Monthly Archives: October 2015

Dineo Seshee Bopape: slow – co – ruption at Hayward Gallery Project Space, 26 August – 27 September 2015.

Artificial grass bristles underfoot, cut out eyes watch me from the walls and birds shriek from some unknown place as I maneuver through Dineo Seshee Bopape’s sprawling, exploded sculptural installation at The Hayward Gallery Project Space: her first solo exhibition in the UK. As you enter the room you are confronted by a mass of […]

Demos T.J. (2013) The Migrant Image. U.S.A: Duke University Press.

“…this book investigates a series of key questions regarding the relation between politics and aesthetics, mediums and mobility, socioeconomic disparity and emancipatory artistic promise that sheds further light on globalization’s crises.” Xiv prelude. Steve McQueen, Emily Jacir, Yto Barrada, Hito Steyerl, Ahlam Shibli – Migreurop Looks at “aesthetic innovations” that respond to crises of globalization, […]

Slavoj Žižek  quote

“Refugees are the price we pay for a globalised economy in which commodities – but not people – are permitted to circulate freely.” from http://www.lrb.co.uk/2015/09/09/slavoj-zizek/the-non-existence-of-norway

Edward Said

Said E. (1978. This edition 2003) Orientalism. London: Penguin “Orientalism once again raises the question of whether modern imperialism ever ended, or whether it has continued in the Orient since Napoleon’s entry into Egypt two centuries ago.” Preface xvi. “…Orientalism as a Western style for dominating, restructuring, and having authority over the Orient.” Pg 3 […]

Mosaic Rooms Panel Discussion 28/5/15 Photography, Colonialism and the Politics of Planting. Brenna Bhandar, Jennifer Gabrys, Uriel Orlow, chaired by Shela Sheikh.

Mosaic Rooms Panel Discussion 28/5/15 Photography, Colonialism and the Politics of Planting. Brenna Bhandar, Jennifer Gabrys, Uriel Orlow, chaired by Shela Sheikh. “…the act of gardening as a tool for the assertion of power, control and identity.” http://mosaicrooms.org/event/panel-discussion-photography-colonialism-and-the-politics-of-planting/ nature has a pivotal role ‘policing of species’ the desire to drive lasting roots ‘Landscape and Power’ […]

Landscape and Power

Mitchell W.J.T (ed) (1994) Landscape and Power Chicago: The University of Chicago Press • “The aim of this book is to change ‘landscape’ from a noun into a verb. It asks that we think of landscape, not as an object to be seen or a text to be read, but as a process by which […]

Joseph M. (?)‘Globalization, Modernity, and the Avant-Garde’

Joseph M. (?)‘Globalization, Modernity, and the Avant-Garde’ in Mathur S. (2011) The Migrant’s Time, Rethinking Art History and Diaspora. Massachusetts: The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Pp 32-55 The opening paragraphs talk about ‘shock’ – idea for writing in unit 9? History of ‘tough’? “The history of shock implodes with the World Trade Center […]