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Suely Rolnik: Beyond Colonial Unconscious

Brazilian theorist and psychoanalyst Suely Rolnik speaks here about ethics, and what she calls “body-knowing,” or “drive-knowing,” specifically in regards to the practice of Brazilian anthropophagy. Rolnik’s talk contributes to a thriving body of knowledge produced around the question, in particular Eduardo Viveiro de Castro’s theorization of multinatural perspectivism, evolving in conversation with the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and anthropologist Philippe Descola’s work on differential ontologies. For Rolnik, anthropophagic practices in the Tupinamba tribe provide an ethical formula for the relation to the other, one that is intrinsically linked to the transformation of the self. Although I am using the [...] read more

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Critical Mass at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

by Andrew Cappetta & Jason Foumberg

Founded in 1866 as the Chicago Academy of Design, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) emerged at a critical moment in the development of two American civic institutions: the museum and the university. In 1872, the school initiated a program of collecting art to further its mission of art education, a purpose shared by both the art school and the museum. By 1882, this hybrid museum-school was christened an “art institute,” as a means to encapsulate these similar yet distinct approaches towards art education, one through instruction and the other through curation and display. SAIC is not [...] read more