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 »]
After the release of his earth-shattering &&&&& last year, Arca teamed up with visual artist Jesse Kanda to present a mystifying audio-visual experience at MoMA PS1 which left everyone TRAUMAtized. The first scene of the film, part of a longer project titled TRAUMA, is now available for you to stream in the discomfort of your own home. Next time you’re conducting a candlelit seance or taking a dark oath with some friends, make sure you have TRAUMA projected on a wall.