Updating queer, closing galleries, skewering “Lemonade”

Updating queer, closing galleries, skewering “Lemonade”


Maria Eichhorn, 5 weeks, 25 days, 175 hours, Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2016. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Andy Keate, commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery.

May 17, 2016
Updating queer, closing galleries, skewering “Lemonade”

In cased you missed out, here’s a digest of e-flux conversations’ top stories for April–May 2016:

Judith Butler on updating “queer” to be trans-inclusive
The veteran queer theorist updates the term for the non-binary

bell hooks on Beyoncé’s Lemonade
A commodity by any other name… bell hooks skewers Beyoncé’s new visual album

STRIKE ART: Let’s talk about Yates McKee’s 2016 book on art, activism & Occupy
A metric ton of art-activist thinkers weigh in on Yates McKee’s book Strike Art: Contemporary Art and the Post-Occupy Condition

Maria Eichhorn on temporarily closing Chisenhale
The art of not working

Reality is not real, according to one cognitive scientist
My snakes and trains are my mental representations; your snakes and trains are your mental representations

Guggenheim ends discussions with Gulf Labor Artist Coalition
The foundation spurns activists, laborers, and its last vestiges of decency

John Douglas Millar’s Brutalist Readings: Essays on Literature
For those mourning dead and dying criticism, Millar shares the first chapter of his new book

The new SFMOMA: the museum that tech-fueled gentrification built
The modern art museum that tech wrought

A glimpse into Alejandro Jodorowsky’s weird and fertile mind
Alejandro Jodorowsky will accept nothing less than the most beautiful illusion

How words processing changed the way we write
We don’t write on computers. Computers write us.

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