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The Place of the Museum: Jacob Lawrence at MoMA

by Joel Kuennen
That was Michelle Obama at the opening of the new Whitney Museum in New York last week. Racist right-wing rags decried the missive as "race-baiting" but the message is indeed very needed and a short trip uptown to MoMA will show you why.  MoMA has been a contentious site. Contended by tastemakers and aesthetes for its iconic nature and its ability to direct attention and generate conversation in the art world. Controversies and failures, of one kind or another, dot its recent history but... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 5/7/15
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Trying to Disarm a Racist Machine with Aesthetics

by Edo Dijksterhuis
The capitalist economy is sexist: women earn less than men for doing the same job and the glass ceiling prevents them from ever reaching the top. Mainstream media are biased against LGBTs and propagate heterosexuality as the norm. It’s usually systems that are accused of being skewed against minorities, and usually on just grounds. But Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin take it one step further. The artist duo echoes French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard who, when shooting a film in Mozambique in... [more]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 3/24/15