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Life in the Margins

It’s time that the extraordinary life and work of Anya Berger was acknowledged First published 27 February on http://frieze.com   Anna Zissermann was born in Manchuria in 1923. In different countries, under different names, she shaped the horizons of the English-speaking left on issues of race, gender and class, and it’s time this was recognized. Anna – affectionately called Anya …

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Theology in Art

The Old Gods “These two disciplines used to be inextricably connected … Artists were theologians, students of God who sought to convey his beauty and truth using material means …” (Victoria Emily Jones) “Throughout history, the arts in all their forms have mirrored cultural change and even injected prophetic voices into our theological understanding.” (The Fuller Theological Seminary) These two …

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The Cultural Context and Significance of the movie ‘Black Panther’

You know the drill. You buy the tickets, get the popcorn, settle into your seat, resist the previews — you’re seeing a Hollywood movie. But something interesting has been happening in Hollywood over the past 10 years or so. In the wake of cinematic aberrations such as The Help and The Longest Yard, a new mood has been on the …

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Speakeasy volume 32 no 5 May / June 2018

Seize The Means Of Creating Culture Former Green Party Vice Presidential candidate Ajamu Baraka recently made the observation, “From Wakanda with its ‘Black identity extremist’ and nice CIA agent to Hoover’s FBI as noble and honest institution, the ‘American’ people are propagandized to their very bones. Critical thinking is replaced by fear, mindlessness and the manipulated passions of the herd.” …

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volume 32 no 5 May / June 2018 Letters

Perplexed Poetry Editor, Call me the Devil’s Advocate I am perplexed. I had understood that the NAE was dedicated to opposing all that is deliberately misleading in the Art world and fighting against all that is overblown and pretentious and yet, in this recent issue, my senses are assaulted by an article, with poem attached, that begins with a sentence …

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Editorial Volume 32 no. 5 May June 2018

I write from Washington DC as the New Art Examiner opens a new chapter in the most powerful city in the world. Unlike most capital cities, Washington DC does not have a lively art scene. Political considerations dominate. American politics is in turmoil and the news media every day is breaking news of the deepening political drama. The question is …

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New York Editor Darren Jones Talks With Jeff Gibbons

Playing Bored Games Darren Jones With Jeff Gibbons DJ: Can you talk about your background, where you grew up, your art experience and how you came to be in Dallas? JG: I grew up in Detroit, and after working as an HVAC technician among other jobs, I left there in myearly twenties, in 2004. I moved to the Florida Keys …

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Volume 32 no 4 March / April 2018

Dreams Denied,Defied and now Defined – striving for fame by European editor Daniel Nanavati Interview with Jo Clarke about curating in St Ives in the past 20 years, with Derek Guthrie Sol LeWitt Demystified by Toronto editor Miklos Legrady Jane Addams Allen on Georgia O’Keeffe in 1986 Carol Levin’s Battleground Horse by Carol M Dupré Plagiarism in the world of …

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Natalia Hamon ‘Bridges’ at Daisy Laing in Penzance

This exhibition was in sharp contrast to many such exhibitions held in Metropolitan galleries, where an artificial atmosphere and air of pseudo-sophistication of aesthetic interest and social prestige, often prevails. This small exhibition, in Penzance in southwest Cornwall, of ten paintings of bridges on paper in an upstairs gallery, was vital and alive. The gallery had a warm feeling; the …

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Art Extravaganza

THE ACORN Theatre in Penzance recently hosted arts magazine the New Art Examiner’s Art Extravaganza. A satirical piece of theatre and overt, hard hitting protest on the culture of art politics and its corrupt influence on the Cornwall art scene, particularly in Newlyn, Penzance and St Ives. The Acorn Theatre being once a Methodist Church but now slightly converted into …

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