Professor Contributes To Exhibit Showcasing Efforts By Artists And Scholars To Resist Destruction Of Art And Antiquities By ISIS Wellesley College The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also called Daesh, has engaged in a systematic campaign to destroy irreplaceable cultural artifacts across the region. Erich Hatala Matthes, assistant professor of philosophy, recently contributed to

Modes of Defiance: Latin American Art, 1970 to the Present   IFA Contemporary / SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 / ELH349    For the inaugural meeting of this year’s Latin American Forum on September 9th, Professor Edward Sullivan moderated a panel discussion titled Modes of Defiance: Latin American Art, 1970 to the Present, which met in conjunction with the exhibition Bearing Witness: Art and

World’s Military Budget Tops All Others As Women Call for Peace By Teri Verite   Tribes / December 6, 2013    Over $1 trillion annually, worldwide military spending far exceeds anything else in our austerity era, including that of the UN peacekeeping budget (a fraction of the former at a mere $7.9 million).  This depressing

“Assenting Voices”

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“Assenting Voices” by  Jason Farago ArtForum / November 20, 2014–January 23, 2015 With the massive hack of Sony’s e-mail servers this month and the canceled release of The Interview, a bro comedy about a plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un, the threat and the mania of North Korea has once again entered the terrain of culture.

Assenting Voices: Agitprop Art in North Korea by Mary Hrbacek CultureCatch / December 23, 2014 – 14:18     Curated by Dr. Thalia Vrachopoulos, Assenting Voices presents twelve oil paintings on canvas and thirteen posters by North Korean print-making collectives. Two “Social Realist” style posters were created as early as 1956 and 1960, but the majority of