Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Boy on the Bicycle: Moscow’s Protests find their Posterboy

In 2005, the Berkeley-based collective Retort published Afflicted Powers: Capital and Spectacle in a New Age of War, an extended tract that examined the ways that, in a political culture increasingly dominated by images, the way to fight one spectacle … Continue reading

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Whose Victory? Moscow’s Days of May

The past few days, the art world has made records with New York auctions, while Frieze New York reaffirmed that the art market was showing no signs of stopping (even if that meant taking a ferry.) If anything, now all … Continue reading

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Frieze New York offers a new view on Defining the Contemporary

In what has been trumpeted as “New York’s Billion Dollar Art Week” (a figure that may need tweaking after  Edvard Munch’s The Scream fetched nearly $120 million alone on Wednesday), Frieze Art Fair New York has been more than holding its … Continue reading

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After May Day, comes the First Frieze; after Occupy, the Auctions

Yesterday, the Occupy Movement sought to kick off  a “Spring Awakening” with a May Day General Strike, which took place in multiple cities across the country. In New York, reports placed the crowds on the 4 mile march down Broadway from … Continue reading

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