Foucault News

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

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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A Photo Journey Through Italy’s Abandoned Nightclubs – Noisey By Laura Petillo, translated by Cristina Politano, May 14 2017 Discotex, a new documentary project, offers an audiovisual glimpse into the cathedrals from the glory days of Italian vinyl. […] Melillo’s journey is probably best summarized as a study in understanding a location as an extension …

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Elmgreen & Dragset at Istanbul Biennial 2017, Bazaar, September 14, 2017 The Danish-Norwegian artist duo have been challenging notions of power through their multidisciplinary work since they first emerged in 1995. They’ve now taken on the curation of this year’s Istanbul Biennial. Maria Marques speaks to them in Istanbul. In the winter of 2012, an …

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Turkish, German museums present joint show – Daily Sabah, April 18 2018 The Arter Gallery in Istanbul and Neues Museum Nürnberg have collaborated for a joint exhibition featuring three artists’ work centering on the theme of silence Arter Gallery Istanbul and Neues Museum Nürnberg have collaborated for the exhibition titled “Zamanın Kıyısında” (On the Edge …

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The Object, the Image, and Equipo Hexágono: Rediscovering an Influential ’80s Collective, Cuban Art News, Published: May 30, 2017 Editor’s note: old news Curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective (Adriana Herrera and Willy Castellanos) The object and the image (this is not a chair either) opened this spring at the new and promising Concrete Space Projects in Doral. Aluna, …

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Editor: old news Aidan Dunne, From the Burren to Belfast: Sean Lynch removes our heritage from its neat packaging, The Irish Times, Feb 28, 2017 Lynch leaves us pondering on a kind of cultural uncertainty principle, and that notion carries over into his video fables in What Is an Apparatus? The title is taken from …

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Post-Internet Artists Crack Open Our Technological Past Editor’s note: old news A group show at Paris’s Galerie Charlot uses bygone tools and techniques to explore modern media. PARIS — Curator Valentina Peri has made smart, cross-generational, idea-based choices when formulating her excellent group show Archéonauts, the best of the Paris season. Citing Michel Foucault’s Archeology of Knowledge, the …

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Source: The Biscuit Collection of Michel Foucault | The Dots, Artist William Dalton A concept that used the format of a limited edition set of prints to communicate Michel Foucault’s philosophies of heterotopias and utopias. Inside the box is 30 photographs of biscuits unusually customised to describe either a heterotopia or a utopia. Foucault’s concepts …

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Heterotopic space opera | Vue Weekly, September 7, 2017 by Stephan Boissonneault Editor’s note: old news Travis McEwen’s exhibit tackles themes in an inventive sci-fi world Working in the medium of vibrant painting, Travis McEwen explores the themes of gender identity, queerness, science fiction, and the abstract in his exhibit, The Arch: Plans for a Heterotopic …

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