Professor Contributes To Exhibit Showcasing Efforts By Artists And Scholars To Resist Destruction Of Art And Antiquities By ISIS http://www.wellesley.edu/news/2016/january/node/80516#sthash.nacHt7k0.dpuf 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 http://ifacontemporary.org/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   http://www.tribes.org/web/2013/12/06/women-call-for-peace/   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 http://artforum.com/index.php?pn=picks&id=49606&view=print 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 http://culturecatch.com/art/assenting-voices-korean-art 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

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