Category: Dispatch

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    Some of My Best Friends Are Scottish

    September 2, 2014 - 

    Frequenting his favorite London pubs, the English artist Paul Davis asked Scottish friends and strangers what they thought about the impending referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. He matched their responses to limned images of a few great Scots, lending some historical heft and a touch of ventriloquism to the project.  More
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    Running Orders: A Poem for Gaza

    July 28, 2014 - 

    More than 1,000 Palestinians—the vast majority of them civilians—have been killed during Israel’s latest assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, which is home to roughly 1.8 million Palestinians. Lena Khalaf Tuffaha’s poem conveys the harrowing experience of receiving Israeli warnings of imminent strikes and having nowhere to run.  More
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    The Cloud Is Not the Territory

    May 20, 2014 - 

    Arguing that the public has a right to understand internet infrastructure, artist Ingrid Burrington visits “the cloud”—the data centers of northern Virginia through which two-thirds of internet traffic currently circulates.  More
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    Postcards from Venezuela

    April 21, 2014 - 

    As violent anti-government protests rage on in Venezuela, artist Esperanza Mayobre shares a set of postcards with images, anecdotes and reports she describes as “stories told to myself in order to explain my lost country.”  More
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    Whose Art Thou? On a Few Discursive Aspects of Russia’s Military Intervention

    April 21, 2014 - 

    The Saint Petersburg-based poet Pavel Arsenyev dissects the ambiguous rhetoric surrounding Russia’s invasion of Crimea.  More
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    Editor's Letter

    There was something natural, even inevitable, about birthing a platform for artists to weigh in on the news at Creative Time—an organization that has been commissioning artists to engage with urgent social and political issues since its inception four decades ago.

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