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.
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.
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. The exhibits exist also in the form of electronic archives and can be consulted anywhere, normally without even paying.
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.
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.