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WOW yes Baltimore! ... maybe this will become a #trend "This how you raise awareness and shift the identity of an institution," museum director Christopher Bedford told The Baltimore Sun. "You don't just purchase one painting by a female artist of color and hang it on the wall next to a painting by Mark Rothko. To rectify centuries of imbalance, ...Read More
“...the millennial of the culture industry faces a dilemma. Either find your own way out of the rat race by maniacally courting the approval of your industry’s gatekeepers ­(good luck with that) or go out and forge your own paths to flourishing, which – if you can afford it – requires both getting over yourself and perhaps finding genuinely ...Read More
"Capitalism, like all abusive relationships, creates a sense of learned helplessness in its victims. We are complicit in what it makes of us: we want so badly for what it tells us to be true. Of course we do. Its logic, if real, would describe a world simple enough for ...Read More
"Every Noise at Once is an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 3,670 genre-shaped distinctions by Spotify as of 2019-11-04. The calibration is fuzzy, but in general down is more organic, up is more mechanical and electric; left Fascinating project; so fun to try and locate where your favourite artists sit genre-wise according to the Spotify algorithm. ...Read More
"Women’s liberation did not see the female’s potential in terms of the male’s actual; the visionary feminists of the late sixties and early seventies knew that women could never find freedom by agreeing to live the lives of unfree men…."
“Until the German state changes its position, I am demanding that federal state institutions stop showing my work held in their collections as part of its external cultural diplomacy,” Steyerl said in the presentation. “I am sick of my work being deployed to detract attention from the German state’s tacit ...Read More
Ashleigh Lauryn on Nina Kravitz and the problem with cultural appropriation
With the release of her official studio debut Over It, she made history last week by racking up the biggest streaming week of any female R&B artist ever.
"My best friend and I got matching jobs at Beauty Express, a place where we got prizes for selling the shampoo derived from white truffles. Most of the time, I played loud music and put all the bottles in perfect rows—proof that we did something. When I got fired for ...Read More
“The Code of Acquisitions platform allows anyone to submit their cases anonymously or openly. Cases could range from gender and race discrimination to misconduct of payments. These submissions contribute to a database of conflicts, codes, and interactive visualizations that will increase awareness about the issues and hold organizations accountable through -would be fascinated to see this model in other domains as well. Broadly holding institutions accountable in a public form can often over-prioritize the scandalous vs. the material when more subtle labor violations can be just as detrimental to the individual ...Read More