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Letters Volume 33 no 3 January / February 2019

The Academic Execution of Javier Tapia Derek, The American obsession with race swings from the inhumanity of slavery to the inhumanity of masochistic atonement. Both extremes demand the sacrifice of anyone who steps into the never-ending civil war at the wrong time. Such is the case with Javier Tapia, a white, Peruvian-born American citizen who is an associate professor in …

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Letters Volume 33 no 2 November / December 2018

Is There Anybody there? Hi Al, I really enjoyed your review of Francisco Toledo. Why do you think that Washington has a “largely insensitive and lax art community”? Wasn’t it just perhaps that American University was the wrong venue for showing his work and that possibly there wasn’t enough publicity to make people aware of his exhibit? Richard Grant 30/08/2018 …

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Letters Volume 32 no 6 July/August 2018

Still a No-fly Zone (March/April 2018) Francis, This beautiful article shouldn’t stop here; it needs to be read by a larger public, not just by 12,000 paltry readers a month that you have here. All New Yorkers, all Americans and people overseas should be able to read what Frances Oliver wrote, as everyone was touched by 9/11 in one way …

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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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Codswallop Dear Editor Cheers to Ken Turner for his courageous performance in St. Ives, Codwallop reviewed in the last issue. While raising awareness around town pulling a fish in a wagon, Turner asks questions to the public and to the cod. Where is the art critical dialogue? What’s going on in the art world today? Do you know what is …

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Prologue A post-modern agenda challenging the ontological status of aesthetic value countered the qualitative visual arts by purporting a nonsensical aesthetic, sensory and cultural consumption. It focused on nonsensical concepts and processes regarding media adaptation, compositional values, inter-arts collaboration, societal implications and 21st century digital/analog application. The attached poem, Unforms Dancing, addresses this dualistic dilemma opening with imaginative loci of …

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Letters Volume 32 no.2 November/December 2017

The Attack on Derek Guthrie Dear Daniel, Who is Joe? When I taught logic I recommended students master the informal fallacies because they are likely to persuade more people than sound reasoning. Cynical, I suppose, but also the way things are. Honest argument is not very popular. Joe says you and Derek are “rusty” and “not connected”. These are two …

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Letters – Volume 32 no. 1 September/October 2017

Dear Editor, The Post Office box we rented six months ago will expire at end of July. Do you want to renew it for Derek? If not, I need to return the keys. You have one and I have one. Can I come by to pick it up next week or do you want to drop it off with Karin …

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Letters to the Editor

Winners Get Grants, Losers Don’t Dear Editor, “… like any juried or selection process, there’s people who can be perceived as winners and people who can be perceived as losers.” So says the executive director of a prominent D.C. non-profit arts organization in a recent article in The Washington City Paper. He’s right. There simply aren’t enough public-sponsored venues and …

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Letters Volume 31 no 5 May / June 2017

Dear Editor, A New Statesman article last year reported that ‘The Creative Industries Federation, a membership organisation that represents the views of the UK creative industries, states that 96 per cent of its member’s support remaining in the EU…’ A major reason for this was Creative Europe, a €1.46 billion fund set up by the EU for the cultural and …

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