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An Atlas of Continuity in Different Locations
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Labour and Free Time in the Art of Collective Actions
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Bildkörper und Körperbild bei Paul Klee
Interdisziplinäre Positionen
Zur Produktion von Möglichkeitsräumen bei zeitgenössischen Künstlergruppen
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Kulturaustausch zwischen Brasilien und der jungen Bundesrepublik Deutschland (1949-1954)
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this background and specific example we shall then move on to see if Rancière’s general definition of political art is indeed useful. Issa Samb / Joe Ouakam Issa Ramangelissa Samb, creator of the installation and host of the court at 17, rue Jules Ferry (Ill. 4), is a prominent person in the public life of Dakar. His artist’s name Joe Ouakam refers to the outlying suburb of Ouakam where he was born in 1945 and grew up in a family which belonged to the spiritual leaders of the Lebou people, whose worldview and healing practices draw on and preserve the

consequence of this, his flat was searched and he was interrogated by the secret police. Below we will return to this incident while looking at Monastyrski’s description of the demonstration in terms of the Actions Exit and Group-3 (1983). Apart from the obvious reason why Monastyrski distances himself from politics, namely his fear of ending up in prison, Collective Actions’ view on political art also relates to Monastyrski’s criticism of traditionalism, that is, of “making art after...”. His main point is that when one is engaged too deeply in a tradition (he

between the sub- ject and the object of knowledge: “A new Principle of Relativity emerges from the coexistence between complex plurality and open unity: no level of Reality constitutes a privileged place from which one is able to understand all the other levels of Reality. A level of Reality is what it is because all the other levels exist at the same time” (ibid., pp. 54-55). From the perspective of the subject, Nicolescu develops a certain form of relative constructivism: “This Principle of Relativity is what originates a new perspective on relig- ion, politics