Capitalists: Capitalism is the best system because it works by the laws of nature. Darwin! Natural selection! Only the strong survive!
Kropotkin: Actually, Darwin pointed out that in numberless animal societies, the struggle between separate individuals for the means of existence disappears, that struggle is replaced by co-operation and how that substitution results in the development of intellectual and moral faculties which secure to the species the best conditions for survival.
Capitalists: No
Darwin: Yes

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Greek Artist in Nam June Paik Exhibition

Nam June Paik was a Korean-American artist who introduced advanced technology as an art form. He was considered the father of video art which he presented to the world for the first time in 1963 during his solo exhibition, entitled “Exposition of Music-Electronic Television,” in Germany.

Nam June Paik always tested the limits of technology in its application as an art form. He used to reconfigure mechanical devises, transforming them into works of art, such as his iconic robots. Now, eleven year after his death, one of his life-size sculptures is on view in New York  City at Shin Gallery, in an exhibition entitled “The Legacy of Nam June Paik in the Post-Digital Era.”

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(via The Multiple Standpoints of Hassan Khan)

I have known Hassan Khan since 1999. I’ve worked with him twice, having curated the Egypt portion of L’Art dans le monde (2000) in Paris that included a presentation of his video installation “re/lapse,” and a deep dive into his work during graduate school culminating with the installation of “to the man masturbating in the toilet of the Charles De Gaulle airport” in my thesis exhibition Four by Four (2005) at Artists Space in New York.

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The Fetish of Staring at Iran’s Women

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This piece was for a challenging article titled “The Fetish of Staring at Iran’s Women.” The author is an Iranian woman who cautions against using the bodies of Iran’s women as a yard stick for the state of the country. Throughout news media, images of women fully covered, in a simple head scarf, or dressed similarly to their Western peers are used as a symbol of the country and a symbol of the freedom of its people.