CULTURAL APPROPRIATION

CULTURAL APPROPRIATION: A ROUNDTABLE: “CULTURE IS ITSELF an act of citation—of reference, response, and transformation. From Mayan iconography to Warhol, the Pictures generation to Nanook, orientalism to punk, art has copied, taken, simulated, re-created, and appropriated all manner of images, styles, texts, and experiences. When is such movement a form…

2017 Fed Budget

Today, President Trump released the full version of his FY 2018 budget proposal, A New Foundation for American Greatness. As you may recall, the FY 2018 "skinny budget" was released in March and called for a total elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and other cultural grant-making…

Shutting Down the NEA

Statement from Actors’ Equity President Kate Shindle on New Proposal to Close the National Endowment for the Arts New York – Kate Shindle, President of Actors' Equity Association, the national labor union representing professional actors and stage managers, released the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s proposed budget for…

Scott Houston: Incarceration Inc.

Scott Houston: Incarceration Inc.: " Estrella Jail © Scott Houston I am pleased and honored to share Scott Houston's insight into the overwhelming subject of the racist mass incarceration of Americans, Incarceration Inc.: Today's American Slavery. The project features male and female inmates of Estrella Jail... " (Via acurator.com.)

Florida State 2017 Convening Culture Conference

  Secretary Detzner in Gainesville Sun: “Arts and Culture Stimulate State Economy” Upcoming Convening Culture Conference in Gainesville (Feb. 22-23) will explore how arts and culture benefit entrepreneurship in the Sunshine State “Arts and Culture Stimulate State Economy” Gainesville Sun Guest Column: Ken Detzner is Florida’s Secretary of State and…

Tentacular Thinking

Journal #75 - September 2016 Donna Haraway Tentacular Thinking: Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene We are all lichens. — Scott Gilbert, “We Are All Lichens Now”1 Think we must. We must think. —Stengers and Despret, Women Who Make a Fuss2 What happens when human exceptionalism and bounded individualism, those old saws of Western…