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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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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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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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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