Annabel Daou’s art work ‘Which Side are You On?’ (2012) features an old television, a still image, a tape recording of the artist asking the titular question ‘which side are you on?’,
Vannessa Thorpe, arts and media correspondent for The Observer, perceives a new generation of artists turning its back on the by now anachronistic YBAs. “As some of the former rebels of the
In its latest issue, the acclaimed online journal for the arts, e-flux, looks into our crisis-ridden moment, and its relation to current affairs and contemporary aesthetics. In the aptly titled Idiot Wind: On the rise of Right-Wing Populism in the US and Europe, and What it Means for Contemporary Art, the editors gathered a series of dispatches from the frontline between politics and art – from the US and the UK to Germany and Austria and from Denmark and Holland to France and Spain. For whoever is interested (and we imagine that our regular readers certainly are) it is most definitely worth the while. So please do take your time to read the abundantly illustrated, inspired and, by times, angry reports.
The ecosystem is severely disrupted, the financial system is increasingly uncontrollable and the geopolitical structure has recently begun to appear as unstable as it has always been uneven. CEOs and Politicians express