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The inaugural issue of the Foreign Language Index (FLI) stems from discussions with art historians, curators, critics, artists, and students about the state of contemporary art history. Many lamented the increasing hegemony of anglophone scholarship, which can be traced to the rise of online content and the concentrated attention economy, along with the de- mise of both regional print publishing and foreign language acquisition. The dominance of English pervades the entirety of art history, but it is particularly pronounced in the contemporary field insofar as contemporary art is often meant to address a global audience, using English as a means ...
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PublisherGuggenheim Museum2020
To Richard Armstrong, Director; Sarah Austrian, Deputy Director and General Counsel; Elizabeth Duggal, Chief Operating Officer; and Nancy Spector, Artistic Director and Chief Curator: We write to express collective concern regarding our institution, which is in urgent need of reform. Following the museum-wide DEAI Roundtable convened by Human Resources on June 8, the Curatorial Department (excepting Nancy Spector) unanimously chose to compile reflections on our experiences at the museum. We did this anonymously to share and address these issues without fear of retaliation or intimidation. …
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Under Construction imagines a city that is constantly being rebuilt using the same stock of materials. Reuse of building materials is not just a problem of logistics and material flows. It is as much a cultural and architectural problem. One of the most persistent architectural conventions is to consider abstract space before objects and materials. Building elements and furnishings should be subservient to a larger whole. This approach is aligned with a view on the world that is inherited from industrialism, in which any materials could be sourced anew and moulded into shape indefinitely. Reuse, as a conceptual approach to ...

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