Author Archives: jamiekeesling

Femininity and Fetish in the Work of Marilyn Minter

Dana Kopel Marilyn Minter’s images—frozen moments of luxury and sensuality—fragment and abstract the female body, offering a critique of the objectifying (even commodifying) effects of the male gaze, which, with their lush, glittering surfaces, they simultaneously implicitly encourage. Three different,

Femininity and Fetish in the Work of Marilyn Minter

Dana Kopel Marilyn Minter’s images—frozen moments of luxury and sensuality—fragment and abstract the female body, offering a critique of the objectifying (even commodifying) effects of the male gaze, which, with their lush, glittering surfaces, they simultaneously implicitly encourage. Three different,

The Twin Sides of Antimodernism: A Response to Paul Chan’s Progress as Regression

Pac Pobric [1] It is a common and, at this point, hopelessly exhausted “postmodern” (read: antimodern) critique that the period of modernity, as the legacy of the Enlightenment, was a fundamentally conservative set of cultural and political moments; that its

The Twin Sides of Antimodernism: A Response to Paul Chan’s Progress as Regression

Pac Pobric [1] It is a common and, at this point, hopelessly exhausted “postmodern” (read: antimodern) critique that the period of modernity, as the legacy of the Enlightenment, was a fundamentally conservative set of cultural and political moments; that its

Objects of Devotion and Desire: Medieval Relic to Contemporary Art, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery

Adrian Marshall The latest exhibition at the Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College has great potential to open up medieval reliquaries to a larger contemporary audience, if they have the patience to read a little. Accompanying a loan of five medieval

Objects of Devotion and Desire: Medieval Relic to Contemporary Art, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery

Adrian Marshall The latest exhibition at the Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College has great potential to open up medieval reliquaries to a larger contemporary audience, if they have the patience to read a little. Accompanying a loan of five medieval

Book Review: Sherry Turkle – Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

Joel Kuennen In Sherry Turkle’s most recent book, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other, she relates a story of an artist with “cyborgs dreams.”[1] In 2005, artist Pia Lindman visited the MIT Media Lab

Book Review: Sherry Turkle – Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

Joel Kuennen In Sherry Turkle’s most recent book, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other, she relates a story of an artist with “cyborgs dreams.”[1] In 2005, artist Pia Lindman visited the MIT Media Lab

Baldessari’s Ambivalence

Pac Pobric John Baldessari may have made a good painter. His earliest works evinced his aesthetic eye. In #2 (1963), a tension between representation and abstraction is realized through a scrutinizing approach to a bird (first a subject in 1962’s

Baldessari’s Ambivalence

Pac Pobric John Baldessari may have made a good painter. His earliest works evinced his aesthetic eye. In #2 (1963), a tension between representation and abstraction is realized through a scrutinizing approach to a bird (first a subject in 1962’s

issue 3

“Art is modern when, by its mode of experience and as the expression of a crisis of experience, it absorbs what industrialization has developed under the given relations of production.” –Theodor Adorno, Aesthetic Theory Anti-modernism, pre-modernism, and post-modernism each hold

issue 3

“Art is modern when, by its mode of experience and as the expression of a crisis of experience, it absorbs what industrialization has developed under the given relations of production.” –Theodor Adorno, Aesthetic Theory Anti-modernism, pre-modernism, and post-modernism each hold

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Shattered Glass: Rethinking the Collection of the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil

Anya Pantuyeva In the second week of November, the exhibition Shattered Glass: Rethinking the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil Collection opened at the Americas Society in New York. The Museum of Dr. Alvar and Carmen de Carrillo Gil is located

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Shattered Glass: Rethinking the Collection of the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil

Anya Pantuyeva In the second week of November, the exhibition Shattered Glass: Rethinking the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil Collection opened at the Americas Society in New York. The Museum of Dr. Alvar and Carmen de Carrillo Gil is located