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mike davis (1946-2022)

Lots of obituaries and tributes to Mike Davis last week, but I think this is a beautiful one – and in his own words: ‘Stop and give a hitchhiking family a ride. Never cross a picket line, even when your family can’t pay the rent. Share your last cigarette with a stranger. Steal milk when… Lire la suite mike davis (1946-2022)

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documenta15, part two: bds

A reflection in two parts on documenta fifteen. Part Two: Anti-anti-Zionism Despite all good intentions, ruangrupa didn't just make friends in Kassel.  Outside the art world, the initial media coverage of documenta fifteen was mainly centered around the accusation of anti-Semitism.  It started even before the official opening of the event. A local blog denounced… Lire la suite documenta15, part two: bds

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documenta15, part one: lumbung

And that again raises the question: is what can be seen actually intended for the Western viewer? And if not, for whom then? For the local population and the local contexts in which these works were made? Sure, that was the general starting point. And for the colleagues and artists inside and outside the majelises? For them probably the result is less important than the processes that led to it.

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raoul vaneigem: back to life

I. Life is not an object  We have merely learned to die, now is the time to learn to live.We are at the breaking point between two civilizations. The old world collapses, hesitating to disappear; the new one emerges, hesitating to impose itself.The shock-wave that agitates the planet shakes our existence and reveals its root.… Lire la suite raoul vaneigem: back to life

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in other words 3

One last time about Jhumpa Lahiri, on language and territory. Quite in the beginning of In altre parole, the account of her familiarization with the Italian tongue, she writes: “Every language belongs to a specific space. It can migrate, it can spread. But usually it is linked to a geographical territory, a Country. Italian belongs… Lire la suite in other words 3

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no nazi’s anymore

Azov Battalion drops neo-Nazi symbol exploited by Russian propagandists The new insignia features a golden trident, the Ukrainian national symbol worn by other regiments The Azov Battalion has removed a neo-Nazi symbol from its insignia that has helped perpetuate Russian propaganda about Ukraine being in the grip of far-right nationalism. At the unveiling of a… Lire la suite no nazi’s anymore