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Book Review: The Posthuman by Rosi Braidotti

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by Joseph Nechvatal

Paperback: 180 pages Publisher: Polity (2013) http://politybooks.com/book.asp?ref=9780745641584

Contemporary philosopher and feminist theoretician, Rosi Braidotti’s The Posthuman is a rather academically heavy book in terms of esoteric cryptic jargon (for some) that skims from Spinoza, Deleuze, Foucault, Latour, Haraway and others. Regardless, it still is a rather enthralling Cultural Studies type look into something very important: the sometimes frightening, sometimes hysterical, glittering techno-world in which we find ourselves. … Continue reading »

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Barbara Siegel and The Birth of New Authors

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by Mira Dayal

The death of the author has traditionally been placed in a trajectory towards the birth of the spectator, and then towards the life of experience. For Barbara Siegel, the trajectory has led elsewhere: towards the births of new authors in workers who “produce” the pieces in tandem with the artist. The resulting works are not collaborative in the traditional sense, where it is implied that two or … Continue reading »

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Metamodernism

Installation View of Metamodern at Denny Gallery, NYC. All Artworks © the artists. Photo by Sean Fader.

by Kristi Arnold

Installation View of Metamodern at Denny Gallery, NYC. All Artworks © the artists. Photo by Sean Fader.

Oscillating between modernism and postmodernism, the term metamodernism represents contemporary work concerned with modes of self-expression while reviving historical principals and techniques. And yet, metamodernism is not so simply defined. As noted by Timotheus Vermeulen and Robin van den Akker in the 2010 article, Notes on Metamodernism, the prefix “meta” … Continue reading »

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Leonard Contino: Paintings

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by Valerie Wang

Triangles, squares, circles. Most of us are introduced to these most basic shapes in childhood and they often seem irrelevant for the rest of our lives. As we develop, we become more attached to more complex objects. Yet, Contino reminds viewers that bare geometric shapes have the ability to tap into our senses and serve as a means of expression no matter where we are in our … Continue reading »

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SPEAKING FOR THE PEEPS

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In the Underworld, the Underdog is on Top

by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

Clayton Patterson and Elsa Rensaa | Outside In | Curated by Ted Riederer | Howl! Happening | June 19 – August 14, 2015… Continue reading »

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“Control Panel” at Honey Ramka Gallery

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by Johanna Juni

Control Panel | Honey Ramka | 56 Bogart Street | Brooklyn

 

Installation view with CMY2K (2015) by Ben Garthus and Itt (2015) by James O. Clark. Image courtesy of  Honey Ramka Gallery.… Continue reading »
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Poetic Science Fiction

by Mira Dayal

You will find Julia Westerbeke’s art in a realm where National Geographic, Fantastic Planet, The Botany Coloring Book, and White Noise coalesce. She is inspired by nature–or rather, the intrusions of human creations into nature. Industrial tubes collecting maple from trees and chain link fences absorbed into bark formations have been past references for her work. Rather than mimicking these effects, however, the artist creates her own … Continue reading »

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