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Sunlight and Fresh Air: Picturing Life in the Central-Hall Houses of Beirut, 1890-1920
(Rice University, 2012)
In the last thirty years of Ottoman rule in Beirut, Lebanon, a form of domestic architecture developed that became the ultimate status symbol for the burgeoning bourgeoisie of the city. This new type of dwelling came to ...
Now Let the Storm Break Loose
In her photography, videos and installations, Josephine Meckseper (born 1964) sets images of political activism-photographs of demonstrations, newspaper cuttings-against twinkling consumer goods and advertising motifs. ...
Respect and Pride Restored: Zwelethu Mthethwa
Artist entry on Zwelethu Mthetwa in "Brave New Worlds" catalogue
Lessons in Buffoonery and Bravado: Erik Van Lieshout
Artist entry on Erik Van Lieshout for "Brave New Worlds" catalogue
Stories Told in the Shape of a Sphere
Amy Patton's latest film Oil slips between a theater production of Upton Sinclair's novel of the same name and the making of the film itself. Bitter, Black Thoughts is the first book on Patton's films and features her notes ...
Subtle Shifts: Artur Zmijewski
Artist entry on Artur Zmijewski in "Brave New Worlds" catalogue
A Singular Cloud: Race, Natural Science, and the Origins of Art History in the United States, 1845-1875
(Rice University, 2014)
The abolition of slavery in the United States incited a social rupture that spread even to the halls of Harvard University. In defense of liberal ethics of equality and freedom, the study of art, previously the domain of ...
A Lexicon of Suburban Neologisms
The suburbs have always been a fertile space for imagining both the best and the worst of modern social life. Portrayed alternately as a middle-class domestic utopia and a dystopic world of homogeneity and conformity--with ...
Imprints of Conflict: Yael Bartana
Artist entry on Yael Bartana for "Brave New Worlds" catalogue
Complicated Desires: Yto Barrada
Artist entry on Yto Barrada in "Brave New Worlds" catalogue