The history of art has collapsed under the weight of the contemporary world. Artists and writers now must ask fundamental questions anew: “What defines art? What is the purpose of writing about it? And, facing our current tumultuous reality, why bother with art at all?” Jarrett Earnest
We may no longer be able to lay claim to a new avant-garde or to sweeping historic art movements in this pluralistic environment, but we can adapt and advance our understanding of what art is and how it functions in relation to how we perceive and experience it. Ian Pedigo, Modal Environs Manifesto, Modal Environs – Art as Expanding Microcosm
Alejandro Cesarco’s work is influenced by literature and literary theory, and by the fragile relationships that exist between imagery, language, and meaning. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Collection Online
What happens to our bodies when the camera touches us and looks at us? Who is watching and who is returning that look? How is a body torn apart audio visually? Does the staging of the real devour the real? What is a woman? Where does the idea end and the stereotype begin?
This documentary tells a poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to healthcare for all Americans. Central to the story is the tale of how a new national program, Medicare, was used to mount a dramatic, coordinated effort that desegregated thousands of hospitals across the country in a matter of months.