Category Art and Politics, Politics and Art

Israeli Troops Fire as Marchers Breach Borders

Israeli Troops Fire as Marchers Breach Borders

JERUSALEM — Israel’s borders erupted in deadly clashes on Sunday as thousands of Palestinians — marching from Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank — confronted Israeli troops to mark the anniversary of Israel’s creation. More than a dozen people were reported killed and scores injured.


Art, Social Criticism and Mass Media. An Interview with John Perreault


Art, Social Criticism and Mass Media. An Interview with John Perreault

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In ArtExperience NYC, Vol. 1, No. 2, Spring 2011, pp. 24-31By Ernesto Menendez-Conde o / ArtExperience NYC (

ART EXPERIENCE: NYC is starting a series of interviews devoted to today’s socially critical art. Art critics, cura- tors, artists, scholars, and thinkers will be invited to discuss the role of art in contemporary societies. For this issue we are conducting an interview with art crit- ic, curator, performance artist, painter, sculptor, poet, and novelist John Perreault…




Text: Hans Ulrich Obrist – In Conversation with Julian Assange, Part I


Hans Ulrich Obrist - In Conversation with Julian Assange, Part I


When I first met Julian Assange—thanks to lawyer and Chair of the Contemporary Art Society Mark Stephens and curator/lawyer Daniel McClean, both of the law firm Finers Stephens Innocent—we discussed ideas for various interview formats. Anton Vidokle and I had discussed the idea to conduct an interview with Assange in which questions would be posed not only by me, but also by a number of artists. This seemed only natural considering the extent to which so many artists have been interested in WikiLeaks, and we then invited seven artists and collectives to ask questions over video for the second part of the interview…

Film: Which Way Home

Which Way Home


As the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, Which Way Home shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the United States.



ADAMA is an hour long documentary film that will be broadcast on PBS in September 2011. The film follows the story of Adama Bah, a 16-year-old Muslim girl growing up in Harlem, who was detained by the FBI after she was accused of being a “potential suicide bomber”.

Milica Tomic-”Container” project

Milica Tomic, “Container” project

Container project is a reconstruction of an atrocity that took place in Northern Afghanistan, the massacre of thousand of Taliban prisoners of war by the Northern Alliance, directed by the American invasion troops. Taliban war prisoners were put into container trucks. They were kept without water and air for several days during their trip through the desert. When they started begging for air, the Northern Alliance troops fired upon the containers “in order to make holes for the air to get in”…

Domènec – Real Estate

Domènec - Real Estate

Real Estate is the result of a long process of delving into the Israeli/Palestinian problem and began in late 2006 following an invitation from the Jerusalem Center for the Visual Arts to carry out a period of residency in Jerusalem and was continued in subsequent visits in 2006 and 2007.

The Real Estate installation is presented as a pretend real estate sales office which offers a series of materials (photographs, videos, interviews, free printed material…) which attempt to be visual proof of the complex, problematic relationship within the territory and housing in this context and to show how architecture and urban planning are part of a war strategy staged by the state of Israel within the context of Palestine occupation and these in fact these become one of the most effective systems of domination…


KonungaRikena Elgaland-Vargaland (the Royal Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland)

KonungaRikena Elgaland-Vargaland (the Royal Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland)

Welcome to the Digital Territory of KonungaRikena Elgaland-Vargaland (the Royal Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland).

The Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland [KREV] were proclaimed in 1992 and consist of all Border Territories: Geographical, Mental & Digital. You are currently visiting the KREV digital territory as a citizen or as a tourist. You are encouraged to browse the digital territory of the Kingdoms – follow the links on the right.

Elgaland-Vargaland is the largest – and most populous realm on Earth, incorporating all boundaries between other nations as well as Digital Territory and other states of existence. Every time you travel somewhere, and every time you enter another form, such as the dream state…


Chance 2000 – The Last Chance Party (1998)


Right in time for the 1998 German elections, Christoph Schlingensief’s decision to found his own party with the futuristic-sounding name CHANCE2000 marks the artist’s most high-profile attempt yet to unite his art and life…

CalArts Aesthetics and Policy Masters Program

CalArts Aesthetics and Policy Masters Program

The MA in Aesthetics and Politics program offers a one-year degree that focuses on the multiplicity of ways in which the aesthetic and the political intertwine: from political art, to the aestheticization of politics, to phenomenological, poststructuralist, feminist, and postcolonial theories of culture, politics, and society.