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  • Mourning and Melancholy in the History of Class Struggle i …

    2018.10.19 · 发表评论

    Vast sky overhead, plains stretching toward the horizon – O, pioneers! For centuries, in the US, a myth of the West has been a cudgel to beat onward a national (and nationalist) idea of prosperity and freedom, wrested in blood. It’s a fairy tale largely told through popular films, television programmes and novels. In these stories, cowboys and homesteaders embody a loner ideal of rugged individualism inextricably linked to a surging free market, striking gold for Christ in the Mormon State of Deseret. But, against this perception of a boundless US interior, the actual political history of the Plains offers up countless examples of the limits capitalism has placed on the region and its political imagination. Given that much of this history plays almost no part in our popular images of the West, we might turn to recent and newly restored art and, in particular, film and photography, for images that re-assert the primacy of the working class in this region. These works also resist the melancholy that has been pervasive in the leftist retelling of the rise and fall of the US labour movement. There are two histories of the region – a landscape conjoined in desert, plains, beaches and old-growth forest, stretching west of the Mississippi to the glinting Pacific and curtailed only by the artificial borders with Canada and Mexico. First, one of so-called manifest destiny; second, one of work. – 浩瀚的天际,平原向地平线延伸—-O,拓荒者!几个世纪以来,在美国,西方的神话一直是一根棍子,用来打败在鲜血中挣扎的民族(以及民族主义者)的繁荣和自由观念。这是一个童话故事,主要通过流行的电影、电视节目和小说来讲述。在这些故事中,牛仔和家园主们体现了一种孤独的理想,这种理想与激增的自由市场密不可分,在摩门教的笛斯特州为基督敲出金牌。但是,与这种认为美国内陆无边无际的观点相反,大平原的实际政治历史提供了无数的例子,说明资本主义对该地区及其政治想象力的限制。鉴于这段历史中的大部分几乎不在我们对西方流行的印象中扮演任何角色,我们可能会转向最近和新近恢复的艺术,尤其是电影和摄影,来寻找那些重申该地区工人阶级首要地位的图像。这些作品也抵御了美国劳工运动兴衰的左翼复述中弥漫的忧郁情绪。这个地区有两段历史——沙漠、平原、海滩和古老的森林交织在一起,从密西西比州西部一直延伸到闪烁的太平洋,只因与加拿大和墨西哥的人工边界而受到限制。首先,一个所谓的命运;第二,一个工作。

  • Critic’s Guide to Berlin Art Week – 评论家柏林艺术周 …

    2018.10.18 · 发表评论

    Candice Breitz, TLDR, 2017, 13-channel video installation. Courtesy: Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, KOW, Berlin – Candice Breitz,TLDR,2017, 13通道视频安装。礼貌:Gooman画廊,约翰内斯堡,Kaufmann Repetto,米兰,KOW,柏林

  • Highlights of the New Season Shows in New York – 纽 …

    2018.10.18 · 发表评论

    Karin Schneider, Sabotage, 2017, installation view CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco. Courtesy: the artist – Karin Schneider,破坏,2017,安装视图CCA WATIS研究所,旧金山。礼貌:艺术家

  • What to See at DC Open and Okey-Dokey II – 在DC开放 …

    2018.10.18 · 发表评论

    Natalie Häusler, ‘Honey’
    KIT (Kunst im Tunnel), Düsseldorf
    23 June – 23 SeptemberAt KIT, an unused tunnel under the Rhine, Natalie Häusler makes use of the special spatial situation to create a kind of idyllic underwater garden. The central work is the 10-metre long Kneipp basin Bethsabée reste au bains ((Bathsheba at her Bath, 2018), whose outer tiles make up a text that can be read by walking round the basin several times. But the story can also be followed on headphones: the artist has rewritten the biblical story of Bathsheba and David to give the woman an active role in rejecting the horny voyeuristic King. Loving the motor-cycle (2017) also speaks of the difficulty of obsessions. Visitors sit on a stationary Honda racing bike listening to a kind of podcast in which Häusler and a friend talk about her friend’s young daughter who has a fascination with motorbikes, at the same time as being insanely scared of them. I won’t give away whether or not little Ada overcomes her fear. Suffice to say that even in the garden of desire, every rose has its thorn. – 娜塔利·H·苏斯勒:“亲爱的”

  • ‘Mandy’: An ’80s Revenge Horror Soaked in Colours Graded t …

    2018.10.18 · 发表评论

    If Mandy – the new film by Italian-Canadian director Panos Cosmatos, released in the UK this month – had been made in the 1960s, it might have been categorized as bikesploitation on account of The Black Skulls, a demonic motorbike gang who stalk the California mountain forests where the film is set. The chainsaw-wielding weirdos in those mountains could have dragged the movie squealing like a pig into hicksploitation redneck horror, and the LSD that everyone appears to be either micro- or macro-dosing throughout certainly would have tripped Mandy into psychsploitation, too. The Children of the New Dawn, a murderous hippie-Christian cult in cahoots with The Black Skulls, might have given the film a godsploitation label, but the heavy metal aesthetic that kerrangs throughout Mandy takes it into glorious rocksploitation. All this before we’ve even gotten to the core theme of loss and retribution that makes it a gory revenge movie, a splatter that matters. Did I mention that The Black Skulls also like human flesh? So, if Cosmatos made this film in the 1960s, he’d have made a cannibalpsychbikerockgodhicksplattersploitation flick. And that doesn’t even begin to cover it. – 如果《曼迪》这部由意大利裔加拿大导演帕诺斯·科斯马托斯本月在英国上映的新电影是在20世纪60年代拍摄的,那么它可能会被归类为《黑骷髅》,一个恶魔摩托车团伙,潜行在加利福尼亚的山林中,电影就是在那里拍摄的。S集。在那些山里那些挥舞着电锯的怪人会把电影像猪一样尖叫的拖进乡下人的恶作剧,而整个过程中每个人似乎都是微观或宏观剂量的LSD肯定也会把曼迪拖进心理探索的陷阱。《新黎明之子》,一个与《黑骷髅》合谋的凶残的嬉皮士和基督教的崇拜,也许给这部电影贴上了“神谕”的标签,但贯穿曼迪的重金属美学却把它带入了光荣的摇滚乐。所有这一切之前,我们甚至已经得到损失和报复的核心主题,使之成为血腥的复仇电影,飞溅的问题。我说过黑骷髅也喜欢人肉吗?所以,如果Cosmatos在20世纪60年代制作了这部电影,他就会制造出一个吃人鬼的电影。甚至还没有开始覆盖它。

  • Chris Kraus Looks Toward the Margins in New Book ’Social P …

    2018.10.18 · 发表评论

    I wish we didn’t have to read Chris Kraus, and this week I read her aloud to my students, quoting passages on Kate Newby, Henry Taylor and Channa Horwitz, all from her new book Social Practices (Semiotext(e) 2018). Kraus’s criticism is generous and warm. But, it is written from a world I wish we didn’t live in. – 我希望我们不必读克里斯·克劳斯,这周我向学生大声朗读了她,引用了凯特·纽比、亨利·泰勒和钱娜·霍维茨的新书《社会实践》(Semiotext(e)2018)中的段落。但是,它是从一个我希望我们没有生活的世界写成的。

  • The Privilege and Fragility in Melania Trump’s Colonial Co …

    2018.10.18 · 发表评论

    E. M. Forster’s 1924 novel A Passage to India hinges on a dramatic scene that takes place deep in the fictitious Marabar Caves. The young Englishwoman, Adela Quested, escorted to the caves on an excursion led by the Muslim physician, Dr. Aziz, experiences an attack, panics, and flees. When the distraught Quested is found among the hills, she’s described as ‘practically done for – her helmet off.’ While Forster leaves the truth of what happened in the caves intentionally vague, the rest of the novel reckons with the accusation leveled at Dr. Aziz that he attempted to assault her. A trial ensues, laying bare the fragile ties holding the English and the natives together. – E.M.福斯特的1924部小说《印度之行》是一个戏剧性的场景,发生在虚拟的马拉巴尔洞穴深处。年轻的英国妇女阿德拉·奎斯特德在穆斯林医生阿齐兹医生的带领下前往洞穴探险,她经历了一次袭击、恐慌和逃亡。当在山间发现奎斯特德心烦意乱时,她被形容为“几乎完成了——摘掉了头盔”。虽然福斯特故意模糊了洞穴里发生的事情的真相,但小说的其余部分还是根据对阿齐兹博士的指控来推测,他企图袭击阿齐兹。给她打电话。随后,英国人和土著人之间的脆弱关系暴露在一起。

  • Frieze艺术博览会:把摄政公园改造成世界创意之都‘Transformin …

    2018.10.12 · 发表评论


  • Judy Chicago Hits Back at ‘Dinner Party’ Criticism – …

    2018.08.14 · 发表评论

    In further news: UK class gap impacting young people’s engagement with the arts; Uffizi goes digital; British Museum helps return Iraqi antiquities – 另一则新闻:英国阶级差距影响年轻人与艺术的接触;Uffizi走向数字化;大英博物馆帮助返回伊拉克古物