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INCURSIONS & SUBVERSIONS: Art’s Response to London’s Olympic Dreams

Thu 12 Jul 2012, 6:30pm Free Word Lecture Theatre Hilary Powell and Isaac Marrero present a series of creative critical responses to the iconography and language of the forthcoming games from their book The Art of Dissent: London’s Olympic State (June 2012, published by Marshgate Press and designed by See Studio). The London 2012 Olympics … Continue reading

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JOURNAL OF VISUAL CULTURE v11 n1

Articles Janet Wolff After Cultural Theory: The Power of Images, the Lure of Immediacy Abstract  Full Text (PDF) References  Request Permissions Winnie Won Yin Wong The Panda Man and the Anti-Counterfeiting Hero: Art, Activism and Appropriation in Contemporary China Abstract  Full Text (PDF) References Request Permissions Nicole Starosielski Warning: Do Not Dig’: Negotiating the Visibility … Continue reading

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ACTS OF TRANSLATION

“This special issue of the Journal of Visual Culture is a remarkable and much needed addition to the critical analysis and development of translation as a metaphor for creative acts and products. […] I can wholeheartedly recommend ‘Acts of Translation’ to anybody interested in the critical engagement with cultures, whether historical or contemporary, visual or … Continue reading

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OLD NEWS (A-E)

… in a new newspaper. ANIMALS – CATS  TODAY 17.7.79 SIAMESE KITTEN declared an illegal immigrant when after being put in the wrong aircraft at Toronto, she arrived at Birmingham Airport. BIRMINGHAM – HANDSWORTH  TODAY 13.7.81 RIOTS. CONT. g/v’s broken shop windows and interiors of looted shops. g/v’s policing in Handsworth streets. Interview with black … Continue reading

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PAPERWEIGHT

Ghosts The second issue of Paperweight is out! Ghosts attempts to grapple with the elusive ghosts of visual and material culture. With a distinctly archival flavour, our contributors have attempted to deal with that which isn’t quite there; or that which once was and has now evaporated; or that which we thought never existed but … Continue reading