Tag Archives: Volume 31 no. 6 July / August 2017

Art and Critical Theory: Five Course Objectives and Explanatory Commentary

This article is an explanatory essay written, in the fall of 2016, for a graduate art theory course in which some students were subject to what I call the “tyranny of relevance.” Two particularly militant students insisted that a historical approach to art theory had no value because it was an exercise in oppression that reflected Western power relations. They …

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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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Chicago can be Reborn from Community

The New Art Examiner was created as a resistance to censorship and the control of the Chicago art elite. It has a policy of zero tolerance for such activities. Chicago has never forgiven this act of independence, because it has its own hometown paranoia, which revolves around the application of power. Smoke and mirrors is the well-used metaphor; in which …

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Volume 31 no 6 July / August 2017

Death of Damien Hirst in Venice – by Daniel Nanavati A New and Better Curriculum for Art Students – by Jorge Miguel Benitez Understanding Modernism, Part 1 –  by Charles Thomson A Very Modern Manifesto Goya 1792 – by Susanna Gómez Lain, Madrid editor Thoughts on a Personal Manifesto – by Tom Nakashima An Incomplete Project, art and politics – by …

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