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“From Beyond the Former West” by Victoria Hindley

FROM BEYOND THE FORMER WEST 3rd Former West Research Congress Academy of Fine Arts and Secession Vienna, Austria April 19–20, 2012 Initiated and organized by Maria Hlavajova, FORMER WEST is a long-term (2008–14) international research, education, publishing, conference, and exhibition

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Report | The 55th BFI London Film Festival

FILMS FOR NOW The 55th BFI London Film Festival London October 12–27, 2011 Given the regularity of the London Film Festival, it is tempting to read each year’s offerings as cultural and political barometers. This year, the tumultuous times have

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“Remembering to Remember: Three Photojournalism Icons of the Bosnian War” by Joscelyn Jurich

First, a brief vignette: July 11, 2005 Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina Women weeping over open graves, waiting for their sons or husbands or cousins or friends to be passed hand-to-hand and placed in the earth, into the hollowed ground still rain-filled from

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“Introduction: Aesthetics of Atrocity” by Karen vanMeenan

In “Wound Culture: Trauma in the Pathological Public Sphere” (1997), Mark Seltzer approaches our “wound culture” in terms of the collapse of private and public (subject and world), claiming (as Susan Sontag later would) that there is a “public fascination

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The Transmission Project, An End To A Public Initiative

The Transmission Project, an End to a Public Initiative Over the last decade, the federally funded Transmission Project has helped develop and strengthen America’s public media infrastructure, supporting “low-power radio stations, media arts and technology centers, rural broadband initiatives, media

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Report: 39th International Film Festival—FEST 2011

39th International Film Festival—FEST 2011 Belgrade, Serbia February 25–March 6, 2011 Belgrade’s 39th International Film Festival, FEST 2011, sold more than 93,000 tickets and included a diverse array of films by established directors and rising international stars, along with festival

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“Quiet Spectacle: An Interview with Chris Hondros” by Jen Saffron

This interview with Chris Hondros originally appeared in Afterimage Vol. 35 No. 6 (May/June 2008) Through a growing thicket of visas, checkpoints, Humvees, and dust, war photographer Chris Hondros shoots on—cycling in and out of Iraq, chronicling the war since

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“Nothing Becomes Something” by Luke Strosnider

“Without You I Am Nothing: Art and Its Audience” Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago November 20, 2010–May 1, 2011 It is a well-worn cliché: the aloof artist, creating in solitude, purposefully ignoring the critics and the hoi polloi, seeking not

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Report: 2010 Reykjavík International Film Festival

The 2010 Reykjavík International Film Festival September 23–October 3, 2010 Reykjavík, Iceland Iceland may have made world news in 2010 for the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruptions and the temporary halting of air travel, but the seventh annual Reykjavík International Film Festival

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Report: 54th London Film Festival

54th London Film Festival October 13–28, 2010 The London Film Festival (LFF) is an annual 16-day event hosted by the British Film Institute. While not as globally significant a festival as Cannes, Venice, Karlovy Vary, or Toronto, the LFF is

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