Filed under journal | Tags: · activism, aesthetics, art, art criticism, climate change, contemporary art, earth, ecology, environment, oil, politics, postcolonialism, visual culture
“This special issue of Third Text investigates the intersection of art criticism, politico-ecological theory, environmental activism and postcolonial globalization. The focus is on practices and discourses of eco-aesthetics that have emerged in recent years in geopolitical areas as diverse as the Arctic, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Europe and Mexico. The numerous contributors address new aesthetic strategies through which current ecological emergencies – including but not limited to the multifaceted crisis of climate change – have found resonance and creative response in artistic practice and more broadly in visual culture.” (from the Introduction)
With contributions by Christoph Brunner, Roberto Nigro, Gerald Raunig, Jessica L Horton, Janet Catherine Berlo, Jimmie Durham, Subhankar Banerjee, Nabil Ahmed, Berin Golonu, Basil Sunday Nnamdi, Obari Gomba, Frank Ugiomoh, Ursula Biemann, Peter Mörtenböck, Helge Mooshammer, Patrick D Flores, Raqs Media Collective, Luke Skrebowski, Emily Apter, Steven Lam, Gabi Ngcobo, Jack Persekian, Nato Thompson, Anne Sophie Witzke, Liberate Tate, TJ Demos, Eduardo Abaroa and Minerva Cuevas.
Guest editor: TJ Demos
Publisher Third Text, London, January 2013
Filed under journal | Tags: · aesthetics, body, image, media, sport, visual culture
“Much of our knowledge of and experience with sport comes to us in mediated form. Newspapers, television broadcasts, film, sports magazines and other sports-related media present us with an unceasing flow of visual, textual and oral information related to sport.
The material included here interrogates the visual in sport as it is tied to politics, economics, identity and embodiment and in so doing brings new questions to sport studies, visual culture studies and related fields. The works offer a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives but all problematize the relationship between sport and its images.” (from the Editorial)
With contributions by Jonathan Finn, Richard Gruneau, Robin Veder, Russell Field, Anu Vaittinen, Lianne McTavish and Patrick J. Reed.
Edited by Jonathan Finn
Publisher Concordia University and Lakehead University, October 2014
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
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Filed under catalogue | Tags: · amateur culture, art, copyright, memes, online video, visual culture, web
Curated by Valentina Tanni, Eternal September. The Rise of Amateur Culture is a group exhibition that explores the relationship between professional art making and the amateur cultural movements through the web.
This catalogue features a curatorial text by Valentina Tanni, together with an interview with artist Matthias Fritsch, the man beyond the Teknoviking meme, an essay by artist group Smetnjak on practicing critical theory in the form of internet memes, visual documentation of Tanni’s ongoing curatorial project The Great Wall of Memes, and a section dedicated to the works of 15 exhibited authors.
Publisher Link Editions, Brescia, with Aksioma, Ljubljana, September 2014
Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 International License
Filed under magazine | Tags: · art, art criticism, art history, central europe, contemporary art, east-central europe, film, music, outsider art, politics, visual culture
“Since its inception Umelec has remained the only international art magazine in English about contemporary visual culture in Central Europe and beyond. Umelec is dedicated to more focused regional or national issues, and always tries to bring to life the current social-cultural situation, including its more marginal aspects. We do not consider culture as a decoration of the state body, but as one of the most important inspiring values of life, even if it is radical or strange.” (from the publisher)
Publisher: Divus (Ivan Mečl), Prague/London/Berlin
Editor-in-chief: Palo Fabuš; formerly: Lenka Lindaurová and Vladan Šír, Jiří Ptáček, Alena Boika
Graphic design: Dita Lamačová; formerly: Dan Vlček, Ondřej Strnad, Jakub Němeček, Ivan Mečl
View the latest issue (English, HTML), also in German, Czech.
View the issue 2011–2 (English, HTML), also in German, Czech.
View the issue 2011–1 (English, HTML), also in German, Czech.
View previous issues (HTML), incl. Special issues: “Austrian” (2009–1, EN/CZ/DE), “Mexican” (2007–2, EN/CZ/DE/ES), “German” (2005–2, EN/CZ/DE), “Swiss” (2006–2, EN/CZ), “French” (2002–1, EN/CZ). The issues from 2005–3 up to 2009–1 were also published in Spanish.
Filed under book | Tags: · design, graphic design, visual communication, visual culture
In the first decades of the twentieth century, Otto Neurath and Gerd Arntz invented the Vienna Method of Pictorial Statistics [Wiener Bildstatistik]. The method was renamed in the late 1930s as ISOTYPE ―I(nternational) S(ystem) O(f) TY(pographic) P(icture) E(ducation) ―and was used in the 1940s and 1950s in the Netherlands, Great Britain, Greece, the USA and the USSR.
Publisher Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., London, 1936
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