[iDC] activism now and

saul ostrow sostrow at gate.cia.edu
Thu Dec 8 19:46:17 EST 2005

What is really interesting about this thread is that spontaniety, 
resistance, activism, media, etc. are being fetishized, while no one 
has raised the question of political program and leadership.  Are these 
unnecessary in our fragmented and decentered world, or is the type of 
essentialism that these decontextualized categories of reaction 
represent,  along with the desire to relocate the political to the 
cultural sphere a sign that we have not moved beyond the reified 
modernist vision of the enlightenment project.
Saul Ostrow
Visual Arts and Technologies Environment
Chair of Painting
The Cleveland Institute of Art

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