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An Ancient Form of ‘Living Together’

Historically Forged by Family, Ethnic and Professional Ties

MAHALLA. The Survey
by VV.AA.

Mahalla – The Survey constitutes a scientific investigation and an artistic statement which aims to offer a critical reading and a tentative exploration of a fascinating element of cultural heritage: the mahalla. Historically forged by family, ethnic and professional ties, the traditional mahalla is a neighbourhood which perpetuates an ancient form of ‘…

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A Backdrop of Architectural and Political History

A Journey through Architecture, Personal Memories, and a City Built in the Desert as a Future Capital of a New World

Islamabad Today
by Giovanna Silva

In 1962, the architecture practice Ponti Fornaroli Rosselli was commissioned to design and build part of the Ministries area of the new capital of West Pakistan, Islamabad, which was under construction according to Constantinos Doxiadis and Robert Matthewʼs master plan. Fifteen hundred architecture drawings and less than two years later, the buildings w…

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I love Tokyo very much 🗼

I love my daughter very much 👨‍👧

Tokyo and my Daughter
by Takashi Homma

The complete edition of Takashi Homma's acclaimed 2006 homage to his two great loves: “I love my daughter very much. I love Tokyo very much.” It reveals the connection between the graceful and intimate sequence of images depicting the girl and the city of Tokyo. The girl, captured in various stages of growing up in everyday locations, stares serene…

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Boasting, Self-Importance and Nonsensical Language 📠

Exposing the Art Market’s Sisyphean Efforts to Legitimize Itself

The BANK Fax-Bak Service
by Gallien Déjean, Dan Solbach, Tenzing Barshee (ed.)

Between 1998 and 1999, the London-based art collective BANK operated The BANK Fax-Bak Service. For the project, the group’s members, Simon Bedwell, John Russell and Milly Thompson proof-read and copy-edited more than 300 press releases published by galleries in London and New York. The procedure was simple: after adding their mocking corrections, the ar…

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Visual Culture of a Radical Social Revolution 🧕🏻👨🏽‍🚀👨🏻‍🚒👷🏿‍♀️

A Sensitive and Problematic Period in Contemporary Art History 🏁

Cold Revolution - Central and Eastern European Societies in Time of Socialist Realism, 1940–1959
by Jérôme Bazin (Ed.), Joanna Kordjak

Cold Revolution. Central and Eastern European Societies in Time of Socialist Realism, 1940–1959 is the outcome of an international conference organized by the Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, in January 2020, and an exhibition project (planned for October 23, 2020 – January 25, 2021). Both the conference and the show deal with Social Realism, …

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