A nun plucks penises off a phallus tree.
Roman de la Rose, c. 1325-1353. (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS. Fr. 25526, f. 106v.)
Thinking about what is happening in Palestine makes me feel so powerless, making art somehow gives me a sense that I can contribute to a struggle that is so far away. Knowing that what is happening in Palestine is not unlike what happens to Indigenous people on Turtle Island I have to stand up and make my voice heard how I know best. I see images of what is happening in Palestine and I think of all the Indigenous people here who have been through the same process of violence and removal from their lands, of all the people who stood up to fight settler colonial governments in hopes of saving a shred of their existence and history to pass onto the next generation. I hope that as an artist I can make a small contribution to the resistance movement that is working to end the blood shed by the Israeli government and to take back the ancestral lands that have been colonized by invaders. Long Live Free Palestine… Design by Jesus Barraza and Photo by Melanie Cervantes
Kim Kelley-Wagner has two daughters who were adopted from China. In everyday life, they have been subjected to horrid statements from people - to their faces, to their mother as they stood by her, etc. In this photo collection, shared on her blog, Kim and her daughters (Lily and Meika) put these ignorant cruelties front and center. [x]
"I have tried to explain to my daughters that people do not say these things to be mean, they say them out of ignorance, which is why I am sharing some of them. Words are powerful, they can become tools or weapons, choose to use them wisely."
The nerve of people…just so infuriating.
Currently, when one does history - the history of ideas, of knowledge, or simply history - one sticks to this subject of knowledge, to this subject of representation as the point of origin from which knowledge is possible and truth appears. It would be interesting to try to see how a subject came to be constituted that is not definitively given, that is not the thing on the basis of which truth happens to history-rather, a subject that constitutes itself within history and is constantly established and reestablished by history. It is toward that radical critique of the human subject by history that we should direct our efforts.Michel Foucault, Truth and Juridical Forms (via foucault-the-haters)
Adriatics (A), 1973, Etching with aquatint, 32 9/16 x 22 1/4 inches
Adriatics (B), 1973, Etching with aquatint, 32 5/8 x 22 1/4 inches
Adriatics (C), 1973, Etching with aquatint, 32 1/2 x 22 3/16 inches
Adriatics (D), 1973, Etching with aquatint, 34 3/8 x 23 7/8 inches
Adriatics (E), 1973, Etching, 34 3/8 x 23 7/8 inches
Adriatics (F), 1973, Etching, 32 9/16 x 36 3/8
Adriatics (G), 1973, Etching, 32 5/8 x 36 inches