e-flux conversations: diversifying art history, subsuming poetry, feminizing the flâneur

e-flux conversations: diversifying art history, subsuming poetry, feminizing the flâneur


Ruth Orkin, American Girl in Italy, 1951.

August 24, 2016
e-flux conversations: diversifying art history, subsuming poetry, feminizing the flâneur

In case you missed out, here’s a digest of the top stories on e-flux conversations from July–August 2016.

The dérive isn’t just for dudes: On the flâneuse
The transgression of the female flâneur: she goes where she’s not supposed to.

Gayatri Spivak on Derrida, the subaltern, and her life and work
The scholar looks back at her life and work, notably translating Derrida into English as a 25-year-old recent immigrant.

Slavoj Žižek on Donald Trump
Is the left the new moral majority?

“How Exhaustion Became a Status Symbol”
Tiredness is now a badge of honor.

Amelia Jones on diversifying art history
One woman’s career challenging the supposed neutrality of art history.

On the emptiness of narcissism
“The narcissist is not merely selfish, but doesn’t actually have a self.”

Nina Power: Why don’t women stop playing this rigged capitalist game?
Comparing the values of leaning in or opting out.

Hilton Als on Agnes Martin
A moving glimpse into the reclusive artist’s life.

Boris Groys in conversation with Carl Hegemann: The shock of socialism is gone [Parts 1+2]
Two parts of the three-part conversation between the philosopher and dramaturg.

Preliminary Notes on Why Sanders Lost the Democratic Primary 
Mohammad Salemy offers insight into the rise and fall of Sanders.

Why is poetry #trending in contemporary art?
Poetry: contemporary art’s final, anti-commercial frontier?

Venice Mayor acquires autonomous historic residency program amid community uproar
The uncertain future of the 117-year-old Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation.

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