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Against Human Nature Pil and Galia Kollectiv | solutions | 15.04.2013 16:58
AGAINST HUMAN NATURE
Post-Fordist working conditions wear a mask of openness, flexibility, and individual freedom. Criticism thus finds all the more difficult to achieve its objectives when it is literally attracted by institutions. Under such conditions, is it even possible to make art that is not part of the culture industry? Just like Kenneth Goldsmith in the opening text to this issue, these two British critics ponder the opposing tactics that, instead of attacking the concept of institutions, overpower it. Perhaps even art itself is built of nothing more than inertia.
African Vampires in the Age of Globalisation David McNally | solutions | 14.11.2012 16:33
AFRICAN VAMPIRES IN THE AGE OF GLOBALISATION
"In Cameroon, rumours abound of zombie-labourers toiling on invisible plantations in an obscure night-time economy."
Tristan Russel | solutions | 01.01.2011
WHAT’S TO BE SEEN FROM THE TOP OF THE DARK MOUNTAIN
Interview with Dougald Hine As with so many things the future is an uncertain place. Do we make plans only to see them wither on the vine or just let the tide of history wash over us? With so many things to think about and so many metaphors for us to use it is a wonder we get anything done at all. The future then; it might be seen as an imaginative space that in this fast paced modern world is…
What is a feminist now? Consumerism  Capitalism  Class and the Body Lizzy Le Quesne | solutions | 01.02.2010
WHAT IS A FEMINIST NOW? CONSUMERISM CAPITALISM CLASS AND THE BODY
When, in my 2003 performance piece Shop Window, I invited the public to spend time with, and to photograph, naked women of widely varying ages in Gallery Václav Špála Prague, I was acting from a powerful gut-level instinct. This instinct came in direct response to the gender polarisation I saw on the streets around me, in the imagery of women which were littered across the billboards and…
Goshka Macuga: The Nature of the Beast. Whitechapel Gallery, London. Lizzy Le Quesne | solutions | 01.01.2010
GOSHKA MACUGA: THE NATURE OF THE BEAST. WHITECHAPEL GALLERY, LONDON.
In her installation The Nature of the Beast London based Polish artist and 2008 Turner Prize nominee Goshka Mucuga has created a unique venue for public gatherings. Boldly setting her own sculpture alongside one of Picasso’s greatest masterpieces, and an assortment of past and current documentation, this forceful new work speaks of complex, historically informed, human drives. The work explores…

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