who’s afraid of Bruce High Quality?

The Columbia historian Eric Foner has written that freedom in today’s neoliberal world is largely defined by “a series of negations—of government, of social responsibility, of a common public culture, of restraints on individual self-definition and consumer choice.” In the…

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Paper House Diary

i. Experience We are fascinated by this word “experience.” Just how to describe it? Something which cannot be touched by description, documented by exposure, or reduced by critique. You weren’t there… Experience is a lodestone of authenticity. The word keeps…

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December’s Journal Preview

Here’s a preview of December’s Journal done in YouTube videos Full Circle with Heidi Kayser by James Manning https://youtu.be/2OU33aoSSrw Time Body Space Objects 2 by Matthew Kuhlman https://youtu.be/VbWSrhPOc9E The Growing Trend by Nicole J. Caruth https://youtu.be/9ZEfvrgB78E “The Ugly Americans:” Visual…

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