The Democratic Sensible: becoming word in protest recitations

Bishnupriya Ghosh Fig.1 Installation Hum Dekhenge, Shaheen Bagh. Fig.2 Azad with the Constitution, Jama Masjid. Credit: Photo @delhi6wala, Instagram, Jan 30, 2020. Credit: Screenshot Hindustan Times These scenes circulate across media platforms as visual/audiovisual documents long past the silencing of speeches, the dispelling of crowds, the dismantling of artworks. Indeed, long after the COVID-19 lockdown… Continue reading The Democratic Sensible: becoming word in protest recitations

Contemporary Art, Activism, and Symbolic Value

Alex Alberro. The concerted politicization of art in the past decade transcends radical themes in artists’ and curators’ work and the relationship between museums and art workers. It even goes beyond the professionalized paradigm of “social practice art” grounded in liberal ideals of civic dialogue [1]. Art’s recent politicization involves a comprehensive questioning of art… Continue reading Contemporary Art, Activism, and Symbolic Value