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One of Each Species - Birds in a Park by Melchior d'Hondecoeter

Early morning at the farmyard. The guinea fowl took the role of the rooster and caws. Birds are the first ones awake in the farm. Their piercing chants echo from their nests, cross the corn fields to land in the villagers’ ears. 134 more words

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2079 - From an Omnious Chord by Boris Margo

Agitation. Trouble. Machines. Industrial. Hues.

In the forefront of a salmon and light grey background, abstract mutants interact.
This is 2079. Humankind has developed avatars to live for themselves while they hide in the comfort of their homes. 316 more words

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Therapy: Looking at Sophie Calle through I Love Dick

by Alexandra Kingston-Reese

Perhaps it was “the desert wind that went to our heads that night”, Sylvère writes, “or maybe the desire to fictionalize life a little bit” (10)—and so with desire that begins the conceptual project that becomes the very text of the novel. 1,715 more words

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How Structures and Spaces Affect Everyday Lives

Through their works A-Z Cellular Compartment Units and the Gramsci Monument Andrea Zittel and Thomas Hirschhorn explore how structures and specific spaces affect people and their way of living both physically and psychologically. 979 more words

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Other Rooms: Nathalie du Pasquier at Camden Arts Centre

Angles, lines, and shapes. The second floor of the Camden Arts Gallery has been transformed into a brightly-coloured maze. Orchestrated by French born, Milan based artist, Nathalie du Pasquier, the pieces surrounding the walls of the gallery are new and have been tailored specifically to fit the space. 559 more words

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MOMUS: A Return to Art Criticism

MOMUS is an online art publication where you’ll find serious and engaging writing on the international art scene, from reviews to longform essays.

Essay

The Princess' Future - A Fortune Teller at Venice by Pietro Longhi

In a retired space, not far from the harbour, the fortune teller reads palms.
For a couple of liras, she unfolds the past and predicts the near future. 400 more words

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