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Something out of Nothing: Marcia Tucker, Jeffrey Deitch and the De-regulation of the Contemporary-Museum Model

This article is republished on the occasion of the exhibition Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 12 November 2018 - 31 March, 2019. It was first published in 2012, on Art&Education.com, as a finalist in the Art and Deregulation context

 

Further Thoughts on the Athens Biennale

https://shutdownld50.tumblr.com/post/178020810821/further-thoughts-on-the-athens-biennale

The Fash and the Spurious: Rightward Drift

The Poverty of Truth, the Truth of Poverty

Margot Robbie in I, Tonya (2017).

I, Tonya, the recent biopic on the figure skating phenomenon from Portland, Oregon, appears to offer little beyond the familiar Hollywood spectacle of the white working class. But, through its problematically white lens, Daniel Fraser argues, the film stages an unsettling interplay between the indeterminacy of truth and the true violence of poverty.

 

Chump Change: Decrypting Bitcoin & Blockchain

Can you dig it?

Artists and academics are jumping on the blockchain bandwagon and talking up the potential for cryptocurrency and distributed ledgers to mitigate austerity capitalism. Attractive as techno-monetary fixes may seem they come at a dangerous ideological cost, argues Andrew Osborne reviewing David Golumbia’s The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism

 

FIRE IN A BUBBLE

Cover story

Two new books appearing in the aftermath of the (ongoing) Grenfell tragedy attempt to take stock of the UK 'housing crisis':  Anna Minton's Big Capital and Josh Ryan-Collins, Toby Lloyd and Laure Macfarlane's, Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing. Danny Hayward argues that, despite the insights into housing policy and struggles here, the new discourse of 'crisis' in both cases functions to prevent the drawing of socially necessary conclusions 

 

Designing Politics: God of Money

Illustration from God of Money

Visually retold for the contemporary reader, Karl Marx's famous words on money are particularly apt for the world we live in.

 

A presentation by Gita Wolf at Anagram Books, Saturday 8pm October 21st, Berlin. Hosted by Mute magazine http://linkme2.net/ws

Anagram Books, Lausitzer Str. 35, 10999 Berlin.

A Lesson in Media

Highlighting what really matters

A report from the demonstration(s) in Hackney last night in response to the police murder of Rashan Charles 

 

OTHERFIELD

CREATIVE NON-FICTON FILM FESTIVAL

 

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