I am pleased to announce the publication of CULTURAL POLITICS Volume 5, Issue 2, July 2009, which is a General Issue. The new and much improved Cultural Politics’ Artists’ website is now up, and is exclusively dedicated to presenting the projects of artist contributors. This issue presents recent work by Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Trigg.
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Arts Editor, Cultural Politics
Cultural Politics’ Artists’ website: http://culturalpolitics.org
Volume 5, Issue 2
The Haunted Nomos: Activist-Artists and the (Im)possible Politics of Memory in Transitional Argentina
Vikki Bell and Mario D Paolantonio on the role that contemporary visual art and activist-artists have played in transitional Argentina
The Fantasy of the Elite Force Aviator: On Dolls and Desire
Neal Curtis explores the relationship between mimesis and fantasy and the changing face of the military-industrial complex
Activism, Acceleration, and the Humanist Aporia: Indymedia Intensified in the Age of Neoliberalism
Ingrid Hoofd considers the humanist aporia at work in the Indymedia project and the techno-acceleration of neoliberalism’s speed-elitism
Brooklyn based US artist Sarah Trigg discusses and presents her most recent series of paintings: satellite photographs, missiles, politics, and nonlinear history revealed as the land, sea, and airscapes of a truly paranoid humanity
Organizing Networks: Notes on Collaborative Constitution, Translation, and the Work of Organization
Soenke Zehle and Ned Rossiter consider the return of political ontology, the critique of representation, and the antagonistic conception of the political
The Cultural Politics of Once Were Warriors
Jo Smith on Emiel Martens’ Once Were Warriors and the ‘war of interpretation’ surrounding Maori writer Alan Duff’s novel and the film adaptation of the book by Lee Tamahori.
About Cultural Politics
“Cultural Politics is a welcome and innovative addition. In an academic universe already well populated with journals, it is carving out its own unique place—broad and a bit quirky. It likes to leap between the theoretical and the concrete, so that it is never boring and often filled with illuminating glimpses into the intellectual and cultural worlds.” Lawrence Grossberg, University of North Carolina, USA.
John Armitage, Northumbria University, UK
Ryan Bishop, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Douglas Kellner, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Cultural Politics is an international, refereed
journal that explores the global character and effects of contemporary culture
and politics. It analyzes how cultural identities, agencies and actors,
political issues and conflicts, and global media are linked, characterized,
examined and resolved. In doing so, the journal explores precisely what is
cultural about politics and what is political about culture. It investigates
the marginalized and outer regions of this complex and interdisciplinary
Each issue publishes artwork by selected artists reflecting contemporary cultural and political issues.