Interviewing DJs, party hosts, producers, musicians, artists, and dancers, Lawrence illustrates how the relatively discrete post-disco, post-punk, and hip hop scenes became marked by their level of plurality, interaction, and convergence. He also explains how the shifting urban landscape of New York supported the cultural renaissance before gentrification.
In this follow-up to his influential 2010 book, Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture, Sholette engages in critical dialogue with artists’ collectives, counter-institutions, and activist groups to offer an insightful, firsthand account of the relationship between politics and art in neoliberal society.
Catalogue from the first retrospective to present the wide-ranging work of the Chicano performance and conceptual art group Asco. Exhibition held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (September – December 2011) and Williams College Museum of Art (February – July, 2012).
Extracts from exhibition catalogue for “East Village USA” at the New Museum of Contemporary Art revisiting the sprawling, renegade art scene that flourished in the East Village during the 1980s. Text partially obscured.
Catalogue and study on cultural rebellion in Syria. Language: English and Arabic