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Principles’ Day Out: Manifesta’s Destiny, Posthumous Petition-signers and Boycotters branded as Hypocrites

Sydney’s Saga Continues: Boycott Artists branded as Hypocrites These past two weeks we have reported on how the artists boycott of the Sydney Biennale over its ties to Transfield (a holding company that had recently expanded to include the detention … Continue reading

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“Re-Aligned Art” Brings Chto Delat, Pussy Riot, et al, to Norway

e-flux’s Adam Kleinman wasn’t the only visitor to Katya Degot‘s and David Riff‘s Bergen Assembly that was swayed by Chto Delat‘s new A Border Musical, 2013, which sets a Songspiel-styled, transnational romance in remote Finnmark (for many a reminder that Norway … Continue reading

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Petitions, Propaganda and Manifesta 2014: A “Neutral Space for Discussion”?

So, speaking of petitions, we have had quite a few Manifesta-related versions sent to our inboxes recently. The most prominent was penned by Noel Kelly, on Change.Org. It states, very plainly that, in light of Russia’s recent, very controversial legislature … Continue reading

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Katya Degot and David Riff unleash their list of “researchers” for the Bergen Assembly

Just as this summer heat has us longing for cooler climes, this week we got a news bump reminding us to retreat to Norway for the last days of August to luxuriate in the cool breezes and earnest discourse of … Continue reading

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The Gwangju Biennale releases the first issue of Roundtable

In advance of the September 7 opening of the Gwangju Biennale, the curatorial team – an all-female powerhouse of Nancy Adajania, Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Mami Kataoka, Sunjung Kim, Carol Yinghua Lu, and Alia Swastika  – has released the first issue of its e-journal, … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot, Madonna, High Court Hijinks and What it means to be a Hooligan

Like most of the world – judging from the number of Pussy-Riot-relard requests in our inbox – we have spent the last week watching The Trial of Pussy Riot, a tragicomedy that plays more like something from the files of … Continue reading

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Voina i Mir: Collective ignites another controversy during otherwise peaceful protests

This New Years, instead of lighting sparklers, the St Petersburg-based collective Voina ensured a fresh round of newspaper coverage by lighting Molotov cocktails under a parked police transport vehicle. (You can watch the video here.) The group was quick to … Continue reading

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