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Volume 32 no 3 Jan/Feb 2018

In this issue: Daniel Nanavati on how to use humour to close down the politically correct debate Dhyano Angius, performance artist and philosopher, has the SPEAKEASY. Chris Cutrone, School of the Art Institute, on why the Millennial Left is dead. Derek Guthrie on why he left Chicago (interview with Paul Germanos) Miklos Legrady on the celebriy chase Jerry Salz. Tim …

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The Millennial Left is Dead

They had friends, they had enemies, they fought, and exactly through this they demonstrated their right to exist. (“Art and Politics in Our Epoch,” letter of January 29, 1938) The more daring the pioneers show in their ideas and actions, the more bitterly they oppose themselves to established authority which rests on a conservative “mass base,” and the more conventional …

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An Incomplete Project? Art and Politics in the new Millennium

What was postmodernism? – Habermas’s critique Postmodernism challenged the institutionalized modernism of the mid-20th century, offering more radical forms of social discontents and cultural practice. It meant unmasking the values of progress as involving ideologies of the political status-quo, the problems of which were manifest to a new generation in the 1960s. But, more recently, postmodernism itself has begun to …

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The Relevance of Critical Theory to Art Today

The scholar of Benjamin’s and Adorno’s work, Susan Buck-Morss provided a pithy formulation for defining the tasks of both art and criticism in the modern era: “[Artists’] work is to sustain the critical moment of aesthetic experience; our job as critics is to recognize this.” Two aspects of Buck-Morss’s formulation of the work of artists need to be emphasized—“sustaining the …

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Volume 31 no. 5 May / June 2017

LETTERS p4 OP-ED – Our Cover Explained by DEREK GUTHRIE p2 SPEAKEASY  Rachel Shteir our flâneur p9 THE WILL TO IGNORANCE by JORGE MIGUEL BENITEZ p11 JOHN BERGER a personal memory by KEN TURNER p18 ROSE HILTON last of the St Ives School interviewed by DEREK GUTHRIE p19 THE RELEVANCE OF CRITICAL THEORY TO ART TODAY by CHRIS CULTRONE of …

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