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[March 24 2017] : Art

Slavoj Žižek and Janine Antoni “In Situ” Presented by Creative Time and New York Public Library at Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York
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Slavoj Žižek and Janine Antoni “In Situ” Presented by Creative Time and New York Public Library at Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York

In Situ is a new lecture series presented by Creative Time and New York Public Library which puts an artist and philosopher in dialogue around life’s big questions. This inaugural conversation asked “How to reasonably believe in God”.

The Stop Shopping Choir opened the evening in procession. They reverently echoed the names of black lives lost to police violence in the hollow mountain of Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Once upon the stage they sang a rendition of William Butler Yeat’s poem “The Second Coming”. Then Reverend Billy took the stage. He spoke about ecology and celebrating women, using The Women’s March on Washington as an analogy for a... Read More

Text and Photo Elise Gallant

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— S/S 2017 issue 27

Tristan Garcia

interview by DONATIEN GRAU
portrait by GIASCO BERTOLI
artworks by THOMAS HIRSCHHORN

At 35, Tristan Garcia is one of the most brilliant, prolific, and original of the new generation of French philosophers. Equally acclaimed as a fiction writer, with novels translated into many languages, and a metaphysical philosopher — his Form and Object has entered the canon, as has his concept of “flat ontology” — he is also a subtle observer of the contemporary world. With his new book, Nous (We, Grasset, 2016), he investigates the field of politics, questioning the global fragmentation into multiple antagonistic identities, replacing Hobbes’ famous “war of all against all” with what he calls “the war of us against us.”

 

DONATIEN GRAU — The first sentence in your book Nous is: “Let us acknowledge that the subject of politics is we.” Is this a way to channel all sense of a universal project, idea, or program into politics, so as to focus on an immanence: the immanence of managing individual and collective interests? If so, does it not amount to a kind of renunciation?

TRISTAN GARCIA — It has always seemed to me that there are three kinds of politics. First, there’s the kind that looks to me to be moral and consists of choosing sides. Whom are you with? Whom are you against? Who are the villains, and who the victims? What is the common good? Why? Then there’s a second kind, strategic in essence, which consists, as Lenin would have said, of determining “our means in view of imposing our interests on the enemy.” Finally, there’s a third kind of politics that, I think, is common to all camps, and that is neither moral nor strategic: it’s a politics that consists of divvying up one’s camp or divvying up one’s subject. This is the politics that interests me, and it’s the one that I know how to conduct.

DONATIEN GRAU — Do you know what political camp you belong to?

TRISTAN GARCIA — Yes. I have a moral politics. I know what camp I belong to, even if I have no great knack for strategy. But I’m not one of those people who have a talent for universalizing their camp or their particularities. I find myself living in a historical moment when my belonging to revolutionary or emancipatory or progressive movements is in partial conflict with my received identity: I’m middle...

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[March 23 2017] : Art

An interview with Jen Monroe on her “White Meal” dinner at Baby’s All Right, New York
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An interview with Jen Monroe on her “White Meal” dinner at Baby’s All Right, New York

Jen Monroe‘s “Color Meals” weave art and food into unforgettable events, fully immersing participants into a culinary and symbolic atmosphere. Here Jen Monroe discusses the fourth installment of the series “White Meal” as she prepares for the final dinner “Red Meal” this April 22nd and 23rd.

ELISE GALLANT — Your color meals are culinary artistry, can you talk about ways that you want to celebrate or challenge our cultural relationship to food?

JEN MONROE — I love that food is a really confrontational medium with which to make observations about things that are broken. For example, suggesting a dietary plan to anyone comes with a whole host of assumptions about lifestyle, economic status, ability, time,... Read More

Interview Elise Gallant and Photo Elise Gallant, Rachel Fick, Steven Acres and Walter Wlodarczyk

[March 23 2017] : Art

Ed Fornieles “Finiliars” at the Arsenal Contemporary, New York
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Ed Fornieles “Finiliars” at the Arsenal Contemporary, New York

The inaugural exhibition at The Arsenal Contemporary New York, “Finiliars”,  presents adorable animated characters who react to complex data systems. In the case of this exhibition three cartoons are linked to the real-time value of different currencies: Canadian Dollar, the British Pound Sterling and Ethereum. Ed Fornieles explores an interface to convey emotional connections for largely invisible data. He questions the use of these characters as marketing tools for brand identity, fantastic creatures which need to be cared for, and the metaphysical attempt of an artist to shape perception.

On view until April 23rd at The Arsenal Contemporary New York, 214 Bowery, New York.

Text and Photo Elise Gallant

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