Foucault News

News and resources on French thinker Michel Foucault (1926-1984)

Madness and Civilisation. Exhibition by Kudzanai Chiurai. Mail and Guardian, 11 May 2018 Madness and Civilisation: Kudzanai Chiurai’s ongoing interest in the cyclical nature of struggle, liberation and freedom is brought to light in Madness and Civilisation. The exhibition takes its title from Michel Foucault’s book, Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of …

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Annie Dorsen, Hello, Hi there Hello Hi There uses the famous television debate between the philosopher Michel Foucault and linguist/activist Noam Chomsky from the Seventies as inspiration and material for a dialogue between two custom-designed chatbots: every evening, these computer programs, designed to mimic human conversations, perform a new – as it were, improvised – …

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from flickr MEDIODESCOCIDO ART DOLLS es una creación del Artista Plástico argentino Uriel Valentín. Se basa en una fusión de Pintura y Diseño con el concepto de Objeto de Arte. Todos los Dolls de aproximadamente 36 cm de altura son pintados y cosidos a mano; y en su interior, poseen un esqueleto de alambre para …

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SCA graduate students create immersive VR project | Daily Trojan By KARLIE TERUYA, November 8, 2017 With the growth of virtual reality technology, many students are exploring innovative ways to incorporate the technology into artistic and media-related projects. Two students from the School of Cinematic Arts’ media arts and practice program have integrated a virtual …

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The Quietus | Features | Craft/Work | Into The Voids: Traversing The Work Of Raymond Depardon, December 2017 Editor’s note: old news Extract At the Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson in Paris, Adam Scovell explores one of the most important European post-war photographers still working today. […] Depardon captures institutes with a rare eye; the faces …

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Kehinde Wiley review – black souls sail between empowerment and exploitation | Art and design | The Guardian by Skye Sherwin, Sat 25 Nov 2017 Stephen Friedman Gallery, London Editor’s note: old news Kehinde Wiley: In Search of the Miraculous is at Stephen Friedman gallery, London, until 27 January. The US artist picked as Obama’s …

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Catherine Soussloff, “Foucault on Painting” (U Minnesota Press, 2017) podcast In Foucault on Painting (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), Catherine Soussloff discusses an area of Foucault’s development that has remained largely overlooked: his engagement with painting.  Indeed Foucault, we learn, described himself as a painter.  Throughout his career, he examined painting and the image as he pursued critical elements …

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Photographing the Shiny, Kitsch Interiors of Italian Ferry Boats | AnOther, 9 May 2018 Allegra Martin is fascinated by the idea that ferries are “places suspended in time and space”, and has been photographing on board for almost a decade 20th-century philosopher Michel Foucault’s theory of heterotopia – the idea that spaces exist with various layers …

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Britt Lorraine’s “Panopticon” Exhibition Formed Over 15 Years, Opens This Weekend | ArtSlut,, May 17, 2018 Free, Sat May 19, 7-10pm (on view through June 23 with additional performances to be announced), Sala Diaz, 517 Stieren St., San Antonio, Texas, USA (210) 972) 900-0047, saladiazart.org. One of 19 local artists featured in the Contemporary Arts Museum …

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