Racism

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PublisherThe Avery Review2019
Yara Saqfalhait traces the politics of material, labor, and craft through stone; Susanne Schindler surveys the stakes of housing policy today; Matthew Stewart locates architecture within the banality of WeWork’s algorithmic design; and Craig L. Wilkins leans, lifts, and turns through the Equal Justice Initiative’s National Memorial for Peace and Justice.
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PublisherThe Avery Review2019
Timmah Ball confronts the harms and comforts of being included in the diversity economy; Zachary Blair contemplates the pain and profit of the grief economy at the National Pulse Memorial and Museum; and Maria Alejandra Linares scrutinizes the Disaster Recovery Reform Act in the context of a resilience economy that denies climate change.
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The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge is a serial broadsheet publication produced by the Blackwood, University of Toronto Mississauga. Initiated in conjunction with The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea in 2018–19 to expand perspectives on environmental violence through artistic practices, cultural inquiry, and political mobilization, the SDUK continues as a signature triannual Blackwood publishing initiative in 2022. Reflecting the Blackwood’s ongoing commitment to activating open-ended conversations with diverse publics beyond the gallery space, the SDUK serves as a platform for varied forms of circulation, dispersal, and diffusion. The series shares interdisciplinary knowledges; terminologies; modes of visual, cultural, and ...
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PublisherAutonomedia2013
In this series of essays Fred Moten and Stefano Harney draw on the theory and practice of the black radical tradition as it supports, inspires, and extends contemporary social and political thought and aesthetic critique. Today the general wealth of social life finds itself confronted by mutations in the mechanisms of control, from the proliferation of capitalist logistics through governance by credit and management of pedagogy. Working from and within the social poesis of life in the undercommons Moten and Harney develop and expand an array of concepts: study, debt, surround, planning, and the shipped. On the fugitive path of ...
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PublisherThe Funambulist2019
In this conversation with Léopold Lambert in the Center for Applied Legal Studies at Wits University (Johannesburg) that he directs, Tshepo Madlingozi exposes the many reasons that made the 1996 Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) a reinforcement of settler colonialism and white supremacy in South Africa. Associating the theoretical framework of Steve Biko’s Black Consciousness with a legal examination of the way “transitional justice” has been operating since the official end of the Apartheid in 1994, Tshepo shows us that actual decolonization of what he calls “the country with no name” has never been on the table. Tshepo Madlingozi is a ...
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PublisherSocial Discipline2020
We are back with DeForrest Brown, Jr. | Speaker Music. We talked about the East Village in the age of COVID, DeForrest’s forthcoming book: “Assembling a Black Counter Culture” in light of the killing of George Floyd and the BLM demonstrations all over the world. Discussion ends touching never released Final Fantasies, moving from Alabama to Manhattan and how America, basically is a scam. As usual, in-house counter-police enforcement beats mixed with some classics from Detroit and a final gem by our guest with Kepla.
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PublisherBrand-New-Life2021
One year after the publication of an open letter addressed to Swiss art spaces, Black art and cultural workers across Switzerland, are sharing a second collectively penned letter, signed by over 100 Black art and cultural workers in Switzerland.
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PublisherMeson Press2021
With its diversity of possible Umwelten or environments for living things, Jakob von Uexküll’s Umwelt theory has been hailed by many readers as the first step toward an innovative, pluralistic conception of nonhuman life. But what is generally ignored is its structural conservatism, its identitarian logic in which everything should remain in its place and nothing should mix, and its proximity to Nazi ideology and politics. By turning the spotlight on these neglected aspects, Uexküll’s Surroundings opens up a new perspective on Uexküll’s Umwelt theory.
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PublisherSocial Discipline2020
Mattin and Miguel Prado talk with uncompromising art-theory-mavericks: Ana Teixeira Pinto and Kerstin Stakemeier about their crucial text: “A Brief Glossary of Social Sadism”. More relevant than ever in these times of generalised brutality. Artwork: Parker Bright, “Confronting My Own Possible Death”, 2018.
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PublisherMomus2020
For episode 21, Sky Goodden spoke with Coco Fusco, the legendary Cuban-American critic, artist, educator, and art historian. Speaking from the center of a pandemic, and on the brink of a significant wave of civil unrest and anti-racist protest, Fusco circled themes relevant to each crisis, looping them through the lens of Cuban history and the seismic shifts it is currently undergoing, in relation to protest, artistic freedom, and criticism against the government.
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PublisherMomus2020
For episode 22, Lauren Wetmore spoke with Ebony L. Haynes, a gallerist, curator, and writer. Haynes is the Director of Martos Gallery in New York, and Shoot the Lobster in New York and LA. Active for the past ten years, Haynes has insisted on the meaningful inclusion of Black artists and professionals in the contemporary artworld. In this potent conversation, she discusses her experiences as a Black female art dealer in a sexist and racist industry, where her significant contributions continue to do the powerful work of redressing injustice while elevating talent. She says, “I’m here because I’m supposed to ...
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PublisherMomus2020
In the final episode of Season 3, which has been devoted to the question of “what’s changed, and what should?”, Sky Goodden speaks to The White Pube, a UK-based art-criticism collective comprised of Zarina Muhammad and Gabriella de la Puente. Across five years of publishing, The White Pube has been celebrated for its insistence on “embodied criticism” and “sticky subjectivity,” its resistance to the star-review system of popular art criticism, and its practice of DIY art-publishing as institutional critique. “We cannot ever write in a way that denies ourselves,” concludes Muhammed. Their recent feature “FUCK THE POLICE, FUCK THE STATE, FUCK THE ...

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