Artists and Politicians Respond to International Criminal Court, article in Political Animal Magazine

In a rare case of agreement, politicians and artists alike are casting doubts on the viability of the International Criminal Court. Artist Milo Rau and current debates on the ICC are highlighted in my article for Political Animal Magazine.

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Guatemalan artist Regina Jose Galindo provides another perspective on Central American immigration discussion

Works by Guatemalan artist Regina Jose Galindo in LA in 2017 provide an alternate perspective on the experiences that Central Americans face when considering immigrating to the US. See my full article in Political Animal Magazine. From the series: Art of Politics, Politics of Art

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Enron, Art and Corporate Responsibility

The New Mexico Texas Philosophical Society recently held their annual conference. Below is a response I have to a paper by Dr. Robert Tierney (University of Houston) on “Corporate Action and Indexical Incoherence” _______________ Enron, Art, and Corporate Responsibility Dr. Tierney addresses in the introduction to his paper, corporate intentionality can take two strategies: intent […]

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Bare breasts but no ‘bunga bunga’ in Political Animal Magazine

Think that Donald Trump is a ‘colorful’ political leader? Wait until you read about Silvio Berlusconi, former Italian Prime Minister. The recent Italian General Election, neo-fascism, protest and prostitution  are the topics of my latest article in Political Animal Magazine. Click here to read: Bare Breasts, but no Bunga Bunga From the series: Art of Politics, Politics […]

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Right-wing Austrian politics and art policy featured in “Political Animal”

An article on Right-wing Austrian politics and art policy is the first in a series of articles that I am writing for Political Animal magazine. “Art of Politics, Politics of Art,” looks at how artists around the world are using public and participatory art forms to describe and analyze contemporary politics. With an eye to the intersection of […]

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“it is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver” at Performance Art Night

On 6 February 2018, “it is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver” will be performed at PAN (Performance Art Night), curated by Jennifer Free and hosted by Performance Art Houston and Experimental Action. This is a participatory piece so – Come on Out! Location: NOTSOUH, 314 Main Street, Houston Time: 9 – 12 pm Cover: […]

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What is the difference between performance art and the performing arts?

When I talk about performance art, many people ask me – but what is the difference between performance art and the performing arts? I have tried to respond to this in an article I recently published on Experimental Action’s blog. “Performance art, as formalized by artists in New York City in the 1970’s, largely explored […]

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Hannah Arendt’s “Origins of Totalitarianism” lecture at Texas Woman’s University

On 21 November 2017, I gave an overview lecture of Hannah Arendt’s “The Origins of Totalitarianism” at Texas Woman’s University Department of History and Government. See how Arendt anticipated “fake news,” social media, and the rise of modern loneliness.

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The Political Seducer’s Diary goes live @PerformanceArtHouston

From 4 November to 29 December, “The Political Seducer’s Diary,” an Instagram-based project in collaboration with Performance Art Houston, will begin its run @PerformanceArtHouston. Eight artists from around the world will take residence on the Instagram account and find ways in which to merge performance art, documentation and social media in order to discuss how […]

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“Pink Sneakers and Pussy Hats: The Performative and the Political” featured in Performance Philosophy

“Pink Sneakers and  Pussy Hats: The Performative and the Political” Article published in Performance Philosophy’s 5th Birthday compilation:  It is impossible to consider the future of performance art without wondering how it fits into a larger political world. We have seen, through works by artists like Suzanne Lacy, that performance has the possibility to ignite […]

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