In Potential History, the violence of photography saturates the very idea of European “progress,” resonating from Palestine to the Congo to Black America.
What role do art institutions play in inequality? Ariella Azoulay’s new book suggests the relationship is not as indirect as many may think.
MoMA’s recent expansion embodies the tension between the ways in which cultural spaces can offer visitors comfortable narratives and on the other, how they can suggest the potential for radical inclusiveness by iteration, reinvention, and reinstallation.
Curator, theorist, and historian Ariella Azoulay questions the connections between the origins of modern art and the stolen artifacts lining the walls of European museums.
The ambitious volume Dissonant Archives: Contemporary Visual Culture and Contested Narratives in the Middle East in many ways responds to the post-1990s archive fever, but from a specific geographic locale.