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" Some white supremacists have been drawn to classical studies out of a desire to affirm what they imagine to be an unblemished lineage of white Western culture extending back to ancient Greece. When they are told that their understanding of classical history is flawed, they often get testy. "
"BP’s sponsorship of British arts organizations was hardly “no strings attached.” Through Freedom of Information Act requests, the group discovered that “BP staff have been given opportunity to input into, sign-off, and approve decisions related to programming and content at BP-sponsored institutions” — including (…) getting final say on curatorial The end is a bit weak but still ok. ...Read More
“For the past year, I’ve been sharing short comics that explore the therapy process. I had to get comfortable with talking about uncomfortable things... It’s taken a while to get comfortable with sharing personal stories, but the response has been positive and accepting... My message is that there is hope! Trauma and childhood adversity can be healed and transformed through therapy and self-compassion.”
“Wolfson does not refuse all received ideas about art. He repeats a handful of platitudes with apparent earnestness: that artists have nothing but their own intuition, that worrying about offending others prevents the creation of real art, that audiences should be grateful for the access they are given to artists’ Artists and critics preoccupied with transgression love to repeat the word ‘form!’ to distract you from their reliance on visceral content.” ...Read More
“The common trope of wealth is like, burning money,” Lil Internet, who also goes by Julian, said. “Throwing money away. And it’s like, you’re spending thousands of dollars on an outfit that everyone knows is Balenciaga but codes as like a guy who sells like, bootleg sunglasses in a subway ...Read More
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
“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
*From 2013* On Tumblr, users can look at art without even realizing it. Do they democratize the work or merely make it an advertisement for itself?.. ...Read More
“A shaman had blessed the space in a ritual for employees on Monday, with a cacao ceremony that involved drinking bowls of bitter hot chocolate with special energy-giving properties. When cornered for details, Glimcher said, “Have you ever had ceremonial cacao? I was, like, on—you feel it!””