On view at the DIA, a mid-career retrospective of Shirin Neshat through July Shirin (Persian artist, film maker, photography) in her studio working on Roja from The Book of Kings series, Photo: David Regen
In India a recent TV advertisement for a shower gel has attracted wide media debate and caused a government minister to call for the product to be withdrawn.
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Whitney Biennial 2017: How the Museum's Riskiest, Most Political Survey in Decades Came Together
From January to the last days before the opening this week, W magazine followed the making of the Whitney's politically-charged, at times polemical, 2017 exhibition, which had to contend with the campaign and then election of Donald J. Trump.
George Orwell at typewriter - Orwell Prize website
‘Every poem is political’: Danez Smith, the YouTube star shaking up poetry
‘Every poem is political’: Danez Smith, the YouTube star shaking up poetry || Smith’s dear white america was a viral phenomenon. Launching a new collection, Don’t Call Us Dead, the poet is in polemical mood about the black experience in the US https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan/28/danez-smith-interview-poetry-dont-call-us-dead-dear-white-america?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest
León Ferrari was an Argentinian conceptual artist. Trained as an engineer, he gained notoriety in the 1960s thanks to his polemical works on religion and politics. He started a series of plans using heliography, the technique traditionally employed by architects, until the advent of the computers, in order to reproduce their drawings. Combining letraset icons to hand sketches, he invented labyrintic worlds which became part of a series called “The architecture of Madness”.
“The Architecture of Madness”: León Ferrari’s Héliographias