Under the Clouds. João Ribas. Serralves

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Under the Clouds: from Paranoia to the Digital Sublime

Since the second half of the twentieth century, we have lived under the shadow of two clouds: the mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb, and now the ‹cloud› of information networks. How did the symbol of post-war paranoia become the utopian metaphor for today’s interconnected world? Under the Clouds confronts the interrelated effects and affects of these two clouds on life and work, leisure and love, and on images, bodies and minds, through contributions from an intergenerational group of artists.

Texts by
Enrico Baj & Sergio Dangelo, Thomas Hirschhorn, Sean Landers, Metahaven, Seth Price, João Ribas, Frances Stark, Hito Steyerl, Stan VanDerBeek

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The Human Snapshot. Thomas Keenan, Tirdad Zolghadr (Eds.). Sternberg Press, LUMA Foundation, & the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

Posted in art, books, photography, Theory, writing on June 6th, 2013
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The Human Snapshot. Thomas Keenan, Tirdad Zolghadr (Eds.). Sternberg Press, LUMA Foundation, & the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

With contributions by Ariella Azoulay, Bassam El Baroni, Roger M. Buergel, George Didi-Huberman, Michel Feher, Hal Foster, Anselm Franke, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti, Maja Hoffmann, Denis Hollier, Thomas Keenan, Alex Klein, Suhail Malik, Marion von Osten, Katya Sander, Hito Steyerl, Eyal Weizman, Tirdad Zolghadr

The Human Snapshot draws upon a conference of the same name organized by the LUMA Foundation and Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College that took place in Arles, France, in 2011. The conference contributions and subsequent essays examine contemporary forms of humanism and universalism as they circulate and are produced in art and photography. The look toward these two terms stems from theorist Ariella Azoulay’s research on the seminal exhibition “The Family of Man,” first installed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1955, which she frames as a lens through which to view universalism at play. These values have been under conceptual assault in recent years, yet they continue to proliferate—even through the visual arts, where humanism and universalism are customarily dismissed. The Human Snapshot takes these themes and wrestles with their application in the use of photography, the exhibition format, contemporary democracy, human rights discourse, and the power of the image at large.

Copublished by the LUMA Foundation and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard)
Design by Zak Group

April 2013, English
18.5 x 26.5 cm, 320 pages, 134 b/w and 32 color ills., hardcover, cloth binding
ISBN 978-3-943365-63-4

Price: €35

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C Magazine #117: Translation. C The Visual Arts Foundation.

Posted in art, distribution, magazines on March 12th, 2013
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C Magazine #117: Translation. C The Visual Arts Foundation.

Featuring: Hito Steyerl, Feminism After Elles, Institutions by Artist, Feminist Art Gallery, Christopher Kulendran Thomas, Kristiina Lahde, Tiziana La Melia, Leah Bowery, Vanessa Maltese, Roman Liska, Sean Alward, Kika Thorne, Hazel Meyer & Rick Leong

Spring 2013
60 Pages
English
ISSN 1480-5472

Price: 5€

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