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Ai WeiWei and the Syrian Boy Reenactment: The Death of Meaning

There’s been a lot of mainstream, ogling coverage this last week of Ai WeiWei’s re-enactment photo of the little refugee boy drowned and washed up on the bank. 2,781 more words


Artist Recognition

A few years back an art instructor asked me to name my favorite living artist. I couldn’t.

Last year another art teacher asked for a list of artists who were influential to me. 535 more words


A note to my readers and followers

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to say something useful using movies. From early writings in school publications to writing columns, film-related pieces, and website posts (in twelve publications), my film writing became regular, and I achieved ‘saying something’. 95 more words


George W. Bush's Paintings: An Earnest Critique

By Ebeth Palamara

While I don’t doubt the existence of this blog’s rightfully self-satisfied humanoid host, sometimes I question the sincerity of Chet’s admiration of the literary elite. 458 more words

Things I Don't Understand


For a while I thought that Kafka’s story Ein Hungerkünstler, like those other tales of madness, sprang from the writer’s morbid fantasy. This turns out not to be so. 664 more words

Art Criticism

Stay Tuned...

…for a special post this week, about my favorite U.S. President-turned-Impressionist-painter, the one and only George W. Bush. His artistic career has only begun, but what a roller coaster it’s been already! 77 more words

Human Things

MHV Lecture Series

Making Histories Visible, interdisciplinary visual arts research project based at the Centre for Contemporary Art (School of Art, Design and Fashion), University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), is pleased to announce the launch of the… 273 more words