The Culture Wars, Redux

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Essay:
The 1913 Armory Show: America's First Art War
By Tom McCormack
America has been an epicenter of avant-garde art for a long time, but this was not always the case. The reasons for the rise of the American art world are plural and complex. In part, this rise resulted from a mix of post-World War II affluence, which created collectors, and Cold War politics, which weaponized American...
11/01/2011
Essay:
The "Black Gash of Shame": Revisiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Controversy
By Elizabeth Wolfson
Maya Lin, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1981–82. Washington, D.C.
11/01/2011
Essay:
Polyculturalist Visions, New Frameworks of Representation: Multiculturalism and the American Culture Wars
By Nettrice Gaskins
Chris Ofili, The Holy Virgin Mary, 1996. Courtesy The Saatchi Collection.
11/01/2011
Essay:
Recombinant Wojnarowicz
By Beth Capper
David Wojnarowicz, Fire, 1987. Synthetic polymer paint and pasted paper on plywood, two panels, 6 x 8 feet (182.9 x 243.8 cm). Gift of Agnes Gund and Barbara Jakobson Fund. © 2011 Estate of David Wojnarowicz. Courtesy the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
11/01/2011
Essay:
Speaking of Influence: A Monument's Invisible Man
By Jennifer Geigel Mikulay
This essay originally appeared on the Art21 Blog "E Pluribus Unum" by Fred Wilson. Artist's rendering, Indianapolis Cultural Trail.
2/22/2011
Essay:
Working with Violent Images
By Joe Fusaro
This essay originally appeared on the Art21 Blog Student art: acrylic, pencil and ink on paper
1/12/2011
Essay:
Nancy Spero's "Torture of Women"
by Catherine Wagley
This essay originally appeared on the Art21 Blog From "Torture of Women" by Nancy Spero, Siglio Press, 2010. Photos courtesy National Gallery of Canada.
4/16/2010
Interview:
Myths, metaphors, and more: Interview with Eleanor Antin
by Joe Fusaro
This interview originally appeared on the Art21 Blog in two parts (Part 1; Part 2)
1/14/2009
Essay:
Difficulty, Part 2: Bad Feelings
By Jennifer Doyle
This essay originally appeared on the Art21 Blog Chris Ofili, Holy Virgin Mary (1996)
12/22/2008
Essay:
Difficulty, Part 1: Deceptive Forms of Simplicity
By Jennifer Doyle
This essay originally appeared on the Art21 Blog What if, instead of talking about what makes an artwork controversial, we focused on what makes an artwork difficult?
12/19/2008
Essay:
Blood Work & 'Art Criminals'
By Jennifer Doyle
This essay originally appeared on the Art21 Blog
12/10/2008
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