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Oct 13, 2014
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Art History Unstuffed How Structuralism Became “Post” was posted on June 20, 2014  This post discusses the linguistic turn of Structuralism that began with the work of Ernst Cassirer and Claude Lévi-Strauss in the post-war period. Since Vico, Structuralism had always been a tendency in Western philosophy but it became an alternative to Sartre’s existentialism [more]
Oct 8, 2014
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1Tucker Neel curated the exhibition May Contain Explicit Imagery at CB1 gallery. Images and the catalog essay for this exhibition, written by Tucker Neel, can be found at this link: http://www.cb1gallery.com/exhibitions/may-contain-explicit-imagery.html. The exhibition was reviewed by Christopher Knight in the Los Angeles Times; the review can be read here: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-may-contain-explicit-imagery-at-cb1-gallery-20140819-column.html In addition, Tucker Neel’s review [more]
Oct 8, 2014
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1    Adam Berg’s solo show Pier Paolo’s Fountain will open at the Pio Monti Arte Contemporanea in Rome, Italy, in October 11, 2014. In addition, Adam will also be participating in 6018 Wilshire at Edward Cella Art and Architecture in Los Angeles. According to the official Edward Cella press release, “6018 Wilshire is organized collaboratively [more]
Oct 8, 2014
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1Mario Cutajar’s artist books, published between 2011 and 2013, are now available on Amazon.com. A palimpsest of two unrelated texts, through brings together a four-line quotation from Brecht’s 1926 poem “Of Poor B.B.” (articulated letter-by-letter over 183 pages) and a sequence of images generated by keywords lifted from a dream journal and plugged into Google’s [more]
Oct 8, 2014
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1Jessica Ngo’s poem “Bullying Arts Education” was published in the second annual Op-Ed poetry in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, August 31, 2014. This striking poem discusses how, when there are budget cuts, the first thing to be cut is always the art programs and how this negatively affects society. Jessica’s poem was selected [more]
Oct 8, 2014
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1On Sept 28th, Liberal Studies faculty Marlena Donohue closed the five-month show she curated at the Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art, China, titled Forms of the Formless. The exhibition investigated the way the word and concept of abstraction has been and is used in Eastern and Western aesthetic and philosophic traditions, and was extended two times due to popular response in [more]
Oct 8, 2014
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1-JeanJean-Marie Venturini’s short story An Axe to Grind was published in Online Literary Journal Lunch Ticket. This captivating short story was published in the Winter Issue #4, October 2013, of Lunch Ticket, and can be read here: http://lunchticket.org/axe-grind/  
Oct 8, 2014
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1-SunghLAS faculty, Sung Ju Ahn, has been selected to attend the foremost fiction writing conference in the west coast, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, with her first novel, Midwife Shin. Midwife Shin is a historical novel that takes place in 1930’s and 1940’s Korea under Imperial Japanese occupation. Additional information about this conference can be found here: [more]
Oct 8, 2014
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1-SteinbergOn April 1st, 2014, former art director at the New York Times Steven Heller skyped into Kerri Steinberg’s History of Graphic Design, Advertising, and Illustration class for a 45 minute conversation with Communication Arts sophomores. Steven Heller is author/co-author, or editor of 200 books on graphic design, illustration, and political art, and co-founder and co-chair [more]
Oct 6, 2014
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Art History Unstuffed Jean-François Lyotard and the Figural, Part Two was posted on June 13, 2014  Lyotard noted that in Medieval and Renaissance art two systems of spatial representation co-existed: the flat space and the perspectival space. Often these two modes of the “figural” or pointing existed in the same works of art, such as [more]

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