10th March, Monday — Reblog
SAIC’s Second Annual Spring Drag & Burlesque Show!
Happening April 29 in the Maclean Ballroom, the Second Annual Spring Drag & Burlesque Show will be an exciting chance to showcase the variety of student performance while celebrating the diversity of gender and identity expression at SAIC.
The Show is open for all student, faculty, and staff performances. Interested performers please visit https://engage.saic.edu/ to fill out a short proposal application!
Humanity is but a collection or series of ghosts
4th March, Tuesday — Reblog
With film, it’s hard to locate the artwork: Is it the projected image? The projection beam? The room in which it’s being projected? It’s a constellation of things rather than a singular object. I think that’s a metaphor for how a lot of artists working in a broad range of media function now.
4th March, Tuesday — Reblog
Stuart Comer, one of the three curators of the 2014 Biennial. In the second installment of a three-part Q&A in Whitney Stories, Comer, Michelle Grabner, and Anthony Elms discuss their curatorial approaches as each organizes a floor of the exhibition. (via whitneymuseum)
What are your thoughts? Questions? Do you agree? Disagree? Tell us!
The 2014 Biennial catalogue is now available! Pick one up at the Museum Shop.
SAIC & Chicago artists represent.3rd March, Monday — Reblog
Often emphasis on identity and lifestyle is appealing because it creates a false sense that one is engaged in praxis. However, praxis within any political movement that aims to have a radical transformative impact on society cannot be solely focused on creating spaces wherein would-be radicals experience safety and support. Feminist movement to end sexist oppression actively engages participants in revolutionary struggle. Struggle is rarely safe or pleasurable. Focusing on feminism as political commitment, we resist the emphasis on individual identity and lifestyle. (This should not be confused with the very real need to unite theory and practice.) Such resistance engages us in revolutionary praxis. The ethics of Western society informed by imperialism and capitalism are personal rather than social. They teach us that the individual good is more important than the collective good, and consequently that individual change is of greater signiﬁcance than collective change. This particular form of cultural imperialism has been reproduced in feminist movement in the form of individual women equating the fact that their lives have been changed in a meaningful way by feminism “as is” with a policy that no change need occur in the theory and praxis, even if it has little or no impact on society as a whole, or on masses of women.
3rd March, Monday — Reblog