Posts Tagged ‘violence’

Street View / Road to Mecha by Jonathan Zawada, and Drone directed by Tonje Hessen Schei

Jonathan Zawada, Street View / Road to Mecha, 2013; screen shot, Brooklyn, NY. Photo: Amelia Rina

O bitter is the knowledge that one draws from the voyage! The monotonous and tiny world, today, Yesterday, tomorrow, always, shows us our reflections, An oasis of horror in a desert of boredom! —Charles Baudelaire, Le Voyage (1861)[1] Despite the seemingly endless portrayal in the media of increased violence around the world, statistical analysis suggests that, as a species, humans have become less violent.[2] I wonder,[…..]

#Hashtags: On Disgust

Rina Banerjee. She was now in western style dress covered in part of Empires' ruffle and red dress, had a foreign and peculiar race, a Ganesha who had lost her head, was thrown across sea until herself shipwrecked. A native of Bangladesh lost foot to root in Videsh, followed her mother full stop on forehead, trapped tongue of horn and grew ram-like under stress, 2011. Cowrie shells, rooster feather, gourds, acrylic horns, ceramic balls, plastic netting, amber glass vials, violet glass bulbs, false glass doe eyeballs, silk and synthetic Lanvin ruffled red dress. 73 x 65 in. dia. (185.4 x 165.1 cm).
Copyright Rina Banerjee. Courtesy L.A. Louver, Venice, CA.

#other #violence #misogyny #racism #Orientalism #hybridity An act of senseless violence at UC Santa Barbara this past week has reignited an online conversation about the interrelationship between race, gender, discrimination, and violence. While the tweets and subsequent articles around #yesallwomen have drawn public attention to the gendered assumptions that underpin violent behavior, less visibility has accrued to the role that Orientalism played in dehumanizing and[…..]

Just Yell at Monique Meloche Gallery

Cheryl Pope. Remember to Remember, 2013; Metal, glass casing, light, brass name plates. 36 x 47 x 2.5 inches. moniquemeloche, Chicago. Photo: James Prinz.

Cheryl Pope’s Just Yell seeks to bring attention to differing experiences of Chicago’s epidemic of youth violence, and Monique Meloche Gallery provides an excellent site for the project. The gallery is located on Division Street, where the divide between Chicago’s neighborhoods is clearly illustrated. The tides of millennial capital have twice swept through Bucktown, raising rents and evacuating families until reaching a high-water mark three[…..]

Artists Who Confront Violence: An Introduction

Francisco Goya. The Disasters of War (Plate 39 – heroic feat! With dead men!), 1810-1820; etching.

As part of our ongoing partnership with KQED Arts, today we bring you an article on activism and the artistic lineage of political criticism, from Goya to Gezi Park. Author Christian L. Frock is also giving a lecture on the same topic at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 29, at the Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco. This article was originally published on  June 27, 2013.[…..]

Where Images Fail: Newton, Connecticut

Editors note: “Where Images Fail: Newton, Connecticut” explores the inability of images to accurately explain the tradgedy and greif afflicted by mass shootings. As a result, we have decided to remove all images from today’s article. **** In one picture, a teenaged girl holds a phone to her ear. Her free hand clutches her chest. She’s alone in a parking lot on a sunny day. The[…..]

Co-opting Form: An Interview with Liz Miller

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Liz Miller‘s installations are stunningly elaborate compositions, combining materials and shapes in ways that often belie our expectations. In her current exhibition, Recalcitrant Mimesis, Miller responds to the work of Abstract Expressionist painter Clyfford Still, whose museum opened late last year in Denver. Recalcitrant Mimesis is up through today at David B. Smith Gallery in Denver. Miller’s work is also currently included in the group[…..]

Fan Mail: Lee Yujin

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For this edition of Fan Mail, Berlin-based artist Lee Yujin has been selected from a group of worthy submissions. If you would like to be considered, please submit to info@dailyserving.com a link to your website with ‘Fan Mail’ in the subject line. One artist is featured each month—the next one could be you! Fire has always mesmerized me; as a child, I was frequently chastised for[…..]