ART PAPERS 40.04 - July/Aug 2016
The dangerous pandemics of racism and gun violence are matters of public health. Where do the arts and artists fit into the conversation?
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
The Way of Looking
Bauhaus-trained architect Marcel Breuer designed civic and cultural buildings with an eye for function and form; now, Atlanta faces a moment of blindness toward his final work.
The Principles of Participatory Art:
What Artists Can Learn From Bioethics
Artists using other humans in their work may require examination, monitoring, and a philosophical prescription.
Contagions (spatial, imaginary)
In a visual and verbal essay, an artist narrates his work on human vitality at the edge of the virtual world.
Correspondence: La Cura
An artist/technologist used the Internet to crowd-source the treatment for his own cancer; here, in an email, he considers its emotional—and communal—side effects.
The Spiritual and Commercial Language of PrEP
A new preventive medicine changes the say we communicate about sex, safety, and disease—with both positive and negative results.
A Desert Home Companion
In an effort to suture the communicative divide between Middle Eastern and American cultures, an artist nourishes discourse through the palate, and the tongue.
We Ride the MARTA Bus
If highways and thoroughfares are Atlanta's arteries, its bus stops are its pulse sites—places at which human life most authentically inhabits a city on the move.
Timothy P.A. Cooper
The 500th anniversary of Thomas More's Utopia leads London to try mapping the theoretical "nonplace" in history, and in real, urban space.
On fear, inhibition, and "freedom"
9th Berlin Biennale: The Present in Drag
Martha Rosler: Housing Is a Human Right
Susan Noyes Platt
Shattering the Concrete
Jiha Moon: Blue Yolo, Yellow Chrysanthemum
Mystery and Benevolence
It Can Howl
Erin Jane Nelson
Chloé Elizabeth Maratta: Wasteland