Curator’s Close-Up: Thalia Vrachopoulos by Lilia Ziamou http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lilia-ziamou/curators-closeup-thalia-v_b_8172996.html Huffington Post / September 22,2015 Thalia Vrachopoulos is an art historian, curator, writer and professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. She has organized and curated over one hundred exhibitions in the US, Asia and Europe and has written

In Acts of Resistance, Artists and Scholars Digitally Reconstruct the Past by Claire Voon http://hyperallergic.com/270503/in-acts-of-resistance-artists-digitally-reconstruct-the-destroyed-past/ Hyperallergic / January 27,2016 In the past year alone, members of ISIS have marred cultural treasures in Iraq and Syria, taking sledgehammers and drills to statues at the Mosul Museum and delivering numerous blows to the ancient site of Palmyra, including its 1,800-year-old Arch of

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

North Korean Agitprop: CUNY Exhibition Offers Glimpse into Secretive Society by Mike Newton https://www.indypendent.org/2014/12/16/north-korean-agitprop-cuny-exhibition-offers-glimpse-secretive-society The Indypendent / DECEMBER 16, 2014 Walking down Broadway, I saw a bus sporting a giant ad for The Interview, an upcoming comedy film about two Americans’ misadventures in North Korea. Seth Rogen and James Franco are shown gazing, stalwart, into

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