Papers

Emory University Eradicates its Visual Arts Department, Portending an Ominous Trend in University Education

Lilly Lampe and Amanda Parmer Protests at Emory University. Photography by James Crissman Emory University Eradicates its Visual Arts Department, Portending an Ominous Trend in University Education Lilly Lampe, Amanda Parmer Late in the day on Friday, September 14, Robin Forman, Dean of Emory College of Arts and Sciences, released a letter to the Emory College community stating that Emory [...] Read more

The Social Impulse: Politics, Media and Art after the Arab Uprisings

Omar Kholeif In the wake of the uprisings that swept the Middle East since December 2010, a spotlight has, for better or worse, fallen on artists from the region. In this essay, Egypt-born, UK-based writer and curator Omar Kholeif looks at some of the problems attending this increased interest in art from the region and the pressure on artists to create works that not only respond to revolution but answer to 'Arab Spring'-themed exhibitions. More specifically, he discusses the work of artists who had been developing new media and digital art practices before the revolutions, practices that became not only televised, but also distributed across an array of online platforms and networks. Kholeif also examines the ways in which these artists channel their energies into grass-roots, artist-led initiatives [...] Read more

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CCS Bard
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Emily Carr
The Hong Kong Institute of Education
St Moritz Art Academy