Let’s, for a moment, argue that art and politics (as we currently practise their convergent theories, and – with a secondary disclaimer – specifically in western visual art terminologies) has its roots in Italy. We’ll point out how the artists’ manifesto was the first real example of the merging of art and politics in the form of the art object, and that it was The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism (published in Bologna in 1909)… [read more »]
MTV Cribs-style video of the students who have barricaded themselves inside the 8th floor Peter Cooper suite. What do they want? Free Education. And the promise that The Cooper Union which has a 110 year history of being a unique model of free education remains committed to that mission.