Jan 2021 |

For the benefit of the doubt: On Philippines’ first Easter Sunday mass controversy | MYRON CUBILLAN

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The Board of Commissioners of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) has recently released its official position on the site of the 1521 Easter Sunday mass. The agency adopted the final report submitted by the Mojares Panel, a group of Filipino scholars reviewing and setting forth the conclusion of the Butuan-Limasawa controversy on the location of the 1521 first Easter Sunday mass in the Philippines. 

Jan 2021 |

Pasado borroso: el juego de damas de Carolina Chebi | MARIANO ZELCER

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1. Revisitar el pasado

Buenos Aires, julio de 2020. Pintores, fotógrafos, críticos, docentes y tantas personas más llevamos meses dentro de nuestras casas resguardados de una pandemia, saliendo apenas para comprar alimentos o para asistir a alguna consulta médica impostergable. Galerías, museos y centros culturales se encuentran cerrados. Las circunstancias invitan a revisitar exhibiciones del pasado. Una de ellas se recorta en la memoria.

Jan 2021 |

On the “aura” of the old museums and the “experience” of new ones | ANSELM JAPPE

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In 2002, the art historian and theorist Hal Foster observed in his book Design and Crime, that the main purpose of the museum in the postmodern age is no longer the contemplation of the exhibits[1]. The exhibits exist also in the form of electronic archives and can be consulted anywhere, normally without even paying.

Jan 2021 |

Good Bye, Lenin? A Footnote on the Dismantling of Monuments | HANS-PETER SÖDER

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Tell them in Lacedaimon, passer-by
that here, obedient to their word, we lie.

             Simonides of Ceos

 

Earth! render back from out thy breast
    A remnant of our Spartan dead!
Of the three hundred grant but three,
To make a new Thermopylae!

Lord Byron, The Isles of Greece

 

When the gods have been expelled from the cosmos, the world they have left becomes boring.

Jan 2021 |

Respirator Not Included / Monumental mistakes | SHERRY MILLNER & ERNEST LARSEN

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Respirator not included: An Introduction | ERNEST LARSEN

“I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn't like it.”

--Samuel Goldwyn, notorious old-Hollywood film producer

     

Jan 2021 |

Contemporary art and semiotics: We are responsible for the heroes we have | DARIA ARKHIPOVA & ALUMINÉ ROSSO

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A. Aluminé Rosso: An interview | DARIA ARKHIPOVA

 

Contemporary art and semiotics: We are responsible for the heroes we have

This interview explores the role of semiotics in studying valorisation and interpretation processes in contemporary art. The aim is to demonstrate the need for both professionals and the general public to use semiotic concepts and to be acquainted with them while engaging with contemporary art.

Jan 2021 |

Roma | LEONIDAS HALKIDIS

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A. Hidden gems in Rome: The original point of view of Leonidas Halkidis | DARIA ARKHIPOVA & FEDERICO BELLENTANI

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