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No Stars, no Solos – just Sound, Motion, and Energy: an Interview with John Gruntfest

By Stevphen Shukaitis 10 December 2015

Given the ephemeral nature of improvised music, it is easily forgotten after the performance. Despite that, the work of saxophonist, poet, and musical event organiser, John Gruntfest, is almost criminally overlooked

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BOYCOTT ZABLUDOWICZ - STATEMENT 3

By mute 27 November 2015

  Mute is hosting this statement in solidarity with the call for a boycott of the Zabludowicz Art Trust. Boycott Zabludowicz was formalised du...

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After the Canon? An Interview with Hal Foster

By John Douglas Millar 23 November 2015

Casting off from his recent book Bad News Days, art critic and October magazine co-editor Hal Foster talks to John Douglas Millar about what became of...

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Art’s Economic Exceptionalism

By Josefine Wikström 12 November 2015

Whilst left critiques habitually relate art to capitalist commodification, few do this on strictly economic grounds, let alone cogently. Josefine Wiks...

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Brief and Wholly Concrete Moments

By Daniel Neofetou 28 October 2015

In his review of Renew Marxist Art History, Daniel Neofetou examines the anthology's attempts to liberate art writing from its current quiet...

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INSIDE OUT

By Daniel Spaulding 20 October 2015

Marx famously described capitalism as mad and inverted. Daniel Spaulding re-examines speculative realism through an Adornian prism to disclose a thoug...

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Nervous Costume

By Madame Tlank 7 October 2015

Madame Tlank digresses from and back to Anne Boyer’s Garments Against Women, which is many things. A memoir written by someone without a history. A ...

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The Biennial of Very Fine People, On Both Sides

By SDLD50 12 September 2018

Further Thoughts on the Athens Biennale https://shutdownld50.tumblr.com/post/178020810821/further-thoughts-on-the-athens-biennale The Fash and t...

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The Poverty of Truth, the Truth of Poverty

By Daniel Fraser 23 August 2018

I, Tonya, the recent biopic on the figure skating phenomenon from Portland, Oregon, appears to offer little beyond the familiar Hollywood spectacle of...

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Oil is the Devil's Excrement

By David Jacques 3 July 2018

Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonzo was a prominent Venezuelan politician who served two terms in office with the Centrist Betancourt Administration (1947-48 &a...

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Video of Protest Against V&A's Acquisition of Robin Hood Gardens

By Rainbow Collective 26 June 2018

For anyone interested in the 7th June dual protest outside the V&A in London and the Venice Architecture Biennale against the museum's acquisition...

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ROBIN HOOD IN REVERSE

By Vile & Arrogant 22 May 2018

The V&A’s butchered chunk of Robin Hood Gardens is a vile and arrogant monument to the social cleansing of London. Architecture, or a reified slice of it, is preserved and celebrated for aesthetic contemplation at the very same moment that it is destroyed as people’s homes. It’s an obscene spectacle, where working class housing is usurped for middle class pleasure, social vandalism whitewashed by the circuits of cultural heritage.

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Can We Recapture London?

By Josephine Berry 9 May 2018

Artists in the City is a deep red and surprisingly meaty anthology covering 50 years of SPACE Studios’ activities in London. Josephine Berry’s rev...

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ZAD – Rematch

By Common Voices 20 April 2018

On Monday morning, 9 April 2018, shortly before the French police offensive, our friends in the ZAD (Zone á Défendre) circulated this text on the pl...

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Revolutionary Leaflets and Comrade Things

By Anthony Iles 22 March 2018

In his recent Anti-Book, Nicholas Thoburn finds the communist escape hatch leading out of the fortified gulag of commodity-book production. Review by ...

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Housing Justice - Free Event

By mute 5 March 2018

http://www.open.ac.uk/researchcentres/herc/events/housing-justice   Friday 11th May: 10:00am  - 5:30pm (Panel discussions and Ple...

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The Greenhouse Effect

By Key MacFarlane 4 February 2018

Eco-friendly glass architecture that incorporates flora into its design is trending high among West Coast tech giants. Only last week, Amazon's 'Spher...

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Call for Papers: Art and Housing Struggles: between art and political organising

By Conference organizers 22 January 2018

First Announcement and Call for Papers:   Art and Housing Struggles: between art and political organising   London, 31 May to 1...

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Chump Change: Decrypting Bitcoin & Blockchain

By Andrew Osborne 27 October 2017

Artists and academics are jumping on the blockchain bandwagon and talking up the potential for cryptocurrency and distributed ledgers to mitigate aust...

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