Shhhhhh... Artists at work.

The Trainee. A work by Pilvi Takala

On how to resist the libertarian appropriation of notions of creativity and flexibility in order to turn labourers into "freelancing subcontractors", and how to participate in a strike with an artistic practice that produces nothing.

Sun, 07/18/2010

Drawing the inbetweens

It's a small world after all

In his definition of political art, Walter Benjamin once said that the important question was not how a work of art stands in relation to the relationships of production of a period, but how it stands in them. Taking this as a guideline, we take another look at the graphic novel "Pyongyang" (2003) by Guy Deslisle.

Sun, 05/23/2010

At your service

Willem IV on a horse

What is the purpose of art in a free society? The construction of three monuments serves as a point of departure for a reflection on the relationship between ideology and art in the so-called progressive democracies: The bust of Pim Fortuyn in Rotterdam, Bruce Lee's statue in Mostar, and the "Monument of the chased-off citizen of Rotterdam", which was never built.

Thu, 04/29/2010

The art of trolling: Arguing for the sake of conflict as opposed to the seeking of truth

Anonymous. Because none of us are as cruel as all of us

A portrait of the Troll, that prankster and troublemaker of the Internet, who, under the cloak of anonymity, abuses the egalitarian and democratic potential of on-line communication by posting inflammatory messages on discussion forums, chat rooms or blogs, with the sole intention of provoking an emotional response.

Tue, 10/12/2010


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