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Listening Publics: Ultra-Red’s Protocols for the Common

Written by Joshua Marquis, edited by Greta Rainbow
“What did you hear?” This question organizes the work of sound-art collective Ultra-Red, a group that works internationally, employing what they term “militant sound investigation,” in their practice with activist groups, organizers and organizations, cultural workers and communities, or the “politically inconvenient.”

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The Body Athletic: Art, Architecture and Sport Culture in Early Byzantine Constantinople

Written by Anthony Portulese, edited by Miray Eroglu
Athleticism carried immense social popularity throughout the ancient world. For centuries, Athens and Rome orchestrated and held public sporting competitions for the enjoyment of its denizens.

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Black Out Day: Selfies as Online Activism

Written by Ely DeSandoli, edited by Ben Demers & Aimée Tian
Selfies have become as commonplace as the technologies we use to produce them thanks to the increased ubiquity of smartphones. Selfies, despite what many believe, are not just individual projections of millennial narcissism; they offer the opportunity to represent collective as well as personal identities.

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L’infiniment Petit and Monstrous Social Anxieties: Envisioning Disease in Fin de Siècle Culture Through the Eyes of Odilon Redon

Written by Elena Lin, edited by Catherine LaMendola
Post-war trauma, social instability, epidemic diseases, and scientific discourses characterized the end of the nineteenth century in France; an era fraught with social unrest. A preoccupation with infectious disease and physiognomic pathology in the literary and visual arts reflected the social anxieties of the time.

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Between Memory and Progress: Negotiating Infrastructure and Innovation in The Nottingham Contemporary Building

Written by Erika Kindsfather, edited by Madeleine Cruickshank
In 2004, after their success in winning the architectural design contest posed by the Nottingham City Council, the architecture firm Caruso St. John, consisting of architects Adam Caruso and Peter St. John, began the project of building a contemporary art center in the British city of Nottingham called the Nottingham Contemporary.

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Jeff Koons et le Marché

Written by Louise Kronenberger, edited by Muhan Zhang
Après le boom économique Seconde Guerre Mondiale, l’industrialisation dans certains pays, et notamment les Etats-Unis, s’est accélérée dans les années 60. Ceci a engendré une expansion fulgurante de la production de biens de consommation, ainsi que l’essor de la publicité et le domaine du divertissement.

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