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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
“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
“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!””
From Boomkat: "...she set up and documented the interaction between a neural network, audio recordings of early Martian language, and footage of the movements of space bacteria. Effectively arriving at a consolidation of wetware and hardware, Jenna uses the computer as a shaman/conduit with the capacity to transmute light and ...Read More
Video on nowness profiling the consequences of climate change effects in Puerto Rico among others in a series on the site. " Puerto Rico, the 1949 poem by Victor Hernández Cruz that extols the virtues of the US territory lays the foundation for Winther’s film. The New York-based director pairs Cruz’s words with moving images of the people, homes and landscapes that belong to the island. “Shadow of a Hurricane captures ...Read More
" Celine Art Project, the curatorial endeavour signed by Slimane, which will bring site-specific artworks to each Celine store over the course of the next few months. " Seems like art mixed with select fashion corps, major retailers, and corporations is not just a trend but possibly the only way ...Read More
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The Five Stirring Stanzas That Proved a Poem Can Help End a War
Story Stephanie Newman  ·  Illustrations by James Heimer   ·  9.19.17 •
narratively.com ↗︎
"Várnai seemed cognizant of the limitations imposed on her as a woman when she wrote “To my soldier-son.” The poem itself hinges on inverting gender roles and reclaiming a voice – the mother’s voice – that authorities don’t want to acknowledge. “To my soldier-son” suggests that by owning their maternal ...Read More
...when the bricks crumble the building eventually falls. And at least lower the price from 25$ entry for an exhibition without artworks to actually make it accessible. Very curious how this will play out, appreciative of the activism.
This article is from 2014, contains many links to chronicle. Seems more relevant now than ever.