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Rebuilding Afghanistan

by Tariq Ali from the London Review of Books blog P.J.Tobia’s photographs of these monstrous buildings in Kabul convey only part of the horror. Their location is not too far from the slum dwellings that house the poor of the city, sans water, sans electricity, sans sewage, sans everything. A young photo-journalist from Philadelphia, Tobia supplied the [...]
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The Pictures of War You Aren’t Supposed to See

By Chris Hedges from truthdig.com War is brutal and impersonal. It mocks the fantasy of individual heroism and the absurdity of utopian goals like democracy. In an instant, industrial warfare can kill dozens, even hundreds of people, who never see their attackers. The power of these industrial weapons is indiscriminate and staggering. They can take down apartment [...]
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Peter Kirby // John Baldessari: Some Stories (1990)

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.3975448&w=600&h=400&fv=file%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fubu.artmob.ca%2Fvideo%2Fflash%2FKirby_Peter_John+Baldessari_1990.flv] Directed and Edited by Peter Kirby Director of Photography: Harry Dawson Produced by Media Art Services length 28:14 Presented without commentary, this film reveals the thinking behind his work and provides clues to the understanding of the artist’s paintings, photographic work and books. What emerges is a portrait of a thoughtful, quietly rebellious artist who has influenced a [...]
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Hotel Palenque // by Robert Smithson

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This is a treadmill made from decomposing shit that is so devoid of nutrients that even its compost won’t allow anything fresh to grow.

by Mark Fischer from Blunt Art Text (B.A.T) Recently I received an email from a student in Ireland. He had discovered an interview in which I discussed an old project that sounded extremely similar to something he had been working on for a year and was about to exhibit. This discovery sent him into a “mini-crisis” and [...]
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